pavilion 8260



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pavilion 8260

Postby Pete » Mon, 01 Dec 2003 02:08:59 GMT

I was running win2k with little trouble on a Pavilion 8260.  Recently, I
thought I'd try a clean install of XP.  When I power up, the system does a
memory check which I can't disable.  After that completes, the system
appears to be idle (no drive activity) for another 30 seconds or so after
which, the hard drive finally kicks in and XP boots up.  Also, yesterday, at
bootup I got an error instructing me to backup my data because a "hard drive
failure is predicted".   Am I asking too much of this system to run XP?

20g Quantum Fireball hard drive
256mb ram
266mhz PII
on board video and sound.


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Re: pavilion 8260

Postby 3putt » Mon, 01 Dec 2003 03:03:34 GMT

A 266mhz system will not perform well with XP.  Did you check the minimum
system requirements for XP?  I think not.
And I would suspect that your onboard video in less than the minimum as


Re: pavilion 8260

Postby craigm » Tue, 02 Dec 2003 02:17:46 GMT


Sounds like the system is timing out on a IDE device. Make sure all your
jumpers for IDE devices are correct.

(It may be waiting for a second drive that isn't there.)

Re: pavilion 8260

Postby Pete » Wed, 03 Dec 2003 12:39:55 GMT

Thanks, I'll check it out.


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