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can't install XP or Vista on GA-73VM-S2

can't install XP or Vista on GA-73VM-S2
« on: December 19, 2011, 09:43:55 am »
When I install XP, it reboots about a minute after entering the CD key, and goes back to an earlier stage of the install.
If I try Vista, I get stopcode 5C HAL INITIALIZATION FAILED.
So this might suggest a hardware malfunction. But I could install Win 2000 on it without drama. Although not so useful:
only 16-colour display, and SATA DVD no workee.
Also a live Linux CD goes without problems. Was able to run various benchmarks (CPU, memory, disk).

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Re: can't install XP or Vista on GA-73VM-S2
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2011, 10:02:51 am »
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