Clean install of XP probs

  wobbler 13:41 05 Jul 2006
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Having re formatted my HDD and booted up from the XP cd I get as far as "windows is inspecting your system configuration" screen and then the screen goes blank and nothing else happens. I am well and truly up the creek at the moment. Any ideas?

  wobbler 14:36 05 Jul 2006

getting desperate now, just about ready to skip the PC!!!!!!

  wobbler 14:36 05 Jul 2006

getting desperate now, just about ready to skip the PC!!!!!!

  johndrew 14:41 05 Jul 2006

When you reformatted you HDD I presume you used NTFS?

Are you attempting to install on a desktop or laptop?

Is the XP CD a full version?

  wobbler 15:05 05 Jul 2006

Its a desktop and yes NTFS file system

  mattyc_92 15:45 05 Jul 2006

Nice simple guide here click here

  wobbler 16:20 05 Jul 2006

great guide but I can only get to screen 2.

  ArrGee 09:42 06 Jul 2006

I am not sure how you have gone about the formatting, but I have found that it is best to completely wipe the HDD using this click here This is a free download. Create a bootable floppy/cd with this, erase the drive and start the XP install again.

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