I recently built a new computer and installed XP on a 250gb SATA HD. Running AMD X2 5600 with 2gb RAM. XP boots tremendously fast. However, when I try to shutdown by hitting START>TURN OFF COMPUTER there is about a minute delay before the actual shutdown icons appear. Never had this issue before. I checked the processes running at the time and all it shows is 99% Idle during this delay.
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Re: Windows XP shutdown
The computer is just doing it's internal diagnostics before it shuts down. This uses fairly little amount of physical memory. Every computer handles it differently depending on your configuration. If the computer does shut down on it's own....there is no real problem present.
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If your hard disk is a SATA disk then - The problem is that XP installation CD does not have a SATA driver, unless you have a SATA drive on a disk etc. and can install the driver when XP asks for a hard drive driver then, XP cannot detect the hard disk and therefore won't install XP. The FIX. Go into the BIOS and disable the SATA drive (enable IDE emulation), this will make XP think it is a IDE/PATA hard disk. Then you can install XP normally. When Windows has been installed then install all the device drivers (including the SATA driver), then shut down and boot up and got into the BIOS and enable the SATA drive.
a custom built computer check every connection a computer needs current and data to travel up to and through every device for a computer to work properly
check the cmos battery make sure the seat is cleam this will apply to the ram as well make sure the sockets are clean and they are seated securely
what sort of ide connections are they do you mean molex power connections?
make sure the leads from motherboard to hard drive sata and electrical are securely seated also check all of the connections to drives cd/dvd floppy and usb
hope this helps
ok get a windows 7 disk and turn of the computer and ad the hard drive switch on the computer and set it to boot from disk (seems windows is broken on the 500gb hdd) then boot from disk and install windows 7 to the 500 gb hard drive and set in the bios the boot select for the hard drive (if you use win xp more then make that boot primary) then go threw all the rigmarol of installing windows 7 to the 500 gb one and your done it will have bootable hard drives and will offer a choice when first switched on
Ubuntu works with RAM and CPU Memory instead of a pc like xp that uses Virtual RAM. If the pc that could not load ubuntu doesn't have enough ram to support the reading of the Hard drive and the Operating System then it won't work and Xp will only run on the computer that xp was installed onto the hard drive.
Try to remove the battery from the MB, and next time you try to install WIN XP, when you are asked how to format your drive, chose quick NTFS formatting; disable floppy drive in BIOS, because it might try to boot from it (and I suppose you don't have one), and in boot sequence (BOOT DEVICE PRIORITY) set cd-dvd as first, and HDD as second, and turn off any other device as bootable
The problem is that your version of XP does not have SATA drivers and therefore does not recognise your new drive. Vista does.
If you Google the problem you will find many solutions on how to rectify the situation.
Basically, you have to make a floppy disc with the correct drivers for your Motherboard's hard drive controller. Then, when you launch your Windows XP installer, it will ask you a question about needing to install 3rd party drivers. Yes is your answer. Tap F6 to ensure that the installer doesn't skip.Insert the floppy disc and then after the drivers are loaded, the installation will proceded normally.
The other alternative is to leave your existing XP installation in place and add the new disc.
Later you can clone your old disc onto the new drive and then remove your original disc.
Change the settings of you IDE drives in your BIOS. Set your secondary boot device to HDD1. Also make sure that your primary HDD is set to master and the secondary HDD is slave. The jumper is found at the back of the hard drive where you connect the power and IDE cables. Try this and post back as to how it went..
Was the original 20Gb HD also a SATA or was it installed as an IDE?
Try installing a fresh clean Windows rather than the restore disc. However, you will need the drivers for the SATA 160Gb and press F6 when Windows installers ask you to.
Post back how things turn up or should you need further information. Hope this be of some idea/help.
Good luck and kind regards.