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Problems installing Win XP

I've got a problem with the installation of Win XP. I formatted my PC, and when I boot from the XP bootable CD, it begins gathering system info and asks me if I want to upgrade or install from scratch. Whichever I choose, it begins to work, reboots, text mode appears and then my monitor goes blank and the green light changes to amber. That's it, and I can't do a thing about it. (I had ME and tried to upgrade, then formatted the HD and the same thing happened). What can I do?

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Your computer system does not meet the minimum requirements for Windows XP. You need to upgrade your hardware before installing Windows XP. You might be able to get away with updating the motherboard's BIOS, changing out the video card, and adding RAM. But if the CPU is too slow, you are just out of luck. Visit the Microsoft.com/windowsxp/ site to see a complete list of the minimum system requirements.

This was first published in June 2004

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