Hey there sorry i couldn't be more specific with the title but I'm not entirely sure what to put, let me explain the problem.
My brother has just given me a new computer, well minus the DVD drives and hard disks. So i installed the 2 hard drives and 2 DVD drives from my old computer, set the masters and slave priorities correctly and so booted the system up.
I quickly checked through the bios and everything appeared to be in working order, so i changed the boot sequence to cd first so i could install windows onto it, then restarted and went to install.
The message appeared saying press any key to run from cd, so i pressed a button and the cd kicked in. Firstly it inspects the hardware configuration which it got through fine, then the blue screen appears with the writing at the bottom saying it's loading files and drivers preparing for the installation to begin. Then just as it's getting to the end of this process and it's about to get to the first menu of the setup the computer just cuts out and resets.
I'm baffled, i have no idea what could be causing this, I've tried changing the dvd drives, three different ones, I've tried different cds but no luck and i can't think of any reason why this would be happening. I have three partitions on my first hard drive and one of them has a copy of windows XP from my old machine which doesn't work on this system, but i can't see how this would be a problem though.
I hope someone has some experience with this problem as I'm really pulling my hair out over it, thanks for any help you can give me!