I have an Abit KT7A motherboard with an AMD Athlon 1500+ running at 1300MHz. I was installing Windows XP Pro. and after it finishes formating the drive and copying the files needed.... I encounter a problem... When it restarts, it loads up the Windows XP Pro screen then turns light blue... Now from there it's suppose to flash then begin the installation process. However for some reason it just flashes and stays the same. I can move my mouse and my keyboard works but can't do anything. I changed hardrives, CD-Roms, and even pulled out everything cept for video, cd-rom, stick of ram, and hardrive. I've also changed my Bios to even lower settings. But nothing has worked. Plz HELP ME! Thx
hmm well I used the CD for four other computers and it worked perfectly fine. It also worked on the computer that's not working right now. And no my computer isn't overclocked. Thanks for the post though!
not CD pretty sure. I have 4 other computers and used the same CD and worked perfectly fine. Don't think it's the RAM either. I took out all the RAM and reinstalled it twice. Once with single-side SDRAM and 2nd with double-sided SDRAM. Thanks for the post guys. Keep em coming..
haha... how long did it take you to make the sandwich? Not more than an hour right? haha cuz I played PS2 for a hour or so and let my cpu sit there hoping it was just slow and needed time to load up but no change...
hehe I know. Yes I tried installing on 3 other machines and WORKED perfectly fine. It also used to work on the same machine that's having the problem right now. Could there be any chance of the motherboard or cpu core causing the problem?
nope none of those. I actually swapped each single device. I changed the cd rom, hardrive, and video card. Same results.. Not sure why but it use to work perfectly fine with winxp pro. I even tried installing windows 98, millenium, and 2000 pro! But each one failed. Only Windows 98 I got through with a ton of errors during installation and whenever I tried opening anything I just got a illegal operation error and had to close it.
Tried switching cables and ram. Cpu I just left but also went to BIOS settings and loaded the "Load Fail-Safe Defaults" and the "Load Optimized Defaults". Each of them had no effect. I've put the hardrive in another computer and reinstalled the system files and worked fine. When I put it back in the computer that's messed up, everything loads up till right after the Windows XP Pro screen. It's suppose to go the log on screen or login in automatically but the screen just stays black. Thanks for all the help. Keep it coming really appreciate it! Thanks
Well I disabled just about everything that's not need and still same problem. I guess either my cpu is screwed or maybe a scratch on my motherboard?... not sure but it could be either one. I might as well as replace it. Giving me too much trouble... Thanks jihiggs for all the tips!
I still think it's the sandwich. Go make a corned beef on rye pumpernikel and see if that makes a difference.
What's the frequency, Kenneth?
March 19, 2002 4:36:24 AM
Swap power supplies, they can cause some crazy problems.
Check your cpu fan, video fan too.
I had a bad power supply that would cause a lockup during the splash screen with win98 but in winXP would run fine. Very odd, but if I used my modem in winXP then that little extra power would reboot my system. I had real headaches with that problem. Bought a new PS (was using a 5 year old sparkle 235W at the time) and haven't had a problem since. Took apart the PS and found a cap had swollen and heated up.
Hmm good idea bout the powersupply. Dun have a video fan. Using an MEGA old video card but still works fine.
Well my system doesn't lockup it just stops loading right after the winxp pro screen. Also I notice it takes a littel bit extra time for the winxp pro screen to appear and have the blue bar start going...