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    Default XP won't install

    Have EP45-ud3p. flashed F8, VelociRaptor 150, 2x2Gb Corsair ram
    XP will not install.
    Goes thru driver read and never gets to partition/format drive.
    Install aborts. Sad.

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    Default Re: XP won't install

    Did you load and save the optimum defaults after flashing?
    Why did you change the bios btw ,was there a problem before that with xp not loading.
    Is everything recognised properly in the bios?
    Current Systems:

    Asrock p67 Extreme6.............. Gigabyte EP-45 UD3 ...................... Gigabyte 73 PVM S2
    Intel i5 2500k 4.8ghz................ Intel Q8400 3.8ghz......................... Intel D820 2.8ghz
    Zalman 10x cooler.................... Coolermaster V8............................ HP cooler
    8GB Gskill ripjaw ddr3.............. 4GB Gskill PI ddr2.......................... 4GB samsung ddr2
    60GB ssd/500GB HDD .............. WD 1TB hdd.................................... Seagate 160GB hdd
    GTX 460 1GB x2 SLI ................. Msi 9600GT 512MB(died) ........... Onboard gx
    Win7 64 ,750w psu(ocz)............ Win7 64 ,520w psu,seasonic...... Win XP pro ,400w psu

    HEC 6A34 case . ....................... Jeantec R2 case............................ Packard Bell case

    hoping to upgrade to http://www.thinkgeek.com/stuff/41/habicase.shtml
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    Default Re: XP won't install

    Everything recognizing in the bios.
    No, I just updated to F8 bios before trying to install XP; did I blow it?
    Saved "optimum settings" (F7) after you suggested and save them. Didn't help. Have CD as primary boot to get it to read Windows CD.
    Windows reads all setup files, says it's starting,
    then shows the "a problem as been detected" screen and halts.

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    Default Re: XP won't install

    perhaps your xp disc is scratched or your dvd/cd drive laser is dying. try another dvdrom/cdrw/dvdrw to see if it will read your xp disc correctly.

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    Default Re: XP won't install

    Thank you H-Geek.
    Found a link that says it's a driver issue with the original xp. The optical dive is a brand new LG.
    There is a program that can write necessary drivers to xp on your hard drive and then create an image file. This way I have a brand new install cd also.

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    Default Re: XP won't install

    Well the problem was the original XP is not compatable with PCIe slots;
    ie, your video card.
    XP SP2 is.
    I has to slipstreem SP2 into my original XP disk to create a bootable disk.
    A freeware program called nLite does a great job doing this.
    geekgirls has a nice tutorial here,

    Slipstreaming Windows XP Service Packs

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