So I just finished getting the components for a budget build i'm putting together for my bro. Last night I put it together, set bios to boot from cd drive, put in xpsp2 disc, and started the install process. On the first attempt, I got a BSOD when the drive was at 2% formatting (full format). I noticed that a couple of the case fans werent on either (cpu fan was fine) so I took all power connections out and redid them. Tried again, this time same thing happened at 1-2% except instead of BSOD I got a restart. Tried a third time with same result and I decided to call it a night since it was late.
Does anyone know what could be causing this? I have a couple of ideas but I'm not all that technically saavy so I would like to get some expert help
Here are the components:
MoBo: BIOSTAR MCP6P-M2 Micro ATX
CPU: AMD Athlon X2 BE-2400 Brisbane 2.3GHz (plan to OC a bit)
Cooler: Arctic Freezer 64 Pro
Ram: Crucial DDR2 2x2GB PC6400 800MHz
HDD: 160GB WD1600AAJS
Video Card: 512MB EVGA 8600GTS PCI-E
PSU: Antec earthwatts EA380
Case: Antec 300
Trying to install Windows XP SP2
Thanks for any advice you can give!