The new and completely dead PC
It's not dead .. I cannot use it without getting into safe mode. I'm running an Athlon XP 2700, a Pine 32MB AGP card, an Asus motherboard, and 512DDR400 with a Maxtor 80GB hard drive and an Audigy ZS card. I could install Windows XP twice on it, but everytime I ran a game (and at that time I had a GEforce MX4400 128MB card) it blue-screened. It also blue screened while doing normal stuff, normally in an hour or two of use. After much hassles, I installed Windows 2000 with all it's patches, by moving the hard drive to another computer. I also tested the memory on another computer and it ran fine. Sometimes it reboots on the Windows logon screen, just before it gets to the logon part (on the system loading logo screen), and sometimes it lets me log on only to blue screen seconds after, while doing whatever tasks.
I've tried also different motherboards, the latest being a Gigabyte. I have no clues as to what is the problem, knowing that the IRQL not less or equal blue screen refers to hardware issues. I could run the PC fine, less the CPU, memory and video card, on a Matsonic motherboard with a 1.1GHz Pentium Celeron.
Anybody have any experience with this sort of installation trouble? I mean, I just recently could install Windows without having the errors just pop up in the middle or before the installation process. But I still can't use the PC, just safe-mode.