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Doesn't Boot after New Install

After the OS Winxp has installed some of its files, it needs to restart to continue installing or to setup the installed files. As soon as the system diagnostics is over it should boot up to the new hard drive... where the initial setup had taken place, but it seems that it just stops there, the cursor on the top left of the screen blinking it seems forever. It would boot on the CD but not on the Hard Disk after it restarts itself. I tried the hard disk to another computer and it worked perfectly.  I had already changed my cables and even the power supply, well, it is still the same. So anyone can give me an SOS on this situation?

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  • Rommel Balcita Oct 30, 2007

    I did ma'am but all failed... I tried to use the hard disk to another computer and its funny from there it continued the unfinished setup.
    I'm beginning to think that the IDE controller chip is faulty... Ok I'll check it again... thanks... c ya later

  • Rommel Balcita Nov 16, 2007

    I had it already working... I cleaned the contact points of the DDR slot then placed the memory and the error is gone. Anyway thanks chrisking21 for helping.

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Try changing the boot order in bios connect the hdd and set it to boot as the first device check that ide is selected rather than sata

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>There is a SYSPREP tool on the XP CD.

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9. C:/WINXP/I386>WINNT

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  • Restart the computer and go to the Setup menu by pressing F2 and change the first boot device to CD, press Esc and save settings.
  • Insert the CD labeled Microsoft Windows XP into the computer and restart the computer.
  • When the pc restarts, a message will appear telling you to press any key to boot from CD, press a key immediately the message appears and the setup process will begin.
  • After the files have been loaded, Windows will start and it will give you an option of repairing using Recovery Console by pressing “R” or continue with setup by pressing “ENTER”; press enter to continue with setup.
  • Setup will list all your disk partitions, highlight the partition where you want to install Windows, this is mainly partition “C”, press “D” to delete the partition, then press “L” to confirm.
  • Highlight the partition you deleted, and then press “C” to create a new partition, press “ENTER” to create the partition.
  • Press “ENTER” again to install Windows on the New (Raw) Partition you have created.
  • Format the partition using NTFS file system.
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