Ok I have built a few computers so far and never had one come up with the Updating ESCD and freeze, or just freeze after listing all of the IRQs which is the last thing BIOS loads before the OS (i believe).
Anyhow, that is the issue and I hit a brick wall until I sat back down to work on it after a 2 week hiatus and now I have found that I can lock up the BIOS jumper so that it cant be flashed, then clear the CMOS with the jumper by shorting pins 2 and 3 then waiting, then moving the jumper back to pins 1 and 2 then load up the computer, set the BIOS boot sequence as Floopy, CD ROM, HDD-0 and also set ESCD to be enabled (disabled by default).
Ok from that point i F10 out and save the changes and then when it gets to the IRQ list it says something like "Unknown Flash found" or "Unknown flash something". Then is tells me to push a key to boot from CD... then we get going somewhere.
Ok from here I load up windows setup (blue screen dos) and delete partitions on the HD and create a new one, then I format NTFS completely not quick, then it loads up windows files, tells me it will automatically reboot the computer in 15 seconds..
When it comes up again it gives the same error as before... just goes blank after showing the IRQ list... Im confused and my boss has too much to deal with atm with preparing for the new servers and stuff.. and this comp is for a co-worker that uses it at home, but does work from home and uses it to remotely connect here.
motherboard is a MSI 661FM3 Series
CPU is a 2.93 celeron D 340
BIOS phoenix i am pretty sure
has DVD burner on it, seagate 40 GB HD ATA, 1GB RAM i believe..
If anyone can help me I am really stuck and its really annoying. Any help would be GREATLY appreciated! thanks again and if you need to know anymore i will update you with that info if it will help, thanks thanks thanks.