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Installing xp freezes

Ok... i have a barebones kit... i had an asus motherboard however i thought it was defective returned for another but i am still having the same problem.. so here is my problem... windows xp freezes and can only boot into safe mode (not able to boot to safe mode w/networking either) each time i attempt to do a clean install i am able to load all the drivers except for 2 pci driver which i cannot find or recognize so i disabled it .. and still same issue... also during installation i press F6 to load my sata hard drive floppy either says the file is currupt or cant find it on my floppy,, i down loaded it to floppy and i do have the installation disk but safe mode wont let the cd auto install the drivers (since its in safe mode.) when all the drivers are installed i see that there are no errors they are all working properly.. but still freezes i tested different hds and they all have the same symptoms of freezing after install so i really hope it is not the processor.. i need help... what would the problem be???? i am able to access some files through cd rom in safe mode but can only go so far w/cd since safe mode wont let me run the full installation.. .. but i have no clue on what i need from the installation cd.

the OS is windows XP home edition

i have installed these hardware

motherboard - msi k9n6gm am2 socket (switched w/ASUS mobo same issue so mobo is tested ok )
amd athalon 64 X2 4400+
crucial ram DDR2 533MHz (i have 2 each were individually tested ok)
sata 80 GB ata hd ( i also attempted swap a different IDE hard drive had the same problem so the hd is tested ok )

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  • medicinedog Jul 18, 2008

    i did update all the drivers i could think of ... there is one driver conflicting with another (irq11 system managment pci -) unknown device .. im looking for the right hardware or driver.. ive been on the mobo manuafactures website,driver cd and even xp website (however i cant find anything that could help me figure out what the conflict could be) any clues?

  • medicinedog Jul 22, 2008

    ok..update,, i download pc wizard from another pc but i cannot install it into this pc since im in safe thinking maybe it doesnt detect the hardware since i dont have an updated service pack?? . i also thought of installing xp service pack 1 but i need to find the components for sp1 windows doesnt have a list or its jumbled with other service pack ( like 2 and 3) so i have no idea which ones i need. since its a clean install i dont know if i can install the service pack since i cannot activate windows because im in safe mode,, another option i have is downloading my cpu chipset but i need sp1 to do it.. i think the unknown device is REALTEK audio driver or media driver but i have no idea what file to upload as far as drivers go,, the manufacture cd only goes so far,but doesnt provide the driver unless i go thru setup which i cannot do in safe mode... its like im stuck between a rock and a hardplace

  • medicinedog Jul 23, 2008

    you i did a clean install again this time i loaded service pack 2 when it went into safe mode... and wouldnt you know .. that solved my issue,,, problem was that i have an early version of home xp... my issue is resolved thank you for your help,



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If it will only boot in safe mode it means you have a driver conflict.
This is only a suggestion but try fresh reinstalling windows, with only basic xp drivers then install other drivers one at a time rebooting each time you do until you come across the faulty one. remove it or check its for xp not vista research net for correct one

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    David Jul 18, 2008

    use a program called (pc Wizard) it will find all hardware and driver names even unknown device (it did on my computer) note name and number of device search and download

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    David Jul 22, 2008

    On the internet there is a program called ERD Commander this boots from cd it enables you to check and change thing in windows and because its loaded from cd will boot up (try softarchive ) for it also there are cut down windows versions that boot from cd enabling you to access your windows installation try one of these

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    David Jul 22, 2008

    On the internet there is a program called ERD Commander this boots from cd it should enable you to delete drivers from windows. you may be even able to use pc wizard.
    also there are cut down versions of windows available (softarchive) that boot from cd so you can access windows once again use PC wizard hope this helps



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