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    XP Installation problems

    Hi everyone,

    I tried to install XP Home on my computer and succeeded. However, I wanted to go for XP Pro but I just couldn't install it. The basic install after finishing copy files goes for reboot and hangs on a black screen with the blinking...
    Also if I try to install XP (even Home) on a partitioned disk, the installation freezes just before the setup begins to copy files.
    Well I know this is very confusing but anyone has an idea of what the matter could be?

    Thanks in advance

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    Re: XP Installation problems

    Is the disc OK?
    Any USB devices plugged in?

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    Is the hard drive set as IDE or Sata in the Bios,
    if its sata then that could be the issue

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    The CD? well I install it from a USB stick. Here's how I do it:
    I copy the install content to hard disk with live linux
    make the partition bootable through dos
    run the winnt for installation

    And the hard drive is set to IDE...

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    Re: XP Installation problems

    Last time I tried to install come from USB I got bsod. That was on a dell 170l

    Is it worth trying a CD with it on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wu-than-klan View Post
    I install it from a USB stick.
    Try the CD or WinToFlash / WinSetupFromUSB.

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    OK

    I fixed it
    I tried several times to run the installation with smartdrv but never managed to succeed because of the himem.sys missing in the config.sys (line device=himem.sys). So I corrected it, ran smartdrv, and I could finally pass through the "setup please wait while copying files" screen.

    Voila
    Thanks for the replies

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    thanks,
    I totally agree with you about the fact that this kind of information is useful to all of us. So here's how I do it:
    make a USB CD-Live with Unetbootin and you'll want to have on it something like PuppyLinux or Slitaz (light Linux distributions) boot on USB
    Make all the format and partitioning using G-parted.
    then copy the i386 folder from the XP CD install to root hard disk (C:\), also copy the smartdrv.exe
    once done you'll need the HP usb disk storage and windows98boot.zip (just look for a tutorial to make the USB bootable for running under MSDOS)
    boot from the USB and once on the "C:\" prompt make a "sys d:" command
    turn off PC, plug the USB with the Linux live and copy himem.sys and config.sys (open this last file with notepad, clear all and add the following line "device=himem.sys").
    Restart PC, toggle USB, if all ok you should get to a "c:\" prompt and type "cd i386", then "winnt" and you're done.

    NB: I use two PCs, the one functioning make all the procedure easy, but you might find a tip in this.

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