Why won't Win XP Install on E-Mach PCs??
Posted on 2011-02-19
I have an a OS installation CD which I made using N-Lite. I usually, minimally, just have to insert The product Key, when asked, and all goes well. I usually use the COA from the case, and all goes well. If there is an issue installing the OS, i usually come to Expert's Exchange, and all usually goes well.
However, on one particular brand, I have always had problems doing as i described above. That brand is E-Machines. Especially troublesome, is the Drivers and the Customer Support.
To test the CD, I tried it on 2 other brands (Dell & HP) and one generic PCs, with success. So I think the CD is OK. I know that this could be caused by a trillion different issues, but hopefully I have ruled out the CD being broken. I have also tried 3 different HDD's with varying degrees of succes. Actually, 2 of them made the PC act like it did not like the Win XP CDs. So I also tried 3,4 different XP installation CDs as well, unsuccessfully. I was thinking of nusing a brand new Hard drive, but somehow, I am afraid it will get ruined or broken. This OS installation is like when I 1st started doing this stuff. i have no clue what I am doing what is going on
I got as far as 100% formatting one of the HDDs, then came a BlueScreen, instead of installing the Windows files. Also, BTW, The OS I am working with is Win XP Pro SP3. My repair work involves mostly XP, for many, many reasons, mainly the clientele. I can fix Vista and Win 7 with you Experts' help, but XP is my forte. Altho I still consider myself a beginner.
Anyways, THE QUESTION IS:
Can anyone guide me on the correct path towards installing a Win XP Pro, SP3 Operating System on an Emachines T3862 desktop?? Is it softwre issue or hardware? I will concern myself with the drivers later on, but I must get this OS installed first.