Recently I got for free a ASUS a7v400 socket a motherboard and a Sempron 2300 CPU. This is an upgrade from my old P3 so I decided to make it my primary PC. I also have a 120gig seagate harddrive and a 6600gt video card. I know i should upgrade motherboard and CPU but i can't afford to and I can run any games that i want to play so i am happy with this.
First I installed windows XP pro and everything worked. then i started getting all kinds of CRC errors. I thought maybe i had a virus and needed a format anyway so i thought I would reinstall windows. During the windows install i kept getting errors on copying files. I first tried changing IDE cables. Then i switched cd drives then harddrives. Nothing worked. I tried the same cd dvd drive and harddrive in my p3 and windows installed fine. So i thought maybe the motherboard IDE could be the problem so i switched motherboards No luck can't get windows to install. i put the old motherboard back and now the PC won't even work. It boots but i get no video. tried 6600 and onboard neither work. It is late and I am tired so maybe i am missing something simple and just don't realize.
Thanks in advance for any help.