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Cant install XP onto new computer


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Hello

I recently bought a new computer (without any OS) and im trying to install XP
However, every time i boot from disc it stops, then restarts

ill run through the steps before it restarts:
Bios comes up
Press a button to continue
Press key to boot from disc
Blue screen comes up (white strip at bottom - F6 to install SCSI or raid drivers and all this other windows stuff after that)
Restarts


Today i got a new AOC 2217v monitor
the old one was a big 7yr old CRT monitor
Last time i tried (about 3 months ago) with the CRT monitor it would sometimes get past the above stage

the furthest it usually got was here:
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at which point the screen would glitch or freeze and i'd have to restart
i also occasionally would get a "out of scan range" message on the monitor

The hardware i have now is:
Motherboard
Evga nforce 680i "122-ck-nf68"

CPU
Intel core 2 duo E8400

Graphics card
Gigabyte 9500GT GV-N95TOC-512H

RAM
Corsair 2x1GB

Hard Drive
200GB western digital SATA 2

PSU
cooler master 550w

Optical Drive
Liteon DVD burner

Monitor
AOC 2217v DVI

Other
Keyboard/mouse... and a couple of old IDE Hard drives


Any help will be greatly appreciated

many thanks

Edited by gorjlokkh, 09 January 2009 - 04:41 AM.

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I just changed the monitor input from DVI to D-SUB

and the instead of restarting the setup just sits there at the "setup is starting windows" bit

Edited by gorjlokkh, 08 January 2009 - 05:50 PM.

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I tapped the "F5" key while this was displayed in the setup
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and this thing came up about "hardware configuration"

the default is "other" and i changed it to "standard PC with C-step i486″

and then it proceeded all the way to the partion space stuff and i went to format the drive and it crashed

RAAAAAAGH frustration!!!!

Edited by gorjlokkh, 09 January 2009 - 04:42 AM.

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now its not getting to the partion select.....
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Where did the computer come from?
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Full custom.......

Edited by gorjlokkh, 09 January 2009 - 04:38 AM.

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i just tried it again (after it being off all day) and it got up to the NTFS format of the partitioned space - and at 20%, crash
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Full custom.......

With two words explanations, we can reach next Christmas, before we'll obtain full info about your computer :)
Custom build? By you, or someone else? If someone else, get your money back, or ask them to fix it.
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Full custom.......

With two words explanations, we can reach next Christmas, before we'll obtain full info about your computer :)

yes... custom build, sorry about that

assembled by me (but all the hardware is compatible and i've checked it all with computer technicians)

i put together and installed xp many computers before and they have worked perfectly
xp installation is pretty straight foward, but i dont know what to do if theres a hickup

maybe i shouldnt have put this in the hardware section


Thanks for the interest in my problem so far.....
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In this case, I'm not sure what to tell you, because to diagnose self-built computer problem is like looking foe needle in a hay stack - too many variables.
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True


i was thinking to myself i'd probably have to take it to a computer store and get it looked at



Oh well thanks for the help
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You're welcome :)
I wish, I was of more help.
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