Less ram, less parts, etc...
I don't see if the BIOS is current either.
The Issue: I'm attempting to install XP Pro on a new home built system, onto a new 120G hdd;the installation from the cd-rom starts with the Windows Setup blue screen loading files runs until (at the bottom) it states "starting window", pauses for a few moments then apppears another blue screen with the message, "A problem has been detected and window has been shut down to prevent damage to the computer." It states to remove any new hard drives and so on.
I initially tried to boot from an older 8GB hdd with XP PRO installed, just for tesing purposes of the new system, which I received the above error. I then booted up using another 30GB hdd with Win98se installed; the computer got into Win98 right away and started looking for drivers for all the new components, I then shut it down. My thoughts were that maybe the nature of the new sytem was too much for the small 8GB hdd to handle. I replace it with a brand new 120GB hdd, rebooted, installation started and then the error happened.
I checked the hdd's jumper, it was in cable select position, I moved it to master/slave, and rebooted with the same result. I'm using a motherboard with SATA/PATA, in the BIOS I've checked that both were enabled and that the primary drive was the hdd set as pata. In the BIOS, everything looks to be set correctly. I'm now at a lost as to what the problem could be.
System specs: Asus P4P800 deluxe rev.2, Intel P4 2.4c cpu, 1G Geil pc3500 ram, Seagate 120GB hdd, ATI 9800 video card, with cd-rom and cd-rw drives. Antec case with 430W PS.
This is my fourth system build, first Intel base system however so am not sure if its something I've done or not done or XP Pro reacting to system set up.
I would greatly appreciate any help with suggestions as to what could be done to fix this problem.
Best Regards and thank you for your assistance.