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XP booting difficulties

Hi everyone,

I am having trouble with the os on my new custom build. I bought a copy of XP home Edition SP3 Oem for system builders and I saved a partition with ntfs on the hardrive. When i boot it the windows booting screen pops up wit the loading bar at the bottom, but then all of a sudden it either turns off completely or sometimes loads to the blue screen with a mouse cursor and says An Invalid Parameter was passed to a service or function. then reboots the whole processor, Sometimes when the blue screen for the next step pops up it says setup is being restarted and turns off the cpu. Much help is needed system requirements posted below

Mobo
Evga Nvidia Nforce 780i tri sli board

Cpu
Intel Core 2 quad Q6600 kentsfield 2.4Ghz

Graphics Card
Evga Geforce 8800gts 512Mb

Drives
2x asus 20x lightscribe cd/dvd Rom drives

Hardrive
Western Digital 1Terabyte 7200rpm

Ram
Corsair DDR2 800 xms 4gigs

PSU
Corsair 650 Watt

Case
Antec 900

Thanks, Vince

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Why do you think it's XP?

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Try a Linux CD next.

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not sure

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im not sure if its xp or hardware i think its hardware but i posted in xp because it only shuts off or reboots when i try to boot xp

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Then use another OS for the test.

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If it fails under Linux then you can start calling it's maker or supplier to ask what to return.

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