comp freezing while formating with new hd

May 4, 2009 at 21:46:51
Specs: windows xp pro, intel 2.8 2gig ram
I'm formating my comp with new hd and it keeps
freezing
My comp is a lil old can it be bad mem ?

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#1
May 5, 2009 at 04:32:11
I would download and run the manufacturer's diagnostics to make sure the HD is OK. Is this an SATA HD and what size is it ?

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#2
May 5, 2009 at 06:01:10
i have known ram that works fine in windows to cause problems when actually installing windows. if you have more than one stick in there, just try it with one stick. if still a problen, try the other stick on its own.

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#3
May 5, 2009 at 12:00:03
i have a new 80 gig wd sata drive Im runing diagnostic tools right now so far so good , havent frozen yet , it freezes randomly I have 4 ram sticks each 512 mb 2 kingstons that are pretty old and 2 new ones I got off of new egg I also have a 350 wt power supply and intel d865 perl motherboard iv been having this problem for the past 2-3 months I have a my own busness at home that I run from my comp so I really need to solve this problem and I dont wana pay anyone to tell me something I allready know or can do myself

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#4
May 5, 2009 at 13:45:35
What mode do you have for SATA in the BIOS ? Try IDE mode if it's not that way already.

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