Problem with operating system!!

  tom160691 10:54 27 Oct 2010

When trying to install my operating system on a fresh pc it just gets stuck on loading operating system and then nothing else happens. i previously messed up and i think its trying to backup files that dont exist onto my hard drive. how do i start again?

  Jollyjohn 11:48 27 Oct 2010

Assuming you are trying to install OS from cd / dvd - are you sure the PC is booting from the cd / dvd drive.
Most Windows installations flash up the message "press any key to boot from cd"

You should then be presented with an installation screen, select install and follow steps. When you get to the option to format select format as NTFS - if windows and continue.

If no installation screen - check BIOS settings to boot from cd / dvd drive.

You should hear the cd / dvd spinning up through out this process. If it appears to stall it could be as simple as a dirty disc.
Try cleaning it also try making a copy on a separate PC. The installation process can cope with you swapping cds half way through if it has stalled.

  Jollyjohn 13:25 27 Oct 2010

Would be nice to know what the hiccup was and what solved it - thanks

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