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ok so two days ago i tried to reformat my computer so i booted from the cd and put in the product # and then it went to "installing network" and the progress bar stopped moving after it got halfway through the N and didn't move at all after that the descriptions on the right of xp pro kept changing and the boxes at the bottom right kept going across but the estimated time remaining stayed at 32 minutes.<br>
I let it stay like that for a few hours and then i restarted and tried my other xp pro cd.....the same thing happened so i figured i'd take a few things out of my computer to make it as simple as possible for the install and only kept the mobo hd cddrive and gfxcard and powersupply. This time i started it up it went to some point ( i never saw the exact place) but it would turn my computer off. so i tried it a couple more times and same thing.<br>
i figured i'd let it sit overnight cause i was tired and today i tried turning it on and nothing happens at all i press the button in the front, i make sure its on in the back, everythings plugged in, and ive checked it many times. when i press the button in the front i hear the hard drive start up but none of the fans move and the monitor stays blank.<br><br>
any help at all would be appreciated<br><br>
btw my specs are<br>
intel 2.53<br>
ECS p4vxasd2+ v5.0<br>
nvidia 6600gt<br>
1 gig ram (unsure what kind)<br>
40 gig western digital caviar 7200rpm<br>
sony dru-530a<br><br>
os im trying to install is windows xp professional
 

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Definitely the wrong place for this but I'll try to help anyways<br><br>
Firstly we'll need to know what kind of power supply you're running, is this the first time you've built the system or are you reformatting as in it had been running fine before?
 

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Did you try this while windows was running or from the boot from cd option in the bios ? Are you Admin. ?
 

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my power supply is an Antec smartpower 350<br><br><br>
and i booted from cd in windows bios and deleted the partition
 

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First off I would make sure all power connections are good on your mobo. Secondly make sure its not grounding out on anything. Also, it is completely normal for your system to reset during the windows installation on its own accord.
 

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Find out what kind of ram does your mob support, some board won't support some RAM. Or if you have 2x512, try removing one, the second one in the slot.
 

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it worked fine before i tried reformatting<br><br>
i made sure everything was plugged in and tried both sticks of ram separately( the 512)s and still the same thing happens.<br><br>
my mobo supports pc2700 and thats what the ram is
 

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Now I know this is not the help you want to hear, but...<br><br>
See pc's have weird problems, and you can fix problems by doing something else totally opposite to them, like my topic about the odd windows media player problem I had...<br><br>
I fixed that by reinstalling fresh my nvidia drivers. SHOULDN"T HAVE AFFECTED IT, but it did...<br><br>
So, what I suggest for you, is... unplug the harddrive, plug it into another pc, have it freshly formatted, then plug it back into your main pc, and freshly format/partition it, however you like. And try again. Mb the format goofed.<br><br>
Good luck however, (I know it's long work, but try it, it might work).<br><br>
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thats the thing my computer won't even turn on anymore, i hear the hardrive turn on ,but the fan on the cpu and the fan on my gfx car doesn't move. and nothing shows up on the monitor.<br><br>
i heard that it was my power supply but idk.<br>
but hey that was a good idea with installing it on a different computer. :] i didn't think of that<br><br><br>
did you have that problem with windows media player that all the videos were dark?
 

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My guess would be your mainboard since the fans dont spin up. Could be a bad stick of memory as well.. but if you have already tried that. Your power supply is ok I think.
 

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Here, an idea, half boot it into the bios, switch to integrated (evil) remove the video card. try a fresh boot again, but also make sure ALL power connector's are connected. Your pc is just odd... I also have a 350watt psu, etc, see my sig info for more details, so I know what your basically working with, but i've not run into issues with it b4....<br><br>
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My suggestion is simple.Did you try cleaning the cd first?Sometimes when a program doesn't respond,it might be fingerprints or something like that.
 

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can't believe I forgot the simplicity of that, hope that helps him!
 

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i love this, keep blaming windows, and if you figure out that its a hardware problem then i'll help
 

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lmao, you can blame the hardware, i've just offered solutions to help <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile"> And well if they work, they do, if not, then not. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile">
 

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le_loup how do you run all that on a 350 watt psu lol i had problems with my 6600 gt freezing with my old one and now every once in a while it locks up on me but wow i can even use all my cd drives and harddrives lol<br><br><br>
i tried all that but no avail<br><br>
im being sent a 400w psu a new cd and a 120 gig hd so if i replace those and it doesnt work then ill know its the mobo so we'll know monday :]<br><br>
and no i didnt waste my money just on this im getting help from a friend
 

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Don't know but I found a psu with DECENT amp's and similar, and because of the case frame, lets just say gateway limited my upgrade abilities, and I got lucky with 2 video cards, 1 uber sound card, 2x250gb drives, a dvd dual layer burner (no lite scribe, grr), a dvd/cdrw combo, 2 main 80mm fan's now, 2x40mm fan's (I kinda found a spot to put em, and did, hehe). A floppy disk drive (just because I can...hehe).<br><br>
And it runs fine and dandy, the original psu was a 200 watt, ran overall fine, but would probably have died on these settings... O_O<br><br><a href="http://www.memoryexpress.com/index.php?PageTag=&page=file&memx_menu=EmbedProductDetail.php&DisplayProductID=5626&SID=" target="_blank">http://www.memoryexpress.com/index.p...ctID=5626&SID=</a><br><br>
my dandy little psu <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile"><br><br>
Le_Loup<br><br>
Side note, gl with the new parts, if it works, awesome, great, if not, sorry for it, but hey again gl
 

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I was experiencing the exact same issue. 32 minutes, installing network, Windows XP Pro on a computer that did have it running in the past. I purchased my Winblows CD fair and square, coughing up the money to Microsoft -- there's no issue with the computer, the CD, or the user.<br><br>
What I did to fix it is unplug my USB mouse, disconnect the network cable from my computer, and repair the installation. It worked fine at that point. I think it was the network cable that realliy did it, since the card will detect whether a cable is in or not (the other end was not in my router, so it was likely searching for an IP). That's my theory at least, and it works now. Try unplugging everything in sight, on both ends if applicable, and trying again.<br><br>
I created an account here specifically to tell you this because it was annoying the hell outta me too.
 
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