I recently assembled a new system with the following configurations: -
Mainboard: MSI 865PE Neo2-PFS
Processor: 3.0C Ghz Intel Processor
Memory: 2 X 256 DDR400 Cosair RAM
Graphics: GECUBE ATI 9600 Pro
Hard Disk: Old Maxtor Harddisk preinstalled with WinXP
When I fixed everything together and try to start the system, the computer will come to a screen telling me that windows did not start successfully and presents a number of selections that include "Start windows normally", "Start in Safe mode", "Last Known working condition"... No matter which option I choose, the pc keeps on restarting without even booting into windows. I tried to see the BSOD but the pc would not allow me to do that since the BSOD appeared before the restart and lasted less than a second.
I tried narrowing down the problem and found that the culprit could be: -
1) Hard disk
2) The pre-installed Windows XP in the hard disk
3) The Intel processor
I am planning to format the hard disk and do a clean installation of Windows XP. Do you think this can solve the problem? If not, what could be the cause of the problem? Please help, thank you very much.