XP OS Startup

  neil_raj 13:51 16 Dec 2005
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Hello all out there.

Problem is that when loading an XP OS the startup process freezes at the stage...."Examining startup environment"..... any ideas?

Thanks..... Neil.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 14:16 16 Dec 2005

Are your hard drives detected in BIOS?

Can you see them on the first screen as you switch on the PC?

  neil_raj 14:32 16 Dec 2005

No idea - it's a brand new just bought hard drive for my laptop..... help!

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 14:56 16 Dec 2005

Can you see them on the first screen as you switch on the PC?

Did you get a disk with the drive? something to set it up / format it?

  neil_raj 15:02 16 Dec 2005

I got no disk.... just the new hard drive..... I installed XP on it a few days back...... it failed at the last 13 minutes... now it starts up...i see the XP Pro startup screen..... then followed by the BLUE screen of death..... Just put in a the same and a DIFFERENT XP OS and startup never gets to the USER AGREEMENT... it freezes and hangs on "Examining Startup Environment".

Thanks..... Neil

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 15:22 16 Dec 2005

Start the install again and make sure you select

format the partition

  neil_raj 15:24 16 Dec 2005

I know what you mean... but the installation never gets that far...... its asks me to choose NEW installation, repair, etc.... I choose NEW... it boots into life and stops at "Examining Startup Environment".

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 15:36 16 Dec 2005

Do you have a floppy drive?

And a bootable floppy disk?

Bootable floppies from click here

boot from a floppy and format the drive, then reinstall from CD.

  kro 16:07 16 Dec 2005

Have you got any USB devices plugged in? If so remove them and try installing again.

  neil_raj 16:55 16 Dec 2005

No i haven't..... see new thread....

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