Installing windows xp professional were slowly

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Installing windows xp professional were slowly

Post by rpechler » Thu Nov 19, 2009 2:37 pm

Post by rpechler
Thu Nov 19, 2009 2:37 pm

Hi,

Do somebody else also have problems with installing windows xp professional on the Roboard?
I didn't succeed to install the OS even when I use SD card Class 4.
I used nlite to add the drivers and that works.

But after copying the installation files it seems to stop processing.
No error message shown.

How can I install Windows xp professional faster?
I can try Windows xp embedded but is this enough to run .NET programms?

Thanks, Reinier
Hi,

Do somebody else also have problems with installing windows xp professional on the Roboard?
I didn't succeed to install the OS even when I use SD card Class 4.
I used nlite to add the drivers and that works.

But after copying the installation files it seems to stop processing.
No error message shown.

How can I install Windows xp professional faster?
I can try Windows xp embedded but is this enough to run .NET programms?

Thanks, Reinier
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Post by PedroR » Mon Nov 23, 2009 12:39 pm

Post by PedroR
Mon Nov 23, 2009 12:39 pm

Hi Reinier

A few things to check:
1)
Make sure you are using OUR Robosavvy modified IDE drivers with nLite. This is FUNDAMENTAL for it to work.
If you use the IDE drivers from the ROboard website it will not work with nLite.
Another thing is installing with a copy of Windows XP that already has SP2 or SP3 inside (slipstreamed).
I am not sure if an RTM install of Windows XP will work as the initial release lacked support for many technologies.

2)
The installation is supposed to take some hours (4-6 hrs).
When you say it seems to stop, can you post a picture of what the screen shows when the installation is stopped?

3)
Are you sure the VGA cable you attached to the VGA card is not broken and that the monitor is not out of range in case you're using an LCD?
Many LCDs will go off if the signal is out of their expected range. You often need to press some button to "Auto adjust" to put them back in range.

4)
As I always mention, this is a 486 based board. All LOW power consumption x86 boards descend from this architecture as no other intel architecture is able to draw such little power. Extremely low power consumption is mandatory for mobile robotic applications which is the aim of this board.
This is achieved at the expense of using 486 architecture which means this not a superscalar processor (ie no advanced pipelining like you find in pentiums; no MMX and no SSE).

Having said this, the installation takes a lot of time but once it's completed it should work fine and the performance is good for a robotic/mobile app.
It's just the install routine that takes a long time. It will seem to halt/lock several times during the install (sometimes for over 30 minutes) but it always continues.
We obviously recommend against using Anti virus of third party firewalls as these add layers of overhead that slow down the board.

Pedro.
Hi Reinier

A few things to check:
1)
Make sure you are using OUR Robosavvy modified IDE drivers with nLite. This is FUNDAMENTAL for it to work.
If you use the IDE drivers from the ROboard website it will not work with nLite.
Another thing is installing with a copy of Windows XP that already has SP2 or SP3 inside (slipstreamed).
I am not sure if an RTM install of Windows XP will work as the initial release lacked support for many technologies.

2)
The installation is supposed to take some hours (4-6 hrs).
When you say it seems to stop, can you post a picture of what the screen shows when the installation is stopped?

3)
Are you sure the VGA cable you attached to the VGA card is not broken and that the monitor is not out of range in case you're using an LCD?
Many LCDs will go off if the signal is out of their expected range. You often need to press some button to "Auto adjust" to put them back in range.

4)
As I always mention, this is a 486 based board. All LOW power consumption x86 boards descend from this architecture as no other intel architecture is able to draw such little power. Extremely low power consumption is mandatory for mobile robotic applications which is the aim of this board.
This is achieved at the expense of using 486 architecture which means this not a superscalar processor (ie no advanced pipelining like you find in pentiums; no MMX and no SSE).

Having said this, the installation takes a lot of time but once it's completed it should work fine and the performance is good for a robotic/mobile app.
It's just the install routine that takes a long time. It will seem to halt/lock several times during the install (sometimes for over 30 minutes) but it always continues.
We obviously recommend against using Anti virus of third party firewalls as these add layers of overhead that slow down the board.

Pedro.
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install problems windows xp when format microsd with ntfs

Post by rpechler » Tue Nov 24, 2009 11:42 am

Post by rpechler
Tue Nov 24, 2009 11:42 am

Hi Pedro,

Thank you very much for your help en advice. I managed to install the complete installation of Windwos XP professional with service pack 2.
It took a long time but it works fine.

The problem I have was that when I format de microsd card with ntfs the installation give errors.
Every time I get a message that the ntldr was not present. I got no message to press any key to boot from cd...
So I format the microsd it with fat and the installation went smootly.

Do you know how I can make an installation in the same way as the file VDX_XPe_373MB. I have an official version of windows embedded standard 2009 and want to use this operating system for my projects.

Kind regards, Reinier
Hi Pedro,

Thank you very much for your help en advice. I managed to install the complete installation of Windwos XP professional with service pack 2.
It took a long time but it works fine.

The problem I have was that when I format de microsd card with ntfs the installation give errors.
Every time I get a message that the ntldr was not present. I got no message to press any key to boot from cd...
So I format the microsd it with fat and the installation went smootly.

Do you know how I can make an installation in the same way as the file VDX_XPe_373MB. I have an official version of windows embedded standard 2009 and want to use this operating system for my projects.

Kind regards, Reinier
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