How do in install an OS on my new PC?

Question

i have a recently put together a p4 3.2, and its all running but when i go to install windows me and or xp pro it comes up with all types of errors, it can get 50% to 99% done when messages pop up sayin unable to install...

they are different all the time which is why i think its the hard drive but i wanted the opinion of someone who knows what they are talking about.

any help would be appreciated.

Answer

This question was answered on January 26, 2005. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

I just built a P4 3.0 PC myself If you are installing XP you should have no problems In this case its possible there is a hard ware problem The first thing you should check are any expansion cards you might have installed video card etc Make sure they are seated properly by removing and re installing them Then check to see if your hard drive has enough disk space for the operating system.

From the Microsoft website:

Here's What You Need to Use Windows XP Professional

PC with 300 megahertz or higher processor clock speed recommended; 233 MHz minimum required (single or dual processor system); Intel Pentium/Celeron family, or AMD K6/Athlon/Duron family, or compatible processor recommended

128 megabytes (MB) of RAM or higher recommended (64 MB minimum supported; may limit performance and some features)

1.5 gigabytes (GB) of available hard disk space*

Super VGA (800 x 600) or higher-resolution video adapter and monitor

CD-ROM or DVD drive

Keyboard and Microsoft Mouse or compatible pointing device

So once you’re sure you have this entire running try the install again If that dues not work then you have to start questioning the integrity of the motherboard, ram, CPU, expansion cards, any one of these could have received a static shock and have gone out.

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Posted by Wilmer of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on January 26, 2005