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XP stalls while trying to instal

Been having XP problems. System will start to boot, I see the blue bar going from side to side and it just stops. System will not get past this point and I have tried many, many times. I even left it overnight and it never goes past this point. So I purchased a new hard drive (WD 500GB SATA), installed it, put in the Win XP install disk. The install process goes fine till it says "Setup is starting windows" and it stalls there. Again I have tried several times and it will not get past this point. Tried resetting the BIOS and diff. memory config. and these were no help.

It appears to be system hardware as I have a new drive. I tried to overwrite/repair the old system disk with the problem above and it did the same thing, stalls at starting windows as above.

Any ideas????



MB: Intel D102GGC2
Memory: 4 GB
OS trying to install: Win XP Pro
Hard Drive: WD model: WD5000AACS-00ZUB0

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Have you tried safe mode?

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Press the F8 key just before Windows starts and you should be presented with a number of options. The first to try is "last known good". If that does not work, see if safe mode does. If it does work, it would sound as if you could have a driver that's incorrect, corrupt or missing, a service that cannot load, etc. If that's the case, you need to start disabling startup processes until you find the culprit. It can be a tedious process.

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Yes have done that

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Yes I did as well as last known good. Since posting this I have determined it must be a BIOS or motherboard issue as this hard drive boots fine in another system. Also when I try to install with a new hard drive I get the same results, stalls when the install tries to start windows.


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A thought

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You're showing 4 gigs of memory. My understanding is that the 32 bit version of XP doesn't like that. Can you decrease that to 2 gigs and try again?

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Ahh... ATI* Radeon* Xpress 200 Chipset

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Form intel's site I see it's not an intel chipset. I've seen this issue and I got lucky by disabling the onboard USB and Audio to get the OS installed.

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In reply to: Ahh... ATI* Radeon* Xpress 200 Chipset

Will try disabling the audio and USB. Tried diff. memory config. and it was no help.

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