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xp sp2 freezes at "setup is starting windows"


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oneref

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OK Hi all, I have changed motherboards loading up xp home sp 2 (oem) and it freezes at the "setup is loading windows" screen. (Blue with "windows setup" at the top and "setup is loading windows" at the bottom. I have tried different hardrives with same result. I'm sure it's something very simple and not seeing it. Appreciate any help.

xp home sp2 oem
amd 1800+
Asus a7s8x-mx
256 2100
kb mse and monitor

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Kurt_Aust

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Bad RAM perhaps? Test it with a boot disk from http://www.memtest.org
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XP and win2k don't like new motherboards. Too much new hardware to recognize. What you can do is try to run a repair using the installation CD, you have to set up to boot from the CD-ROM.
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Bad RAM perhaps? That was one of my problems the other was a bad cpu getting to hot and the motherboard shut it down after a few minutes. Wiped it clean and got MB/cpu combo and some different ram. Ha the only thing not new was the HDD and CD-rom. Thanks for the input.
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Hi,

Yes bad ram definatly will cause this so take Kurt's advice and run memtest from a boot floppy.

What psu do you have?

Did you clear the cmos and load bios defaults?

Rick
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Yeah it was both. Cpu was running at 147f/64C (in that area) which froze the asus motherboard. Then after getting a new cpu/fan I got errors dropping dll files when copying files. Got the ram too. A little spike will do a lot of damage. Thanks for all your help people.

Blessings :tazz:
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your welcome, glad you got it fixed
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your welcome, glad you got it fixed
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