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« on: February 08, 2005, 05:52:21 PM »

Processor - Pentium 4 3.0ghz (800FSB) Prescott
Motherboard =   Asrock P4S61 (Socket 478)
Memory =   256mb DDR 400 Branded Memory
Graphics Card =   Onboard 256E 64mb Shared Graphics
Hard Drive =   200gb Hard Disc Drive
Disc Drive =   16X +/- Dual DVD Writer
Other =   Sound / Network / USB2.0

O/S attempted to install Windows XP Pro


Hi folks- just bought a new base unit with the above spec. It came without an O/S.

I have attempted to load in my W XP Pro and the PC was accidentally turned off mid way into the install.

I now get a black screen giving the spec of the machine and the error message saying

'error installing operating system'

Bearing in mind I am not PC technical minded can anyone give me a few pointers as to how I can load my O/S into the PC without having to parcel it back up and sending it back to the supplier.

Any help is really appreciated.

Kind regards

Paul W




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« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2005, 06:06:37 PM »

Just restart the Windows XP install from the CD. And don't turn it off in the midst of installing. Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2005, 07:01:48 PM »

Have tried that and it will not go any further than the error message. The cursor sits next to the message and I cant do anything with it.
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« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2005, 07:06:44 PM »

You have tried rebooting with the Windows XP CD in the CDROm drive?

Good question there, how did you start your Windows XP installation?
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« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2005, 08:12:38 PM »

When the PC arrived I switched it on and it asked if I would like to boot fron CD -entered and inserted XP Pro disc. Asked about partitioning and then started to install. I got to about 25% load and thats when the PC was accidentally switched off.

Since then I can't do a thing with it.
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« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2005, 09:43:21 PM »

okay, key questions: does you new PC have a floppy drive? Does your old pc have a floppy drive?

You'll need to get rid of the presetn partition on your harddrive and make a new one, for Windows to install.

Yet I wonder, you got this whole PC from where? Didn't they setup your OS, videocard, audiocard etc. ?
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