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Posted on Friday, October 4, 2002 - 5:45 pm:   

ok i just put a new comp together for the first time but i did my hw and it still doesn't work.

the specs are:
asus dual amd athlon mp mb a7m266-d
the boards ethernet connector
dual athlon mp 2000+
nvidia geforce 4 ti4600
1western digital 60 gig hard drive brand new
2western digital 80 gig hard drives 1 not plugged in cuz it is almost full and the other has a temp file on it
creative 52x cd rom redable
creative sound blaster audigy platinum
antec true 550 power
aluminum case with 5 case fans and 3 windows, 2 blow holes
d-link 1.44mb floppy drive

now all the components are brand new and fresh out of the box. the first time i powered it up it churned and powered up and then 20-30 sec into it ......... it completly shut down. then when i went back and reread all the manuals to see if any jumpers were in the wrong place and cables or missing wires nothing was out of order and all was good so i cheaked the power supply to see if there was a certian way to hook it up there wasn't. so i went back and cheaked the hd to see if the one i hooked up was the full one and it wasn't. now i am asking for your help so plz respond.

(p.s.: i am not a comp illiterate and doesn't know what he is doing, i have had a lot of experience in comp prog and ect. but this one takes the cake.)
Posted on Friday, October 4, 2002 - 10:14 pm:   

The first thing I would do is remove all the hardware from the system. Keep it basic just use what is needed to bootup. Use only the video card, mouse, keyboard, memory, 3.5 floppy drive with a bootup disk. This will help to elimanate some of the hardware as a problem. Start the computer to see if it will bootup on the 3.5 disk. If you get the same problem, I would suggest, since this is all new equipment, to contact asus about the possibility that the motherboard is bad. If it does bootup just add one component at a time and reboot each time one is added.
Posted on Friday, October 4, 2002 - 10:44 pm:   

ok i'll do that but does having wireless keyboard and mouse make a difference or not???
Posted on Friday, October 4, 2002 - 10:46 pm:   

I would suggest using a standard mouse and keyboard for this test.
Posted on Saturday, October 5, 2002 - 6:57 pm:   

hey cecil thx for the help so far but now when i boot it up it goes fine but when intalling windows it says a file is corrupt or missing then restarts and don't know what to do
Posted on Saturday, October 5, 2002 - 8:23 pm:   

I assume your booting up on a disk when you get the error. I'd just get or make another bootup disk, since 3.5 floppies aren't very reliable.
Posted on Saturday, October 5, 2002 - 10:01 pm:   

hey the file acpi.sys is currupted on the first boot up with os and the second time the \i368\ntk????.??? file and the 3rd is setupdd.sys
Posted on Saturday, October 5, 2002 - 10:02 pm:   

oh i am not using a floppy it is a cd and the win xp one
Posted on Thursday, October 10, 2002 - 9:09 pm:   

If your still having problems, change the front side bus speed from 133 to 100.

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