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njf

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Hello,

Having solved various hardware probs, I now have my new MB, HD and CPU working (AMD Duron 1.3Ghz).

For some reason I am nowing having probs installing Windows. I have tried 98, 98SE, ME and XP Pro and have the same or similar problem.

The files seem to install but when it comes to configuring (after the "restart" point), I have problems; usually about the time of entering user details, serial number and then it does the hardware search.

It usually results in the blue screen of death - sometimes with one error soon followed by another and the machine appearing to be going a bit 'gaga'. On other occassions I get something saying windows has locked up / protecting or something and I have to power off. Interestingly enough, I had similar probs with my last machine but it usually just froze with a blank screen.

I have tried several times including formatting etc but still no luck. The hardware is all brand new so surprises me this is happening.

Any advice greatly appreciated.

Cheers,
Neil
 
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If you are having these problems from a clean install i would say it is a hardware problem, either conflict of some kind, or most likely dodgy memory or somthing, did you set it up yourself, if so did you use an anti-static strap or earth yourself
 

njf

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Thanks - what's the best way to check for / resolve hardware conflicts?

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I'll have to agree that this sounds almost certain to be a hardware issue. The bad news is that the easiest way to look for problems of this type is by parts substitution, it's difficult if you don't have spare parts around. :)
 
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