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it probably could be anything but if it all worked in xp i would think something is just not going right. I would try what i said last and then also try just upgrading. I wish you best of luck and let me know what happens
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I have 4 friends who have ASUS motherboards with intel, and all of them have problems. I have 3 friends with AMD and their boards work perfectly or better. Has this got anything to do with this?
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i have no idea
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Why must this happen to me? I have always been an AMD fan anyway...
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post #35 of 41
lol i am sure you will figure this out. do you have an older hardrive laying around you can install it on then format the drive in vista and try the instillation again
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post #36 of 41
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Originally Posted by crazydj View Post
EDIT: Wait. My CD rom IS my first boot device. And second is my HDD. How come i cannot format my drive in vista? I see the drive, i can do advenced settings, but i cannot click the "format" option. They are not highlited.
Cause vista needs the drive to know what to do... -_-. I suggest XP over Vista for gaming anyhow, for better framerates and right now stability. So, what you do is, install XP as you normally would, when you come to the format and partitioning section, delete the vista partition and create a new one, this will take about 5 minutes if you use the full format (reccomended), let XP install, and welcome to the best Windows OS. I should also mention, I'm running Intel (obviously) and a GB mobo and had no problem installing both. Everyone always says vista is noob-proof, and this proves otherwise.
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But i tried doing a full format of the HDD and i also have BSODs all over the place when installing xp. What could be the problem? It could be anything...
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post #38 of 41
is it a upgrade version of vista oem or retail? sounds like u got the upgrade version and if so u cannot reformat a hd with it it can only be used to "upgrade" from your old os and that is what is sounds like to me is u have the upgrade version
post #39 of 41
kill your overclocks, thats all i can think of since i know that PSU can support your system..

Try another CD drive if you have one, i've tried to install with a bad cd drive and there were so many BSODs you couldnt even say "maybe it will load this time" before you got a BSOD.

Try bootIT, its a program that makes a bootable CD that is used for disk management and stuff.

http://www.terabyteunlimited.com/bootitng.html

BTW, dont install it when you boot from it (it will ask you if you want to) just select run off of cd or something i forget.

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post #40 of 41
Download Killdisk and burn it on a CD and then boot it and you will Format all your PC and then reinstall Xp or vista.

Download: http://www.killdisk.com/downloads/killdisk.zip


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