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Unable to install windows xp

I tried to install windows xp sp2 and getting stuck in between. I hit the key after inserting the boot disk when it asks "Press any key to boot from CD".
After that i get a message "Setup is initializing your computer configuration.."
After that I am not getting the blue screen with a progress bar. Instead I am only getting a black screen with nothing displayed on it. After that I am not able to continue any thing. I checked the installations with 2 cd's and was unsuccessful. Is that because of any Boot virus? But I dont think so because after that I tried to install linux and was successful.

Can you please advise.

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  • Jiss Dec 07, 2007

    That worked... Thanks for the help...........



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> Make sure that hard disk is detecting in C-mos setup.
> If it detecting in C-mos setup than Make sure that all parttion will
be in NTFS or FAT not Ext2 or Ext3

> This problem is Directely Associated with your hard disk

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