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this might seem as if im beating about the bush a little bit but i'll try to keep it as short as i can:D

i have just brought a copy of windows xp professional (OEM) today and have taken it home to install on a machine of which i have just built. I dont usually have problems with installing operating systems so i cant understand whats gone wrong here.

ok spose it might help if i gave you some system information.

AMD sempron 2GHz processor
256 MB RAM
40Gig excel stor hard drive

heres the problem i have been having.

i have made attempts to install the software from the disc (as you do) but it is only getting as far as a black screen with 'setup is inspecting your hardware configuration. i have tried this 3 times and to no avail.

i have also checked the boot priorities and they look ok
boot priorities are
1 cdrom
2 hdd 0
3 floppy

i have also checked the internal cabling etc. pls help im baffled again...:eek:

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I have solved the problem relating to the above thread.. i reduced the system down to barebones and discovered a pin had got bent on the motherboard and also there was a bent transistor cap near the power supply connector.

Replaced the motherboard and it seems to be all ok now.;)

heres the updated specs of the machine for those who are interested.

Winfast K7S741MG Motherboard with onboard 5.1 surround sound
Jeantech butterfly case
500 watt Jeantech PSU
AMD sempron 2.2 Ghz processor
Turbo cooling system and fan speed controller
lite on games cd rom drive
Phillips DVD-RW 16x speed
running windows xp professional and office 2003.

it's a nice machine baby.:D

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Hello,

Just for next time... as you saw that

Setup is inspecting your hardware....

message, this tells you the following immediately:

* Your boot order was fine
* Your IDE / ATA subsystem is fine
* Your startup disk loaded correctly
* Your RAM was counted and initialized properly

Lots of things can be determined by just noting where your system is at in the installation process.

Christian

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Hello,

Just for next time... as you saw that

Setup is inspecting your hardware....

message, this tells you the following immediately:

* Your boot order was fine
* Your IDE / ATA subsystem is fine
* Your startup disk loaded correctly
* Your RAM was counted and initialized properly

Lots of things can be determined by just noting where your system is at in the installation process.

Christian

least i discovered the problem and i'll know 4 next time what to look for:)

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