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Windows XP Pro Install Freezes At "Inspecting Hardware"
I checked the BIOS previously and it does not have a place to choose auto select/manual for my HD. Boot from setup disk and make format and installation of the WXP on 1st partition3. September 4, 2009 at 9:43 PM Sean said... This will put youinto a command prompt... Source
Strangely the setup did not proceed beyond the message "Setup is inspecting your hardware configuration" screen. Spend the next four hours downloading and installing updates and security patches.3. I hope that I will recover in the next couiple of weeks. why not try these out
I replaced my SATA cable and it had no effect. Thanks for your help so far. We followed some advice found from that search, and tried a Knoppix Boot-from-CD, but it wasn't recognized either. Before doing anything reset the BIOS by unplugging the power cord and taking the battery out for 10 minutes.
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- It has run the diagnostics and determined the disk is ok.
This content is not read or approved by my current or former employer, before it is posted, and does not necessarily represent their positions, strategies, or opinions. ThemeWelcome · log in · join Show navigation Hide navigation HomeReviewsHowChartsLatestSpeed TestRun TestRun PingHistoryPreferencesResultsRun StreamsServersCountryToolsIntroFAQLine QualitySmoke PingTweak TestLine MonitorMonitor GroupsMy IP isWhoisCalculatorTool PointsNewsNews tip?ForumsAll ForumsHot TopicsGalleryInfoHardwareAll FAQsSite FAQDSL FAQCable TechAboutcontactabout uscommunityISP I appreciate your help. http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/275988-45-setup-inspecting-computer-hardware For dual booting XP and Fedora try this: 1.
Thanks, ~Asteri Asteri, Jul 1, 2007 #1 Jack Hackett Joined: Nov 19, 2006 Messages: 1,938 Does the laptop have a floppy drive? Several functions may not work. Then, when I tried to boot from XP Setup CD (to install a new, fresh OS), it hung after the very same message (see above). A little research showed that this is apparently a known problem in systems with complex partitions, or Linux bootloaders.
Both drives are bootable and working well. http://oracleappstechnology.blogspot.com/2008/01/xp-setup-hangs-on-setup-is-inspecting.html Thanks again! Register now to gain access to all of our features, it's FREE and only takes one minute. The first disc we tried wasn't recognized by the system, so we tried an extra Windows XP Pro disc (the first disc was recognized in other machines).
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Definitely NOT a waste of time. What I did is unplug the power from the hard driveand then boot from cd. I have not figured out a way to make Nortel VPN work on Fedora yet. have a peek here Others have suggested the MBR might be the culprit.
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Then a brief message tells me that "setup is inspecting your computer hardware configuration." After that the screen remains black and nothing else happens except the CD stops running. I guess it hangs while it's reading MBR (with two partitions: 1. 25GB and 2. 295GB) and gets confused with the second big partition (why it need it at all at It suggested that if we remove the existing partitions on the disk, the XP setup would proceed smoothly. This is the exact problem I am having (expect with fedora core 6).
Short URL to this thread: https://techguy.org/590467 Log in with Facebook Log in with Twitter Log in with Google Your name or email address: Do you already have an account? The is my first foray into the Linux world - interesting.I had already removed the battery but not for 10 minutes. I'll give that a try as well. Check This Out Just something to check. 0 #13 RVC Posted 14 January 2011 - 05:55 AM RVC Member Topic Starter Member 27 posts The SkepticThank you for the heads up on Puppy Linux.
Arris SB8200 Activation Issues (Cisco CMTS) [ComcastXFINITY] by RedTechie2273. Then run DiskPart.exe. It makes a big partition (second, big one), which it can't recognize by itself later, next time you try to boot it. Thanks for the info.
I am having severe eye problems and cannot post. Install fresh copy of the MS Winblows of choice.2. I didnt care too much about breaking it so I tried the unplug HD and it worked like a charm.... 0 Advertisements #11 The Skeptic Posted 13 January 2011 - 11:54 Much easier with DOS, especially for someone like me who cut their teeth on it.