Windows XP home edition hangs when installing on Travelmate 520



Eric
07-10-2005, 02:15 AM
I have an acer travelmate 520. I am trying to upgrade the windows 98 second
edition to windows xp home edition. I run the advisor and nothing comes up as
a problem I have updated the bios as told by Acer. The install process goes
perfectly until the computer restarts. When the computer restarts I get two
options continue with windows xp setup or cancel the setup. I choose
continue the setup. I get the screen with a white bar stating starting
windows then I get the splash screen. After that the screen turns black for
about 5 minutes and then I get a blue error screen with the following error
0x4000008a. I have researched this and it say that this problem was corrected
sp1 but how do I install sp1 when I don't even have xp installed yet.

Shenan Stanley
07-10-2005, 02:15 AM
Eric wrote:
> I have an acer travelmate 520. I am trying to upgrade the windows 98
> second edition to windows xp home edition. I run the advisor and
> nothing comes up as a problem I have updated the bios as told by
> Acer. The install process goes perfectly until the computer restarts.
> When the computer restarts I get two options continue with windows xp
> setup or cancel the setup. I choose continue the setup. I get the
> screen with a white bar stating starting windows then I get the
> splash screen. After that the screen turns black for about 5 minutes
> and then I get a blue error screen with the following error
> 0x4000008a. I have researched this and it say that this problem was
> corrected sp1 but how do I install sp1 when I don't even have xp
> installed yet.

You need to slipstream/integrate SP2 into your installation media - creating
a new CD with Windows XP SP2 ready to install...

Do a google search for "AutoStreamer" and grab that.

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Shenan Stanley
MS-MVP
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Windows XP home edition hangs when installing on Travelmate 520