I have recently upgraded to a new Pentium 4 machine.
The config is as follows:
Pentium 4 3.2eGHz 1MB cache HT (Hyper-Threading Enabled)
Intel Original 865GBF Mainboard
1GB Kingston DDR 400MHz RAM
120GB SATA WD HDD
Sound Blaster Audigy Platinum
ATI RADEON 8500 DV 64MB
The problem I am facing is with Audigy Platinum. Once I install the operating system (Win XP) and move to the installation of Creative Audigy Platinum Sound card. All the applications are installed and the system hangs while updating *drivers*. I restarted but it corrupts the whole operating system conflicting with Display Driver, Mainboard driver as well as Windows. CD/DVD Rom also disappear. I have to make a clean install.
I would like to request for help and solving this issue and I dont want to get rid of Creative Audigy. I have heard complaints with Hyper-threading technology but I disabled it and the same problem occured.
Thank you for your response. I tried that also. But I have been advised by someone to disable the antivirus which I have is McAfee Enterprise 8.0i. I dont know if it matters. I will also try changing the slot and update you if it got solved. I got response from Creative too with lots of details to the installation. Lemme try all these steps and let you know sooner.