Question about Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
I uninstalled windows xp and reformatted the c drive and a drive and its not letting me reinstall windows xp
Since the system restarts during the inspecting hardware piece of the install some piece of hardware on the machine is causing a problem. You can try removing all cards, for example the Ethernet card, the sound card, if you have a dial up modem, unplug anything from the ports of the computer other than the monitor keyboard & mouse. You want to get down to only the motherboard & if you have a separate one a video card. Then install windows. Once you have windows installed you can add your cards back into the machine. If this does not work then sounds like a bad motherboard. Which if it is an XP machine not worth the money to fix it, so buy another one. Often your local thrift shops will sell used ones with XP on them for not to much. Or your local Walmart or computer store will be happy to sell you brand new.
Posted on Jun 04, 2014
Do you have a XP installation disc? do you have a valid product number? (sometimes the product number is located on a sticker, depends if you brought the PC ready made)
Lastly how many times have you reinstalled the OS? if you have a OEM product code I think the limit of reinstalling the OS is 5 times, after then you have to speak to MS. although you have to have to reach the activate windows screen before this becomes an issue.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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It sounds as if you have a faulty USB drive, depending on your Operating System, MS Windows / Linux, uninstall the USB drivers under device manager which could be found in the control panel on Windows XP/Vista/7, restart the computer and reinstall the driver's if they don't install back by themselves. But before you start try using your thumb drive on another computer. If you get the same problem, try to reformat the thumb drive, but before you do, be aware that all your information will be lost, and will not be able to be recovered without the appropriate recovery tools.
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