New computer build with XP install problems
Lets start out with the hardware then the problem
VGA XFX PVT73PYDJ3 7600GS 512MB
MB EPOX EP-MF570SLI NF570SLI AM2
CPU AMD|A64 X2 3800+ AM2 2x512K
MEM 1Gx2|G.SK F2-6400CL5D-2GBNQ
However the big problem is just with the motherboard and the hard drive. As far as the MoBo, HD, and CD/DVD go (in order to install xp) (obviously memory, processor and vid card are also installed) The mobo SAYS it has two IDE drives, well from the factory it only comes with one WORKING ide, the other needs a driver. That'd be dandy, if i could get to that point. In order to install XP the HD and rom need to be on one IDE (hd as master, rom as slave) i boot from xp cd, and from there it's iffy. Sometimes i get through the file load, and HD format and at about 9% of file copying it'll lock up or restart. Othertimes it won't even get to the HD format. Something with the Rom as a slave isn't working, or something with them both on one IDE is causing problems. I'm no computer expert and i hope this is enough to get you by.
I'm wondering if returning the hard drive and getting an SATA hd would make all these woes disappear or if even that would be all for nothing.
thanks in advance...i have till friday for the 7 day mobo return, monday for the rest...