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XP Pro SP2 won't install PLEASE HELP! (Problem solved!)

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May 29, 2006 11:14:28 AM

I posted last week about my new rig, specs below.

Everything installed fine except Win XP Pro starts to install, i insert the RAID driver disk it continues to install, then it gets to the loading/installing windows bar and stays there, suggestions PLEASE PLEASE!

Case - Thermaltake VA8000BWS Armour Super Tower - Black

Mobo - Asus M2N32-SLi-DLX nForce 590 SLi (Socket AM2) PCI-Express DDR2 Motherboard

CPU - AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 4800+ 2.20GHz (Socket AM2)

RAM - OCZ Platinum XTC 2GB Kit PC2-6400

HDD's - 2 x Western Digital Caviar Special Edition 80GB 800JD SATA-II 8MB Cache in RAID 0 for OS and 2 x Western Digital Caviar SE16 250GB 2500KS SATA-II 16MB Cache for data and music

Optical Drives - 2 x Liteon SHM-165P6S-02C 16x DVD±RW/RAM

Graphics - Connect3D ATI Radeon X1900 XT-X 512MB GDDR3 AVIVO TV-Out/Dual DVI

Monitor - Dell Ultrasharp 2407WFP 24" Widescreen LCD Monitor - Midnight Grey

Power Supply - Enermax Liberty 620W ELT620AWT ATX2.2 Modular SLI Compliant PSU

OS - Windows XP Pro
May 29, 2006 4:34:03 PM

You have to setup your RAID array before you install. Your MB manual will tell you how to do this.
May 29, 2006 4:50:45 PM

The RAID array has been setup properly, and set as the boot drive in the BIOS
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May 29, 2006 5:13:15 PM

Just as a test, I'd try installing on one of the 250 gig drives. See if it gets past the point that you were having problems with.
May 30, 2006 8:28:59 AM

Tried with just one 250GB drive and still no joy, I even tried with 1 of the 80GB on its own, would installing an IDE drive do anything at all?
May 30, 2006 11:10:15 AM

I have finally found out what the problem was.

THE B****y RAM

One of the RAM sticks was playing up at PC2 800 speeds so I had removed it from the board, I had a brainwave this morning to try the problem memory in the board again but to underclock them both to PC2 577 or 677 which everone is correct, tried the install again and now every thing is working perfectly, the installation is underway with no further problems at this moment in time.

May I thankyou all for your help and input on this matter.
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