Unable to get new comp going!!
Hi guys, wonder if you can help me i'm nearly pulling my hair out with this situation.
I'm building a new comp, i'll give you a list of what its made up of...
Processor: P4 3.4Ghz
Mobo: Soltek SL-87CW-FL (springdale canterwood)
Memory: Kingston hyper DDR400 2 matched sticks 1028Mb
Hard Drive 1: WD 10,000rpm mb cache 74.3Gb (S-ATA)
Hard Drive 2: Maxtor 7,200rpm 8mb cache 250Gb (IDE)
Audio: Sound Blaster Audigy Pro
CD-ROM 1: NEC DVD Burner (I forget the version now, latest one the dual layer)
CD-ROM 2: BEC CD Burner
Graphics: Geforce FX-5200 (borrowing this as I am waiting for my GeForce 6800 ultra to get to me)
Thats pretty much it, I'm trying to install her with Windows XP Pro, now I started her up for the first time and everything was going smoothly until I got into the XP blue setup screen. Where it crashed.
So I re-booted and after some fiddling in BIOS etc the setup started to load up but then when it got to initilizing I got 0x0000007f error, which was nasty, I know that this can be over-heating, or memory problems I've read all about it but I can't see how. Everything in the machine is new and its not once been actually used within an OS.
The memory check on startup reads fine, so can't be a mem problem, the CPU is getting plenty of cooling, can't be over-heating. Surely if it was a hardware problem it wouldn't effect the actual installation of XP if it was just one of the hard drives or something. I mean I dunno i'm not the brightest person on the planet when it comes to these things but this issue is really getting to me. Please help people!