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    Dear friends,

    Please help me I m not able to reinstal XP on my desktop,freezes up at "setup is starting windows"
    desktop was working fine 2days back but yesterday it was giving black screen with cursor blinking.i removed ram and replaced it but it was still same.then thought to repair windows but as i m getting into troubleshooting getting across different problems below i m mentiong all things that i followed friends pls help

    Options i tried
    (1)i replaced ram but still same problem,
    (2)I disconected IDE cable from CD & IDE it gives me error no bootable device found,when i connect HDD & CD IDE but still same ...tried bot keeping HDD as master and CD rom as Slave also vice versa
    (3) to check whether it is HDD error or not i removed HDD also setup proceeds after "setup is ...." message,booted system from cd and started setup but i found setup freezing at same point

    System configuration
    120GB HDD
    1GB Ram DDR2
    P4 processor
    915motherboard with 1IDE port,2SATA ,2DDR1 and 1DDR2,2usb,vga,sound port,lan port.

    Please help ....

    thanx for help in advance

  • #2
    Re: setup is starting windows and system freezes

    Have you performed any diagnostics of your motherboard? Have you checked the CPU temperature?

    Run Memtest86+ to identify any possible problems with the memory or memory controller.
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    • #3
      Re: setup is starting windows and system freezes

      I did that RAM is fine but still same problem

      Originally posted by gforceindustries View Post
      Have you performed any diagnostics of your motherboard? Have you checked the CPU temperature?

      Run Memtest86+ to identify any possible problems with the memory or memory controller.

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      • #4
        Re: setup is starting windows and system freezes

        Do you have a bootable CD that has any hard drive diagnostic software on it. Have a look to see what the brand of the HDD is as the manufacturers have diagnostic tools you can download and check your drive with.

        Seagate Tools - http://www.seagate.com/www/en-us/sup...loads/seatools

        Western Digital - http://support.wdc.com/product/download.asp?lang=en

        Samsung - http://www.samsung.com/global/busine...ort_HUTIL.html

        Fujitsu - http://www.fujitsu.com/us/services/c...utilities.html

        Maxtor, use the Seagate tools
        1 1 was a racehorse.
        2 2 was 1 2.
        1 1 1 1 race 1 day,
        2 2 1 1 2

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        • #5
          Re: setup is starting windows and system freezes

          Do you get a blue screen error #? That would help pinpoint the issue.
          Usually when the setup freezes at "Starting Windows" it can mean that setup doesn't recognize your controller. What type of HDD do you have in this machine?

          *EDIT*
          Upon re-reading your post it sounds like you have an IDE HDD. the above post to check HDD integrity should be the next step.

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