Installing Windows XP Home

  enviro 21:47 28 Mar 2006

Hi, I am trying to install XP and the computer just keeps hanging on a blue page with the message Windows Setup and nothing happens. Any Ideas ?.

  curlylad 21:59 28 Mar 2006

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  the3musketeers 18:36 31 Mar 2006

If curlylad did not help you, explain what the exact prob is...perphaps i could help

  ade.h 19:35 31 Mar 2006

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  enviro 17:22 01 Apr 2006

Thanks for the replies, I have fitted new hard drive and am trying to install xp home. When I tried to install from cd, the cd drive runs for a while then blue screen comes up with message windows setup in top left hand corner. I have downloaded copy of instalation on floppy but this just does the same. I have changed bios to boot from cd rom, dont know what else to try. Gone through list from curlylad but cant find same fault.

  Strawballs 21:18 02 Apr 2006

You say you put in new hard drive did you set the new drive to master.

  enviro 21:40 03 Apr 2006

Hi, yes hard drive is set to master.

  TonyM 08:42 04 Apr 2006

Has the new drive been formatted ? Check the website of the manufaturer for a utility to do it ...

  007al 16:24 04 Apr 2006

Windows will format the drive when installing.
Is your new hard drive showing up in BIOS?
Ive had floppy drives show up in windows,but didnt work as the connection needed pushing in the socket by about a millimetre(although windows said it was working)
I would check hard drive connections first

  Magic Hobo 17:23 04 Apr 2006

At the start of the installation you have to wait for about 2-3 minutes for it to load drivers etc. To be sure wait for 10 minutes and then come back to it to see if anything has happened

Magic Hobo

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