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INSTALLING WINDOWS XP ON AN IBM NETVISTA

by ztz198 / January 27, 2009 11:07 AM PST

i have an ibm netvista pentium 4 2.53ghz cpu 512mb ram currently running windows 2000 pro
im trying to upgrade to windows xp pro so i went into the bios set the pc to boot from the cd drive once i put the xp cd in it asks me to hit any key to continue setup after i hit a key it goes into setup mode but heres the thing the screen stays blank the blue setup screen does not show up i still hear the pc runing the setup but it just doesnt show anything on the screen also what i noticed is that the cpu heatsink and the case fan both stop working once setup begins i tried this on several ibm netvistas with just about the same configuration but its all the same result
why is that any help please

thanks

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Did you get the option . . .
by Coryphaeus / January 27, 2009 1:55 PM PST

to format the drive? You'll need to.

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no
by ztz198 / January 27, 2009 2:35 PM PST

i didnt get any type of message other than to begin instillation from cd hit any key thats pretty much all i got from the start

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Just fixed one like that.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 27, 2009 9:59 PM PST

I moved the VGA cable to the other VGA connection.

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