I built a computer recently, and it starts fine can access the bios fine etc.
I set the bios to boot from cd first, have my xp disk in there and ready says press any key to boot from cd...
I hit a key and it goes to a black backround saying "setup is now inspecting your hardware configuration."
After that it goes to a blue dos screen the bottom says "press f6 if you need to install any 3rd party raid drivers etc."
Then it says setup is now loading kernell.dll and loads other various things finally getting to "setup is now starting windows."
At that point my built cpu always stalls and the computer freezes at that point never allowing me to install xp and im clueless as to why.
I have tried different sticks of ram to the same result. I have a P4 2.4 ghz hyperthreading and an ECS PT800CE-A Socket 478 Intel P4 VIA Motherboard with a 80 gb western digital hard drive plugged into the standard ide slot.
Heres the problem stated on microsofts site...
pretty much tried everything to a no go any other tips would be great thanks a lot