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Cant install Windows XP Professional, after Hardware problem

Dec 18, 2005
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System Name money pit..
Processor Intel 7700K at 4800 mhz.. vcore 1.280 volts..
Motherboard Asus rog Strix Z279F Gaming
Cooling Dark Rock TF air cooler.. Stock vga air coolers with case side fans to help cooling..
Memory 32 gb corsair vengeance 3200
Video Card(s) Palit Super Jetstream 1070 x 2..
Storage Three.. all solid state 128 Transend.. 1 T Sandisk.. 1 T Transend.. plus USB external..
Display(s) 27" Asus PG279Q ROG Swift 165Hrz Nvidia G-Sync, IPS.. 2560x1440..
Case Gigabyte mid-tower.. cheap and not really big enough for what is inside..
Audio Device(s) USB Sound blaster Roar 2 all in one unit with bluetooth
Power Supply EVGA 850 watt..
Mouse Logitech G700s
Keyboard Logitech K270
Software Win 10 pro..
Benchmark Scores 3Dmark Firestrike Ultra 8542.. Timespy 10508.. everyday settings..
its a hardware fault.. try re-seating all your bits and bobs.. if that dsont work try taking some out of the link.. if u have any spare parts that will fit try those.. it comes down to a proccess of elimination to find out which part is causing the problem..

no quick fix solution sorry..



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Jan 25, 2006
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Philadelphia, PA
System Name Heaven-Cf
Processor AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ BE Brisbane (215Mhz x15) 3.225Ghz 1.35v Rev BH-G2 8.5hrs prime stable
Motherboard Asus M2R32-MVP (2 PCI, 2 PCI-E x1, 2 PCI-E x16, 4 DDR2 DIMM, Audio, Gigabit LAN, IEEE-1394)
Cooling Xigmatek HDT-S 1283 + AS5 Cpu, Stock GPU Fan, 2 80mm fans, 1 120mm 110CFM Silverstone 2 PSU fans
Memory OCZ ATI CrossFire 2GB (2 x 1GB) DDR2 800 400.3 MHz CPU/7 4-4-4-12-23 2T 1.9v
Video Card(s) POWERCOLOR AX4870 512MD5 Radeon HD 4870
Storage Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 (Perpendicular Recording) ST3250620AS (250 GB, 7200 RPM, SATA-II)
Display(s) Hanns-G HD191-D 2ms 700:1 16.2 million colors
Case APEVIA X-CRUISER-BK Black Steel ATX Mid Tower
Audio Device(s) Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Professional
Power Supply PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750 EPS12V EPS12V 750W
Software XP Pro Tweaked
Benchmark Scores x1950xtx: 3d Mark 03/05/06 - 18467/11383/6478 | Super Pi 32MB 27m 8.110s
Unless it smells like burnt popcorn lol. My stupid Aspire PSU.

I agree with trog that is the easiest way. Now as for what i think it is its prob either u fried the processor while installin (prob not) or windows messed up when it was installin itself.But do what trog said first then if all else fails just reinstall windows.

Another thing you can do is install windows using a different machine. ie take hard drive out put it as primary in another comp start it up if windows starts its somethin with your pc if not reinstall in that comp and put it back in your comp. Then if it still doesnt work you need to find out what part is bad. This helps to avoid the problem of a bad cd drive in your camp too as i had to do this before because of a bad cd drive.


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Jan 23, 2006
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I think it proberly would have been wize to try using "Last known Good Configeration" or RCA (Recovery Console) before jumping in there with a new install. sounds like your MBR or NTLDR file has gone belly up!! This file is very easy to repair and will have no long term effects if fixed.

Your problem now is that without a good Master Boot Record windows will just confuse itself.
Make a Xp boot disk. You can dowload this or take it from the CD.

From here you need to make a new active partition but first removing what is there and creating another NTFS partion.

After your boot disk is booted you to the c:\ the type fdisk and follow the instructions.

Then restart the computer and boot from the disk again and type format c:\ and do that.

Once you have finished put the XP cd in and boot from that and your problem is solved!

let us know how it goes?