PC Help desperate please help!

  thepalace1 16:53 30 Aug 2007

Hi, i have just bought the following

AMD Athlon x2 6000+ CPU
Gigabyte GA-M57SLI-S4 Motherboard
2 x Corsair XMS2 DDR2 (CM2x1024 - 5400C4) ram

XFX GeForce 7900GT 256mb Graphics

The computer will turn on and boot into bios ok, but installing windows on a new hard drive or trying to load windows from my old hard drives ( wither Win XP Home, or my VISTA ultimate one) it just shoots of a BSOD, all the time, any help would be great

  Jackcoms 17:18 30 Aug 2007

The first help you need is to read the Forum rules click here wherein you will find that a thread title which actually describes your problem is the usual requirement and would be rather more descriptive than "PC Help desperate please help!".

  wee eddie 17:22 30 Aug 2007

Do you have a pukka Windows Disk, unused in any other System?

  Totally-braindead 19:14 30 Aug 2007

Have you just bought a completly blank PC and wish to install windows? Is that what you are trying to do?

  thepalace1 20:00 30 Aug 2007

I have the following PC

AMD Athlon 2000+ cpu
with 512 mb ram

i though it time to upgrade so i bought the new motherboard, processor, ram and graphics card, i am using my old Maxtor 80gb IDE hard drive and the old CASE and 400w PSU

And sorry for the title of this thread, in future i will make my thread titles more explanatory.

  thepalace1 20:05 30 Aug 2007

sorry, just to add, both Windows XP Home and Vista i own are full legitimate copies, i purchesed them from PC World and ebuyer.com so i am not using a cracked copy of windows when installing, it is the original disk, but i keep getting BSOD's when trying to install either OS, the BSOD error message changes all the time the latest one whilst tryingf to install XP Home was as follows

no specific error message just

0x0000008e, (0xc000005, 0x8054A10D, 0xf762683c, 0x00000000)

  skidzy 21:54 30 Aug 2007

Possibly a ram issue.

Did you buy the mobo and ram as a bundle ?

Remove one stick of ram and try again.

  keef66 13:03 31 Aug 2007

you won't be able to load windows from your old hard drive, you need to do a clean install.

googling your BSOD message looks like it could be a ram issue.

That's a decent graphics card; is the 400w psu up to the job? Does it require an extra power connector?

  woodchip 23:24 31 Aug 2007

Sounds like it may be CPU overheat, did you use compound under the Fan heatsink?. Or if you have more than one stick of Ram just try it with one stick

  SANTOS7 00:02 01 Sep 2007

0x0000008e error message is hardware related, specifically memory, try each module in turn to see if either of them is corrupt...

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