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XP CD Install Lock Up

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a b B Homebuilt system
August 11, 2010 12:16:22 AM

Hey all,


I just put together a new box and during install of Windows XP it hangs at copying windows setup files.

New system is an AMD Phenom II x 4 945, MSI 790x G45 motherboard with 4 gigs Patriot 1066 ram.

I have nothing else installed physically except the video card, hard drive, and DVD Rom. Swapped in three different CD Drives, three different hard drives, and three different versions of XP...service Pack 1, 2, and 3. Each one does the same thing.

I am able to get each drive to reach the partition display screen on all the same drives, cd rom drives, and OS cd's on another system just fine. I have also swapped the video card and still nothing. Loaded bios fail safe options and still it hangs. Swapped memory to one stick and ran memtests with no problems reported.

My question is where do I go from here? Also, where do the temporary setup files load? Are these loaded into ram or cache? I have built several pcs over the years and usually find problems based on swapping out hardware till i find the culprit. In this situation I do not have another board or CPU to swap with ATM.

Ideas?

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a b B Homebuilt system
August 12, 2010 5:03:38 PM

If it's working on another PC, then you could always just create an Image on another PC and just use that to setup new PC.

Only other way is to start obtaining known working parts to swap it.
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a b B Homebuilt system
August 12, 2010 7:37:12 PM

Maybe slipstream a new install disc with all of the updated drivers for the motherboard, chipset, video, AHCI, etc. etc. Use nLite. You could have a default MS driver that doesn't like your hardware.
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a c 113 B Homebuilt system
August 12, 2010 7:46:23 PM

rwpritchett said:
Maybe slipstream a new install disc with all of the updated drivers for the motherboard, chipset, video, AHCI, etc. etc. Use nLite. You could have a default MS driver that doesn't like your hardware.


This. Especially if this is an older version of XP.
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