Can't get Win XP installed

Discussion in 'Gateway' started by JE, Nov 5, 2004.

  1. JE

    JE Guest

    I have a Gateway 500S machine that I am trying to get the OS installed and
    it gets to the part where it is "Installing Devices" and it stops right
    there and the pc locks up. I have tried keyboard, mouse and a different
    hard drive and removed the DVD rom. Am I going in the right direction or is
    there something I might be missing?

    As always, help is appreciated.
    JE, Nov 5, 2004
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  2. You may want to make sure you've disconnected all USB devices - and if you
    have a sound card, try removing it before you attempt the installation
    Edward J. Neth, Nov 5, 2004
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  3. JE

    JE Guest

    Thanks Ed. I figured that cards ie: sound and graphics might be the best
    place to start.


    JE, Nov 6, 2004
  4. JE

    Jeff S. Guest

    Try cleaning the installation disc that you are using -- if the removal of
    hardware hasn't already fixed it...
    Jeff S., Nov 7, 2004
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