Posted 07 January 2007 - 10:21 AM
Sounds just like an issue we had yesterday at work. The Windows install stopped partway through. We eliminated the possible software causes then focused on the hardware.
A false "pass" was recorded on the motherboard test - but the failing MemTest showed us that one of the memory slots was bad.
The 2 easiest, free tests for your hardware are MemTest for the memory: http://www.memtest86.com/
And the diagnostics available at the hard drive manufacturer's website.
PSU testers are cheaper than a PSU (about $12 US last time I checked) - but don't test the PSU under load.
Also, you may want to try a hardware stripdown to eliminate some devices from the troubleshooting. Here's a mini-guide on the process: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/70216/hardware-troubleshooting-via-system-stripdown/
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