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I am building a new computer for my girl friend for Christmass and am having trouble installing Windows XP.

Mobo: WinFast 761GXK8MB

Processor: 3700+ 939 Socket AMD 64 - ADA3700BNBOX

RAM: 184-PIN DIMM DDR PC3200 Crucial Balistix


I'm using the onboard video and sound.


After putting all of the components together and hooking everything up, I booted from the XP CD and allowed it to partition the drive. After it does so it prompts the restart, after restarting it goes throught the POST and then I hit a black screen where the windows setup screens should show. Leaving it sit at this screen for a prolonged period of time does not advance anything. I am able to boot up and get into BIOS and have tried many different settings. Any help would be much appreciated.
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I don't know if this is the way to go. I had a Athlon 2600 computer i built that just would not install XP no matter what i tried. My fix for it was to install a floppy drive, make a set of 6 floppy disks from the Microsoft program, and use the floppy install method which worked.

When i made the 6 floppy disk set the 3rd floppy was bad and the install failed. I then made a second set of floppy disks from the same exe file and this set was good and windows XP home was installed on the computer.

http://support.micro...b;en-us;Q310994

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That didn't work, it got just as far as it did with the disc and then gave me the black screen, thanks for trying. I'm contacting Newegg.com to see if they might think it's the mobo and see if i can return it.
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Yeah...Winfast? The motherboard is the single most important part of your machine, it holds everything else together. That's not the place to try to save a few bucks by going with a low end manufacturer.
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Got it working! :whistling: It turned out to be a motherboard problem that I should have thought of to begin with. The bios was not the most recent version so updating that worked perfectly. I got the "WinFast" motherboard because it was tagged as a Foxconn mobo which is a brand that I normally trust, turns out they're one in the same. Thanks all for the help.
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