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Hi, I'm trying to install XP Pro on an older model computer I resurrected at work. I am able to boot from the CD, follow through with the whole preparation process, and I think I am partitioning correctly, but when I get to the end and it says that I have to restart to continue, I hit <enter> to restart, and it goes to a screen saying "Restarting windows" at the bottom. It then just stays there until I get angry an hour later and restart it myself. Then, after, I don't boot from the CD, and it just goes to a blank, black screen. Is there a common problem that could explain this? Is there a step I am missing? Anything would be appreciated.

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What are the specs on this "older computer"? Do we even know if it meets the minimum requirements for XP?

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Make sure it has ram! I know this sounds stupid, but I actually managed get as far as you have on a laptop with no ram.

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Make sure it has ram! I know this sounds stupid, but I actually managed get as far as you have on a laptop with no ram.

Um...

The computer won't boot if it doesn't have RAM. Are you sure the laptop you were working with didn't have some non-user serviceable RAM, like under the keyboard?

I've never had a computer get that far without RAM, and I've literally worked on or diagnosed hundreds of systems.

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