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windows freezes even before installation


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superszajner

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:tazz: ummm, yeah, i recently built a PC out of parts i ordered :)
these are my specs

160 GB Western Digital HD
AMD athalon 64 4000+ processor
1 GB PC3200 RAM
EVGA 7800 GT 256 mb Graphics card
650 watt PSU
ASRock Socket 939 dual SATA mobo

well, it starts up, and shows me that it is working, however, when i put in my windows CD, it loads all the files, and then it displays
"Setup is loading Windows"
and it just stops there. The computer stops making noise (the CD drive is reading the CD and is noisy),the busy light on my cd drive stops flickering, and i can take the windows CD out of the drive without interupting the loading process. I have let my computer sit at this stage from 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. today before discovering that i can take the CD out.

Help as soon as possible would be nice.

thanks!

P.S. tell me if you need more specs, and i will probably be checking this daily
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gerryf

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model of the drive?

that motherboard has 2 pata ports, 2 sata1 ports and 1 sata2 port--which are you plugged into
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It's an IDE hard drive and I am trying to install Windows XP service pack 1.
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