Crashing error, possibly due to OS and hardware compatabilities.
I recently upgraded my computer, here is what I got:
* Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EARS 1TB 5400 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
* Patriot G Series ‘Sector 5’ Edition 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model PGV34G1333ELK
* ASUS M4A785TD-V EVO AM3 AMD 785G HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard -
*AMD Phenom II X4 945 Deneb 3.0GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor Model HDX945FBGIBOX - Retail
THE ERROR: Whenever I start up my computer, it crashes (the power just shuts down, unless it gets far enough to load windows) after about 1-2 min. It happened in the BIOS, which makes me skeptical of if it's the OS. But it I'm running XP Pro SP2. When I took out my old drive (with XP SP2 on it) It doesn't crash. So I tried installing the OS from the disk to the new 1 TB drive. After it formatted, about 1-2 Min into install, it shut down.
* If that 1-2 min managed to get me past windows loading, on the old drive, it would flash the blue screen of death and restart, then shut down again after 1-2 min.
*Tried safe mode, same error
*Re-formatted old drive after a few tried on the new drive, same thing happens after 1-2 min into the install.
*It doesn't crash in BIOS now that I don't have Windows on either drive, which takes me back to thinking it's an OS problem.