I've tried everything I can think of and can come to no solution other than my motherboard has a fault. If anyone can suggest another solution that would be great.
I'm trying to install a clean copy of XP as I am giving this pc to my brother. Previous installs have gone smoothly, no probs. The system boots from the cd and setup starts. After a few seconds I get the following error:
'Mountmgr.sys is corrupted'
I then have no choice but to reboot.
I have tried the following: - Used different XP cd's. All have been verified to work when installing on other machines. - Used different cd drives. Again all have worked before and are fine. - Used alternative IDE cables/sockets - Resetted the BIOS to defaults. - Flashed the BIOS to a newer version. - Installed XP on the hard drive using another pc. No problems installing but windows will not boot when the hard drive was placed back in the faulty pc (kind of expected that really) - Checked all jumper/BIOS settings. - Lowered the bus speed back to normal, previously was overclocked.