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Comp freezes on xp install

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  • Windows XP
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Last response: in Systems
July 25, 2008 2:42:02 AM

I just finished building my new computer. Everything is all connected. I click on the power button all seems fine. Enter into bios again all seems fine. Its when i start to install windows its freezes. I get tot eh screen where it says....

To continue with the installation hit enter.

To repair an existing installation hit R.

To exit without installing hit F3.

Tried a few times and all with the same result freezes at this screen. In the bios it does recognize my hard drive and cd/dvd rom. Can anyone offer up some sorta of suggestion of what is going on?

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July 25, 2008 3:09:24 AM

We need more info on your build, MB, CPU, RAM, etc; etc; before we can help you troubleshoot.
July 25, 2008 3:18:07 AM

i would have said overheating of the video card, but we need to know specs.
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July 25, 2008 3:32:02 AM

Cpu AMD Athlon 64 X2 6400+ Windsor 3.2GHz Socket AM2
Ram CORSAIR DOMINATOR 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit
Gpu - Nvidia 280 GTX
Harddrive Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3250410AS 250GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
CD/DVD Rom-LITE-ON 20X DVD±R DVD Burner With 12X DVD-RAM Write Black SATA - Retai
July 25, 2008 3:53:17 AM

First, try upping the voltage in the BIOS to 2.0v or 2.1. I had the same issue with my computer since my motherboard defaulted to 1.8v and my memory needed more juice. It's perfectly within the memory manufacturer's specs, so overvolting from 1.8v to 2.0 won't bother the ram. Otherwise you can also try underclocking your ram. I've heard that the 1066mhz ram is just overclocked 800mhz ram.

Hope this helps :) 
July 25, 2008 8:52:57 PM

Tried adjusting the voltage in the bios to 2.0 and also underclocking the ram to 800. Afraid still a no go stuck at the same point...
July 25, 2008 8:57:39 PM

i had something similar happen to me when i was building my first computer and it turned out that my powersupply was just not good enough so it could be that
July 26, 2008 12:30:29 AM

Nah, power supply is pretty new product. I tried using the old cd/dvd rom drive on my current pc. Sure enough I didn't get stuck at that screen and the rest of the install went great.

So... that means it was the dvd/cd rom drive or.. is it possible if i update the bios it will work?