I have just put together a new PC (Q6600 G0, 8800 GTS, P5K Premium WI-FI AP, 2G Crucial Balistix 1066).
Everything was going so well. Hardware was in my Antec P180 case and all wired up. I started the beast up and selected my cd drive to boot XP up. Everything at this point goes ok, windows loads, I select a Hard drive, create a partition, format it and then the basic windows files trasfer over etc, then once that is done the PC restarts and begins and POSTs etc.
Here comes the nasty part. At the point at which the Windows GUI install should start the PC just restarts and starts POST again, restarts, etc. Over and over and over.
Rather anoying. I had a old version of the BIOS on the mobo so my first thought was to flsh that, which I did, but to no avail. I tried using a different hard drive, no luck there. I confirmed that the drive was being detected in the BIOS, which it was. I checked all the cabling and the SATA ports were suited for booting etc, no problem there.
I have a feeling that this might be a SATA issue, having looked up issues with the MB, but I havn't seen anyone else with the same simptoms. What would you guys think??
Thanks in advance.