New MB, CPU - Windows setup won't load

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  1. Aviv

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    I picked up a new barebones kit and put my existing HDD and CDROM in it. I bought a new video card. When I go to load Windows XP setup, it gets past loading all of the drivers and then freezes at the screen where it says "Setup is starting Windows" at the bottom left. The computer locks up, there is no activity from the CDROM, and the keyboard stops responding. One time it got past this screen and when I went to do a format, it froze then.

    MB - Biostar M7NCD nvidia nforce2, socket A
    CPU - AMD Sempron 3000+
    Memory - DDR PC3200 400mhz
    Video card - Diamond Stealth S60 Radeon 7000 AGP 32mb DDR

    This is making me crazy
     
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    I finally got it to install by turning off all of the peripheral devices (LAN, modem, sound, etc). I turned everything back on when Windows installed and it works now. Weird.
     

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