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:dead: I'm getting a headache guys...:dead:

Here are the specs:

AMD Duron 1. 7ghz
Asus A7V133-vm motherboard
256 ram (pc133)
30 gig Maxtor hardrive (also tried with a 3 gig)

I've tried everything I can think of but the system just keeps stopping! Particularily when trying to install windows XP. I tried swapping the memory, that didn't work. I tried resetting the Bios, that didn't work. I'm pretty sure I've got the jumppers set right! I'm just not sure. I really need to get this system done sometime today or tomorrow, so If anyone can help, it'll be much appreciated.

When installing windows, (and I tried 98 too, just to make sure) if always freezes when coppying the files, and occasionally the system will freeze at post too...

any ideas?

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How many watts is the power supply? Are you trying to do a clean install of the operating system? How long have you had this system? Has it been running fine up to now?

It's really hard trying to diagnose some of these without any history...................:no:
 

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How many watts is the power supply? - 250

Are you trying to do a clean install of the operating system? - indeed

How long have you had this system? brand new, built it from brand new parts last thursday

Has it been running fine up to now?- it has no running history.
 
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Have you tried fdisking the hard drive and formatting it with a Windows 98 Boot Disk? If you don't have one you can get one here. Just download the file and stick a new floppy disk in the drive and create a new Win98 Boot Floppy.

Then set the bios to boot to floppy first and select boot without CD-Rom Support.

At the A:> Prompt type fdisk /mbr then enter, You won't even think it did anything it will be done so fast.

Now at the A prompt type fdisk, When the prompt comes up about large disk support select yes.

Then select option 3 Enter

Select option 1 Enter

Select Yes

Type in the Volume Label if there is one and hit enter.

Are you sure Yes.

Esc.

Select 1

Select Yes

Esc

Reboot

Now you need to Format.

Boot to the floppy without CD-Rom support.

At the A prompt type format c:/s

Select yes

When it's finished you can enter a volume label such as hard drive or you can leave it blank.

Now boot to the floppy one more time, This time select boot with CD-Rom support

At the A prompt select E:\ enter.

This is assuming you have one hard drive and one CD-Rom. The E could be an F or some other letter depending on the amount of IDE devices you have.

With the Win98 CD in the drive type setup, Enter this should start loading the Operating System.....

Have fun.....
 

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well.. that kind of worked. but now that windows 98 is installed, it doesn't seem to want to find the files it needs to run... I'm about to play baseball with this thing...
 
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