New PC Problem install OS

By gza
Nov 25, 2004
  1. I was wondering if I get some advice from you regarding a new pc that I have built containing the following parts.

    Gigabyte Pentium 4 Titan Series GA-8IG1000 Series
    Maxtor Serial ATA Harddrive 200 GB
    DVD RW
    256 MB DDR400 RAM
    P4 3.01 processor
    Sound Blaster 6.1 Soundcard

    I bulit the system. Then I powered the system up and it works fine, it dected all hardware no problem, but when it comes to installing a XP or 2000 Server, it start going through the install process, and at a certain point in install the CD stop spinning and the nothing happens after that.

    I have tryed it with out any PCI card like the soundcard but the same thing happens. The hard drive has be formatted.

    I wondering if it could be any of the following.

    The RAM
    The Serial ATA hard drive

    Any Suggetion,


  2. Liquidlen

    Liquidlen TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,645

    Welcome to Techspot !

    Did you get to F6 and install drivers for the SATA?
    How did you format the drive?
    You may have to try copying the Winows disk to a partition on the drive and run set up from there.
    can you describe when the install stops, and is it the same spot?
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