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Vista wont install and PC keeps freezing under XP

Postby darthlinux » Wed Jun 25, 2008 11:03 am

I recently brought the three items below and since then my pc freezes and wont install Vista XP is fine and I am really getting annoyed am I supposed to have sata drivers for my HD and DVD if so can you point me in the right direction I am confused as to what it could be.

Any help would be great


Arctic Power 700W PSU - With PCI-E, 4x SATA, 20+4, ATX12V, 8pin +12V Connectors

Samsung SpinPoint HD501LJ 500GB SATAII Hard Drive 16MB Cache - OEM

Optiarc AD-7201S 20X DVD±RW/RAM LightScribe SATA Black Bare Drive - Boxed With 2 LightScribe Disks & Nero

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Re: Vista wont install and PC keeps freezing under XP

Postby Golgo1 » Wed Jun 25, 2008 12:07 pm

If you had no problems before installing these, take them out and restore your old parts, see if there is still a problem.
If there's a problem, it is OS or software.
If there is no problem, install the parts ONE at a time to see when the problem begins.

Logical troubleshooting aside, more information on when it freezes, and MB type would be useful. Does it boot at all?
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Re: Vista wont install and PC keeps freezing under XP

Postby Paladwyn » Wed Jun 25, 2008 12:09 pm

I would make sure your Sata connections are in the right places. SOme boards have connectors for RAID as well as normal SATA, sometimes using connections 1 and 2 can cause problems unless you go into BIOS and play with a few things. If you happen to have your old IDE DVD drive, use that to see if that's the problem first.
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Re: Vista wont install and PC keeps freezing under XP

Postby darthlinux » Wed Jun 25, 2008 12:41 pm

Do I need sata drivers?

My pc spec is as follows

MSI Gigabit MB
AMD X 2 2.11GHZ
1GB ram

I cant use my old ide drive as that wouldnt read CD's hence I got a new one I am sick of this really annoyed I dont think its the OS as I ahve tryed a few different ISO's along with the original CD and no joy
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Re: Vista wont install and PC keeps freezing under XP

Postby Paladwyn » Wed Jun 25, 2008 12:45 pm

The only time you would need sata drivers is if your OS needs them, later versions of XP and all versions of Vista have Sata and Raid drivers, so that isn't anything to worry about.

When does it cough out during install? Does it even start?...do you get to select your drives...does it die starting to copy, or during?
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Re: Vista wont install and PC keeps freezing under XP

Postby darthlinux » Wed Jun 25, 2008 1:15 pm

Paladwyn wrote:The only time you would need sata drivers is if your OS needs them, later versions of XP and all versions of Vista have Sata and Raid drivers, so that isn't anything to worry about.

When does it cough out during install? Does it even start?...do you get to select your drives...does it die starting to copy, or during?


Its loads up then dies b4 I get to selct which drive to install it on
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Re: Vista wont install and PC keeps freezing under XP

Postby zbeast » Wed Jun 25, 2008 2:25 pm

The fault is with the samsung hard drives..
take a look on the web.. vista and samsung drives don't get along.

Just do a google search for visa and samsung.
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Re: Vista wont install and PC keeps freezing under XP

Postby music » Thu Nov 26, 2009 1:17 pm

Hi,
if it is laptop,you need to change BIOS setting if you've installed XP before. For BIOS setting you'll have to consult some one.
When you'll change your setting,you'll be able to install Vista on it.
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