Ive been tinkering with my families computers for a little over a year now and finally decided to build my own computer from the ground up ( all other computers were just getting video cards installed and new disk drives and other small installations). The computer I'm building is made for surfing the net, light gaming and office stuff.
Today i finished building my computer but i hit a very large snag. I'm trying to install Win XP Pro and ran into the problem after copying the files and when it reboots. After rebooting its like the system forgot that it copied all the files and im back to the beginning of installing the O/S and it returns to this screen http://www.windowsnetworking.com/img...p/wxpins02.gif
( i hope it goes to the picture its supposed to be) , but when i restart the installation it shows that there was something on the harddrive. Ive overwritten the partition but i end up back at the beginning, Ive deleted the partition and tried to install XP but that didn't work either. I've done some googling and came back with nothing. So i was wondering if anyone had any idea what the problem might be? and how i might fix it?
Also the system seems to be acting rather sluggishly, and is taking a while to go from http://www.windowsnetworking.com/img...p/wxpins21.gif
......i am not sure if this is related to the problem in anyway, but i thought i would mention it, in case it is related. I'm pretty sure its not the CD cause I've used that to boot from before and the disk drive is relatively new (bought it 4 months ago) and works fine cause i used in my last computer. But maybe i installed the hardware wrong, could that be the problem? But this seems unlikely cause bios is registering every device i have on there. So I'm a little confused.
Heres the hardware im using:
motherboard: Asus P5E-VM HDMI
Ram: Transcend DDR2-800 2GB
CPU: intel core duo E8400
disk drive: Liteon lightscribe dvd writer
Hard drive: 250GB sesgate
(eventually going to add a vid card to the list)
anyways, thanks for any insight you can provide.
btw, i hope this is the right forum, i wasn't entirely sure where to put this query.