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XP install Just about anyone can install "Windows XP Home OS." My delimma, I conduct the initial install "press any key to continue" ie: requested boot from CDROM, self supported generic drivers, acquired HDD assignment, Format, and so on. Now after the very first reboot/POST the OS request "boot from CD" again. If I do not answer "press any key" then I am told that "there was an error starting OS." I thought the OS was suppose to go one to the first windows screen w/ estimated time and all of the advertising jazz. Now if I "press any key" then the OS goes back to loading the generic drivers again. Somebody please help me. I was told that my motherboard was bad. Could this be fixed?

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Yes same thing happen to me with nf325-a7 motherboard i tried different memory and still get that error !!!!!! after install windows xp ... no doubt it is the motherboard and not the hard driver..!

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Your motherboard could be the problem! But it could also be your memory, hard drive or the file system that resides on the hard drive! I don't think you would've gotten that far if you were having memory problems, but its still possible, however, we'll focus on it being the hard drive/filesystem! Boot to the XP CD, When your given the option to assign hard drive, select the hard drive you want to install to, and delete all the partitions! Then recreate partition(s)! (When you recreate partitions through XP install the first created is always a primary partition, subsequent partitions will be extended!! That means if a partition is already there a newly created partition will be in an extended partition) Now that the partition is created format it(don't quick format do a full format)! then install! If that ends up with an error or the same problem its probably your hard drive or motherboard!(If you go a spare hard drive you can try that to see if it goes beyond the reboot!!) try this first and see how it works out, get back to me if any questions. regards, babb

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  5. The final prompt asks you to Enter OS Load options:.
    Type /Fastdetect here and press Enter.
  6. Take out the Windows XP CD, type exit and then press Enter to restart your PC.
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