Windows XP will not install. Computer Keeps rebooting during setup
Posted on 2004-11-26
I was have a lot of trouble with my computer. It kept rebooting while windows XP Pro was loading, even before it began to load. Please read the posts here to see the history:
So I decided to format the HD b/c I was having no luck getting the computer to load. I found two sticks on 128 MB RAM and tested them for errors with Memtest86+ utility and they came back with no errors. I begin the install process of WINDOWS XP Pro and when I tried it from the 6 install disks, when it was done with the 6th disk the computer automatically restarted. I tried installing from the CD. When it was at the point where it formats your drive, it reached 0% and then rebooted. I tried again from the CD. This time it reached refomatting of 20% and then rebooted.
I changed the cable going from the MB to the CDROM drive, and that did not help.
I have a 80 GB Maxtor HD. I ran their Powermax program on this computer and during the test the computer rebooted. I took the HD and put it into a working drive and set it as the slave and ran the test with no problems. The test came back with no errors.
What seems to be the problem now?
Can it be with the BIOS, CPU, MB?
I even put in a different Video Card and nothing was resolved.