windows keeps freezing

July 23, 2009 at 19:42:27
Specs: Windows XP
I just bought a msi ms7061 motherboard.
Im trying to install Windows XP but it just keeps freezing when it is starting Windows. My previous XP on my hdd will also wont load
i've tried safemode and normal boot but it still wont boot. I have also tried using Linux and Windows 2000 but even them freeze up
i was thinking that it is not compatable for windows XP.And was designed for Vista am i correct or is there something i can do.
Im trying to install it to an ide hdd not the sata cause i dont have any sata power supplies or i would try to install it on my sata hdd.
please any help for me

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#1
July 23, 2009 at 19:53:47
You can't just swap a HDD with WinXP already preinstalled from one system to another. The installation is configured to the old system & will not boot on the new. That's not a hardware issue, that's by design.

Since you said it's a new motherboard, do you have experience assembling systems? Did you benchtest the board before installing it in the case? Are you sure the heatsink was installed correctly on the CPU? Did you use the correct amount of thermal paste...not too much or too little or worse yet, none at all? Did you manually configure the BIOS settings & confirm the CPU temp is within the normal range? Did you test the RAM with memtest86 before attempting to install the OS?

Not a great board:

http://www.msicomputer.com/product/...


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#2
July 23, 2009 at 19:55:46
i have 6 year of rebuilding experience for computers and im trying to reinstall windows on to my hdd using my new mobo but when windows stats up for the installation it freezes

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#3
July 23, 2009 at 23:49:02
You might have a bad installer have you checked the Cd install that you are suing if it is not scratched?

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#4
July 24, 2009 at 00:20:44
i have used 3 different XP disc that i have
on top of that i have tried my windows 2000 and also a copy of ubuntu nut all of them wont work at all

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#5
July 24, 2009 at 07:19:59
"i have 6 year of rebuilding experience"

OK, that would mean that the answer to all the questions I asked in response #1 is YES, correct?


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#6
July 24, 2009 at 07:39:12
i am trying to reinstall windows onto the hdd and for the cpu i did use appropriate amout of the theremal paste
for the bios i have it set for default i did not test anything before i set it up causeit is not really needed the ram i have in works on my other motherboards so i know that is good
the one problem im having is when you put in the windows disc to install it it freezes where it says setup is starting windows

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#7
July 24, 2009 at 08:52:26
Hmmmm. I was under the impression that an experienced builder always benchtests the board, manually configures the BIOS settings & tests the RAM before installing the OS. I guess I've been doing it wrong for the past 13+ yrs.

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#8
July 24, 2009 at 10:22:31
i have it tested before i buy them and the ram i always use so i know that they are good i have also search the interent for bios updates and flashes but found nothing

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#9
July 24, 2009 at 14:12:12
Why are you making this so difficult? These are yes or no questions.

1. did you benchtest the board before installing in in the case?

2. did you properly install the HSF & thermal paste? To expand on that:

2a. Are you 100% sure the HSF isn't installed backwards?

Socket A heatsink installation - right way & wrong way

2b. When applying thermal paste, did you use a dab approx the size of a grain of rice & spread it thinly & evenly over the CPU core only?

How to apply Arctic Silver 5

3. Did you verify that the BIOS settings are correct - frequencies, voltages, RAM timings, etc?

4. Even though the RAM has worked fine on other systems, did you run memtest86 on this system to confirm there were no errors or problems?

"i have also search the interent for bios updates and flashes but found nothing"

I don't know why you feel you need a BIOS update but why would you have to search the internet to find it? The only place you need to look is the MSI website & I already supplied a link to your board in response #1. Since you apparently don't know where to look, here's the BIOS download site:

http://www.msi.com/index.php?func=d...


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#10
July 24, 2009 at 15:44:58
the heat sink and thermal paste is on and correct
i did check to make sure the bios are correct voltages are correct etc
ive been to msi's website and i didnt find anythhing i can use cause how they make theres you need to be able to operate in windows i cant even install it on this mobo

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#11
July 24, 2009 at 15:47:17
i just got done trying a sata and that didnt work and also tryied installing vista but it comes up loads files after it loads them a crash screen comes up so im not sure what the hell to do for this motherboard anymore

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#12
July 24, 2009 at 16:09:41
Are you sure you have "6 year of rebuilding experience"? or is it that you just have a reading comprehension problem?

From the MSI link that I provided:

"Attention:
Users who download BIOS from here (not using Live Update) should use the flash utility included in the downloaded compressed file when doing the BIOS update. To avoid BIOS update failure, please do not use older versions of the update utility or utilities not provided by MSI"


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#13
July 24, 2009 at 16:37:56
i took out the processor and check along the edge is some grey sparling thermal paste which was along the edge of the core of the cpu so im thinking cause the spakles s--- would mean that the paste has metal init that the last person used concidering i bought it used so it makes sence would that kind of paste short/fry out the cpu at all?

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#14
July 24, 2009 at 17:22:35
I thought you said you were sure the paste & heatsink were installed correctly??

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#15
July 24, 2009 at 18:05:24
it was i took it off to check make sure it had nothing wrong with the prongs when i was looking at it alittle closer i saw the grey thermalpaste
the thermal paste i was using was a white silicon base so it is something that could not do any damage even if i put more than i was suppsoe to either way i have to wait til monday til i can get another replacement
lol
thanx for the help i have another post if you can help me with it
http://www.computing.net/answers/ha...

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#16
July 24, 2009 at 18:16:01
"the thermal paste i was using was a white silicon base so it is something that could not do any damage even if i put more than i was suppsoe to"

If you put too much on, it prevents the heat from transferring to the heatsink & that causes the CPU to overheat.

You do not need a new CPU. You just need to make 100% sure that the CPU, thermal paste & heatsink are all installed correctly. And as I said before, all you need is a tiny dab of paste on the CPU core only & it needs to be spread out thinly & evenly. I usually use the short side of an old business card. If you are using more than a "rice-sized dab", that could very well be the cause of your problems. You also have to make 100% sure the heatsink isn't installed backwards. The link I posted in response #9 shows the right way & the wrong way.


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#17
July 25, 2009 at 02:56:03
No the cou i got was a used one and when i was amking sure there was nothing wrong with the proccessor
i notced a small amount of grey sparling thermal paste around the core so the last person who had it had fried out the processor cause i have tried everything

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#18
July 27, 2009 at 01:03:04
Well did you tryt o see if Belarc adviser can detect the hardwares that was installed in your computer?

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