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XP Pro hangs copying over install files

By mikey.hurt ·
Hi, I have just built a new pc with an Abit IT7-Max2 motherboard, Pentium 4 2.53Ghz, 2x 512Mb DDR 266Mhz RAM and two Maxtor Max16 80Gb ATA133 hard disks. The motherboard has a Highpoint HPT374 Raid controller and there are two Pioneer cds installed (1 DVD & 1 DVD-R). The hard drives are on the Raid controller but I have tried without too. When XP Pro attempts to copy the installation files over to my hard disks (after running my latest Raid drivers), the system just hangs...no lights, error messages, beeps or anything. I can't soft re-boot either. I have tried altering the drives (including which cd Windows disk is in but no difference. All the four drives are now on their own ide cable as masters. Sometimes it hangs at 41%, sometimes at 94%. Any one know what might be causing it? Graphics card is a Ganiward Ti 4600 and there's a new pci modem there too. Thanks if you can help me

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by dmiles In reply to XP Pro hangs copying over ...

Setting the drives as masters may be the culprit,try setting the drives up as master and slave to see if this will help

The other option would be to setup system with only the video card and raid controller with no other cards installed to see ifthe problem still exists

Check the memory modules to make sure they are seated correctly.

Run the hardware compatibilty wizrd at the beginning for drivers that may need to be updated

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by mikey.hurt In reply to XP Pro hangs copying over ...

Thanks Soulrider. I had tried various options with the drives and removed all cards that were not essential. In th end it was a faulty RAM module! Luckily I had two so I can still use my pc. I worked perfectly once I'd removed the culprit! Thanks again!

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