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Old 09-10-2006, 04:46 PM   #1
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I have a problem with installing WinXP Pro on my new machine. Its a brand new, and just built. It has a Asus K8N-VM Mobo Socket 754, AMD 3400+ Sempron, 512MB DDR400, and a 120G Maxtor ATA HD.

Everytime I boot it up and go to install WinXP Pro it boots the cd but right after it says "checking your hardware config" the computer restarts. I have an updated Bios, at least I think its the newest one, on a floppy but it wont boot from the floppy. I have the boot selection order with CD, HD and then floppy. I have tried turning the floppy off, onboard audio and such off too. I tried to format the HD in command prompt but it says error "Call to int 0x21, 0x440d, 0x60, failed error Of.". I have no idea what it means. can anyone help me out PLZ!!!
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Old 09-10-2006, 04:57 PM   #2
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it could be a memory error. If you're using more than 1 stick of RAM, take one out and see if that works, and do that twice so you can see which one is good and which one is bad.
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Old 09-10-2006, 04:59 PM   #3
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I am only using one stick or Kingston 512 DDR400.
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there is a memory test program called memtest. you can downlod it at this link http://www.memtest86.com/#download0 try that, it will tell you if your memory is working properly.
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I dont have a way of testing it, I cant load windows on the computer.
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I believe it's an ISO file so you can just boot it from a CD
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Old 09-10-2006, 05:20 PM   #7
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do you have anyspare ram lieing aeround somewere? if so try using that
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Nope
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I ran the mem test and it came back with no errors.
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