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I have aquired a colossus pc the other day and it had WIN 98 on it so i tried to put XP on it but it just keeps re-booting by itself and then say's you need to reboot your comp?? it has an award bios v4.51pg a p5st-a ver1.0a 11/5/1997 {146-C-25} award plug and play BIOS Extension v1.0a please could you help me as im at the end of my tether with this and really need some help .. i have been building my own comps for a bit now and dont have any probs and if i do i usually look up bios settings on the net if i need them or any other things i need ..please help regards tommo1072

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    Dan rogers May 11, 2010

    What processor does it have and how much ram. If it came with win. 98 it may not be able to run xp. check the system requirements and see if you have a good enough system to run the os

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These are the bare minimum specs you need to have in order to /install/run WinXP--not that it will run well on these but it will run

• PC with 300 megahertz or higher processor clock speed recommended; 233 MHz minimum required (single or dual processor system);* Intel Pentium/Celeron family, or AMD K6/Athlon/Duron family, or compatible processor recommended
• 128 megabytes (MB) of RAM or higher recommended (64 MB minimum supported; may limit performance and some features)
• 1.5 gigabytes (GB) of available hard disk space*
• Super VGA (800 x 600) or higher-resolution video adapter and monitor
• CD-ROM or DVD drive

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