Can't install Windows XP, rebooting itself, keeps crashing and mor


G

Guest

Hello,
I have serious problem with my computer right now. I can't install Windows
XP becouse it's crashing during the installation. i manage to install 98SE...
but there is alot of trouble still like the computer rebooting itself. i also
have hardware problems. I have no idea what it is... but im pretty sure it's
not a virus/spyware, becaouse i formatted the HDD alot of times. Please help
me... (btw. my computer worked fine before with XP)

this is my PC;
OS: normally Windows XP Home Edition SP2
Motherboard: P4S800-MX Socket 478
CPU: Intel Celeron D 3,066 GHz (Socket 478)
RAM: DIMM SDRAM 512*2 (1024 MB) 333 MHz PC2700
Grapish: ATI RADEON 9600 XT 256 MB (AGP) (SiS 661FX integrated in motherboard)
Sound: Creative SoundBlaster 24-bit Audigy 2 Z2 (PCI)(AC97 integrated in
motherboard)
HDD: Maxtor DiamondMax 160 GB
Others: Compro VideoMate TV tuner Card (200) (PCI)



Here is my BIOS settings for the motherboard ASUS P4S800-MX Socket 478:

*Advanced*
JumperFree Configuaration
-AI Overclock Tuner [Standard]
-DRAM Frequency [Auto]
CPU Configuartion
-vid CMOS Setting [62]
-Max CPUID Value Limit [Disabled]
-CPU Internal Thermal Control [Auto]
Chipset
North Bridge SiS661FX Configuration
-Primary Grapish Adapter [AGP]
-MA 1T/2T Select [Auto]
-DRAM CAS# Latency [By SPD]
-DRAM Precharge Delay [Auto]
-DRAM RAS# to CAS# Delay [Auto]
-DRAM Precharge [Auto]
-Grahic Win Size [32 MB]
-Share memory Size [32 MB]
South Bridge SiS963/SiS963C Configuration
-Onboard AC97 Audio DEVICE [Enabled]
-Onboard SIS900 LAN DEVICE [Enabled]
-Onboard LAN Boot ROM [Disabled]
Onboard Device Configuration
-Serial Port1 Address [3F8/IRQ4]
-Serial Port2 Address [2F8/IRQ3]
-Parallel Port Address [378]
-Parallel Port Mode [Normal]
-Parallel Port IRQ [IRQ7]
-Onboard Game Port [Disabled]
-Onboard MIDI Port [Disabled]
-Plug And Play O/S [NO]
-PCI Latency Timer [64]
-Allocate Snooping [Disabled]
-PCI IDE BusMaster [Enabled]
-IRQ-3 assigned to [PCI Device]
-IRQ-4 assigned to [PCI Device]
-IRQ-5 assigned to [PCI Device]
-IRQ-7 assigned to [PCI Device]
-IRQ-9 assigned to [PCI Device]
-IRQ-10 assigned to [PCI Device]
-IRQ-11 assigned to [PCI Device]
-IRQ-14 assigned to [PCI Device]
-IRQ-15 assigned to [PCI Device]
USB Configuration
-Onboard SiS USB1.1 Device [Enabled]
-Onboard SiS USB2.0 Device [Enabled]
-Legacy USB Support [Auto]
-USB 2.0 Controller Med [HiSpeed]
-Stop EHCI HC in OCHI handover [Enabled]


*Power*

-ACPI Aware O/S [Yes]
-Suspend Mode [Auto]
-Repost Video on Resume [No]
-ACPI ARIC Support [Enabled]
APM Configuration
-Restore on AC Power Loss [Always Off]
-Power on By PS2 Keyboard [Disabled]
-Power on By PS2 Mouse [Disabled]
-Power on By Internal Mac LAN [Disabled]
-Power on By PCI Devices [Disabled]
-Power on By External Modems [Disabled]
-Power on By RTC Alarm [Disabled]
Hardware monitor
....just alot of information like FAN speed and CPU Tempture etc


*Boot*
Boot Device Priotary
-1st Boot Device [CDRW/DVD]
-2nd Boot Device [Floppy]
-3rd Boot Device [HDD]
-Quick Boot [Enabled]
-AddOn ROM Display Mode [Force BIOS]
-Bootup Numlock [On]
-PS/2 Mouse Support [Auto]
-Wait for "F1 if Error [Enabled]
-Hit 'DEL' Message Display [Emabled]
-Interrupt 19 Capture [Disabled]
Passwords etc.


/Ravager
 
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M

Malke

Ravager said:
Hello,
I have serious problem with my computer right now. I can't install
Windows XP becouse it's crashing during the installation. i manage to
install 98SE... but there is alot of trouble still like the computer
rebooting itself. i also have hardware problems. I have no idea what
it is... but im pretty sure it's not a virus/spyware, becaouse i
formatted the HDD alot of times. Please help me... (btw. my computer
worked fine before with XP)

this is my PC;
OS: normally Windows XP Home Edition SP2
Motherboard: P4S800-MX Socket 478
CPU: Intel Celeron D 3,066 GHz (Socket 478)
RAM: DIMM SDRAM 512*2 (1024 MB) 333 MHz PC2700
Grapish: ATI RADEON 9600 XT 256 MB (AGP) (SiS 661FX integrated in
motherboard) Sound: Creative SoundBlaster 24-bit Audigy 2 Z2
(PCI)(AC97 integrated in motherboard)
HDD: Maxtor DiamondMax 160 GB
Others: Compro VideoMate TV tuner Card (200) (PCI)

(snip)

As you have surmised, you have hardware failure and not a virus. You
aren't even in the operating system when your computer fails, so
software issues aren't even in the picture. Unfortunately, there is no
way for us to know what hardware component is failing.

All you can do is start testing. I would strip the motherboard down the
the bare minimum and start testing there, only adding components as you
know the first ones are good. Only you know your skill level and what
equipment you have available; these procedures will take a fairly high
skill level.

Here are some general hardware troubleshooting steps:
http://www.elephantboycomputers.com/page2.html#Hardware_Troubleshooting

Testing hardware failures often involves swapping out suspected parts
with known-good parts. If you can't do the testing yourself and/or are
uncomfortable opening your computer, take the machine to a professional
computer repair shop (not your local equivalent of BigStoreUSA).

Malke
 
G

Guest

thx for the reply,
I have tried to strip the motherboard before, but it didnt work... i removed
my Video Card, Sound Card and TV tuner card. I still can't install Windows
XP. btw you think the motherboard is the hardware that fails?
 
O

Og

Ravager said:
thx for the reply,
I have tried to strip the motherboard before, but it didnt work... i
removed
my Video Card, Sound Card and TV tuner card. I still can't install Windows
XP. btw you think the motherboard is the hardware that fails?
Ravager wrote:
<snip> "btw you think the motherboard is the hardware that fails?"
As Malke said, "Unfortunately, there is no way for us to know what hardware
component is failing.".
As you have discovered, Windows XP is far less forgiving of hardware
problems than is Windows 98.
Most likely suspects (in no particular order):
Hard drive (run the diagnostics software available from the manufacturer
of your drive)
CPU (swap with known good)
Motherboard (swap with known good)
Memory (swap with known good)
Memory/Motherboard timing (is the memory specifically designed to work
with your Motherboard?)
Failing/under-sized Power Supply (swap with known good of adequate
size).
As Malke also said: "If you can't do the testing yourself and/or are
uncomfortable opening your computer, take the machine to a professional
computer repair shop (not your local equivalent of BigStoreUSA)."
Steve
 
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