I'm installing my new motherboard, a DFI Infinity 865pe, I read to do a xp repair install as I'm hoping to save whats on my hard drive... I start the system, boot from CD, follow the instructions found here
still, when it tries to boot XP, the system automatically restarts. I am prompted to start windows normally, last known, safe mode, but all have the same result of restarting. Since repair didn't seem to work, will my only option be to format the drive? Can I be sure that it won't do the same restarting thing when it tries to load xp?
also as a side note - the system will only start up if i have my 512MB pc2700 ddr333 RAM in a certain slot (there are 4), and won't start if it's in any of the other 3 slots. And system won't start if i use the 512MB pc2100 ddr266 RAM in any of the slots, although manual says they are both supported and all 4 slots are 184-pin DDR DIMM. seems strange...
any help will be appreciated!