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herenow3

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New computer install of Windows Xp troubles
« on: August 18, 2007, 03:44:42 PM »
Hello every one I shure do need some help here.I just built a new computer and am trying to install windows XP-----it only goes as far as to see my hard drive and just stops, no beeps no screen nothing. I tried a few things in bios but all the same. I once got it to go as far as to format the hard drive---and when it started to load the files----it stopped.
ASUS P5N-E SLI BOARD
Pentium 4 3.20Ghz 800MHz
1 g of ram
evga card pci-express
120 g hard drive
OEM virsion Xp sp2---from tiger direct



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    Re: New computer install of Windows Xp troubles
    « Reply #1 on: August 18, 2007, 04:02:13 PM »
    What do you mean by 'stopped'?

    What hardware is visible in the BIOS? What did you try in the BIOS? Did you change anything prior to trying to install windows XP?

    Have you tried setting it back to default or fail-safe to diagnose the problem?

    and, obviously, double-check and recheck all connections. You didn't mention your power supply wattage / manufacturer either, that may be of concern as well.
    System specs:
    Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 (up to 3.3 stock V and air)
    ASUS Striker Extreme
    XFX 8600GT XXX Edition
    2x 1gB Corsair XMS2 DDR2-800
    Seagate Barracuda 320gB SATA
    Raidmax Ninja 918 (520W ATXV2.0 PSU)
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    Re: New computer install of Windows Xp troubles
    « Reply #2 on: August 18, 2007, 04:07:49 PM »
    Use the utility's CD that shipped with the HDD to partition/format it and be ready for the OS install...make sure to make the partition active.
       
     
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    Re: New computer install of Windows Xp troubles
    « Reply #3 on: August 18, 2007, 04:10:13 PM »
    Power supply is new 550 w
    I put the bios back to default
    I changed some things like
    Changed pci---to pci-express
    Bios see's all that is in the tower---ram----hard drive---
    It just shuts down----Like you pulled the cord-----all connectors are good-----it will run in bios forever-------Cpu temp is only 60deg--cell

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    Re: New computer install of Windows Xp troubles
    « Reply #4 on: August 18, 2007, 04:12:50 PM »
    Will the hard drive cd work with no O.S. installed?
    This is mt first windows install---I have done alot of linux ones   But never a Windows
    Thank you all

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    Re: New computer install of Windows Xp troubles
    « Reply #5 on: August 18, 2007, 04:31:13 PM »
    Tried the hard drive cd----did every thing right on-----tells me to pu in my o.s. disc----I do--gets to where I have to agree to user agrement-----and just shuts down-----no screen---no beeps----nothing

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      Re: New computer install of Windows Xp troubles
      « Reply #6 on: August 18, 2007, 04:41:02 PM »
      The '-' key is not a substitute for space ' '.

      Now, I'd suspect the hard drive, possibly PSU? or RAM. Have you run RAM tests? www.memtest.org

      60°C is an alright temperature, though in the BIOS thats probably a bit high, once you start running thats going to shoot up when it starts doing something like read / write operations? Have you installed the CPU correctly?

      You could try installing linux I don't know? You may have a faulty disc but I don't know why it would crash like this.
      System specs:
      Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 (up to 3.3 stock V and air)
      ASUS Striker Extreme
      XFX 8600GT XXX Edition
      2x 1gB Corsair XMS2 DDR2-800
      Seagate Barracuda 320gB SATA
      Raidmax Ninja 918 (520W ATXV2.0 PSU)
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      Re: New computer install of Windows Xp troubles
      « Reply #7 on: August 18, 2007, 05:20:15 PM »
      Tryied 2 new hard drives, but the ram in different slots, I got it to go as far as to format the drive and that took about 45 mins.And after that it started to down load files. I could see the disc drive was busy, but after about 2mins, It just shut down again.
      I use linux now love it. But I need to run some windows usb stuf that linux cant handle.

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        Re: New computer install of Windows Xp troubles
        « Reply #8 on: August 18, 2007, 05:27:15 PM »
        Did you run memtest though. What about checking CPU?

        It could be the motherboard, I assume you still have a warranty.
        System specs:
        Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 (up to 3.3 stock V and air)
        ASUS Striker Extreme
        XFX 8600GT XXX Edition
        2x 1gB Corsair XMS2 DDR2-800
        Seagate Barracuda 320gB SATA
        Raidmax Ninja 918 (520W ATXV2.0 PSU)
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          Re: New computer install of Windows Xp troubles
          « Reply #9 on: August 18, 2007, 05:29:48 PM »
          I'd be concerned about the 60C while sitting in bios too.
          Fans, heatsink, thermal paste, cpu voltage?
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          Have you installed the CPU correctly?

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          Re: New computer install of Windows Xp troubles
          « Reply #10 on: August 18, 2007, 05:31:46 PM »
          Found one thing, the cpu fan was not fully seated. First time I used this style>
          Temp down to42 c now

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            Re: New computer install of Windows Xp troubles
            « Reply #11 on: August 18, 2007, 05:33:46 PM »
            YAY I was right I was right! :P Yes LGA775 is a bit different, easier but if you're not used to it you mightn't get it on correctly.

            And did that fix any problems?
            System specs:
            Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 (up to 3.3 stock V and air)
            ASUS Striker Extreme
            XFX 8600GT XXX Edition
            2x 1gB Corsair XMS2 DDR2-800
            Seagate Barracuda 320gB SATA
            Raidmax Ninja 918 (520W ATXV2.0 PSU)
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            Re: New computer install of Windows Xp troubles
            « Reply #12 on: August 18, 2007, 05:44:43 PM »
            Thank you all. It was the cpu temp. Reinstalled the cpu and the fan. I got the temp down to 42 c. I was afraid with this socket that I might break the board by pushing down on those locks. It is loading nice now.
            Bless you all, job WELL DONE
            TOM

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              Re: New computer install of Windows Xp troubles
              « Reply #13 on: August 18, 2007, 05:48:26 PM »
              ;D Yay I solved something!

              Yea you have to press down pretty hard to get the heatsink on. For once it wasn't Microsofts fault!?

              If the motherboard stands are screwed on right you won't break the board easily.
              System specs:
              Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 (up to 3.3 stock V and air)
              ASUS Striker Extreme
              XFX 8600GT XXX Edition
              2x 1gB Corsair XMS2 DDR2-800
              Seagate Barracuda 320gB SATA
              Raidmax Ninja 918 (520W ATXV2.0 PSU)
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