xp install

  jimity 18:32 28 Aug 2006
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on a formatted hard drive,while loading win xp sp2 on the first restart my pc hangs it says press any key to boot from cd, then hangs on this page, any ideas?

  Forum Editor 18:49 28 Aug 2006

that when you press any key nothing happens - the message remains?

  jimity 19:00 28 Aug 2006

when i press any key(within 10 seconds) it goes back to the start again, installing xp, then gets to the restart all over again,

  alex22 19:01 28 Aug 2006

weird

  alex22 19:02 28 Aug 2006

it may be something wrong with your hard drive. is the hard drive new?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 19:10 28 Aug 2006

1. clean CD

2. clean drive with lens cleaner

3. ensure IDE cable is fullt inserted at rear of drive and at motherboard.

4. check jumper setting on CD drive

  jimity 22:55 28 Aug 2006

checked all the above, still nothing,
then i re-formatted the h-drive, started again and voila, it worked, weird is the word.
thanks for your time guys

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