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June 28, 2009 1:06:42 AM

This is driving me crazy. I just built my new system and immediately upon trying to load windows xp pro x64 onto my brand new HD, I get a BSOD after it says "Setup is starting windows". Tried each stick individually and still got BSOD. I have even tried the "F5" trick to enable multi processors, still the same result. My specs: 920 i7 gigabyte ud4p OCZ Platinum 1600 PC 12800 3 x 2gb Corsair 620W evga gtx 275 ftw caviar black 640gb Does anyone know what is causing this? Please help!

EDIT: I plugged in my old HDD that had windows on it and it booted up perfectly. Does that mean the new caviar black i bought is cooked?

I originally posted this is the windows section, but it believe it is HD related. Does anyone think its something else?
a b G Storage
June 28, 2009 1:27:09 AM

Did you check your BIOS to see if the new HD is recognized?
June 28, 2009 3:06:06 AM

cmichael138 said:
Did you check your BIOS to see if the new HD is recognized?



I did notice it shows the name in the bios. What would cause it to not recognize it?
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a b G Storage
June 28, 2009 1:36:07 PM

Is the new HD an SATA? I've read that the SATA controllers have to be installed on some MBs before the HD will be recognized.
a b G Storage
June 28, 2009 1:50:14 PM

According to the user manual Sect. 5.1), you will need to go into the BIOS under the "Integrated Peripherals" section, to "SATA RAID/ACHI and set it to "Disabled" or "ACHI".
June 29, 2009 6:34:28 AM

cmichael138 said:
According to the user manual Sect. 5.1), you will need to go into the BIOS under the "Integrated Peripherals" section, to "SATA RAID/ACHI and set it to "Disabled" or "ACHI".



Tried changing this to any possible option and still got the BSOD... I wish I knew what the deal is. Should I RMA?
June 29, 2009 6:02:00 PM

Does the XP install disc have service packs included? If not that could be the problem. I know that unless SP2 or higher is included, installing XP on a ep45-ud3p results in a bsod. This is due to the lack of drivers. This could also be the case for you. You can fix this by slipstreaming the latest service pack to the install dics.
June 29, 2009 10:26:28 PM

orangegator said:
Does the XP install disc have service packs included? If not that could be the problem. I know that unless SP2 or higher is included, installing XP on a ep45-ud3p results in a bsod. This is due to the lack of drivers. This could also be the case for you. You can fix this by slipstreaming the latest service pack to the install dics.



Hmmmm, its a MSDNAA image of Windows XP Pro x64. All the other images they offer on the site say SP2 or 3 after the name which leads me to believe that this might be the oldest version. I will check the disc when I get home and report back. Thank you for your help so far.

BTW, this is the site that has it.

http://msdnaa.oit.umass.edu/Npacks.asp?pack=Platforms
June 29, 2009 10:41:30 PM

On my new dell i had the same issue. Two things helped me, either using a slipstreamed copy of windows with the sp3 integrated in it, or much easier for me was going into the bios and changing the SATA mode from AHCI to ATA. Once windows had sp3 installed, i was able to change it back to AHCI.
June 29, 2009 10:57:12 PM

I had this same problem and it was the install disc that went bad. Take a look at it for scratches. Mine didn't have any but luckily I had a backup disc. You may try copying the disc and see if the duplicate works.
June 29, 2009 11:12:11 PM

It was a brand new disc that I had just burned from the image I downloaded at the site in my previous post. I will try burning it again or even try the 32 bit version that I have laying around.

I also tried changing to RCHP in bios but got the same problem. I've heard that some people were able to get around it by hitting I think F7 and selecting Multi CPU, but this didn't work either. Definitely ain't the ram either cuz my old windows xp installed raptor runs prime for quite a while. I'll try a new disc or even slipstreaming and let you know how it goes. Thanks for all your help so far!
June 29, 2009 11:29:03 PM

You may want to make a boot cd that has a hard drive diagnostic on it. I have been in desktop support for about 11 years and I'm fairly positive it's a bad drive since the other drive works in it. A diagnostic may error on the drive and may not. Get a replacement drive. They are cheap and I'd go to the store and get one and send the other back and use it as an internal backup drive.
June 30, 2009 12:15:51 AM

Yes! I figured it out. Apparently the disc I burned wasn't being recognized. It was never specified on the download site if it was either a DVD ISO or a CD ISO. I re-burned the image onto a CD and it works without a hitch. Can I install windows on this HDD then after partition it with 400gB on the xp side and 220 ish on another side for windows 7? Or can you only partition a newly formatted drive?
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