my computer keeps on restarting during installatio

  temi 17:07 17 Jul 2006

We had our computer for a number of years using the old Windows 98. My daughter and I were very excited about installing the new windows XP. Things were going great during installation, and then all of a sudden my computer keeps on restarting non-stop very quickly! And we haven’t progressed from there. I have tried about five times and it have the same problem, someone anyone please heeeeeeelp!!!!

  SANTOS7 17:13 17 Jul 2006

click here
follow thread it may help,good luck...

  Diemmess 17:18 17 Jul 2006

If you have had it for"a number of years" are you sure it is up the minimum specification for XP which is hungry for computer resources way above 98 needs?

RAM in particular 98 was happy with say 64 or 128Mbs, XP can swallow as much as your old motherboard will allow.

  temi 11:50 18 Jul 2006

I tried the tread given to me by SANTOS7 with no luck as it does not get as far as 39 or 37 sec. I know my mb is okay but i think the problem is during the installation process. I have cleaned my computer's hard drive and still the same problem.

  ArrGee 12:50 18 Jul 2006

What processor do you have?

  wee eddie 13:18 18 Jul 2006

Also how much space is available on the HDD

  temi 13:33 18 Jul 2006

i have collected all this info if it helps.

Chip Type: AMD -K6 (tm) 3D
Processor Speed: 133 MHz
Memory (RAM): 128 MB
Hard Drive Capacity: 4 GB
Brand: TIME Primary Drive: CD-ROM

I have previously tried to install windows me and got message: SU0325 which i have found out this issue can be caused by a corrupted .cab file that has been copied to the hard disk. This corruption can be caused by a virus or by failing hardware, but is most likely to be caused by a scratched, dirty, or damaged CD-ROM.

This means nothing to me!!!!!!!!! please help. I wont give up i wont!!!!!!!!!!!

  .:?:. 13:37 18 Jul 2006

thats your problem!!

your computer will not run XP!

you need to upgrade bascilly all of it, as in new computer.

  temi 13:47 18 Jul 2006

please tell me how to do this.

  wee eddie 13:49 18 Jul 2006

click here

RAM just OK but your processor is below the minimum.

Sorry to be the bringer of bad news.

  wee eddie 13:51 18 Jul 2006

Anyway W98se is pretty good and should do you fine.

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