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Installing XP on P III 866 MHz pc

I am trying to install windows XP on P III 866Mhz with 256Mb ram but it dose not get install, it keeps on rebooting after 1st restart. however windows 98 gets installed fine n works fine. i also tried installing win 2000 but is also keeps on restarting.apart from this the same pc was working fine with windows XP.
i will be glad to recieve early solution on this issue.

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  • mri158 May 05, 2008

    i tried the formatting Hdd with 98 bootable low level fat formatting, n also created new mbr, the file system im keeping for every installation if fat32 but still it is not getting installed(i mean win xp/2k). n i dont understand how can i able to install win 98 w/o ny problem. but i need win xp to work.


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Hi Mri,
Download this software by clicking on this link.

Everything you need is on the site. Bottom line, this software will erase your drive & allow you to install Windows XP what every version. You can try installing you're current drive into another working system & you might be able to pull you're personal data off the drive. It's worth a shot. One way or another you're MBR & FAT system are out to lunch. It just happends.(Suprised you haven't received any blue screens)!

If I can be of more service, just post.
Let me know how thing go.

Good Luck!


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  • Mike Peluso
    Mike Peluso May 05, 2008

    KillDisk is nothing like a low level format from a Win98 boot disk. What is happening to you're drive while trying to install XP is well known, where the installation never finishes. You are correct it is a problem with the FAT & MBR but it is fixable. That is why I suggested KillDisk. I once had the same problem as you. My WinXP Pro would not finish installing. Though like you I used a Win 98 boot disk & that didn't help. KillDisk did the job & I was able to install my Win XP Pro without a glitch. After running KillDisk use the drives Mfg's setup software. You can download tools software from whom ever you're drive Mfg is. (Excample), for a Seagate drive one would go here;

    Again once KillDisk is finished run the software from you're Mfg.

    Windows will install. Choos you're FAT, cluster size and you're ready to install the OS.

    Just trust me on this. The Win 98 faild to work, you have nothing too loose.



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