XP's setup will halt and not allow XP to install to a new computer. The specs:
Biostar M7VIG 400
preinstalled AMD Duron Mobile 800
vDATA 512meg 333 mhz
ROSEWILL DVD Writer DL
Sometimes the system halts after the drivers are copied to the HD, before the progress bar appears. Or the system halts during during XP's setup coping system files. When I get the setup this far, the progress bar it would stop at 56-47% every time I try to install.
I tried XP home and pro disks and they both halt at the same spot!
I then tried another brand of 512meg 333 ram. After swaping ram, setup now halts at 16% every time I try to install.
I installed the bios update from biostar's website. I have the same results.
When the system restarts I see it says 266 mhz Memory Clock Speed. Is that the speed of the RAM? If so that is an error, it should be 333.
Also is it possible there is a hardware conflict of the DVD drive?
All hardware and software being used here is new from newegg recently. So it's not the software, and I know it's not the ram. So it it the MB or processor? I can't take off the processor off to swap on another because I want to send it back to newegg for a working replacment if necessary!
ALSO I did put an old harddrive into the system with 98 on it, I tried to start it like 3 times with that, I always saw the logo come up but then I would get a halted system with an hour glass. Once though it started briefly and was taking a look at the "new hardware" before halting again
Ok well that's what I got and have done so far on this project. I am darn frustrated with this situation, I am pretty sure I am gonna send it back for replacement tommorow, I just need to know am I missing anything I would hate to send it back and then be in this same situation in a few days again.