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PSU problem?


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Littlekill

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Anyways, i have an OCZ Powerstream PSU

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817711002

Also running an x1900 card
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814102003

And my mobo and CPU
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813136165
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819103529

Also an audigy 2 sound card which i dont have a link of.

But anyway, I have a weird problem where it seems right when its about to load the windows logo the computer just.. restarts. I cant put my finger on the problem but im assuming its the PSU either not having enough power or maybe i just wired something wrong. But i cant figure it out, anyone have any ideas i may be able to test out?

edit:
I just thought, what if i needed to have one of the two disks in a drive while starting it up for the first time? i think i may need to set up the bios, but..

the Floppy disk says:
SATA RAID Driver Disk(no idea what sata raid is)
ATI SB450
Silicon Image 3114
Rev.1.0

The CD says:
Chipset Drivers
Audio Drivers
Network Drivers
Tools

im assuming i run the CD once im actually in the OS

any of this lead up to anything?

Edited by Littlekill, 28 March 2006 - 02:26 PM.

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Hi

Were you able to actually complete the XP installation or is this problem occuring during the install? Or was XP already installed on the drive & you have simply upgraded the CPU & Motherboard etc but kept the original hard drive & haven't actually re-installed XP?
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The Hard Drive already has XP on it, its just it seems like it just cant make it to the XP Logo to launch windows, and i havnt tried reformatting it cause when i press F8 it just wants me to pick an OS to run. Hard Drive is about 2 years old, i upgraded everything but that and it has old data on there.

edit:
I'm about to test out the HD in this machine right now on my new one to see if its a hard drive failure, ill reply soon.
update:
nevermind HD failure, im reformatting now to see if it fixes any problems.

Problem Solved

I reformatted, adjusted some boot settings and.. tada, working machine.. thanks for your time Samm but i got this one all figured out.

Edited by Littlekill, 28 March 2006 - 04:57 PM.

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Glad to hear it. I was about to advise that you formatted the drive & performed a fresh install but you beat me to it!
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