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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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Re: Unable to install windows xp

> 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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Enter BIOS Set CD rom drive to first bootInsert your CD reboot
folow the on screen instructions be patient, it may take up to an hour,  and then two houers to install drivers,
-> if you want me to find the drivers for you, plz state your computer name and model.

regards /Teis

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