Xp install or setup won't run on Acer Travelmate 4670 (4672wlmi) - stops as blin

pvlier

Honorable
Sep 17, 2012
3
0
10,510
0
I've got a secondhand Acer Travelmate 4670WLMI with winxp installed. The installed winxp hung when booting so I figured I'd install a fresh copy. I tried booting up the winxp cd (xp pro sp3). It starts loading drivers (after the 'press f6 for add drivers) and after loading them it waits a few secs and then turns into a black screen with blinking cursor. Normally the screen 'welcome to windows xp setup' should show if I'm correct.

I tried searching for HD controller driver disk (txtsetup.oem) but it doesn't have any on the acer site.

When I try to boot the mini WINXP from the hiren bootcd I get the same result: black screen with blinking cursos.

I booted Hiren's bootdisk mini windows7 and that boots ok. So it seems hardware isn't defective. I've looked at device manager and it shows VEN_8086&DEV_27C4 as the deviceID. Searched google but still no txtsetup.oem download anywhere.

I removed the HD, changed memory, removes WLAN card.. but nothing... XP SP2 or XP SP3 doesn't make any difference...

As I don't have an ACER restore CD it renders the laptop useless (I don't have a win vista or win 7 license so I need XP). Anyone with the correct restoreCD (XP Pro dutch if possible?) or ideas how to fix this?
 

Skippy27

Distinguished
Nov 23, 2009
58
0
18,590
5
You shouldnt need to add any drivers for an XP load unless you have SCSI disk, which I highly doubt.

Using a vanilla XP load should work if you dont have any hardware issues so I am guessing you have hardware issues.
 
Thread starter Similar threads Forum Replies Date
G Laptop Tech Support 0
Parasonixomen Laptop Tech Support 2
C Laptop Tech Support 0
B Laptop Tech Support 0
anujsingapore Laptop Tech Support 2
1slavicc Laptop Tech Support 2
K Laptop Tech Support 1
Shehryar123.K Laptop Tech Support 1
Goutham A Nair Laptop Tech Support 0
TatsuakiChouda Laptop Tech Support 0
Bagman1972 Laptop Tech Support 0
Dodger X Laptop Tech Support 0
T Laptop Tech Support 1
N Laptop Tech Support 1
K Laptop Tech Support 3
C Laptop Tech Support 1
L Laptop Tech Support 4
M Laptop Tech Support 1
P Laptop Tech Support 1
O Laptop Tech Support 1
Similar threads
Discussion I've got HP G6 notebook ,spec says ram max 8GB but its got 16GB installed and showing
Question My HP is not recognizing its dedicated GPU, fans full on, omen gaming hub doesn't install drivers
Question Sony Vaio control center not installing on window 10
Question PCI Express x16 Bus record disappeared in the HWInfo64 bus section after installation of Lubuntu as dual boot
Question Dell display moves to secondary screen during intel graphics install
Question How can I use my mashita DVD-ram on my android tv installed on my PC
Question how to fix my laptop going when i press E & my keyboard driver not installing?
Question how do i fix video mem n/a in my pc.Bro at first i was using 32mb Dedicated video mem. Then after installing drivers as my Graphic. appropriate
Question Corrupting OS files when installed on 2nd hdd caddy
Question Is there even possibility to install 32-bit system on my laptop?
Question Acer Predator PH315-53-781R 2021 installs new Drive 0 ahead of OS?
Question AMD driver automatically installing
Question Aspire e5 stuck on windows install
Question installing other gpu's dirvers
Question Packard Bell stuck on Office 2010 install after system restore
I recently installed windows 10 . While installing I had a problem of setup restart again when the computer restarts .then aga
Help, wwan dell 5404 laptop mobile broadband setup/installation
Can't install windows 7, setup cannot configure
Xp install or setup won't run on Acer Travelmate 4670 (4672wlmi) - stops as blin
Setup only find C drives in my acer laptop during windows installation

ASK THE COMMUNITY