Cannot install windows XP

By mokcl
Aug 10, 2006
  1. I just build a new comp but it wont boot into windows, any reason?

    It's a cheap system with AMD 64 3200
    Refurb Motherboards > NF4ST-A9 from newegg
    OCZ gold pc3200

    I tried many ways, install from scratch, using norton ghost image, linux on CD, setup for XP cd....

    Everytime computer reboot before get into windows or graphic interface.

    Any reason or idea? I'm thinking is the refurb motherboard. But why?

    Please help.

  2. Darth_Terra1

    Darth_Terra1 TS Rookie Posts: 212

    is this after install or during ?
  3. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,689   +395

    With the details at hand bad RAM is also a possibility.
  4. mokcl

    mokcl TS Rookie Topic Starter

    First, thanks for reply.

    The memory work fine on my old system and I used memtest to check the ram in DOS (new system) fines.

    Using ghost image, the system booted and show the windows XP screen but the second before it get into the rebooted.

    If I install from CD, it rebooted before the setup screen. Right after all the setup checks.

    No error message at all. Always reboot before it gets into windows.
    So I'm confused. Should I get another board to test it? Any other posibility?

  5. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,689   +395

    What system was it ghosted from? It is going to have to have similar chipsets on the motherboard for it to work.. But if you get the XP splash screen that means you have a chance. What about safe mode? Also there is a way (forget what the option is) to load each thing 1 at a time, you can see what file its trying to load when it hangs, that may help diagnose.

    Also you could try a bare bones boot, with just the hard drive, 1 stick of ram, and video card, nothing else.
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