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Old 08-01-2007, 11:03 AM   #1
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Default Windows wouldnt start up

I just got new cpu and motherboard and graphic card, i installed everything correctly (i think) and i installed fresh copy of windows, formatted hdd and everything, it goes to all the set up and right when it starts up for first time with windows xp logo, it just freezes, the little progress bar doesnt move. i have use this same copy many many times, so i know it works.
do i need vista for dual core processors?
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Could you list your computers specifications? That would make troubleshooting easier.

You do not need Vista for a dual core processor FYI.
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Old 08-01-2007, 11:20 AM   #3
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Default Re: Windows wouldnt start up

XP has no problems running dual core processors.

If your computer is getting to the boot up part of the install, then its possibly a hardware related issue. Double check all your connections including fans etc. Check that your devices are supported in the windows catalogue on MS site. You could also do a clean install with the bare minimum installed in the system and then once XP is running you can add the extra hardware then.

Can you give details of what your upgrades are? Is it possible that your current PSU isnt upto the job of powering your new components?
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Old 08-01-2007, 11:31 AM   #4
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I have MD Athlon 64 X2 5200+ Windsor 2.6GHz Socket AM2 Processor Model ADA5200CSBOX, ASUS M2N-E Socket AM2 NVIDIA nForce 570 Ultra MCP ATX AMD Motherboard, and 2GB (2X1GB) PNY DDR2 Memory, PNY 8500 GT PCI-E Graphic Card, 1 SATA HDD. My PSU is Antec 430W, I have connected the 24 pin plus atx plug into the motherboard. It just gets stuck on windows xp logo, even in safe mode. I have installed XP about 5 times, formatted and re-installed it. Still the same problem. I can access the BIOS and the BIOS has everything there, like the cpu, memory, fans, hdd, and cd-roms correctly.
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I just bought the cpu, mother, graphic card, and the memory, so this is the first time im using it.
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Well your GPU requires 350W to power it, so thats only leaving 80W for everything else in your system, so that could be the problem. Has your mobo got onboard graphics? If it has then try doing a clean install with the GPU removed and see if it works then. Once XP is installed, then fit the GPU again and see what happens.
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Old 08-01-2007, 11:45 AM   #7
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My mobo does not have onboard graphics...i guess i'll get bigger psu and see if it works. I thought it would be the psu, but i thought if it starts up it fine. But guess not
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The graphic card does not connect to 6pin pci-e plug, it just plugs in to the mobo, no extra power plug, and it still takes 350W?
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Have you got the PCI-E card connected to the blue slot on the mobo? Have you also got the 4 pin power connector attached to the mobo?
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yup, the PCI-E is in the blue slot, and the 4ping ATX plug is connected, I also get the green like on my mobo when i turn the PSU switch on
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I just unpluged the dvd-rom and tried it in safe mode, it turned on. So i just had sata hdd and cd-rom on, instead of those 2 with dvd-rom. But then i start to start it up on normal mode, the process bar start going one round, but got stuck afterwards. Then i unpluged all my drives except the sata, and it turned on...wtf??? so i need a bigger psu???
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Yep, definately sounds like you need a bigger PSU, because when you have removed a few devices it has booted up.
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it booted up fine till it reached the windows logo with progress bar, thats where it stops. After unpluging everthing but the sata, it worked. I guess i got to spend more money Gona get new PSU by tonight, hopefully it works. 550 Antec PSU.
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I just got 650W Antec PSU, and it still does the same How much do i need for just cpu, mobo, gpu, cd burner, and 2 fans???
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When you installed the new CPU did you apply thermal paste? I'm just wondering if its overheating.
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nope, the cpu was new and it came with heatsink that had the thermal on it, and the tempature for cpu is around 38-40C. I can get into windows with sata hdd and floppy drive ONLY. If i connect any other thing, like cd-rom, cd buner, dvd rom, it doesnt go pass the windows logo.
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Is the CD ROM and DVD ROM connected to the same IDE or separate?
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the cd-rom works fine, i can format the hdd and install windows over and over, but then it actually goes into windows, it get stuck right on the windows logo screen.
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I would try using a different CD-rom drive and see if it still does the same thing.
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