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ECS P4VMM2 PRoblem

Hello.. I really and badly needed your help... I have this ECSP4VMM2 Motherboard with P4 1.6ghz and 256mb of ram. It has a windows xp installed on it... I decided to reformat it because of virus infections... Whenever I try to reformat it to windows xp, it only reaches the part where it copies set up files(after r ormatting the selected partition), it hangs up and no progress is shown it's just about 38% of the copy process... I have tried it many times and i have tried using different cd, but still the problem is there. I decided to reformat the hard drive into another pc and it was successful and I didn't encounet any problems... When I put it back to it's original system unit(motherboard), a message prompts you to choose from safe mode , last known good configuration, start windows normally and etc... whenever i choose the normal one or the safe mode or the last known good config, it just hangs up after pressing the enter key. Then i tried to reformat it again using another cdrom, but still the problem is there... I am really mad with this problem... It's so annoying...

In my conclusion, the hard disk & the cdrom are ok... But where's the problem there? the BIOS? the motherboard? or the memory? or the CPU?
I really need to install a new windows xp OS and use my pc...

PLEASE HELP me with these... I would really appreciate it...

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  • jay_edward19 Aug 13, 2008

    I've used 256mb ram with another computer before and it went well...
    I really need an answer why the computer keeps hanging up when I'm installing a new windows xp OS...
    And what should I do to successfully install a new windows xp...

  • asjadm May 11, 2010

    256Mb is very low for XP?

    need at least 1GB for good operation



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Try to replace your memory and use another power supply preferably 350 watts. thanks. good luck

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Hey Nice to meet you. I've had this issue so many times in the past and it only has happened in rare occasions. It drove me off the wall, but in the end I figured it out. The only problem is that everyones issue is always a different problem. The smartest thing to do is to look at forums of ppl who have had the same issues. <-is a link to a forum with many disgruntled and good ppl who had the same problem over this issue.

In many cases there are problems with the install disks or corrupted files. Some issues can be sectors on the Hard drive that are bad, it could be just a bad sector that hasnt been detected before untill you reformatted it. Its more than likely a virus or wear and tear that could have created that issue. Even the way it was installed or turned on and off can cause this.

For me I had a hard drive(80) that the first 10 GB i could partition and install xp. But if i were to partition the primary partition to be 20GB and 11GB, then the installation would not work. It would pause on the transfer. It really sucked. So my solution to this was to trace the bad sector and keep it out of the primary partition that im trying to install XP. The only real solution to fix that sector permantly is a high level format.

Another solution for many is the possibility that the CD/DVD does not work. or the CD/DVD drive does not work and many if you read the forum link above, has said they switched out the Drive at least 4-5 times then it worked.

Some ppl just had to try several times. Others traced it to their cables or improper connections.

I would suggest trying some of the things i just mentioned.
But my biggest suggestion is to look at this forum. They have some pretty good solutions that can be possible.

I hope this helps.
Please Rate, I would appreciate this.

By the way with my issues it only occurs on any NT version of windows(XP, NT, 2000, etc...) so far by experience. Because even with my HDD's I was able to install Linux, Windows Me, Windows 9x, and other OS's but also these OS's took very little space.

Posted on Sep 17, 2008

  • Anonymous Sep 17, 2008

    One more thing. user with the clarified request is right. I recommend that you at least have recommended requirements and 512 MB OF RAM OR MORE for your installation to proceed faster and possibly that can also be an issue is your memory space. Installations and transfer or files can take a lot of processing memory that will hang a computer in one spot for a long period of time or possibly freeze the computer where it hangs at. So it can be possible your installation does work. Just does not have enough to continue.



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