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Bad HDD cable?

Have you tried switching cables? Or maybe changing ports.
    
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Originally Posted by txtmstrjoe View Post
Bad HDD cable?

Have you tried switching cables? Or maybe changing ports.
I've tried different cables. Different sata ports. I only have 1 IDE connection so I can't try any new options on there.

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Its not the psu cuz i dont think u would actually get a boot up..
Try to find a friend that has a compatible cpu type or mobo and is willing to help. Also check for bios configs which i doubt its the problem but u never know... IDE block mode, smart, virus warning..
That's what I thought. I have another CPU setup. Everything tests out EXCEPT the mobo/cpu which is a *huge* hassle to change. I thought I'd try more help before I switch.
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post #13 of 22
I would certainly go with the dodgy HDD route.

You mentioned that it falls over when formatting around 5%. Can you do any HDD health checks?
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I would certainly go with the dodgy HDD route.

You mentioned that it falls over when formatting around 5%. Can you do any HDD health checks?
I thought so, but now I've tested 3 hard drives with it. They all fail at the same 5%.

I can sit in the live cd without troubles however. I can get onto firefox. I didn't wait to see if it would eventually just lock up or not. I'll start that right now.
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post #15 of 22
Can u try a combination of cpu or mobo? puttin ur cpu into another mobo or another cpu on ur mobo... somethin like that
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ChrisB17 just installed XP SP2 on the same board. He had problems and couldnt install at first, but ended up figureing it out. Try PMing him.

He told me that the board did not like his crucial, so he threw some G.Skill in there and has it running stable now.
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post #17 of 22
well since you have tried everything else its the board or the CPU mostlikley the board and you are running stock right.
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Can u try a combination of cpu or mobo? puttin ur cpu into another mobo or another cpu on ur mobo... somethin like that
I can. It's the next step. I believe it's the motherboard.


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ChrisB17 just installed XP SP2 on the same board. He had problems and couldnt install at first, but ended up figureing it out. Try PMing him.

He told me that the board did not like his crucial, so he threw some G.Skill in there and has it running stable now.
Good advice. I contacted him and we'll see what's what after he gets back to me. I just tried some OCZ ram and it's the same.

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Originally Posted by G|F.E.A.D|Killa View Post
well since you have tried everything else its the board or the CPU mostlikley the board and you are running stock right.
I am running stock.


@everyone REP around. I appreciate the help. Seriously!
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I got your PM I hope I helped.
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post #20 of 22
Probably Motherboard?

I guess it could still be your ram. some claim memtest isn't a good test. I like using it to get a general idea.
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