I have a HP IMedia desktop PC and wanted to upgrade.
I Bought ....
GIGABYTE S-series GA-M729-US3
AMD Phenom II 3.0Ghz Quad Core 940 black edition
2X Corsair XMS2 2GB DDR2 Ram Modules
The Motherboard would not fit in my IMedia case So I bought A Coolermasters V770 With an illuminated case fan, which it fitted fine.
I painstakingly and carefully Installed Motherboard, CPU + Cooler , Ram Modules,, Then the components I already had which were..
DVD/CD RW Drive and 200GB IDE Hard disk With Windows XP 32bit Home Edition On It(The GIGABYTE Motherboard only had 1 IDE Slot so I used the same cable for the DVD/CD Drive and the HDD, I was sure to set the jumpers so the HDD was master and DVD/CD Drive was slave, and made sure that the cable positions also reflected this by putting the DVD/CD drive in middle and HDD on the end).
I installed the Power Supply Unit which was a 20 pin 1 and not 24 as on the motherboard but the manual said this was fine as long as pins 21,22,23 and 24 were not used, which I did.
I connected all the Front panel ports carefully following the manuals instructions.
I installed the Graphics card I had, which was a PCI-E raedeon x300/X500 series 128MB card.
I used the VGA setup to connect to my monitor, Plugged in the power, connected a PSP/ or non USB Mouse and Keymoard and powered it up.
The Motherboard flash screen appeared and then the windows XP logo screen appeared with the moving left to right, I thought everything was fine than where it would normally go black for a while then a cursor appears it went black then "Blue Screen Of Death".
I restarted and started in safe mode, it booted into safe mode fine, I must be so close to having it working, When I got into safe mode, it even started to install new devices (All of them), then I had to restart and on doing so after windows flash screen in normal mode "Blue screen again", booted again into safe mode and thought it might be the Motherboards drivers, but even though the dvd/cd drive is in My Computer I cannot "Explore" the disk instead it shows my Desktop, But if the disk Autorund it gives me an error saying that Path D:........Htm could not be found, I assume that this is a path on the disk, and as I cannot explore the disk, perhaps Windows cannot either?
I do hope you can help, this was a mjor undertaking for me and it would be great to see it complete, Your advice has been invaluable in the past and I hope it will be again.
Just To Add, Blue Screen Has small amount of text, with at very bottom
*** STOP: 0X0000007E (0X0000005,0XBA547756,0XBACE342C,0XBACE3128)
Not sure if this helps just posting in case it is vital information.