Do you have a HP computer?
Well I can't install any operating system and was wondering if you guys could tell me where my problem lies. Here's how it happened.
First when trying to install SP1 for vista x86 I would get the BSD when I booted back up so I had to rollback. So, then I got a copy of Vista HP x64, this is where real trouble starts.
I backed up my data.
Installed vista x64 on a Raid 0 it booted up then I installed chipset drivers, after that would get BSD after windows loading screen, this would happen even in safe mode.
So, I formatted the drives and tried to install vista x64 on a Raid 0, it crawled really slow through the install process then afterwards would flash the BSD and then restart, never letting me into windows (didn't even finish installing).
Then I tried to install Vista x64 on each hdd seperately with the same results as before. Super slow install then flashing a BSD and crashing before I could even get into windows.
So then I tried to install XP Pro, same results however I wouldn't even get to install the OS, it would crawl through the driver loading part and then BSD and restart. Tried this on the raid and on the drives individually.
Then I installed ubuntu (linux) and it installed however would freeze on the loading screen and never move past it.
So, I ran memtest86 and left it for 2hrs with no errors popping up, I checked the drives for errors on a seperate computer and they had no errors.
I think the problem lies in the processor (E6600) or the mobo (MSI P6N SLI Platinum). I flashed the bios on the mobo to the newest version and am still getting the problem. Anyone have any idea how I can make sure exactly whats causing the problem, cause I don't wanna waist $200+ on a new mobo or processor only to have it be the other that was causing the problem?
Core 2 Duo E6600
MSI P6N SLI Platinum
4GB (4x1GB) DDR2 800 XMS2