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Mobo problem? XP install locks up during install from CD...

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March 27, 2006 4:55:27 PM

Hi...When I try to install XP from my CD, the install stops and freezes. Only a hard reboot can interrupt the process at that point. Could this possibly be a hardware problem since I am unable to install XP? Mobo, memory, or...??? Thanks.
March 27, 2006 8:18:47 PM

I would give it a once over w/ UBCD (specifically the memtest for about ~8 hours) and maybe run the hdd diag that is specific for your system. Also run the Mersenne Prime for several hours but watch out for cpu heat buildup, if undercooled it can be dangerous...

Lately I have been using knoppix to boot into a fully working linux os then get the linux version of Mersenne Prime/prime95 since it is a bit better test of the system....
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