|Posted on Saturday, October 19, 2002 - 11:55 am: |
I just built a new PC for myself with the following specs:
ECS P4VXAD3 W/ P4 1.5 GHZ CPU
128MB PC2100 DDR MEMORY
40GB WESTERN DIGITAL
SONY 3.5 FLOPPY
LITEON 32X10X40 CDRW
CREATIVE CT4751 PCI 128 SB
NVIDIA TNT PCI VIDEO CARD
I installed everything with the WESTERN DIGITAL as primary master CDRW as primary slave both via cable and jumpers. I installed the P4 and the heatsink/fan and booted the computer up. After bios boot screen a screen for FastTrak 100-Lite Raid controller comes on and since I only have the 1 HD and I didn't hook it up to the RAID IDE's it can't find it and gives me an error before continuing to boot. I have my Windows 2000 setup disk in the PC and it loads, but after so long (after different lapses in time) the PC will freeze up. I can't CTRL-ALT-DEL and restart. I have to hold the power in for a couple seconds until it responds. I thought something may be wrong with my Disk so I booted up via floppy (WinME) and tried to load this OS. After about 12% through it froze again. In the FastTrak book it says a system freeze during startup could be caused by a IRQ conflict. I'm wondering after reading a bit if the CPU is overheating. I installed at first without thermal grease last night, and today I tried with thermal grease and it seemed to stay on a little longer but still freezes. Anyone have any ideas?
|Posted on Monday, December 23, 2002 - 9:54 am: |
There are several possibilities. First off, try using a Win98 start up disk, and load cd rom drivers. What types of partitions do you have? Have you tried checking the Microsoft Hardware Compatibility List (HCL) to see if there might be a conflict in your hardware? If you are trying to load Win2000 OS, then watch the setup portion to see where it is freezing up.(What files it freezes on). I think it is unlikely that your processor is overheating so soon after starting. Would need more detailed info on HDD specifics, BIOS settings, etc...
Hope some of this helps