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EDIT: thought it was the hd touching the case... but stuck in 2 sticks of ram and BSOD'd again, now the same thing with 1 stick. Hmm, I'll reinstall windows tommorow.

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What PCI Video card do you have?

Try to install with minimal HW attached:

1G RAM only (set to 2T, i.e. CPC disabled)

1 DVDR Drive only

I am not familiar with RAID so I don't know if you have to set it up during installation.

But if possible, try installing with 1 HDD without RAID first.

 

I hope this helps, good luck.

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Some suggestions that you may want to try:

 

Read and follow the information that is in the red STICKY (CRITICAL) --> The one that is located on the motherboard 64-bit (NF3/NF4/VIA K8) section. "I have made prints of some of that good information".

 

Try installing your memory in the yellow slots 1 and 3.

 

Get and set the correct timings that match your memory.

 

Slipstream windows xp with updated raid drivers and windows service pack2.

 

Try moving your video card to the second slot.

 

Try flashing the bios to 6/23-3, 6/23-2, or 6/23-1. " I flash my computer at least 2 to 3 times, repeatedly, with the same bios version".

 

good luck

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Take out one of your 1GB modules and install Windows, after you install Windows then install the other 1GB module BEFORE you install any drivers.

 

See if that works, I know I have run into problems installing Windows with more then 1GB of memory a few times and you might be having this problem. It is not a bad module issue just the amount of memory might be causing the problem.

 

Hope this helps.

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No, my windows cd has no service packs. I don't think I will install service pack 2. Too many problems, I think service pack 1 is best.

 

Btw, what is a good hard drive utility to scan to see if the HD is damaged?

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God... sometimes I hate computers so much. I am reinstalling windows and even during the installation process, the computer will BSOD with MACHINE_CHECK_EXCEPTION and reboot. I have 1 stick of crucial running in the outer orange stick, optical drives moved to IDE2, and everything else at stock. I can't even install windows right now, it must have rebooted at least 10 times already, I'm just sitting here on this computer and letting the sucker reboot until it finally loads the windows part of the windows xp installation.

 

Is it possible to install with 1 HD and then after the install, configure RAID 0?

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Nope, no errors.

 

Seems like the problem was with RAID? I took off RAID, installed windows individually on both drives and ZERO problems. WTF? I bought these 2 drives too run RAID. I still want my RAID 0 :(

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Below are some steps that you can try if you are getting memory errors.

 

First clear cmos and and load optimized defaults.

Take a look here --> http://www.dfi-street.com/forum/showpost.p...702&postcount=4

 

Second, go to dram configuration in the bios and disable the command per clock (cpc).

 

Third, run memtest agian.--> Download - Pre-Compiled Memtest86 v3.2 installable from Windows and DOS

 

 

Fourth, if you are still getting errors then try following these links -->http://www.dfi-street.com/forum/showpost.p...67&postcount=15

http://www.dfi-street.com/forum/showthread.php?t=6615

http://www.angrygames.com/nf4raid-1.htm

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Below are some steps that you can try if you are getting memory errors.

 

First clear cmos and and load optimized defaults.

Take a look here --> http://www.dfi-street.com/forum/showpost.p...702&postcount=4

 

Second, go to dram configuration in the bios and disable the command per clock (cpc).

 

Third, run memtest agian.--> Download - Pre-Compiled Memtest86 v3.2 installable from Windows and DOS

 

 

Fourth, if you are still getting errors then try following these links -->http://www.dfi-street.com/forum/showpost.p...67&postcount=15

http://www.dfi-street.com/forum/showthread.php?t=6615

http://www.angrygames.com/nf4raid-1.htm

 

I'm not getting memory errors. Read the post above.

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