Going from bad to worse, LOL
Shrank the Win 32 partition to 60GB and fomatted the new 240GB partition. Started the new installation and all was going well when it crashed with an 0x50 error. Checking out MS, it seemed to point to cache or Video memory so I changed back to an 8600GT card and tried again. Started successfully and said it would move existing files to Windows Old Folder, but then crashed with a 0xF4 error.
Tried to boot into XP a couple of times but that stops when I get to the explorer screen.
Tried to do the install to the new partition again but the destination partition doesn't show as an option. Tried to boot into XP so I could reformat the new partition but crashed again with the 0x50 error.
I am running out of ideas, but I think we can rule out malware, Broni.
I intend to put the drive with the new partition into a spare USB case and reformat it there on one of the other computers. If I get no joy, will look at a new MB.
Very frustrating all round. May try putting the 8800GTS back in and see if I can get into XP again. Getting sick of the look of BSOD, LOL.
Thanks for the ideas.
PS. All my drives are SATA. XP and the Recovery Partition are on a 320GB; Win7 plus the new partition are also on a 320GB - these are internal. I have a 640GB and a 200GB in external USB cases.
Edited by rowal5555, 27 March 2010 - 02:47 AM.