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i'm attempting to install windows xp and when setup gets to "setup is loading files (intel IDE bus driver)", the install hangs. i have 2 160gb western digital ata/100 drives and my processor is an AMD Athlon 2800+ Newcastle. i have sata disabled in the bios and am not looking to configure these as raid. i see similar problems here, but they involve a raid configuration.

 

does anyone have any suggestions?

 

thanks!!

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please check the rules and the Important Info threads stuck to the top of this section.

 

If you are looking for help, reading this is the most important first-step for you to take.

 

this helps us tremendously to help you solve your issue if we can see what is in your system every time you post:

 

 

 

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http://www.dfi-street.com/forum/showpost.p...701&postcount=2

 

 

 

Be as thorough as possible please. Voltages, timings, settings, bios version, etc.

 

The more information you give us about the problem, and the more details about your hardware in your sig = more help we can give you.

 

 

 

 

 

#2 you should not be loading Intel drivers for AMD chipset (NF4/VIA) motherboards

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Hello,

 

Doesn't it load all that by default?

As soon as you boot from the XP setup CD it starts copying files for the setup, it displays a list of files it is copying where you see the F2/press F6 bit.

 

I think that is what mark meant?

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yes, xp install is attempting to load it. i didn't understand why, since i have an amd processor.

 

i'll gather all the info (bios version, etc) and repost later

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ok, i added most of the info to my signature. stupid question here: how do i find out my bios version? i don't see it when i boot up. is there anything else i should include?

 

thanks!!

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Hello,

 

http://www.cpuid.org/cpuz.php#download

 

Run CPUZ and go to the motherboard TAB.

Look for the BIOS date.

thanks, but i have no os on my machine. this is a new build.

 

ok, another stupid question...my understanding is xp will format my drives for me, is this correct?

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To see BIOS version: go into BIOS/advanced options, and disable the Full Screen Logo option. Savea and restart, you will see the BIOS date in the lower left side of the screen

 

formatting drives: XP will format your drives if you tell it to during the install process. I think that there are 4 options for formatting, quick formatting, not formatting, and something else which I can't think of. It comes right after the part where it asks about setting up partitions.

 

One question for you: Have you run memtest to see if your memory is okay? If not, run it for a couple hours or preferably overnight and see if any errors come up. Many windows install problems come from faulty memory (or memory not set up correctly).

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i'll disable the full screen logo tonight.

 

where can i find memtest? i did a search and the only one i found was a windows version.

 

as for setting up the memory in bios, i left everything in the dram configuration section set to auto. is there anything i should specifically change?

 

since i have two ram sticks, how about trying the install with only one of them installed?

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Memtest: http://www.memtest86.com/

 

You have to install it from windows to make a bootable floppy. Then you boot from your floppy and memtest will start up. Just let it run on default settings, it will run through 8 tests indefinitely until you stop it. Like I said earlier, overnight (8-9 hours or more) is a good amount of time for a thorough test.

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(found the paper i wrote this on, so...)

i also tried installing win2k last night. it got past the intel ide bus driver (where xp is hanging) and asked if i wanted to install/repair/whatever. i choose new installation and i then got the following stop error:

 

0x0000004E (0x0000008F, 0x00008580, 0x00008500, 0x00000000) PFN_LIST_CORRUPT

 

my only option was to reboot, couldn't get past this.

 

i'll post my bios version when i get home.

 

thanks!!

mark

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