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Installing xp sir pls help me because i could not install windows xp on my pc. but I can only install windows 98 the specs is p4 1.6 ghz asrock m266a 256mb 40gb 300w psu

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    totomicsclan Nov 21, 2007

    tnx for the advice but sorry i didnt explain the situation further.

    the situation is this.

    i know how to install microsoft xp. the thing is that after i format in ntfs file and it is starting to copy files, it will stop and will not continue copying and later it will hang. i dont know whether i will update the bios of asrock m266a or not because i might damage the bios causing it to not work. this is my last option.

    pls help me

  • totomicsclan
    totomicsclan Nov 23, 2007

    sir have changed the memory module quite a while.

    i am using 512mb ddr400 in installing xp but still the same.

    the copying hangs and will not continue for almost 2 hours.

    do i need to update my asrock m266a?



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There could be a memory problem on your pc.

If your cd is damaged or some part of it is unreadable, there will be a message on the screen to tell you that there is/ are corrupt file/s that could not be read. This will prevent the installation to continue.

But in your case, the computer stops the copying process and then hangs. The set-up process uses some memory to copy the files and proceed with the installation.

Bad memory could be the reason why the installation process could not continue.

Try replacing the installed memory module with another memory module that is known working then proceed with the installation.

If the installation is successful, you must replace your memory module. I recomend 512 mb of memory for windows xp.

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What i can suggest u is(1) boot from the cd first to do that at the starting of booting press del key in keyborad and u will go to cmos there u change the first boot priority to the cdrom then save and exit the setup put the xp cd in cdrom restart the computer and it will show like boot from cd windows xp... press enter it will boot and then follow the instructions or (2) else if u alredy have any operating system working on ur comp then go to the operating system and then put the xp cd the cd will auto run there it show u setup or install windows xp after that it will boot from there follow the instructions any of the comp can have windows xp might be u have got a non bootable disk then go to the(2)solution

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