Blue screen when trying to install XP.

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I've got brand new parts for everything: quality Asus SATA motherboard,
SATA hard disk, Kingston memory.

I'm trying to boot up and istall XP.
It loads up...
And somewhere along the line, I get the bluescreen.

I think I'm right in saying that it crashes when leaving the DOS mode
and goes into full Windows XP mode: this is when I get the error.

What could be causing the problem?
This happens everytime.
What should I check/look out for?

Thanks.


OM
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

    Sounds like a hardware issue. The problem is you've got about a dozen
    pieces of hardware, drives, controllers, memory, cables and so on that could
    be causing this problem. You are booting from the XP disk with your CD
    drive being the first boot device?

    "OM" <om.newsgroup@gmail.com> wrote in message
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    > I've got brand new parts for everything: quality Asus SATA motherboard,
    > SATA hard disk, Kingston memory.
    >
    > I'm trying to boot up and istall XP.
    > It loads up...
    > And somewhere along the line, I get the bluescreen.
    >
    > I think I'm right in saying that it crashes when leaving the DOS mode
    > and goes into full Windows XP mode: this is when I get the error.
    >
    > What could be causing the problem?
    > This happens everytime.
    > What should I check/look out for?
    >
    > Thanks.
    >
    >
    > OM
    >
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

    no... the first boot device is a floppy (that's been disabled because
    it's not there) - i can't see how that would cause a problem?
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

    solved it.
    it was a sata problem.
    i'd never used it before.
    and didn't know ur supposed to install drivers during by f6 just before
    setup.
    the damn motherboard manufacturer had NOTHING in the manual, and
    although it was reposrted to be there, i found not a single reference
    on their damn website!
  4. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

    Because its common knowledge. If you don't know these things then don't
    build computers.

    --
    Jonah
    "OM" <om.newsgroup@gmail.com> wrote in message
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    > solved it.
    > it was a sata problem.
    > i'd never used it before.
    > and didn't know ur supposed to install drivers during by f6 just before
    > setup.
    > the damn motherboard manufacturer had NOTHING in the manual, and
    > although it was reposrted to be there, i found not a single reference
    > on their damn website!
    >
  5. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

    > and didn't know ur supposed to install drivers during by f6 just before
    > setup.

    most BIOs tell you that on the post.


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    That was real helpful...... I don't know why you even bother replying if you
    are not going to try to help. This was a common error from a novice. He
    will not ever get past the novice stage if he doesn't get his feet feet wet
    in just dive in. At least the guy was trying to build his own computer and
    wanted to learn what he was doing wrong. He came to the right place except
    he found the likes of you.

    "Sleepless in Seattle" wrote:

    > Because its common knowledge. If you don't know these things then don't
    > build computers.
    >
    > --
    > Jonah
    > "OM" <om.newsgroup@gmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:1109373407.813344.289720@f14g2000cwb.googlegroups.com...
    > > solved it.
    > > it was a sata problem.
    > > i'd never used it before.
    > > and didn't know ur supposed to install drivers during by f6 just before
    > > setup.
    > > the damn motherboard manufacturer had NOTHING in the manual, and
    > > although it was reposrted to be there, i found not a single reference
    > > on their damn website!
    > >
    >
    >
    >
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