new build pc wont boot

June 9, 2010 at 15:12:07
Specs: Windows XP
hi iv just built a pc every thing seems to power on, i just cant load windows xp, after set up finishes loading windows, it crashes to blue screen im getting blue screen error page_fault_in_nonepaged_area setupdd.sys-address f7423611 base at f73f8000, datestamp 41107c8f tride going into bios but new to all this, so any advise would be great. i put together
amd 630 processor
gigabyte ga m720 us3
500g sata harddrive
dvd rom
geforce gt220 graphics card
2x 1gh ram

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June 9, 2010 at 15:19:42
WinXP does NOT natively support SATA hard drive controllers. That means you either need to supply the drivers or run the SATA drive in a compatibility mode.

Additionally, if you don't have any service packs integrated into your install CD your version of WinXP is not 48 bit LBA compliant. That means it can't support a hard drive larger than 127GB.

Are there WinXP drivers on the motherboard CD you got with the board?

You can create a new CD that includes the necessary SATA drivers using a utility called nLiteOS. That utility is not hard to use. You can also include SP3 and other items.

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June 9, 2010 at 15:50:40
How did you install xp? Or did this OS drive come from another system?

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June 10, 2010 at 04:36:42
i tried the nLiteOS its good stuff even put sp3 on it, but, i when i put this disk in windows set up says the file ntfs.sys is corrupted, im assuming that its the copy of xp that i used, so gonna try get
another copy today.

can you tell me if vista has all the drivers on it that i will need
thinking i might get that instead of xp

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June 10, 2010 at 05:44:28
Vista will install fine with SATA drives, BUT save yourself a lot of trouble and go directly yo Windows 7. If you spend money on it now you will be upgrading later to W7 anyway and spending money all over again. On older systems there is some reason for people to stick with XP as long as they can, but if you have reasonably new hardware go directly to Windows 7 (most who can, are abandoning Vista as soon as they can). Make sure that you delete the partition that has XP on it and recreate your partition(s) new and format. The general consensus is to use 2 or 3 partitions. With 2, you put windows and your programs on one and your files on the other. With 3, you put Windows on one, programs on the second one, and your files on the third one. This way if you ever need to reload windows you will not waste time trying to save your files (use a back up scheme anyway in case of drive failure or major corruption/infection).

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.
If all else fails, read instructions.

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June 10, 2010 at 09:22:55
I agree with Fingers about skipping Vista. If you need to run stuff that may not work with Windows 7 then get Windows 7 professional or Ultimate, which allow you to download and run a free license of WinXP pro in Virtual PC.

If your hardware will run Vista then it should run 7. Use the upgrade advisor to check for sure.

That said, if you own a legal license for WinXP but your disk is corrupted then it is perfectly legal for you to use a different CD of the same type and class as the basis of your nLite OS compilation.

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June 10, 2010 at 13:04:19
thanks guys for all your input, got it up and running now.
ended up just putting xp on i will upgrade later to win 7.

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