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    I'm going crazy, help me pls

    This is the story: Just got a brand new DFI NF4 Ultra, a Winnie 3000, a FX5900 PCIE, a pair of G.Skill 1G PC4000, 2 Maxtor 160G SATA, 1 Samsung SpinPoint 160G ATA133, 1 Hitachi 7K250 160G ATA133 (as Master). Optical : 1 Artec DVD-rom, one Nec 3500a. Bios 1/25/2005 (cannot update atm)

    I try to install windows on the Hitachi first, boot from CD, EVERY time the line at the bottom comes to "Starting up Windows" it go BSOD. i tried with every other drive, same thing.



    Ram was checked, 8h memtest86. CPU and mobo burn-in tested 6h, no prob. Scan every hard drive, still no error. (all was done using UBCD 3.1). Different memory pattern, different Bios setting was tried as well.

    Anyone got an idea of wat maybe the cause? ATM i thinking of the mobo, cause can't really test it, if anyone in Cambridge have a Winny and willing to help me out it's great.

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    have you tried to install OS with only one stick of 1G ram? still get the error message?

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    Yep, tried already, just the same error message.

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    Anyone?? Ideas ?? For a personal reason i really can't go RMA atm, so pls help.

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    • Thorsson's system
      • Motherboard:
      • ASUS P8Z77-V PRO
      • CPU:
      • i5 3570k
      • Memory:
      • 2x8Gb Corsair Vengeance PC1866
      • Storage:
      • 256M4 SSD; 2Tb 7200RPM Barracuda; 2Tb Linkstation
      • Graphics card(s):
      • EVGA GTX970 SC
      • PSU:
      • Corsair HX650
      • Case:
      • Antec 300
      • Operating System:
      • Win10 64
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell 2515H
      • Internet:
      • Fibre Optic 30Mb
    Try it with only PATA drive. If that works it's the old NF4/SATA shuffle.

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    Tried, that's the first thing i think of. Tried with Sata only too. Now wat's should I RMA, i don't know wat went wrong.

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    try putting the memory on a differnt slot.

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    Tested each of the 4, one by one

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    • Thorsson's system
      • Motherboard:
      • ASUS P8Z77-V PRO
      • CPU:
      • i5 3570k
      • Memory:
      • 2x8Gb Corsair Vengeance PC1866
      • Storage:
      • 256M4 SSD; 2Tb 7200RPM Barracuda; 2Tb Linkstation
      • Graphics card(s):
      • EVGA GTX970 SC
      • PSU:
      • Corsair HX650
      • Case:
      • Antec 300
      • Operating System:
      • Win10 64
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell 2515H
      • Internet:
      • Fibre Optic 30Mb
    Send back the FX5900. It's crap anyway...

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    • nimbu's system
      • Motherboard:
      • M3N78-EMH
      • CPU:
      • AMD 4050e
      • Memory:
      • 4GB (2x2GB) Cosair XMS DDR2
      • Storage:
      • 30GB Samsung SSD : 250GB Seagate ES
      • Graphics card(s):
      • 9800GT
      • PSU:
      • Hyper Type R 550W Modular
      • Case:
      • Antec P180 Mini
    Well my first suggestion would be strip the machine down bare, disable all the on board stuff, ie lan sound, raid, put in just one HDD and one stick of mem, and a optical device. If you manage to install windows, turn on each on board thing one at a time until u hit a problem. If windows dont go on, then id try getting the memory replaced first, as imo thats most likely to be the issue.
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    Sorted out, thanks guys. it turned out to be the Windows CD doens't play well with my NEC 3500a, which is absolutely stupid. Have to pay 90£ on ebay for another CD

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hans Voralberg
    Sorted out, thanks guys. it turned out to be the Windows CD doens't play well with my NEC 3500a, which is absolutely stupid. Have to pay 90£ on ebay for another CD
    If you own a legal copy of windows, with a licence, just copy the CD and use that one.
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    And by trying to force me to like small pants, they've alienated me.

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