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Old 15th December 2006, 18:11   #1
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I've been busy gathering some hardwre for a computer and when I try to install windows XP (on a blank HD) I get the an annoying error:
"Couldn't find NTLDR"
After this, the computer tries to boot from the HD which results in a bunch of 1s and 0s (HD is empty, or should be at least)

When I try to install ubuntu (5.04 - Hoary Hedgehog I believe) I get another error: "disk error 01, ax=4280, drive ef"

Composition of my system:
CPU: P4 fsb 533, 2.66GHz
MOBO: asrock p4v88
RAM: elixir 256MB 400 MHz, runs at 333MHz
HD: wd1200jb
PSU: 400W, which should be more than enough

Using the same install CD and the same HD I can get the install running on an other computer
I've tried several other drives... with no succes

I'm now off to get my brother's CPU: 1700, fsb 400, maybe to find my CPU has failed...

I'm completely in the dark here so any help is welcome


-sorry, my thread was in Dutch : )-

Last edited by itasilme : 15th December 2006 at 18:27.
Old 16th December 2006, 17:42   #2
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I would suspect either faulty HD, memory or doubling "s" in motherboards name.

First try Memtest
Then test HD
Old 17th December 2006, 19:53   #3
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CPU is ****ed : /, works perfectly with my brother's 1700
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