System freezes after boot up...

By lia3366
Oct 5, 2007
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  1. I am a newbie to the computer building hobby so please bare with me. I have recently put together what is meant to be a media center when I get all the kinks worked out. It consists of an Antec 650W PS, an Abit F190HD mobo, an Intel Core 2 Duo E6550 (2.33 GHz) CPU, 2 GB Kingston RAM, a Liteon on DVD RW and a Seagate 750 GB HD. The assembly went off without a hitch, but the system setup has been a bit hairy. First off, every time I shut down the computer (whether it be from the BIOS or the OS) it will not restart. All I get after powering back on is a black screen. The only remedy is to disconnect all power, wait, then reconnect, and power on (annoying, but nothing serious). The real problem is that after installing the OS (XP Pro) and the mobo drivers, the computer doesn't even last 5 minutes after boot up before freezing (hard shut down is only escape). I did not have this problem before installing all the HD audio and video drivers that accompany the mobo. Just looking for some advice and hoping the hardware purchases I made were adequate to support the HD outputs. Thanks for any help.
  2. nickc

    nickc TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,623

    could u please give us what u built it out of (precise parts).
  3. lia3366

    lia3366 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Specs

    I don't know how specific I need to be here:

    -Antec P180B Enclosure
    -Antec TruePower TRIO 650 650W Power Supply
    -ABIT Fatal1ty F-I90HD Intel Core 2 Duo (Desktop) Socket 775 1066 MHz PC2-6400 (DDR2-800) mATX Motherboard
    -INTEL Core 2 Duo E6550 2.33GHz FSB1333MHz 4M LGA775 Retail BX80557E6550 Processor
    -Kingston KVR667D2N5K2/2G 2GB Kit DDR2-667 PC2-5300 Memory
    -Seagate ST3750640AS 750GB Internal 3.5" SATA Hard Disk Drive 7200rpm 16MB Cache
    -Liteon LH-20A1H-185 20X Internal Dual Layer DVDRW Super Allwrite & Lightscribe
    -Windows XP Pro (32 bit)

    The drivers I have installed came with the mobo. Realtek audio and ATI Graphics.
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