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July 30, 2013 2:49:43 AM

I have a new build atm and it seems i am running into every problem under the sun! I spent 7 hours last night putting different OS's onto flashdrives and dvd rw drives i tried ubuntu 13.10 i tryed windows 7 i tryed windows 98 i tryed linux mint all after I put my windows xp sp1 home edition cd rom into it and it churned it out after the blue screen thing where it says setup is loading files it errored and said that 'a problem has been detected with your computer and has been shut down to prevent damage'

technical info: 0x0000007b (0xF78D663C, 0XC0000034, 0X00000000, 0X00000000)

my build consists of
asus m5a97 pro am3+ socket
amd phenom quad core black edition 965 (mother boards bios does support)
4 gig of adata ram single stick
ati radeon 6670 (hdmi)

WHAT SHOULD I DO
all of the other stuff i have tryed have not been recognised on device or has not allowed me to boot from it!
help me please thank you very much

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July 30, 2013 2:57:18 AM

Ok..

Have you got ACHI turned on in the BIOS?
This can stop XP installations, but is better for Win 7/8 if using SATA,, (Which i just assume you are)
So. If you wanna install XP, disable ACHI. If it's Win7 or 8 you want leave it enabled.

Next - it sounds like you haven't made the USB Bootable. To do this have a quick google search..
or go here: http://arstechnica.com/business/2009/12/the-usb-flash-d...

You could also try selecting Boot while in the splash screen and explicitly selecting the USB.

Hope this helps.
July 30, 2013 3:03:03 AM

Just to add: If it is the case that you weren't making the USB 'Bootable' - then i can reccomend PowerISO to do the job.
IT has a wizyrd to help you. All you need is a USB stick and a ISO file and it will do the rest.
Made a couple of bootables recently using this method (Ubuntu & Win7) for a recent build. It's easy and it works.
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July 30, 2013 4:59:48 AM

ktolo said:
Just to add: If it is the case that you weren't making the USB 'Bootable' - then i can reccomend PowerISO to do the job.
IT has a wizyrd to help you. All you need is a USB stick and a ISO file and it will do the rest.
Made a couple of bootables recently using this method (Ubuntu & Win7) for a recent build. It's easy and it works.


thanks very much ill try that now :) 
I also have a problem with my plug and play usb keyboard as it will work up until i try to boot from disk or usb flash drive but then as soon as it starts un packing the os i loose all control of my keyboard?

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July 30, 2013 5:07:06 AM
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Enabling legacy USB Support in the Bios, should do the job.
July 30, 2013 5:29:31 AM

ktolo said:
Just to add: If it is the case that you weren't making the USB 'Bootable' - then i can reccomend PowerISO to do the job.
IT has a wizyrd to help you. All you need is a USB stick and a ISO file and it will do the rest.
Made a couple of bootables recently using this method (Ubuntu & Win7) for a recent build. It's easy and it works.


thanks so much, I changed the hdd to IDE and it allowed the boot and its finally installing the os.
im very greatful for your help thank you :) 
July 30, 2013 12:14:07 PM

ktolo said:
Enabling legacy USB Support in the Bios, should do the job.


New problem I had xp installed by changing the ahci to ide or whatever then i had to install service pack 2 of win xp but it died at like 56% and killed the os i restarted and could not boot! i then tryed windows 7 on both a usb bootable and a dvd rw, the usb worked but would not get past unpacking windows 7 files i tryed 9 times and every time it got worse the first time it reached 100% before it froze i switched back from ide befre i tryed to insatll7 then i tryed linux off of a usb and it installed fully then reset to finnalize and then was no where to be seen on start up i just got put at the bios screen again and the hard drive would not load it up! so i formated and refreshed the hard drive again for like the 60th time in the last 12 hours then i tryed windows 98 and that also did not want to start so i tryed putting xp sp2 iso file onto a bootable usb using a program for it and it did not even load it up then i tryed it on a rw disk and it did not load up i have now forgoten everything i have changed in the bios and the hard drive will not even show up at bootup as a bootable drive and whenever i go back to my xp home edition sp1 install cd it says bootmanger cannot be found after i press any key to boot from cd! ive been having building this pc for 6 weeks now and for 2 of those weeks ive had hardware problems and now for the last 11 hours i have been sat at my computer with my kneck and eyes aching loosing a bit of patience every time those gremlins in my pc invent something to go wrong.... PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE FOR THE LOVE OF GOD HELP ME FIND A SOLUTION
July 30, 2013 11:21:19 PM

Arrgghhh.. i feel your pain!! That's a nightmare story.
Ok, start from scratch again! (sorry)
Restore defaults in BIOS.
You'd be better off using ACHI for Win7/8 or if you intend to use XP - IDE.
Anyway.. resotr eBIOS defaults and see does your hard drive show up.
That's the first thing.
Once you CAN see it, then you should be able to proceed with installing the OS.
August 20, 2013 3:15:12 PM

ktolo said:
Arrgghhh.. i feel your pain!! That's a nightmare story.
Ok, start from scratch again! (sorry)
Restore defaults in BIOS.
You'd be better off using ACHI for Win7/8 or if you intend to use XP - IDE.
Anyway.. resotr eBIOS defaults and see does your hard drive show up.
That's the first thing.
Once you CAN see it, then you should be able to proceed with installing the OS.


Lol 3 weeks on and It was the Hard drive all along! I now have a newhard drive and it works fine :)  thasnks for your replies I greatly appriciate them and sorry fro taking such a long time to get back to you. Crazy thing is that now i have a new hdd that works fine, the second i plug the faulty one back in it instanly makes my pc laaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaag like crazy oh well. Onward and Upward
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