The error code is:
0x00000050 (0xfffffff7, 0x00000000, 0x808442b8, 0x00000000) as far as I can tell from what I scribbled down in a frustrated moment! I get a different error message with the other "pc components" cheapo PC World stick of 512 pc3200 if this makes any difference.
I'm installing with M$ wireless keyboard and mouse, 2 ide drives and 2 optical drives jumpered correctly and identified fine in bios. The odd thing is, the jumpered multiplier adjustment makes no difference to reported cpu speed even tho I have a mobile cpu and have been using it successfully at various multiplier settings for months
I'll be trying a Thorton 2600 shortly and if I still can't install windows I'll be trying another stick of new 512Mb Kingston pc3200
Thanks for the quick reply btw, much appreciated
Quick edti-trying a desktop cpu and it's installing ok. The main prob is that I may need to lose the 2500 mobile in favour of a 2500 desktop cpu which I prob can't oc as far
Edited by rhythmeister, 02 February 2006 - 07:25 AM.