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Unread 05-09-2007, 11:00 PM   #1
leepeach
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Install Freezes On Splash Screen`

Hi

I have been trying to install Windows XP Professional on my PC but it
freezes on the splash screen. I have tried it with a different hard
drive with the same result, ran Memtest86 which showed no errors and
the installation disc works fine on other PC's. The PC worked fine
until I tried to reinstall the operating system.

Can anyone please suggest any other procedures I can take to rectify
this problem?

224 RAM
Celeron D processor 2.4 GHZ

 
Unread 05-09-2007, 11:00 PM   #2
Rich Barry
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Re: Install Freezes On Splash Screen`

Have you partitioned and formatted the hard drive before using the
Install Disk?
"leepeach" <leepeche*************> wrote in message
news:1189030981.681473.82590@w3g2000hsg.googlegrou ps.com...
> Hi
>
> I have been trying to install Windows XP Professional on my PC but it
> freezes on the splash screen. I have tried it with a different hard
> drive with the same result, ran Memtest86 which showed no errors and
> the installation disc works fine on other PC's. The PC worked fine
> until I tried to reinstall the operating system.
>
> Can anyone please suggest any other procedures I can take to rectify
> this problem?
>
> 224 RAM
> Celeron D processor 2.4 GHZ
>



 
Unread 05-09-2007, 11:59 PM   #3
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leepeach wrote:

> The PC worked fine until I tried to reinstall the operating system.


Out of curiosity, why did you try to reinstall the OS in the first
place?


 
Unread 06-09-2007, 03:59 AM   #4
RajKohli
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RE: Install Freezes On Splash Screen`

1. Turn on your PC and goto BIOS CMOS Setup by pressing DEL or F2 [or the key
required by your BIOS manufacturer].
2. Load the BIOS default settings.
3. Set the first boot device to CD-ROM.
4. Also check the CPU temperature if your BIOS have Hardware Monitor option.
It shouldn't be more than 55º. In India, its summer time and in one month I
see this problem in 3 PCs where installation was hanging due to high CPU
temprature. Yesterday, I recorded the highest temprature of a CPU which was
115º. It was due to loose Heat Sinker and dust.

Hope this help, Let us know.

"leepeach" wrote:

> Hi
>
> I have been trying to install Windows XP Professional on my PC but it
> freezes on the splash screen. I have tried it with a different hard
> drive with the same result, ran Memtest86 which showed no errors and
> the installation disc works fine on other PC's. The PC worked fine
> until I tried to reinstall the operating system.
>
> Can anyone please suggest any other procedures I can take to rectify
> this problem?
>
> 224 RAM
> Celeron D processor 2.4 GHZ
>
>

 
Unread 06-09-2007, 09:59 AM   #5
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On 6 Sep, 00:05, "Daave" <dcwashNOS...@myrealboxXYZ.invalid> wrote:
> leepeach wrote:
> > The PC worked fine until I tried to reinstall the operating system.

>
> Out of curiosity, why did you try to reinstall the OS in the first
> place?


My machine was cluttered.

 
Unread 06-09-2007, 09:59 AM   #6
leepeach
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On 5 Sep, 23:54, "Rich Barry" <rba...@socal.rr.com> wrote:
> Have you partitioned and formatted the hard drive before using the
> Install Disk?"leepeach" <leepe...*************> wrote in message
>
> news:1189030981.681473.82590@w3g2000hsg.googlegrou ps.com...
>
>
>
> > Hi

>
> > I have been trying to install Windows XP Professional on my PC but it
> > freezes on the splash screen. I have tried it with a different hard
> > drive with the same result, ran Memtest86 which showed no errors and
> > the installation disc works fine on other PC's. The PC worked fine
> > until I tried to reinstall the operating system.

>
> > Can anyone please suggest any other procedures I can take to rectify
> > this problem?

>
> > 224 RAM
> > Celeron D processor 2.4 GHZ- Hide quoted text -

>
> - Show quoted text -


I used the install disc to format and partition the disk.

 
Unread 06-09-2007, 01:59 PM   #7
Daave
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Re: Install Freezes On Splash Screen`

Comments inline.

leepeach wrote:

> I have been trying to install Windows XP Professional on my PC but it
> freezes on the splash screen.


Sounds like you haven't installed it yet. If this is so, ask yourself if
this is something you really want to do. As you stated in another post,
your only reason for reinstalling the OS was too much clutter. It would
probably be much easier and quicker just to address the clutter.

What OS do you currently have on this PC? And out of curiosity, do you
have a license to run XP Pro on it.

In the event you do decide to reinstall, I recommend you see this page:

Clean Install Windows XP
http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/cleanxpinstall.html

Note that if a splash screen comes up, you need to press the Esc key.

224 MB RAM (probably 256 -- I assume the remainder if for onboard video)
is *just* enough to run XP if you're careful to watch memory usage. But
512 MB is really a much better amount to have. If your current OS is
Windows 2000 or older, you may be better off leaving it at that for that
reason alone (unless you want to purchase more RAM).

> 224 RAM
> Celeron D processor 2.4 GHZ



 
Unread 07-09-2007, 10:59 AM   #8
leepeach
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On 6 Sep, 14:40, "Daave" <dcwashNOS...@myrealboxXYZ.invalid> wrote:
> Comments inline.
>
> leepeach wrote:
> > I have been trying to install Windows XP Professional on my PC but it
> > freezes on the splash screen.

>
> Sounds like you haven't installed it yet. If this is so, ask yourself if
> this is something you really want to do. As you stated in another post,
> your only reason for reinstalling the OS was too much clutter. It would
> probably be much easier and quicker just to address the clutter.
>
> What OS do you currently have on this PC? And out of curiosity, do you
> have a license to run XP Pro on it.
>
> In the event you do decide to reinstall, I recommend you see this page:
>
> Clean Install Windows XPhttp://www.michaelstevenstech.com/cleanxpinstall.html
>
> Note that if a splash screen comes up, you need to press the Esc key.
>
> 224 MB RAM (probably 256 -- I assume the remainder if for onboard video)
> is *just* enough to run XP if you're careful to watch memory usage. But
> 512 MB is really a much better amount to have. If your current OS is
> Windows 2000 or older, you may be better off leaving it at that for that
> reason alone (unless you want to purchase more RAM).
>
>
>
> > 224 RAM
> > Celeron D processor 2.4 GHZ- Hide quoted text -

>
> - Show quoted text -


I did have Windows XP on this machine but it is half way through
installing so the hard drive is now formatted.
Yes I have a licence to run XP Pro on the machine.
Do you have any ideas as to what I can do to sort this?

 
Unread 07-09-2007, 02:59 PM   #9
Daave
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leepeach wrote:
> On 6 Sep, 14:40, "Daave" <dcwashNOS...@myrealboxXYZ.invalid> wrote:
>> Comments inline.
>>
>> leepeach wrote:
>>> I have been trying to install Windows XP Professional on my PC but
>>> it freezes on the splash screen.

>>
>> Sounds like you haven't installed it yet. If this is so, ask
>> yourself if this is something you really want to do. As you stated
>> in another post,
>> your only reason for reinstalling the OS was too much clutter. It
>> would probably be much easier and quicker just to address the
>> clutter.
>>
>> What OS do you currently have on this PC? And out of curiosity, do
>> you
>> have a license to run XP Pro on it.
>>
>> In the event you do decide to reinstall, I recommend you see this
>> page:
>>
>> Clean Install Windows
>> XPhttp://www.michaelstevenstech.com/cleanxpinstall.html
>>
>> Note that if a splash screen comes up, you need to press the Esc key.
>>
>> 224 MB RAM (probably 256 -- I assume the remainder if for onboard
>> video)
>> is *just* enough to run XP if you're careful to watch memory usage.
>> But 512 MB is really a much better amount to have. If your current
>> OS is
>> Windows 2000 or older, you may be better off leaving it at that for
>> that reason alone (unless you want to purchase more RAM).
>>
>>
>>
>>> 224 RAM
>>> Celeron D processor 2.4 GHZ- Hide quoted text -

>>
>> - Show quoted text -

>
> I did have Windows XP on this machine but it is half way through
> installing so the hard drive is now formatted.
> Yes I have a licence to run XP Pro on the machine.
> Do you have any ideas as to what I can do to sort this?


It's possible you're doing it incorrectly.

It's possible when the splash screen came up, you neglected to press the
Esc key. Again, using this guide:

"Clean Install Windows XP"
http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/cleanxpinstall.html

.... follow it to the letter. If you hit a snag, indicate which step it
is. And indicate the *exact* error.

And since you're doing a clean install, make sure you have all the
drivers handy!


 
 

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