CD Boot Memory Overflow Error

By shootertex ·
First time on this forum but running into small issue.
Motherboard fried over the weekend and building a new tower.
AMD Phenom II X6 1055T processor
MSI 890GMX-G65 motherboard.
4 Gig DDR 3
2 ATA HD from original tower
SATA optical drive
Running XP SP3
Tower posts and goes to BIOS
Put XP SP 2 bootable disk in after bios and goes to blinking cursor in upper left.
Go to BIOS reset to boot from optical drive and get this error.
CD Boot Memory Overflow Error.
Any input or advice is greatly appreciated.

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Maybe try removing some Ram

by Slayer_ In reply to CD Boot Memory Overflow E ...

As I recall, XP initially didn't like HDD's over 120gb and didn't work if you had more than 3 gigs of RAM.

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One possibility I know of.

by Ron K. In reply to CD Boot Memory Overflow E ...

Sounds weird but double-check in the BIOS that it can see the HDs.

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by ---TK--- In reply to CD Boot Memory Overflow E ...

removing all the RAM except for one stick... install the OS with 1 Gig of RAM, once it is installed turn off the system, unplug from the wall, purge the power (hold the power button in for 5 sec, you will see the fans twitch), install the rest of the RAM, and fire up your PC... And you should be good to go.

From what I recall, XP doesn't like to be installed with 3+ gigs of ram... One gig is a safe bet...

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Well I do not generally use MSI M'Boards

by OH Smeg Moderator In reply to CD Boot Memory Overflow E ...

But in this case I think you'll find that it';s to do with your SATA Optical Drive.

You need to plug the SATA Data lead into the 0 or 1 Connector on the M'Board for it to be able to boot off the SATA Drive to load Windows.


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