My system hangs!

  CutNpaste 22:04 04 Nov 2006

i recently built a pc using the Asus P5V-VM DH motherboard. and after i install xp, when i try logging in it jus hangs after i do so.
its really annoying cos the components are all new.
my previous PC performs much better then this one even though its twice as powerful.
can someone plzz help!!!

  sil_ver 23:45 04 Nov 2006

Initially I'd check that all hardware has the latest drivers including the chipset (go to chipset mfr not ASUS)as this could be a driver problem.

  CutNpaste 23:49 04 Nov 2006

wots a mfr

  anskyber 23:50 04 Nov 2006


  CutNpaste 23:50 04 Nov 2006

by the way i managed to install xp and update bios but when i try to install a program then the installation jus freezes half way.

plzz help

  CutNpaste 23:56 04 Nov 2006

ok my explorer just crashed and sent the error log and then a Dr.Watson thingy crashed aswell and sent error log.
damn wots going on.

by the way how do i find out wot my chipet manufacturer is

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 11:12 05 Nov 2006

Sounds like your install of XP is corrupted.

Repair XP

OPTION 1 - Repair XP by replacing corrupt files

sfc /scannow

in the run box, press enter and let system file checker find and replace missing / corrupt file in windows and explorer.This will take awhile to complete and you may be asked for the CD to be in the drive if windows is not preinstalled on the hard drive.

sfc /scannow problems
click here

OPTION 2 - Repair XP by install over the top of existing systm

1. Boot the computer using the XP CD. You may need to change the boot order in the system BIOS so the CD boots before the hard drive. Check your system documentation for steps to access the BIOS and change the boot order.

2. When you see the "Welcome To Setup" screen, you will see This portion of the Setup program prepares Microsoft Windows XP to run on your computer:

To setup Windows XP now, press ENTER.

To repair a Windows XP installation using Recovery Console, press R.

To quit Setup without installing Windows XP, press F3.

3. Press Enter to start the Windows Setup.

To setup Windows XP now and Repair Install , press ENTER.

DO NOT choose "To repair a Windows XP installation using the Recovery Console, press R", (you Do Not want to load Recovery Console).

4. Accept the License Agreement and Windows will search for existing Windows installations.

5. Select the XP installation you want to repair from the list and press R to start the repair.

6. Setup will copy the necessary files to the hard drive and reboot.

Do not press any key to boot from CD when the message appears.

Setup will continue as if it were doing a clean install, but your applications and settings will remain intact.

Repair XP
click here

PC inventory takers :-
Belarc click here
Fresh Diagnose click here
SIW click here
SiSandra click here

Any of these will tell you all equipment installed in your PC.

  CutNpaste 19:33 05 Nov 2006

cheers im gonna try that.
I think the files on me XP cd is corrupted as i have an original and a clone and both halt the setup when copying files so i swap disks.

because of this problem i already changed a motherboard.

ok i'll try this and get back to u.


  CutNpaste 19:34 05 Nov 2006

by the way this install is a fresh install. can it get corrupted that easily????

  sil_ver 21:31 05 Nov 2006

Suppose it could if some files on the CD were corrupted but not picked up on by the installation but it's a bit of a long shot. If you're going to go the fresh install route then I suggest you download a copy of the hard-drive manufacturers utility program which you then install on to a floppy. Boot from it and 'low level' format the drive which will write zeroes to the whole of the drive. Then you will know the drive is in factory condition. It will take some time depending on the size of the drive.

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