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I have this P4 1.8Ghz with 512MB of RAM on a ECS P4S5A/DX Mobo

I installed XP on it but when i try to boot it up after the format it just crashes and restarts the computer, I tried booting in safe mode, and thats the only time i booted it up..

Need to fix this thing withing the next 5 hours
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on a pc that old the hdd may be fubar.

get a copy of ubuntu or erd commander and boot off it, test the hdd. oor get another hdd and test it.

do you get a blue screen? or just total crash out?

how hot is the chip? look in bios and see what idle temp you are getting.

double check the ram, if you have two sticks, use one to start with and in each slot see if that is kicking up a fuss.

Aaaaand xp really wants 1gb of ram if u can find it

also why did you reinstall windows in the first place?
    
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was it working fine before format?
if so, imo its a driver issue, go to your motherboards manufacturers website and download all the necessary drivers. then try installing them.

also if this doen't work, try installing a different copy of XP

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Doh, just seen you needed to fix it in 5 hrs, 3 days ago, how did you get on?
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I just used another mobo..

Looks like the motherboard was bad..
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