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Can't instll windows xp

I have a ecs k7s5a motherboard. 392 meg of ram. Nvidia geforce 2 video card, sound blaster live value sound card. a 80 gig wd hard drive. dvd burner. I have had a dual boot 2000 and xp system for a long time. But a little while back my pc started freezing up on occasion. I finally had to format the hard drive and start over. But to my surprize after I got 2000 back and then tried to do the xp disk, I would boot off of the disk and windows would say that it was goind to start the installation. That is all it will do.It will not go any farther. I even tried to do the six floppy install. Same thing. I even tried both windows xp home and pro. Neither one will work. I have three pc's in my house. One for me and one for my wife and stepson. The windows xp disk will start the install on both of the other ones but not mine. I have tried differnet hard drives. I have removed one stick of memory out. I have tried the install without my sound card. Done a bios reset. Nothing works. I now have 2000 on my pc running fine, but xp simply will not install.
HELP!!!!!!!!!!!

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Compatability test

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Boot up into 200 then put the XP disk in tyour CDROM - if you have auto insert a menu will appear - select "Check Systems Compatability" - this may shed some light on your problem.
Peter

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Freezing?

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Did the format solve the freezing problem? If not, XP may refuse to install on damaged or bad hardware.

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can't install windows xp

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I have tried everything i know and nothing works. I have just about given up. Changed everything out, nothing makes any difference.
n4ise

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Have you tried

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1/ upgrading your bios
2/ using the fail safe settings in the bios during the installation
3 / Tried installing it using another CDROM - it maybe the CDROM that is causing the trouble
4/ remove all non essential hardware or trying other addon hardware such as keyboard, Monitor graphics card - even different memory sticks.
5/ It could even be the power supply so try putting another machines next to it and see if the power cables reach, or even swap power supplies.
6/ Get a bench marking program and run a "burn in" test.

Its more than likely a hardware problem - whether it is a compatablity problem with XP or faulty hardware.
Peter

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Re: Can't install XP

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I ran into a similar problem 4 months ago. It turned out that at some point in time, the CPU fan had begun to fail causing the CPU to overheat. I had to replace the entire motherboard. You might try turning on the computer with the cover off and observe the CPU's cooling fan operational consistancy. If you notice any deviation after ~15 min., the indication may point to prior CPU thermal damage; in which case the CPU's present status is operationally defunct. You would need to replace it.

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cpu

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the cpu fan is working great, and also now noticing another problem, a few times since i loaded 2000 back up it locks up, and when it does i get a wierd noise out of my speakers. Kinda a real loud hissing noise and then i have to hit the restart button, just another problem with my motherboard. i guess it is time for a new one.
n4ise

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Actually that's a clue.

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I usually note this when people forget drivers. It's rare to find the BIOS current and the motherboard drivers installed.

Bob

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cpu

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the locking up problem only started happened as of late this year, never had it before. motherboard drivers and bios, can that be an issue?
n4ise

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In that case, look to aging parts.

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Many fit a just big enough supply, the fans slow and clog. But I didn't read what you do for cleaning and the power supply size.

Bob

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(NT) (NT) You obviously haven't read my suggestion?

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In reply to: (NT) You obviously haven't read my suggestion?

I did a compatibility test, but not with the windows xp disk. It would not let me do it with the cd. So went on line and download one. It came out fine. And also all of my fans are in good shape running well and clean. I try to keep a check on my system, always have. I am not sure if I said anything about this in some of my relys, but I even tried another power supply. As of right now, nothing works. still the same old mess it has been. there might be a fix. If there is I would like to find it. Just to know what was really the problem all along. Could be age. who knows
n4ise

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