ghettoDLX Posted May 6, 2006 Posted May 6, 2006 hey all, So this is my first attempt with a DFI board, and really only my second build. Spent all day yesterday messin around with BIOS/Settings. Yet I still cant install windowsXP with out it freezing durring initial file loading, or getting error messages durring and before partition formating starts... My first problem was finding the right slot for my RAM...works in yellow slot closest to CPU. Cant try the orange slot closest because my cpu heatsink is blocking it, hope this isnt whats causing my freezing problems. So finaly got it to boot, I right away went into BIOS and changed cd-rom to first boot and enabled raid function... rebooted, and it took like 30sec to identify sata drivers, so i entered RAID BIOS utility... Note* the raptor drives I am using arent new, they did have data on em and were in raid 0 in my old system. ... when in raid utility I deleted both raid aray and partitions, rebooted and created a new raid aray (raid 0). so now booting from cd (I missed F6 option) but it restarted durring fileloading... so tried again hit f6 loaded sata drivers, got all the way to formating the drive. but right as it starting formating I got an error screen... "a problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer" DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL (only got this part once out of 2 errors/problems) After this I did a memtest86 (never done this before, but from what i gather it just keeps doing passes until it finds errors??) anways, mine got 4 errors durring pass 2 (nearly an hour into it) showed the errors for a bit, but when pass 2 finished everything froze.... Anyways im trying to make a long story short...here I am to day with the same freezing problems...freezes at lanparty logo sometimes, somtimes before I enter bios and always durring windows setup. also when exiting bios (with out saving) sometimes it hangs at restart...no beep or video. I tried setting memtimings (2-3-3-6) still same problem. Im not really upset, I knew this was gonna be a tuff build, but was just hoping I wouldnt have to come here and bug u guys for help ...atleast not until i got windows installed lol. Thanks! Quote Share this post Link to post Share on other sites More sharing options...
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