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P965 Platinum won't install XP

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August 14, 2007 1:29:37 AM

This is a totally new system: 965 Plat with E4300, bios V. 1.3


1. System posts, gets to the end of windows set-up where it says "windows starting" then I get a stop error message wall Upon boot-up it does not recognize my SATA drive, when I replace with a WD 120gb IDE drive it recognizes it but I still get stop error.

2. Upon hitting the start button the case fan & CPU fan kick on for just a split second, they go off and then the system starts up. Is this normal??


First system I have put together in 3 years, and first SATA drive I've ever had so maybe I'm doing something wrong. Any ideas?

MSI P965 Platinum with E4300 C2D Bios V.1.3
XFX 8600GT
2GB of Patriot DDR2 800 PDC22G400LLK
160GB Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 ST3160811AS
Areocool ZERODBA 620w PSU
Antec Sonata case
Trying to install XP pro, Default settings in bios

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August 14, 2007 2:31:34 AM

try disabling the sata device in bios, and then run setup with the ide drive.
September 25, 2007 6:46:40 AM

1. What is the stop error.

2. Thats completely normal if you remove the power plug each time
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