Hi I have downloaded the 10.1 Official Edition of Mandrake and when I boot on CD 1 it starts as expected. I can choose help or install. When I select install the screen goes blank, then black and then the computer restarts and I am back where I started with choosing to install or help. The install seems to cause the computer to reboot instead of installing.

I am using a Compaq 1210ND - Details below: I have installed Mandrake 9.1 on the same computer using the installation CDs with no problem and it has worked fine. I have also re-downloaded the 10.1 CD images from another source and tried those and the same result occurs (reboots) so I don't think it is the CDs. When I browse the contents the CDs look fine.

Any ideas? , tried searching for similar problems in different forums but to no avail.

My system details are:

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Computer : PS/2 model AT (ID=FCh / Subm=02h / Vers=116)
BIOS date / name : 04/12/05 (C) 2002, Phoenix Technologies, LTD
: Award Flash Bios
DOS version : 5.50 Rev=0 OEM=FFh (Windows_NT)
: Virtual 8086 mode
Windows version : Windows NT
ACPI : Version=2.0 OEM=HP-CPC
Plug and Play BIOS : Version=1.0
PCI BIOS : Yes
----------------------+--------------------------------------------------------
Windows path : C:\WINDOWS\
Product : Windows XP Home Edition
Version : 5.0
Localization : Dansk
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DOS config : Files=40 Fcbs=4,0 Stacks=9,128
: Dos in HMA Last Drive=J: Break=off Verify=off
Environment : 1104 Bytes Used=870 Bytes
Country code : 45 Date=DMY Time=24h
Code page : Active=850 Default=437
System start : Cold-boot Boot-drive=C:
----------------------+--------------------------------------------------------
APIC : Enabled ID=00h
CPU type : Intel Celeron D (Prescott)
CPUID Name : Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 2.93GHz
CPUID : Family=0Fh Model=03h Stepping=04h BrandID=00h
Extended ID : Family=00h Model=00h
Feature flags (EDX) : 10111111 11101011 11111011 11111111
(ECX) : 00000000 00000000 01000100 00011101
Math Coprocessor : Integrated
Extra Instructions : MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3
Clock speed : 2295.3 MHz
Level 1 Cache : 12 kuOPs
: 16 kB
Level 2 Cache : 256 kB
----------------------+--------------------------------------------------------
Main memory (DOS) : 640 kB (A0000h) Used=78 kB Free=562 kB
Main memory (PSP) : 640 kB (9FFF0h)
Program load address : 13840h
Total memory : 512 MB

DPMI : version=0.90 (32 bit)

LIM-EMS : version=4.0 Page frame=D0000h (EMM)
Memory : 4096 kB Used=0 kB Free=4096 kB

XMS driver : XMS-version=2.00 HIMEM-version=2.77
(1024kB..1088kB) HMA : 64 kB Used=25 kB Free=39 kB A20=Enabled
(>1088kB) EMB : 15215 kB Free=15215 kB (Largest free block=15215 kB)
----------------------+--------------------------------------------------------
VESA VBE/DDC : Present (DDC2B)
VESA VBE/PM : Version=1.0 (State=On)
Supported states : Standby, Suspend, Off

Display adapter : VGA in mode 03h

VESA version : 3.0 OEM=NVIDIA
VESA Software version : 4.52 OEM=NVIDIA Corporation
VESA Product version : Chip Rev OEM=NV34 Board - p162-1nz
VESA modes : 0100, 0101, 0102, 0103, 0104, 0105, 0106, 0107, 0108
: 0109, 010A, 010B, 010C, 010E, 010F, 0111, 0112, 0114
: 0115, 0117, 0118, 011A, 011B, 0130, 0131, 0132, 0133
: 0134, 0135, 0136, 013D, 013E, 0145, 0146, 0147, 0148
: 0152

Monitor (PS/2 info) : VGA Color display
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Logical drive(s) : 8 named C: to J:

Floppy disk drive(s) : 1

Drive(s) : C: NTFS
: D: FAT32
: F: NTFS

----------------------+--------------------------------------------------------
MSCDEX : version=2.21
CD-ROM : E: Device=MSCDEX00
----------------------+--------------------------------------------------------
Parallel ports : 1) Lpt1=03BCh
: 2) Lpt2=0378h
: 3) Lpt3=0278h
Serial ports : 1) Com1=03F8h
: 2) Com2=02F8h
: 3) Com3=03E8h
: 4) Com4=02E8h
Mouse : 2 buttons Dr-Vers=08.00 (.COM/.EXE)
Keyboard : BIOS=101/102 key Keyboard=101/102 key
: 8042 controller=yes Intercept=yes INT16/9=no
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Bus type : ISA / PCI
CMOS clock / memory : yes / 128 Bytes
Equipment list INT 11 : (LLxGRRRx FFVVMMCF) 11001000 00100010
Sys. config. INT15/C0 : FCh 02h 74h dICKwbmx 00h 00h 00h 8Ah
----------------------+--------------------------------------------------------
61 kB BIOS at C0000h : (C) 1996-2003 NVIDIA Corp.

Device drivers
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Address Strat Inter Attr T Device Addr Name Size
========= ===== ===== ==== = ======== ====== ======== ============
00A7:0048 :0DC6 :0DCC 8004 C NUL
02F1:0000 :0041 :004C A000 C XMSXXXX0 02F0:0 HIMEM 1248 Bytes
02E5:0000 :0016 :008A 8000 C EMMXXXX0 02E4:0 EMM 176 Bytes
0070:0024 :01EC :01F7 8013 C CON
0070:0036 :01EC :0218 8000 C AUX
0070:0048 :01EC :01FC A8C0 C PRN
0070:005A :01EC :0230 8008 C CLOCK$
0070:006C :01EC :0218 8000 C COM1
0070:007E :01EC :0203 A8C0 C LPT1
0070:0090 :01EC :020A A8C0 C LPT2
0070:00A2 :01EC :0211 A8C0 C LPT3
0070:00B4 :01EC :021E 8000 C COM2
0070:00C6 :01EC :0224 8000 C COM3
0070:00D8 :01EC :022A 8000 C COM4


Environment
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COMSPEC = C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\COMMAND.COM
ALLUSERSPROFILE = C:\DOCUME~1\ALLUSE~1
APPDATA = C:\DOCUME~1\COMPAQ~1\APPLIC~1
COMMONPROGRAMFILES = C:\PROGRA~1\FLLESF~1
COMPUTERNAME = NSA
FP_NO_HOST_CHECK = NO
HOMEDRIVE = C:
HOMEPATH = \Documents and Settings\Compaq_Ejer
LOGONSERVER = \\NSA
NUMBER_OF_PROCESSORS = 1
OS = Windows_NT
PATH = C:\WINDOWS\system32;C:\WINDOWS;C:\WINDOWS\System32 \W
bem;c:\Python22;"C:\Programmer\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\M
ailFrontier"
PATHEXT = .COM;.EXE;.BAT;.CMD;.VBS;.VBE;.JS;.JSE;.WSF;.WSH
PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE = x86
PROCESSOR_IDENTIFIER = x86 Family 15 Model 3 Stepping 4, GenuineIntel
PROCESSOR_LEVEL = 15
PROCESSOR_REVISION = 0304
PROGRAMFILES = C:\PROGRA~1
PROMPT = $P$G
SESSIONNAME = Console
SYSTEMDRIVE = C:
SYSTEMROOT = C:\WINDOWS
TEMP = C:\WINDOWS\TEMP
TMP = C:\WINDOWS\TEMP
TVDUMPFLAGS = 10
USERDOMAIN = NSA
BLASTER = A220 I5 D1 P330 T3

C:\DOCUME~1\COMPAQ~1\SKRIVE~1\SA53S.COM

Memory Control Blocks
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Address T Own Name Size Type
=============== = ==== ======== ============ ==========
0214:0 - 074F:0 M 0008 SD 21408 Bytes

0215:0 - 02E4:0 Q 0216 3296 Bytes Program
02E4:0 - 02F0:0 D 02E5 EMM 176 Bytes EMMXXXX0
02F0:0 - 033F:0 D 02F1 HIMEM 1248 Bytes XMSXXXX0
033F:0 - 064F:0 Q 0340 12528 Bytes Program
064F:0 - 0699:0 F 0650 1168 Bytes FILES=40
0699:0 - 06A3:0 X 069A 144 Bytes FCBS=4,0
06A3:0 - 06D1:0 L 06A4 720 Bytes LASTDRIVE=J:
06D1:0 - 074F:0 S 06D2 2000 Bytes STACKS=9,128

074F:0 - 07FB:0 M 0750 COMMAND 2736 Bytes Program
07FB:0 - 0803:0 M 0000 -free- 112 Bytes
0803:0 - 0849:0 M 0750 COMMAND 1104 Bytes Environment
0849:0 - 0881:0 M 0000 -free- 880 Bytes
0881:0 - 089F:0 M 0882 MSCDEXNT 464 Bytes Program
089F:0 - 0947:0 M 08A0 REDIR 2672 Bytes Program
0947:0 - 11C2:0 M 0948 DOSX 34720 Bytes Program
11C2:0 - 11CB:0 M 0948 DOSX 128 Bytes Data
11CB:0 - 1205:0 M 1384 SA53S 912 Bytes Environment
1205:0 - 1383:0 M 1206 KB16 6096 Bytes Program
1383:0 - 9FFF:0 Z 1384 SA53S 575408 Bytes Program

CMOS memory
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DOS Time : 13:53:42 DOS Date : 16/05/2005 Monday

(04 02 00) Time : 13:53:42 (07 08 32 09 06) Date : 16/05/2005 Monday
(05 03 01) Alarm : 00:00:00

(10) (0000 ....) Type of diskette drive 0 : No drive
(.... 0000) Type of diskette drive 1 : No drive

(14) (00.. ....) Number of diskette drives : 1
(..00 ....) Primary display : EGA / VGA
(.... 00..) Reserved
(.... ..1.) Coprocessor : Yes
(.... ...0) Diskette drive installed : No

(16 15) Main memory : 640 kB (12) (x.) fixed disk type 0 : 0
(18 17) Expansion memory : 19456 kB (.x) fixed disk type 1 : 0
(31 30) Actual Exp. mem. : 19456 kB (19) fixed disk type 0 : 20
(1A) fixed disk type 1 : 0
(0A) Status A : 1010 0110 (0010 0110) ?
(0B) Status B : 0000 0010 (0000 0010) ok
(0C) Status C : 0000 0000 (010x 0000) ?
(0D) Status D : 1000 0000 Power ok (0F) Shutdown Status : 0000 0000
(0E) POST : 0000 1000 (33) Information flag : 1000 0000

(2E 2F) Checksum 10h-2Dh : 0204h ? (D401h)

Bytes from the CMOS RAM
=======================
00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 0A 0B 0C 0D 0E 0F
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
00 | 42 00 53 00 13 00 02 16 05 05 A6 02 00 80 08 00
10 | 00 F0 00 00 02 80 02 00 4C 14 00 00 00 00 00 00
20 | 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 02 04
30 | 00 4C 20 80 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
40 | 42 00 53 00 13 00 02 16 05 05 A6 02 40 80 08 00
50 | 00 F0 00 00 02 80 02 00 4C 14 00 00 00 00 00 00
60 | 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 02 04
70 | 00 4C 20 80 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00

PCI + PCMCIA + Plug & Play + APM + ESCD
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Plug and Play BIOS : version=1.0 (@@@0000)



Plug and Play nodes not tested


APM Devices:
===========
@@@0000 : DeviceID = 0000h
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

DMI
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DMI : Size=1185 bytes Address=000F0000h version=2.4

============== BIOS =============================
Vendor : %oenix Technologies, LTD
Version : 3.25
BIOS : Start-address=E000h Size=512 kb Date=04/12/2005
Supported : ISA \ PCI \ PnP \ APM \ Flash BIOS \ Shadowing \ CD boot
: Boot select \ Rom in socket \ EDD \ 360 kB floppy
: 1.2MB floppy \ 720kB floppy \ 2.88MB floppy
: Print screen Int5 \ 8042 Int9 \ Int14 \ Int17
: Int10 CGA/Mono \ ACPI \ USB legacy \ AGP \ LS-120 boot
: ATAPI ZIP boot
: BIOS Boot Specifications
: Network service boot
Not Supported : MCA \ EISA \ PC Card \ VL-VESA \ ESCD \ PC Card boot
: NEC9800 floppy \ Toshiba floppy \ NEC PC-98 \ I2O boot
: 1394 boot \ Smart Battery

============== System ============================
Manufacturer : Compaq Presario 061
Name : PN155AA-B1V SR1210ND EL440
Version : 0qq0411RE101NEON200
Serial Number : CZB4400FEN
UUID : 06:1?;91>?8263;3
Wake-up Type : Power Switch

============== Base Board =========================
Manufacturer : MICRO-STAR INTERNATIONAL CO., LTD
Product : Gamila/Giovani/Neon series
Version : 030
Serial Number : 4A10731138

============== System Enclosure =====================
Manufacturer :
Version :
Type : Desktop
Serial Number :
Asset Tag :
State : Bootup=Unknown Power Supply=Unknown
: Thermal=Unknown Security=Unknown

============== Processor ==========================
Manufacturer : Intel
Version : Intel Celeron(R)
Type : Central processor Family=Pentium II Voltage=0.0 V
ID : 0F34h Feature flags=BFEBFBFFh
Clock : Current=2933 MHz Maximum=2400 MHz? External=133 MHz
Socket : Socket 478 Upgade=ZIF Socket
CPU : Socket=Populated Status=Enabled
Cache Present : L1, L2
Part Number :
Asset Tag :
Serial Number :

============== Memory controller ====================
Modules : Max size=1024 MB Number of slots=2 Voltage=5 Volt
Type(s) : Other
Speed(s) : Other
Error Detection : 8-bit Parity
Correction : None
Interleave : Current=1 Way Interleave Supported=1 Way Interleave

============== Memory Module ======================
Socket : A0 Type=Other speed=Unknown
Size : Installed=256 MB Enabled=256 MB RAS=0&15

Socket : A1 Type=Other speed=Unknown
Size : Installed=256 MB Enabled=256 MB RAS=2&15

============== Cache ============================
Cache : Internal Cache
: Level 1 Internal Enabled Mode=Write Back
Error Corr. : Unknown (02h)
Size : Installed=32 KB Maximum=32 KB
Current Type : Synchronous
Supported Type : Synchronous

Cache : External Cache
: Level 2 External Enabled Mode=Write Back
Error Corr. : Unknown (02h)
Size : Installed=256 KB Maximum=256 KB
Current Type : Synchronous
Supported Type : Synchronous

============== Port Connectors ===================
Internal : PRIMARY IDE On Board IDE Other
External : none

Internal : SECONDARY IDE On Board IDE Other
External : none

Internal : FDD On Board Floppy 8251 FIFO Comp.
External : none

Internal : COM1 9 Pin Dual Inline 16450 Comp.
External : DB-9 pin male

Internal : LPT1 DB25 pin female ECP/EPP
External : DB25 pin female

Internal : Keyboard PS/2 Keyboard
External : PS/2

Internal : PS/2 Mouse PS/2 Mouse
External : PS/2

Internal : none USB
External : USB Other

Internal : none USB
External : USB Other

Internal : none USB
External : USB Other

Internal : none USB
External : USB Other

Internal : none USB
External : USB Other

Internal : none USB
External : USB Other

Internal : none Video
External : VIDEO DB-15 pin female

Internal : none Audio
External : AUDIO none

Internal : none Network
External : ETHERNET RJ-45

============== System Slots ========================
Slot : PCI0
: Short PCI 32 bit Available
Characteristics : 5.0 Volt \ PCI PME#

Slot : PCI1
: Short PCI 32 bit Available
Characteristics : 5.0 Volt \ PCI PME#

Slot : PCI2
: Short PCI 32 bit Available
Characteristics : 5.0 Volt \ PCI PME#

============== On Board Devices =====================
Video : AC97 Audio Codec Enabled
Ethernet : Realtek RTL8101L Enabled
Sound : Intel 845G Enabled

============== System Slots =====================
Slot : AGP
: Short AGP 32 bit In Use
Characteristics : 5.0 Volt

============== BIOS language =======================
Language(s) : 3
Current : n|US|iso8859-1
Available : r|CA|iso8859-1 \ n|US|iso8859-1

============== Physical Memory Array ==================
Location : System board Use=System memory
Max. capacity : 2048 MB Error correction=None
Device(s) : 2

============== Memory Device ===================
Locator : Device=A0 Bank=Bank0/1
Type : DIMM SDRAM (Synchronous) speed=Unknown
Installed : 256 MB Total width=64 bit Data width=64 bit
Manufacturer : None
Serial Number : None

Locator : Device=A1 Bank=Bank2/3
Type : DIMM SDRAM (Synchronous) speed=Unknown
Installed : 256 MB Total width=64 bit Data width=64 bit
Manufacturer : None
Serial Number : None

============== Memory Array Mapped Address ===========
Address : 00000000h - 0007FFFFh Partition width=1 Handle=0020h

============== Memory Device Mappd Address ==========
Address : 00000000h - 0003FFFFh Handle=0021h
Position : Partition row=1 Interleave=None Data Depth=None

Address : 00040000h - 0007FFFFh Handle=0022h
Position : Partition row=1 Interleave=None Data Depth=None

============== System Boot Information ==============
Status : No errors