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PC Operating System Problems

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by sniper128, Jul 6, 2007.

  1. sniper128

    sniper128 Guest

    Hey guys, I recently picked up a old PC from a friend that he screwed up and he didn't know how to fix. He ended up getting a new one, so he gave me his old one. It's still fairly decent, and I want to fix it.

    The other day I tried to reformat it, but I found a few problems along the way. When I tried to put in Windows XP, it would start the set up and formatting and everything would be fine, but once it started to copy in the system files and what not the whole thing would shut down. About half way thought the screen would turn black and the computer would just stop operating.

    I tried putting in Windows ME and it worked fine, but I don't like ME. I tested all the hardware and all of them all seem to work. I put in a new HDD and some new RAM.

    Any ideas on how to fix it?

    -Thanks
     
  2. sammorris

    sammorris Senior member

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    Will it work with XP? That's what I suggest. I don't know why it doesn't work with 98...
     
  3. ddp

    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    sam, it was xp he is having the problem with not win98.

    sniper, what is the make & model# of the computer or motherboard?
     
  4. abuzar1

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    Was this happening before or after you put in the new hardware?
     
  5. sammorris

    sammorris Senior member

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    Beg your pardon didn't read the post properly.
    Component check is in order I think.
     
  6. bunny_c

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    The copy of windowx xp could possibly be where your problem is at.
    Try installing A different copy of XP.
     
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    when it won't load the files here after a couple of tries we use a new cdrom drive
    mostly it lets the files load
    the other way is to copy the files onto the hard drive and boot into dos (use the me disc) and run setup from there
     
  8. sammorris

    sammorris Senior member

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    It's worth a try. Was he a gamer? The optical drive might have been Starforced.
     
  9. sniper128

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    The model of the motherboard is a Asus P4PE. In the beginning it worked fine until my operations system crashed. I reformatted and then I couldn't put windows XP back on. Then I tried changing out some of the parts. Put in some new RAM, a new HDD, a new disk drive, I even borrowed my friends copy of XP and tried to put it on, but pretty much, I got all the same results.

    Pretty much once is finishes formating the drive, It will go into the windows XP operations system setup thing. It will load, then about half way though it shuts down...

    Any other ideas?

    -Thanks
     
  10. bunny_c

    bunny_c Guest

    Sniper128,just out of curiosity,are you french?

     
  11. abuzar1

    abuzar1 Active member

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    Oui monsieur, sniper parle francais.
     
  12. bunny_c

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    I guessed this because of the way he formed some of his phrases.

    Moi aussi je parle francais.J'habite en France depuis 4 ans mais je viens d'angleterre et d'amerique.
     
  13. sniper128

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    Nah, I'm Chinese, but I have trouble with grammar sometimes, lol...
     
  14. sammorris

    sammorris Senior member

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    Actually your grammar in this thread has been excellent, it just lacked punctuation. Reading it through properly and your posts are fine.
     
  15. sniper128

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    That's good. I never liked lit that much...never did to good in that class. lol.
     
  16. sammorris

    sammorris Senior member

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    Nor me, aren't you thinking of English Language? Literature's where you study books, I didn't get on with that!
     
  17. sniper128

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    Well at sunset high school it's called "advanced lit\comp 10" but yea it think later on it is called English. Really i don't like books. Physics it hella tight.
     
  18. abuzar1

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    Je parle francais aussi. J'habite aux Etats-Unis depuis sept ans. Mon oncle m'a enseigne comment parler francais. You will notice that my French isnt that great lol.
     
  19. sniper128

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    I don't know french. lol...so do you guys know anyway i can fix my computer?
     
  20. sammorris

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    it's a tricky one, and unless you happen to have spare components to try, I'm not sure I know how to solve it, sorry.
     

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