I just decided to rebuild my PC but I'm having some issues. I tried 2 different motherboards and have the same problem.
Mobos - PC Chips M848ALU and ABit AN7
Memory - DDR 400MHz PC3200
Processor - XP3200
Graphics Card - Radeon 9800 AGP
When I boot the computer, it starts up fine to start with. I can access the bios as normal and all seems well. After the bios screen advances to where it should say LOADING WINDOWS XP, it freezes and never gets to the screen. Then if I restart, I get the WINDOWS NOT SHUT DOWN PROPERLY message and if I pick start normally or safe mode, both lock up right there. I also can't boot from CD. If I try to reinstall winXP I get an error at the blue setup screen saying it couldn't load a file. I also tried booting from PHLAK, my bootable linux disc, which also freezes and won't boot. Any suggestions?