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CRC Error when installing OS, booting from former system HDD

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December 1, 2009 12:51:19 PM

Hello All,

I am driving myself crazy with trying to setup my quasi-new system. My old motherboard fried so i bought a replacement and i still cannot get it to work.

When booting into either a OS install disk or the old HDD with the OS installed, i cannot get past a "CRC" error. I have the following equipment:

1 Thermaltake toughpower W0117RU 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply - RetailItem #: N82E16817153036

1 Thermaltake Armor+MX VH8000BWS Black Aluminum / Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - RetailItem #: N82E16811133062

2 MSI NX8800GT 512M OC GeForce 8800 GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - RetailItem #: N82E16814127329
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2 (only 4 gb installed) OCZ Platinum 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM D DR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model OCZ3P16004GK - RetailItem #: N82E1682022729

2 Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD5000AAKS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEMItem #: N82E1682213607

2 ASUS 20X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe Black SATA Model DRW-2014L1T - RetailItem #: N82E16827135156

4 Acer AL2216Wbd Black 22" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor with HDCP support - RetailItem #: N82E16824009094

1 Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Professional 70SB088600002 7.1 Channels PCI Express Interface Sound Card - RetailItem #: N82E16829102019

Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 Yorkfield 2.83GHz LGA 775 95W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80569Q9550 - RetailItem #: N82E16819115041

MotherBoard: ASUS P5E3 Pro

Thanks for the help!
December 1, 2009 1:11:53 PM

CRC is something to do with HDD i think.

have you got it connected to the right sata port on the mobo?

if you're using two HDD's then make sure the boot HDD is on SATA 0 or 1 (can't remember which)


edit: hm... have you changed boot order to optical drive first? strange it would get a CRC error.
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December 1, 2009 1:50:25 PM

I am booting from the optical drive and i still have many problems. Either the system hangs or it just CRC errors. I have tried a few combinations of memory (1 stick, 2 sticks) etc. no luck thus far
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