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Reformat/Motherboard Problems

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by trunten, Dec 3, 2001.

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  1. trunten

    trunten Thread Starter

    Sep 14, 2000
    I've just gotten a new computer and everything works properly, but whenever I try installing Windows it either freezes when it says Windows is preparing the installation wizard, freezes when installation reaches 98%, or goes to the e: prompt (CD-ROM) after the scandisk and registry checks.

    I've tried checking to see if all the BIOS and CMOS settings are correct and if the jumpers are configured properly and they're all fine. I'm not sure what's wrong, I'm guessing the IDE port on the motherboard or my hard drive is broken, but I'm just guessing.
  2. brianF


    Dec 2, 1999
    Sounds more like a bad stick of memory, if you have multiple memory sticks installed try removing all but one and see if it works, if not, try the other
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