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well, my computer crashed the other day.

And when I go to reinstall windows XP it hangs on "Setup is starting windows"

I have tried reinstalling, resetting CMOS, placing RAM in different DIMM slots, Unplugging/Replugging everything, I have switched out the processor, I have switched hard drives, I have also disabled ports via BIOS, I have also tried installing other OS's all hang somewhere during installation (Tried Ubuntu and Win98) All with no avail.

I am truely out of ideas, any help would be greatly appreciated.
   
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post #2 of 7
hit F5 when it asks you to install RAID drivers and it will let you choose what type of PC you are installing on. Try different ones

I am pretty sure it is F5...

EDIT: Here is a page with some info on that function. http://www.theeldergeek.com/clean_in...windows_xp.htm
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Get the Ultimate Boot CD. Run Memtest and Salvation HD scan. These will test your memory and HD for errors. Let memtest run through at least 2 times, Salvation you can do once.

Note: Salvation sometimes will not recognize a HD...in that case, use a test from the HD manufacturer (they are also on the CD).
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Thread Starter 
If i press F5 what will that do (to help me install windows XP)
   
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it prompts you for what type of computer you are installing it on.

Just try ACPI computer first, and if that doesnt work, then come back.
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post #6 of 7
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the ACPI computer worked great.

Cheers!
   
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to: lavieinjuste

damn'! you're the man! thanks a lot... this helped me today.. biggrin.gif
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hit F5 when it asks you to install RAID drivers and it will let you choose what type of PC you are installing on. Try different ones

I am pretty sure it is F5...

EDIT: Here is a page with some info on that function. http://www.theeldergeek.com/clean_in...windows_xp.htm
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