Cant install XP pro.

  piggy 19:03 27 Oct 08
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I am attempting a clean intalation of XP pro.
I get as far as the welcome to set up screen,
to set up XP now press ENTER. I do ,it wont machine totaly un responsive.
Any one know the reason and how to solve it .
If only I hadnt had the SP3 download. Grrrr

Piggy

  lotvic 19:18 27 Oct 08

How to do a reinstall of Windows XP Professional click here

  piggy 19:37 27 Oct 08

( Sigh )

I get as far as the welcome to set up screen,
to set up XP now press ENTER. I do ,it wont machine totaly un responsive

Thanks for the link but the problem just isnt covered.
I could point you to a site that shows you how to fill your car up with petrol, useless if you cant get the fuel cap off !!

Piggy

  Jollyjohn 20:26 27 Oct 08

Are you using a USB keyboard?

  piggy 20:29 27 Oct 08

Its a laptop and is responsve until set up screen

Piggy

  Spark6 20:40 27 Oct 08

Are you able to try the CD in another machine? If it gets past the set-up you can abort it and that should prove the CD. Your laptop/DVD player would then be suspect!

  piggy 21:01 27 Oct 08

I have now tried the XP/sp2 cd in another laptop all ok, I have tried a ME disk in the laptop will setup.

so both cd and drive appear ok . But I have also tried another XP/sp2 cd that also stops at the same point.

Piggy.

time to sleep on this.

  cream. 21:09 27 Oct 08

You may have a bios protection setting enabled. This would stop it writing to the hard drives MBR.

  PalaeoBill 21:34 27 Oct 08

Do you have a USB mouse plugged in?
If so, try again without it.

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