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ElvenShade66

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Hello! I will greatly appreciate any help you can offer. I recently (last night) built my own computer for the first time. Learned a lot, and spent 6 hours reading instruction manuals. My computer is all assembled now. I have a silver chieftec ATX case, an Intel P-4 3.0 ghz processor, w/hyper threading, a D875PBZ motherboard which i know supports my processor, and is an ATX form, and a 500 Watt Comp Usa power supply. Other than that i have an Nvidia Geforce 3 (no nifty numbers, the first one), a santa cruz sound card, a 32x/24/32x CD-RW drive, floppy drive and a 60 G hard drive i scrapped off of my old dell. Those components i would like to believe are okay. I had the computer in the shop for 3 weeks, and finally they said my motherboard was having "problems".
I am tryin to install Windows XP professional. My motherboard came with an "Express Install" CD. I have tried booting the computer with both the XP CD and the Intel Motherboard CD multiple times, but when i do the disk drive spins, reads, and then stops. A screen bearing the intel logo several times, on a blue background with little wires seemingly imbedded in the background on them appears. I have no idea what this means. i have no floppy boot disk. What should i do?
 
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Howdy ElvenShade66...

The XP boot disks can be found here Boot disk, when you download the file don't copy it to floppy, double click on the downloaded file and let it create the floppys...

Or you can start tapping the "Delete" key during boot, and change the boot order in the BIOS to boot from the CD-ROM first...
 

ElvenShade66

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Thank you for the idea, but the floppy is not working. It does not appear to even read it. I am wondering about my RAM. For memory i have Two Corsair XMS Platinum Memory (512 mb each, 1 Gb total). I have but them in Channel A slot 0, and Channel B slot 0. I do not have anything filling the other two. I have heard you have to fill the other two slots with something (CRIMMs or something). What do you know about this? Please help, much appreciated.
 
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Well...

That's pretty much motherboard dependant, might want to check the manual for the specifics...

Have you tried tapping or holding down the "Delete" key ( or whatever the manual says ) during boot, to enter the BIOS setup ?
 
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