Problem with BOTH my pc's
Hopefully someone can help me out here.
1st PC I assume is a motherboard problem, be it incompatible with the CPU or RAM, or both.
I've replaced the motherboard in this machine because the last one failed, the one I got sent as a replacement was a.....EliteGroup L7VTA board.
Apon installation of everything (Athlon 2600 XP Thoroughbred chip, Samsung PC3200 512mb stick of ram) and installing windows XP
Once everything's installed and working, it reboots without warning
I'm using the PC at the moment, but if I open say...media player and go to play a mp3 file, it'll start playing and if i'm lucky it'll play 30 seconds of the song before rebooting.
Sometimes it'll just reboot when surfing the web.
2nd PC, I can't even install windows on this one
I've tried both Windows XP Home and Windows XP Pro
Trying to install XP Home and it'll boot off the CD and say "Setup is inspecting your computers hardware configuration.....", then the screen will go blank and that'll be it......30 minutes later and it's still there.
When trying to install XP Pro, it'll get abit further, but say random stuff, mostly about the CDRom drive being inaccessible?
Just now it said...."Please insert the disk labeled %cdname% into drive A:
Weird thing is, it's also throwing up spelling mistakes in some of the fonts?
Windows has not been installed.
If t'ere is a floppy disk ins..... (Notice the ' where the H should be)
It also says at the bottom.
ENTER = Restart Ckmputer
Earlier when trying XP setup from DOS, when it was copying the files it said something about the files being different when it was copying and was normally due to a hardware failure
I've replaced the CD drive with a DVD one and it still does it......