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    Computers cuts off when loading xp

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    by clbaker85 ·

    I am building 2 computers, specs as follows: MSI motherboard KM4M-V, AMD Sempron 2400+ CPU, 512 PC3200 DDR RAM, 40GB Maxtor Hard Drive, and a CD-ROM. Every time that I start loading XP Pro, both of the computers shut themselves off right after loading all the drivers, and before option to format with NTFS screen. I have tried different BIOS settings, reset CMOS, reseated CPU and fan, etc.. I know that I will probably have to update BIOS after I get loaded, but am lost for now. Please, any help will be greatly appreciated.
    CLB

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    • #3351461

      Reply To: Computers cuts off when loading xp

      by willcomp ·

      In reply to Computers cuts off when loading xp

      I’ve used a number of MSI KM4M series mobos with Athlon XP2200 CPUs and WinXP Pro without problems. A BIOS update should not be required to install XP.

      My first inclination is RAM. Try setting memory bus to 166MHz instead of SPD control and see if that helps. The Sempron has a 333MHz bus, so won’t affect CPU performance.

      Or, better still, install a stick of known good DDR333 (PC2700) RAM.

      Dalton

      • #3332277

        Reply To: Computers cuts off when loading xp

        by clbaker85 ·

        In reply to Reply To: Computers cuts off when loading xp

        I tried a good known stick of PC2700 RAM, also tried setting bus at 166MHz with the PC3200. I have a 300W power supply, could that be an issue? I don’t have anything larger to test with. Thank you for your suggestions.
        CLB

    • #3351287

      Reply To: Computers cuts off when loading xp

      by dmiles ·

      In reply to Computers cuts off when loading xp

      The problem may exist if the OS was loaded on another machine,it does not detect the configuration settings.So check that the OS disc is not a pirated copy.

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      by joker64 ·

      In reply to Computers cuts off when loading xp

      That msi motherboard has to use 333 memory to install the basic op system…..i had 3 of em all the same but after you get all your updates at microsoft,do install the new bios at msi.They are sweet boards after that.

    • #3250108

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      by murray brydon ·

      In reply to Computers cuts off when loading xp

      One thing to check would be the IDE cable as if you use an old 40 pin rather than 80pin conductor cable(with the blue end) then you will get blue screens and problems like this when trying to install/run XP

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