PROBLEMS RELOADING WIN XP

  mattbell1975 18:52 06 Mar 2004
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I THOUGHT IT WAS ABOUT TIME I SORTED MY PC OUT AS ITS BEEN IN *!@:E STATE FOR A WHILELOTS OF STUFF ON I DIDNT NEED ECT SO I SAVED WHAT I NEEDED AND REBOOTED FROM SCRATCH I.E WIN XP DISC IN AND BOOT FROM CD ROM REFORMAT AND IN WE GO....HOWEVER INSTALLING DEVICES AND THE MINUTE COUNTDOWN IS ON IN WINDOWS XP SETUP IT FREEZES AND DOESNT LOAD ANYMORE STAYS AT 33 MINUTES. ATHHLON 1800XP ASUS MOBO 512 MB SDRAM 1X 30 GIG HD 1 X 40 GIG HD CDRW FLOPPY WINDOWS XP PRO....ANY IDEAS?

  jimv7 19:02 06 Mar 2004

Capital letters are looked upon as shouting.

Remove all the pci cards, and try again with just your graphic card attached, if it works, then replace the cards 1 at a time.

  mattbell1975 19:04 06 Mar 2004

sorry bout the caps will try but have done this already any other ideas if this fails?

  mattbell1975 19:24 06 Mar 2004

have tried but still same tried different hdd but that wont even format disc sticks at checking c drive

  pipedream 19:30 06 Mar 2004

When you say the PC was in a state before, did it use to freeze etc.? I've seen similar problems where the memory is faulty. If you have more than one memory module you could try the reinstall with just one module fitted at at time.

  mattbell1975 19:30 06 Mar 2004

any other ideas?

  mattbell1975 19:35 06 Mar 2004

the initial problem is that the pc had a lot of stuff on it that was old unused and slowing it up then it wouldnt shut down properly on closing it down the power was still on i.e just logging off not powering down and the power button wouldnt switch this off either however its not the button or the board so i decided to do this
i do have 2 sticks in ill try 1 at a time.....however it has just gone further than before and has now stoped at 32 minutes 'installing network'

  mattbell1975 19:51 06 Mar 2004

took out 256 mb of ram and its worked thank you very much

  mattbell1975 21:11 06 Mar 2004

however it has loaded but on reboot it just crashed and locked out on desktop long continous beep

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