Device causing conflict and preventing installation of WinXP
Posted on 2005-04-11
I'm working on a customer's computer and I can't seem to find the cause of the problem.
I'm reformatting their HD and reinstalling windows after getting a blue screen and not being able to log into Windows. (Not sure if it was caused by SP2 or something).
When I attempt to reinstall WinXP Pro, the installation freezes when it says "Installing Devices, 34 minutes left". It doesn't actually freeze but it just stops advancing.
I tried another HD, same thing.... Tried replacing the memory, same thing....the only device that is not built-in to the Mobo is the modem, which I removed and still got the same thing......I finally came to the conclusion that it was either the motherboard (or one of its built-in components), or the processor. My guess was that it was the Mobo, because the installation wouldn't even have gotten to that point if it was the processor. My customer ordered another motherboard, and after installing it, I still get the same error. Any idea what this might be?
Thanks a lot,