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new used computer not working right...advice please

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ny_driver

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I got a MSI K8N Neo2 Platinum, w/ Athlon 3500. I'm trying to install windows xp and so I put in the disk and setup loads the setup files, but when it gets to the point where it says windows is starting(right before it asks which partition I want to use) I get BSoD. It fires up and I can get to the bios and all that, just can't load windows. Looking for ideas...Thanks
 

mammut

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Are you using SATA drives? If so, are they in a RAID array? If you use SATA drives, connect them to SATA ports 3 & 4. Leave SATA ports 1&2 enabled in BIOS if you are installing on a RAID. The drives can still be connected on ports 3&4.
Lock the AGP frequency at 67MHz in BIOS.

Check also that the PSU is good.
 
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ny_driver

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I got it working by loading windows 98 and then upgrading. I have no idea why it wouldn't work loading xp, but anyways on to the next problem. Thanks for the ideas.