windows loading problems

  jay2125 15:17 02 Jul 2007

I just got my new built computer up and running, finished the bios setups, and now i had started to install the windows XP OEM CD. it started loading the files during setup, then when it tried to load the windows, i got the blue screen. so i restarted my computer, and after exiting bios, i would get a black screen with a blinking white dash mark in the top left hand corner and it would not do anything else. I dont have the OPK tools , so i didnt use them when i installed the OS. could not having the tools be the problem? any suggestions?

*ASUS P5LD2 mobo with pentium 4 640 prescott 3.2Ghz LGA775 WD cavier 160GB SATA, MSI NVidia GeForce 7600GS*

  alan2273 16:27 02 Jul 2007

Are you trying to load the OS onto a SATA drive?.

  alan2273 16:31 02 Jul 2007

Ignore the above post, I just noticed you said it was a SATA drive.
When you started to load XP somewhere along the process it asks you to press F6 to load SATA & Raid drivers, did you load them?.
These drivers are normally on a floppy.

  alan2273 16:35 02 Jul 2007

Just a thought if you have not got the SATA drivers, they are normally on your motherboard driver CD and need to be copied to a floppy.

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