I am trying to install xp pro on an asus a7v600x with amd 2.8 barton, 80 gb maxtor sata. at some point before the install is finished I get a blue screen with a message that windows had detected a fault and was shutting down.the tech info on the blue screen was STOP: 0X00000024 (0X001902F8, 0XABE4F788, 0XABE47F788, 0XF7679619
another message was same but 0x0000007f (0x0000000D, 0x00000000, 0x00000000, 0x00000000
Could it be temperature related as there is no chassis or case fan and the cpu temp was at 87,5c and dropped to 62 after i removed the case sides, mobo was at 78c.
Also there seems to be a "phantom" 2.88 mb 'B' drive present as well as 1.44mb floppy
Lastly the set up formatted the sata hdd in less than 10 seconds (ntfs full), my 120gb takes about 10 minutes
the cpu was at nearly 90C but would it explain the error messages I will have to take it back to the shop but is no case or chassis or mobo fan a good idea? and bog standard AMD wee fan.
Until I get the temp down i cant look at ram problems or hdd integrity cos I cant install win xp without this crash.
so do you think this could be causing the crashing which has got more frequent over the last day or so.
Im losing a lot of sleep over this, since I said nae bother i'll SET UP WINDOWS IN AN HOUR OR SO, DARLING
now i cant get any stability