Tecra A3x hangs at "Setup starts windows" during the XP installation

Hi again
I posted another thread on this laptop. This question was cured by adjusting the correct CPU.

So, now everything seems fine. Everything seems to work except very well.
During the installation of XP, the drivers all will charge them and then we get the text 'Setup starts windows' the lower left of the screen.
It does not further, just sitting there.

I googled this problem and read many old threads on the subject, I went to the Microsoft website too.
So far I tried (on the basis of these old threads)

Different installation discs
Different memory
Disable (in bios) that anything not reqd such as Lan
Reset the default bios settings
You press F5 when invited to press F6 for scsi drivers. From there, I tried different setting options.

The current bios is 1.30, I understand there is a update available for 1.4 but it is a basic installation Win rather than back may be done without THAT installed XP.

Suggestions for what the problem maybe?


What version of Win XP you try? Win XP contains the SP3?
Please include to the Win XP SP3 using a tool called nLite and then try to reinstall Win XP.

AFAIK the Tecra A3x support a common IDE HDD so no driver RAID or SATA is necessary.

You can also check the HDD of the Tecra.
Use the tool called Drive Fitness Test to test the HARD drive

Good luck

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