I’m kinda stuck. Memtest86 runs all tests with no problems. DSL (Damn Small Linux) boots and works fine (most boots). Try to install Windows XP and it copies files, reboots as normal, starts booting Windows to run install, and just reboots.
I tried swapping the RAM sticks around and I get different results – for a while it was actually “Installing Windows”. One time it sat there for about 20 minutes then it reported something about files not being copied and rebooted and back into the reboot cycle.
I swapped the RAM sticks around again and no combination would get as far.
I don’t have the X-Fi card plugged in. FSB is at 1067, memory is being run at 800 instead of 1200 – neither the mobo or the CPU (I think) support DDR2 1200. Gah.
At the minute I’ve got 2 sticks of RAM in it, 1 stick didn’t seem to work either.
The memory is Transcend aXe, which is not on the list of supported vendors on MSIs site…
I tried installing Windows XP 64 and I got a “PAGE_FAULT_IN_NON_PAGED_AREA”. On my last WinXP install attempt, I got the same thing in “framebuf.dll”.
Is this all down to the RAM? Could it be the video card?