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Hi everyone,

I am trying to fix a pc for a friend. He has a HP Pavillion with a SATA HD (1) and SATA Lightscribe DVD Writer (2).

System is set to Boot from DVD first then HD.

The HD is the Primary Master and the DVD is the Primary Slave.

Installation of XP Pro begins but at first reboot the installation process starts all over again rather than picking up from where it left off.

Just to make sure I have taken the HD out an formatted (NTFS) it in my own machine to make sure it is empty. I can write and save to the HD while it is in my PC without any problems.

Does any one know what is going on and have some solutions?

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  • [QUOTE]Installation of XP Pro begins but at first reboot the installation process starts all over again rather than picking up from where it left off.[/QUOTE] I now recall having a similar instance of this. Try this; At the first reboot as the screen goes blank, remove the CD from the … Read More

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    Hi everyone, Sorry to disappoint you but I am back. I have had very little time to respond as was busy trying endless combinations of solutions, including resetting the MB etc. But in the end I got the blasted thing to install. This is how: I disconnected the DVD Drive … Read More

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    jbennet 1,618   8 Years Ago

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Hi,
Ensure that you do not touch his PC during the reboot!!!
Not sure if it will help but remove the motherboard battery for a few minutes and replace, set BIOS and try again.
If you are still having problems, try installing windows on his HD in your PC with no other drive in yours. Then replace it in his and see if it will boot.

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I'll give it a try. Thanks for the suggestion Bob

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You cannot install on your machine then put the disk in his machine if both computers are different like AMD and Intel. You get BSOD.

You need to set HDD as Primary Master and CD/DVD as Secondary Master, then in bios set boot CD as first selection.

Edited by Jupiter 2: typos, sorry.

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It wont boot on that machine. XP doesnt like SATA, especially SATA optical drives. Try slipstreaming his chipset drivers into the cd image using Nlite, then it *should* work. Alternatively, you may have some success by changing it to IDE Emulation mode in the BIOS.

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It wont boot on that machine. XP doesnt like SATA, especially SATA optical drives. Try slipstreaming his chipset drivers into the cd image using Nlite, then it *should* work. Alternatively, you may have some success by changing it to IDE Emulation mode in the BIOS.

You can also put the SATA drivers on floppy and during XP installation at the "F6 Prompt, Load Additional Drivers" put the floppy in.

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You cannot install on your machine then put the disk in his machine if both computers are different like AMD and Intel. You get BSOD.

You need to set HDD as Primary Master and CD/DVD as Secondary Master, then in bios set boot CD as first selection.

Hi,
I have heard this story so many times and I have done so many times what you and others claim to be impossible. I have put a drive from another totally different machine in a PC and booted. As it sets up, it finds all the different devices and loads them, just like plug and pray (play).
True, I have not done it with every different type of machine, but I have done it with many and I have never had a rejection.
Even if it comes up with some message that it will not work it may then be able to load Windows in his machine.
I have an internet cafe with 20 running PCs and I have several different types of PC due to break downs and replacements. I do not know what is not allowed to work so I just swap hard drives when I need to and I have not had one play up.

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It doesnt work if they have different HALs. Swapping between machines which support APM and those that dont, or between SMP machines and non-smp machines, for example. If they use compatible HALs then it should be fine.

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Bob_180_Bob - As I say, you cannot load from an AMD to put in a Pentium but you can use AMD to AMD or Pentium to Pentium. As long as both machines are compatible CPU you can do this task.

Intel Celeron does have its its own issues that might also give you problems between AMD and Pentium.

Edited by Jupiter 2: Is it my typo?

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Installation of XP Pro begins but at first reboot the installation process starts all over again rather than picking up from where it left off.

I now recall having a similar instance of this.
Try this; At the first reboot as the screen goes blank, remove the CD from the DVD drive and let it continue to reboot, it should pick up where it left off and at some point will ask you to insert the CD to continue the installation.

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Caperjack - I think it doesn't really matter if they don't respond. We might get some new solutions about this type of problem. Maybe someone looking for a solution might come across this thread.

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OP, hasn't been back in 3 days ,the odds are high that they will never return!!lol

Yeah, you're probably right, didn't bother to look at the time frame.
Oh well!

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Caperjack - I think it doesn't really matter if they don't respond. We might get some new solutions about this type of problem. Maybe someone looking for a solution might come across this thread.

cant say i don't dissagree ,so many post on daniweb about winxp install problems ,also i lot ,and i mean a lot ,of post here that the original OP never returns ,just a number of us bantering back and forth

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Caperjack - just a number of us bantering back and forth

So, what else is there to do? (hehehe)

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Hi everyone,

Sorry to disappoint you but I am back. I have had very little time to respond as was busy trying endless combinations of solutions, including resetting the MB etc. But in the end I got the blasted thing to install. This is how:

I disconnected the DVD Drive and the SATA HDD. I got an IDE CD Drive and an IDE HDD (try as I might I couldn't get them to be read as Primary Master and Slave).

However, configured the IDE HDD as the Secondary Master and the CD Drive as the Secondary Slave. Put in the XP disc and voila! The most interesting aspect though is it only worked worked when the HDD was in the middle connector and not the end, so I ended up with the CD drive on the end....So not only did I need to use an IDE drive but also it had to be in this config....sometimes you got to throw logic out the door.

Once XP was installed I reconnected the SATA DVD and HD Drives and they work fine as well. Now I have ended up with the IDE HDD as my C:\ and the SATA is D:\. I got no problems with this as I don't really care what drive is called what.

I know this does not explain how it installed but I think there is a lot to be said about IDE. So thanks for all the suggestions but maybe my experience will help others.

Edited by Zeki: n/a

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Hi everyone,
Sorry to disappoint you but I am back.

nice to see you back ,and that you got it sorted out ,I/we sometimes forget its us/me the helpers that has no life and the person looking for help,lol
good luck

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Zeki - Thanks for the update. I suppose this thread is now closed. I'd make a few other suggestions but you seem happy with the result.

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