Question about HP Workstation Xw4100 PC Desktop
I am having Hp XW4100 workstation with Windows XP SP2. When i am trying to install fresh copy of Windows 7, blue screen is coming. windows xp sp2 is working fine. i put the windows 7 boot usb disk which i prepared and i tried to make a installation after boot immediately, it is not able to detect both of my hard drives (70 gb each). when i am doing a installation by going through Windows Xp, all the installation process is going on until reboot. once rebooting is done, i have to press "Windows 7 Setup" ( the other choice shown is "Previous Version of windows") , immediately blue screen comes up !!!! please advice me, how to proceed thanks in advance. vijay
Sounds like you need to format the hard drive then try a new install
Posted on Nov 18, 2013
are you pressing any key to boot from the cd when you get that message??
after windows finishes copying all the installation files during the first stage (dos mode) of the os installation you get a reboot, after the reboot, you should get that message that says press any key to boot from the cd, DON'T PRESS ANY KEY (or you will start again), leave it cd in.. just don't press any key... hopefully the installation process will continue on it's own onto the next stage (graphical mode).
if the computer just goes back to the dos mode without you pressing anything the problem may actually be a real problem and it may require further troubleshooting..
see how that goes with the first suggestion and post back if needed.
Posted on Nov 15, 2009
Yes. Install the hard-drive, and use Windows XP to "partition" and "format" the second disk-drive.
When installing Windows 7, be sure to "point" the installer to the drive-letter of the second disk-drive.
Windows 7 will create a "dual-boot" environment.
Posted on Jan 29, 2010
Are you trying to set up a raid configuration? If not I would reformat using the 98 disk and reinstall. (You may be able to skip installing 98, try installing xp first and it should ask for the disk containing the software (win98) that qualifies for the upgrade.
Posted on Jul 12, 2010
If your HDD is being detected it is good. You did the right thing. There is a possibility that it could be the power supply. It is not providing enough power so the system reboots. If you have 2 HDD's connected try removing one of them. If your pc is connected to a power strip or a surge protector, try connecting it directly to the wall outlet.
Posted on Apr 23, 2011
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