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13thWhiteboy

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hey gents/ladies
Ive just bought a whole new computer system, and am having a hard time getting it to work properly. It comprises of a MSI K8N SLI motherboard with a AMD Athlon 64x2 processor, and a MSI NX700GT-VT2D series video card. The memory is from Kingston Tech. which is supported by the hardware. Now you may not be able to help much but any information you could give me would be appreciated. So, I guess Ill start by sayin, "When it comes to computers Im lost in space"! I really have no clue when it comes to comps, so I guess you could say Im learning the ropes. If you could please keep the technical talk down to a "caveman" lingo, it would also be appreciated. I had a friend who has built several computers, including his own, asemble all the computer parts. I followed along using the handbook provided with the motherboard. Using Microsfts' Windows XP as the operating system we got the computer up and running. We then installed all the devices that were supplied with the motherborad(Drivers and Utilities CD) This is where the problems began to occur. Now anytime I boot the computer and everythings more or less running, the computer begins to "Act a fool". I get different error messages, progams encoutering problems and needing to close, software and hardware that just dosnt want to work. Ex: "checking memories' sanity... does not seem sane", I took a picture of that one... thought it was funny, you know, my computers crazy. Anyway, another example would be Windows being a threat to itself and shutting itself down... also funny. My Keyboard works fine one sec, and the next the computer dosnt recgonize its there. Not finding shortcuts, progams not opening, not finding programs, and the coputer just freezing up in general. These are large portion of the problems that Ive been encoutering. What the heck am I doing wrong!? Is there some sorta method to all this madness, or is it just sometimes it works, and sometimes it dosn't. Anyway Im tierd of "Nuking and Paving"... trying different ways of installing all the software. Im at the point where I just want to strap a big rocket to it and blow it to the moon. Thanx in advance for any and all of your advise

ROB
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one more thing... can I start from scratch again? without booting from the CD, with clean harddrive, and a bone stock BIOS. Basicaly start at square one, see Im not sure if I can take the comp apart once its put together... like I said "Lost in Space" :whistling:
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It might be a good idea to try to just do a complete reinstall of windows if that is possible or even try a windows repair if you can just borrow a copy of an xp disc to do the repair
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windows xp has been reinstalled 5 times with unique errors on every occasion. lastest news is the bios is up to date and memory scan turned up fine. virus scans are fine, spybot scans are fine, hard drive scans are fine. but the computer is still evil. another thing, going by the manufacturers specs, the ram is placed completely wrong, but only works the way it is currently installed, and will not work at all if installed properly. the ram is ddr400 btw.

Edited by 13thWhiteboy, 19 January 2007 - 08:52 PM.

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