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Windows XP setup freezes...

by helpmewithXP / July 3, 2007 2:06 PM PDT

Well it started with winxp freezing during bootup, when it displays the windows logo with the blue bar shooting back and forth....then it would just freeze and quit moving.

So i didnt want to deal with it, wanted to start over anyway, so i threw in the emachines winxp restore cd 1.0. Formatted the hard drive fine, rebooted, started the winxp setup. Chose my timeszones, agreed to some disclaimer...

then i get to the next screen where it asks "What's your computer's name?". Hit next again, then it freezes again! It freeze right on the "What's your computer's name?" screen. The buttons go white (can select anything), then it acts like its about to take you to the next setup screen, but stays at the "What's your computer's name?" screen.

Figured it for a bad hard driver. Went and got a new one, ran the same cds, and the same exact thing happens, freezes at "What's your computer's name?".

Thanks for reading my essay, and any help is much appreciated!

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by helpmewithXP / July 3, 2007 2:46 PM PDT

winxp home
amd xp 3200+ (not 64)
1gb of pc2700 ram (two 512's)
nvidia 6200 agp card
new 20gb 5400rpm drive..
not sure about the mb,
but the model of the comp is emachines t3265

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 4, 2007 5:01 AM PDT

You have some USB device plugged in and Windows doesn't know what to do with it yet. Be sure it's stripped to stock before you try again.


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by helpmewithXP / July 4, 2007 1:24 PM PDT
In reply to: Or...

i dont have any usb devices plugged in at all...
but this comp came with a card reader, which i took out a while ago. Maybe its looking for this driver, causing it to crash?

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Yes. Good idea.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 5, 2007 11:48 AM PDT
In reply to: hmm

I also have been known to dive into the BIOS and disable onboard sound, all USB ports, serial ports, parallel ports... whatever I can to give XP a chance to install. Then I install those drivers for motherboards, etc. and work my way back to a full install.

Remember, Microsoft didn't supply all those things.


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