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« on: April 02, 2004, 05:02:52 AM »

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So, I formatted an old HDD that had Win 95 on it and am now trying to install XP on it. However, halfway through the install (or before halfway...never the same place twice) the PC restarts and I have to start all over again. No error messages. No anything! Any ideas why? If the version of Win 95 that was on there was infected with a virus, could that be causing these problems even though I formatted the hard drive?

Thanks in advance for any and all help.


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« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2004, 08:54:00 PM »

Hey utvolk,

I had to format my hardrive because of a virus too.  I had to put in a recovery disk which had Win 98 on it (the same as before).  Maybe you should put in a Win 95 disk. Do you have one of these?
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« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2004, 11:04:40 PM »

I don't have a Win 95 disk anymore. That's the mean reason I was trying to blow out the hard drive and do a fresth install. My friend said he thinks maybe my power supply is going out. What do you think about that? Feasible?

Also, is there a free virus scan I can run in DOS that would tell me if there my pc is infected?

Thanks.
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« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2004, 04:09:59 AM »

Hi UT,
Sounds like the power supply may be shot.Do you have another one to substitute to see if it takes care of the problem?
Take care.
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« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2004, 07:01:02 PM »

I did have an old power supply and replaced the one in question with a known good one. No luck!! It's so frustrating.

Could it be a bad mother board? The reason I ask is one of the IT guys at my work mentioned that.

Again, thanks in advance for any advice.
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« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2004, 10:52:57 PM »

Hi UT,
>>Could it be a bad mother board?<<
It could be or possibly a bad stick of memory.
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