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xp installation stops at loading file at hivecls


chippy+

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hi my brothers pc xp installation stops at loading file at hivecls and wont go any farther i have tried all ican through google the only thing i have not tried is pressing F5 when asked to press F6 which gives a choice of types of pc acpi multiprocessor acpi uniprocessor advanced configuration and powerinterface cmpaq systempro multiprocessor mps uniprocessor mps multiprocessor standard pc standard pc with cstep i486 other i have tried 4 legal copies of xp home i which i formtted i of my own pc's with

i have tried changing hardware but with no success thanks Chippy

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Fruit Bat /\0/\

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Repair XP by install over the top of existing system

  1. Boot the computer using the XP CD. You may need to change the boot order in the system BIOS so the CD boots before the hard drive. Check your system documentation for steps to access the BIOS and change the boot order.

  2. When you see the "Welcome To Setup" screen, you will see This portion of the Setup program prepares Microsoft Windows XP to run on your computer:

To setup Windows XP now, press ENTER.

To repair a Windows XP installation using Recovery Console, press R.

To quit Setup without installing Windows XP, press F3.

  1. Press Enter to start the Windows Setup.

To setup Windows XP now and Repair Install , press ENTER.

DO NOT choose "To repair a Windows XP installation using the Recovery Console, press R", (you Do Not want to load Recovery Console).

  1. Accept the License Agreement and Windows will search for existing Windows installations.

  2. Select the XP installation you want to repair from the list and press R to start the repair.

  3. Setup will copy the necessary files to the hard drive and reboot.

Do not press any key to boot from CD when the message appears.

Setup will continue as if it were doing a clean install, but your applications and settings will remain intact.

Repair XP http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm

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chippy+

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hi Fruit Bat /\0/\

unfortunally my brother had wiped out the xp partition when he tried to reinstall xp that is why i am trying a clean install thanks Chippy

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Fruit Bat /\0/\

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Didn't realise from your post you were installing XP.

Why are you pressing F6? do you need to load SATA drivers?

Clean install XP

If its failing at the samepoint everytime you try to load then maybe you have a bad CD.

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