PC Freezing at windows Setup. Help!

By Blackjack
Dec 29, 2006
  1. Hello Everyone,

    I've just built my first PC. Everything seems to be running fine, But i'm having difficulty loading the OS (Windows XP). I'll load the OS CD into the disc drive, restart my PC. As it boots, it seems to get to the BIOS Setup fine, and it finds the OS CD in the drive, and windows begins setup. At some point during the windows setup, my PC will freeze, and i'll be forced to reboot. When it boots, it will freeze again at different stages of the setup. What's the problem?!

    Now I've just realized that it's not only freezing at the OS Setup screen, but now the BIOS Setup screen as well! Again, It keeps freezing at different times. My only thought is to maybe clear the CMOS? But i'm still unsure. I'm absolutly stumped.

    Anybody have any ideas and/or solutions?

  2. fastco

    fastco TS Booster Posts: 1,122

    As you know it can be many things especially with a home built pc. Make sure that all the connections are correct and tight. Reseat the memory (remove one if you have more than one) modules and video card and unplug anything not necessary to boot the computer. Is the boot drive a SATA drive? If so make sure you press F6 during Windows Setup.
  3. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    ensure your BIOS is updated.
  4. Blackjack

    Blackjack TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 62

    Is it even possible to boot the PC up without a GPU device?
  5. Blackjack

    Blackjack TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 62

    Another fact that may be of importance. It seems that the longer I keep the PC Unplugged, the further into the installation it will proceed. In the end, it will still freeze up, though.
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