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2 years ago#1
I'm trying to install Windows XP on an old PC (which already had XP installed and working) but something is not right.

After I boot from the CD, it goes to that blue screen where it just loads a bunch of stuff (a grey bar at the bottom displays what's being loaded) and then instead of going to the screen that let's you install it (or repair the previous installation), it just goes to a back screen with a cursor blinking on the top-left corner and it stays there forever.

Here's a video to better explain what I mean:

http://youtu.be/PPCcpvmyTMY?t=2m55s

The bit at 3:09 when it goes to the installation screen, in my case it just goes black with the cursor blinking. Anyone knows what the problem is?
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2 years ago#2
um doesn't XP support end in 2014
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2 years ago#3
steveboblarry posted...
um doesn't XP support end in 2014


That just means you can't call Microsoft and ask for help. No one needs Microsoft's help.
2 years ago#4
Maybe your disc is damaged.
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2 years ago#5
Well, I just used another CD with a different (older) Windows XP build and it worked
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2 years ago#6
brotrrwinner posted...
Well, I just used another CD with a different (older) Windows XP build and it worked


Must have been a corrupted installation disc. Yes, it can happen
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