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Is it the motherboard or something else?

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Jun 7, 2002
I currently have a MSI KT333 Ultra. A few days ago when I started getting errors on my hard drive. The drive was only for storage but would not let me access it anymore. Then My hard drive Windows was isntalled on started havign the same problems, Blue screens, startup hard drive checks etc...

I decided to format. In case I had a virus I used killdisk to completely format the hard drive. Now when I try to install Windows XP Pro, it gives me either a blue screen eroor saying my computer has been shutdown to protect the it, or it says it cannot copy the file sucessfully.

I know it is not the Hard drive, CD, CD rom since I tested them all on anther computer and I was able to install WIn XP fine.

I believe my Motherboard is causing the problem. Is there anyway to fix this prblem without sending it back to MSI?

Someone recomended clearing the MBR with FDisk, but I dont know the command.

AMD T-Bird 1.4
MSI KT333 Ultra-R
512 Crucial DDR PC2100
Maxtor 40gig 7200 RPM
Radeon 8500LE 128meg
Soundlbaster Live!
Creative CD-RW
As I seem to be fond of mentioning, it could very well be a RAM problem. I had similar BSOD issues (random various BSODs) that I traced to a bad stick of RAM.

Hope that helps.

Thanks EeyoreX, it was the RAM causing the problem. Thankfully Crucial offers a lifetime warranty.