I had asked this in a previous thread , but it was at the end of a thread that was already overlooked..
After the initial setup of XP Pro ( format , then CD installs files , "computer will now reboot and continue installation" etc , the PC restarts and I prepare to enter information such as CD Key and time zone and whatnot.But the HD never boots into the second part of the setup.Instead the XP CD starts up again and loads up the files again , and gives me the option to repair or re-install , I went with repair a couple of times , it reboots and same deal.I went with a clean install again (format) and the same thing.If I leave the CD Alone where it says "Press any key to boot from disk" I get..
Press Any Key to Boot From CD ...... Failed to load Operating System
Im pretty sure its the mobo by now because I tried with another mobo ( an old 333mhz emachine mobo and an 600mhz emachine mobo ) and everything installed fine.
This mobo is a Soyo 7S-BB AT Mobo , I have upgraded to the latest BIOS but no go.I called and emailed Soyo , but no one answers.
I've reflashed the CMOS , loaded up the original settings in the BIOS.Tried manually detecting the Hard Drive ...etc;
I just cant figure out what the problem is.The memory is fine...hopefully someone can come up with something