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Re. cannot install XP need a clean install

Thanks for help, I am using a "For dist. with new pc" disk. I have also tried a XP upgrade disk both genuine disks. I have put in the mobo as original gave up the ghost. Bought the A7V8X second hand, was from working PC.
Followed your advice about del. the winnt.sif file but can not find it in the I386 dir.

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BIOS needs upgrading (preferably latest version 1015.003)...
Go to:

http://support.asus.com/download/download.aspx?SLanguage=en-us

Select the motherboard model and when prompted select the OS of choice.
Download drivers and utilities while you're at it. Good Luck!

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I am having the same problem I am trying a fresh install of windows xp throughout the installation it tells me that it cannot install certain files then when it comes to the actuall installation where it says 39 minutes left it stops and a screen comes up saying that is is shutting down the computer to prevent damage and it has a file name that could not be installed. I have done fresh install on many comeputers and this is the first one that gave me this problem.

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Make sure the pin is in correct place for the hard drive ( if in wrong place it will start up and seem like it wants to install but will never complete the install )

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Yes you can install the Windows XP on P4X266.

Here could be five various steps you can go about.

  • Method 1: Perform a clean install of Windows XP
    Use this method for a clean installation of Windows XP. A clean installation removes all data from your hard disk by repartitioning and reformatting your hard disk and reinstalling the operating system and programs to an empty (clean) hard disk.
  • Method 2: Upgrade to Windows XP
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  • Method 3: Install Windows XP to a new hard disk
    Use this method to install Windows XP to a new hard disk. This is typically done when a new hard disk is installed on your computer.
  • Method 4: Install Windows XP to a new folder (parallel installation)
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  • Method 5: Perform a multiple boot operation
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To check the detailed information, check this Microsoft Knowledge Base Article.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/316941

Hope this would help !!

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Hi guys, I'm new in this forum and I really need some help. I have a p4vmm2 motherboard with Intel Celeron 2.0 Ghz CPU and I want to upgrade it with Intel Pentium 2.4 CPU motherboard. I have already tried...


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Windows xp has a max Hard drive limit of 137GB, so what you see is totally right.
Windows XP did not support 48-bit LBA for ATAPI disk drives, which is what larger drives needs.
The service packs do address the problem but you need to have a copy of windows xp which includes at least service pack 1 on the installation.
The problem is when you install from your original disk, it doesn't include the service packs, so by the time you have got the system up and running the hard disk space has already been allocated.

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here are a few links which may help you more:

http://lifehacker.com/386526/slipstream-service-pack-3-into-your-windows-xp-installation-cd


http://support.microsoft.com/kb/303013


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