windows wont load

  Ping Pong 09:52 19 Apr 04
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I bought a new mother board (MSI 848P NEO) and try as I might I cannot get any version of windows to install. Every time I try to load it stops and the screen announces that a file has not loaded and asks me to retry or skip. If I retry to load nothing happens. It cant be dirty discs because I have used all of them several times before. I have windows XP home,XP pro, 2000 pro, 98 and ME. The results are the same regardless. I have managed to get 2000 loaded albeit minus files which wont allow me to install drivers etc. I have four cd/dvd rom drives to choose from and I have tried them all.

any suggestions at this stage would be appreciated.

  Diodorus Siculus 09:58 19 Apr 04

I read of something similar in PCPro this month; turned out to be two sticks of memory which would not work together, unlikely as that may seem to be.

Can you try a different memory chip?

  Pyrosoft 10:17 19 Apr 04

I have had this exact same problem before. All I did was to choose ignore, then when it asked for the file much later on in the instilation is said please put in a path for it.
Then just browse to the correct folder and continue. (the files were there, I am not sure why they werent being seen at first though).
Might not be the same problem as me, but try it anyway.

  Ping Pong 14:56 22 Apr 04

The issue thus far has been resolved. Now the graphics card has stopped responding. Will investigate further.

Thanks for your help.

BTW. It was down to the memory

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