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I got a new computer today from tiger and i tried to install xp on it. I got thruogh the partetion and then i started the format it got to one percent then and went to zero then the computer shutdown and wont turn back on . :tazz:

I am bummemd please help me out

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Hi FGM!

What are the spec's of your new computer and what is the wattage on the power supply you are using? Is everything new? Did you build it yourself? Are there any parts you used from an old machine, like DVD/CD drive, hard drive, etc..?

Post that information and I will be better able to help you.

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No every thing is brand new

the exact computer can be found
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I got another stick of ram identical to the first one and a new 120 gig hard drive which can be found here

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That is just a barebones system which contains no processor, hard drive, memory. You said you purchased a 120GB hd and a stick of ram, but what did you purchase for the processor?

And 300W is awfully small for a P4 board. Should be 400W minimum.

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o gez that is the wrong one umm...i have a p4 yes i think they took the one i have off i cant find it...NOw it si saying it cant find the hdd?
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Try disconnecting everything from the IDE channels except your hard drive, unpluggin the IDE cable and power plugs from your cd-rom drive(s). Make sure that the hard drive is jumpered correctly to be a MASTER and then turn your computer back on and go into the bios and see if the HD is listed.

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ok it is not what now?

and thanks for the help
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Try switching the IDE cable with the one that worked that allowed your CD-ROM drive to appear in the BIOS.

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nope
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Okay, lets try resetting the bios. Unplug the power cord from the back of the computer. Locate the CMOS battery (it's shiny stainless teel about the size of a nickel). Take it out. Leave it out for a good 5 minutes, hitting the power button every once in a while to make sure that everything is cleared. Then put the CMOS battery back in. Plug an IDE cable into the PRIMARY IDE channel and attach it to the hard drive in question as well. Then turn on the computer and go into the BIOS and see if the hard drive is there.

If it isn't listed after this then the hard drive is most likely defective and you will need to get it replaced.

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Alrght thanks fenor have a good one
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Did it detect your hard drive after doing what I suggested? Please post back on whether it worked or not so other people that have the same problem you are having, have a possible solution to their problem.

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