I've been 'building' this computer for the longest time ever. On and off. This is my first computer that I am building. I've fixed a lot of problems I have encountered on my own, but now I'm stuck trying to load windows(Windows XP Home edition, came with an old Dell I had) on to the empty harddrive. I put the disc in the drive and boot it, it goes to a blue screen and then in the bottom of the screen words come up preparing the installation and finally I get to a screen that says "Windows XP Home Edition Setup". Then it tells me to press Enter to start installing, R to repair, and F3 To abort. The problem is EVERY SINGLE TIME (i've tried it 4 different times cleaning the disc) but it freezes on this screen everytime. The mouse's laser turns off) and the keyboard freezes (i toggle caps lock on and off but nothing changes on my keyboard). Any Ideas? [This is my first post, (other than introduction)
did I miss anything?] I've shelled out about $500, its been a few months and I have yet to play my computer games
Here are the Specs of the computer:
Nvidia 9800 GT
CORSAIR XMS3 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready
AMD Phenom II X3 Black Edition (Not sure the ghz, will check when I get home)
Western Digital Caviar SE16 320 GB SATA Hard Drive
GA-MA770T-UD3P GIGABYTE MOTHERBOARD.
CD-DRIVE is something pulled out of a dell, I don't think it matters.