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Cannot upgrade pc to xp

While trying to load xp pc keep shutting down,evens from clean instalation

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Hi again sberg569, I see more post from you on this subject. If ME was installed by a manufacture (Not by you). There is most likely a small hidden partition at the top of the drive. Too small to allow windows to install. Suggest you download & run Darik's Boot And Nuke software. http://www.dban.org/download Choose your bootable software. Floppy disk or CD-ROM software. Darik's software will completely wipe the drive including any hidden partitions. Once completed window should install normally.

Mike

Posted on Dec 29, 2008

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M4A785TD-M EVO Motherboard will not boot.


Hi

From what you are descrbing it sounds like a PSU issue

Please try the following

1) Remove all the wires from the PC
2) Press and hold the power button in for about 10 seconds (yes i know there is no power :) )
3) Plug everything back in and retry, if it still fails the Power supply will need to be changed

The Power supply can be swapped out at any decent PC repair shop and is quite cheap to do

I hope this helps

Mar 08, 2010 | ASUS M4A785TD-V EVO Motherboard

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The PC is not shutting down


It could ofcourse be a virus, so I'd recommend a system restore back to before that happened. If that doesn't help load a backup or do a clean install.
Could also be the power connector on your motherboard is shorting with the reset connector (they're right next to each other) Maybe you'd check that first, before the clean install. Don't know if that mobo has a reset button though. They're usually in the right bottom corner of the mobo, together with all the other front panel connectors. Maybe you could insulate the power and reset buttons?

Else you could always buy socket with an off/off switch, and connect the PC to that. Just shutting it down and than turning off the socket when the reboot starts won't hurt the PC.

Dec 09, 2009 | Intel D845GVSR Motherboard

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Just installed this board and trying to run windows xp x64 setup for OS installation and when its about to install the devices wich is on only 34 mins left of the OS installation the PC just shut downs...


Try this. Press Delete right after your pc starts up and keep hitting it until you go into the BIOS setup. It should be the delete button you hit. It should say right after the screen shows up. Anyway, in the bios there should be power options and it needs to be looked at and changed. It is probably set for pc shutdown after inactivity after so many minutes. I am not sure what you should find but look for something in the power options in the BIOS. Just ask for more help on this matter only. jdeisme@yahoo.com

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System Problem


for it chack things like your installation media is clean ,is there any software which is stopping the process or you can format the hard disk and always do a clean install do not upgrade os

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Trying to upgrade 440lx


Check your other post's regarding this issue sberg. I provided a link for you to download Darik's Boot And Nuke software. This software will completely wipe your drive & allow XP to install.

Mike

Dec 28, 2008 | Intel Motherboard

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Re. cannot install XP need a clean install


Make sure the pin is in correct place for the hard drive ( if in wrong place it will start up and seem like it wants to install but will never complete the install )

Jul 08, 2008 | ASUS A7V8X Motherboard

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Do I really need a floppy disk to do an upgrade bios?


Of course floppy is the easiest but if you configure a flash drive with flash drive utilities to be bootable, and the BIOS will support it you can flash from the USB flash drive.

Mar 21, 2008 | ASUS P4S800D-X Motherboard

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Windows xp


hi

is this your motherboard? http://shop.pcmag.com/shop/product_specs/Intel+D915GAG+BLKD915GAGL10+Motherboard/22673983.aspx

if so, it is ok for you to upgrade your memory up to 2gb. btw, just be sure to properly install the rams to the slots.

since youve purchased 2 x 1Gb ddr400 , put on color blue slots.

hope this helps

Jan 23, 2008 | Intel D915GAG Motherboard

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Loading xp home edition


I can try and suggest you check the cables from you CD-ROM, any sort of damage the CD might have. Or then again, if your Hard Drive is SATA connected, then you'll need to load the SATA controler (F6 on the windows instalation) And, in last case, either upgrade your bios or try a different CD-ROM drive unit. But I would defenatly put my money on the cables.

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