I'm new to the forum. I'm from Buffalo, NY, and am a mechanical engineer.
I've got a problem.
As my dad says, 'You dont know enough to be an expert, you only know enough to be dangerous.' So I was hoping you guys could help me out.
I've built a couple computer systems before, and have reasonable experience installing and maintaining them, so I'm not a complete newbie, but I definately could use some help.
I pieced together this system from newegg...
AMD Athlon 64 X2 4600+ Windsor 2.4GHz Socket AM2 processor
Asus M2N-SLI Motherboard
eVGA GeForce7950GT Graphics card
2X WINTEC AMPO 512MB 240pin DDR2 800
I already have a 300GB sata drive and two 40GB WD IDE drives, as well as a 430 watt thermaltake power supply.
I also put together my own water cooling system, which seems to be working fine.
So, here's the problem.
When I went to format my 40GB drive #1 to be my windows drive, everything went fine, I installed XP Pro, no problem. It restarted, did it's little 39 minute install/initialization/setup thing, and restarted again, as expected. After that, it booted from the hard drive properly, and the Windows logo came up with the little scroll bar underneath... and froze.
I tried it a few times, no dice.
So I reformatted the drive and reinstalled windows again, same thing. Freezes when it gets to the load screen.
I even tried installing windows media center from a different cd obviously, and the same thing happened.
I tried booting it in safe mode, and it does boot up successfully. Everything seems to work as it should in safe mode, but when I boot in normal mode, it freezes.
In safe mode, if i go to properties from my computer, it recognizes that I have 1GB of ram, 2.4ghz processor and all that.
I also tried removing one of the ram sticks at a time, but the same thing happens no matter what.
If anyone has any suggestions, I'd be more than appreciative.
Thanks in advance!!!
Edited by daesharacor, 29 December 2006 - 11:31 AM.