I am trying to build a P4, 1gb ram, etc etc with either xp or 2000 (I now don't care which) HDD's are new, as are the IDE cables, motherboard and RAM
I can format the HDD's as FAT, and install windows 98 with no difficulty. I can load other software on top of that and it runs fine.
As soon as I try to install 2000/xp it crashes. It is fine copying the files over, and fine immediately after that. It gets to the "please wait checking your PC's hardware", flashes black and re-boots. I get the dual boot option and it will correctly go into 98 if I ask it to, but gets stuck in a loop otherwise.
I have built loads of PC's using the same discs, and of similar spec. In fact I am co-building one of almost identical spec and it has no trouble at all.
any one have any idea what the problem might be?