Can't Install Windows On New Rig
Posted 02 September 2008 - 09:15 AM
MSI Neo2-FR P35 (No idea which BIOS version)
Optairc SATA DVD Drive
2 Samsung 320GB SATA HDDs
3GB DDR/667 RAM (2x1GB, 1x512MB, tried reseating it and switching the sticks in each slot, no luck)
I've quadruple checked that everything is seated right, and I would assume the jumpers are correct because all 4 of the LEDs next to them are green.
Posted 02 September 2008 - 11:20 AM Edited by Slamman, 02 September 2008 - 11:24 AM.
I've not had that but a 2.4 cpu for a desktop went in the C640 laptop and worked for a short time, but it went completely batty the other day, so an incompatibilty did arise. What overclocking was done?....and to what?
Posted 02 September 2008 - 02:51 PM Edited by kingvercetti, 02 September 2008 - 06:55 PM.
And the CPU is a stable Core 2 Quad, I've had no problems at all when it was in the other PC, and as I said in the first post, it's stock, no overclocking at all.
Edit: My plan failed. I can't even run the Ubuntu alternate, once again I can get onto the menu where you choose whether to install etc, but when I choose to install it it displays a load of text and then just says "Killed." and locks up.
Edit 2: I've been told that it may be an issue with the fact that my hard drives were previously RAIDed in the old system, and because the data is over two drives the system just fuddles. So now here's the kicker: how can I format both drives with no OS?
Edit 3: I stuck in an old 40GB IDE HDD, I plan to plug the SATAs back in and format them from inside Windows. Now I think I might have some bad RAM, cos I took out all of the stick except 1x1GB and the Windows disc seems to have booted fine, is there any way to confirm if either a port or a RAM stick is bust?
Edit 4: Running Memtest86+ with all four sticks, currently at 285000 errors, and counting. SOMETHING TELLS ME THAT IS NOT GOOD.
Posted 02 September 2008 - 07:22 PM
Posted 02 September 2008 - 07:59 PM
Fingers crossed, besides that it seems to be alright now.
Posted 05 September 2008 - 05:55 AM
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