Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)
I was given an Athlon 64 3400 socket 754 Clawhammer and I recently
bought a Asus K8N4-E Deluxe (link to it: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ Product.asp?Item=N82E168131315 33)
Now I installed everything, I'm using a copper Zalman HSF, and I have a
500w PSU ... When I went to boot from the windows (Windows XP 64bit) cd
so that I could reformat + reinstall (update the HAL), the CD would
boot up, get to the blue screen when it starts loading everything, it
would hang and freeze after it says Setup is Starting Windows (or
something to that extent).
(Yes I have enabled OS2 in bios)
Now when I tried to do the same thing with a regular 32-bit windows xp
cd, it would restart after loading a few things instead of hanging, and
it'd just keep doing that.
I have tried to boot up another cd that has partition magic on it, and
I was able to do that and reformat my main partition ... however
afterwards I tried to boot up windows xp (64 bit and 32 bit) and it
does the same thing.