Do you have another pc? I just replaced the mobo, proc, ram, vid card and PS. I was having this trouble with my old mobo and setup.
How long did you wait when trying to boot in safe mode? I waited 10 minutes. It is stuck at loading MUP.SYS which I believe is the last thing loaded before the screen flashes.
Safemode doesnt appear to be an option. One thing I noticed is when I start up it asks me which OS I want to run and displays 2 Windows XP Pro options. Initially trying to install windows I had a problem with it randomly rebooting and discovered a stick of RAM was to blame. At one point during installation it got all the way passed setting up the network when it rebooted cos faulty RAM. After replacing the RAM I reinstalled Windows choosing the options to NOT reformat (because I have 200GB of stuff I need) and to overwrite the windows directory. The installation was flawless with the new RAM in there... But I htink that is why it thinks there are 2 versions of Windows installed and maybe why I cant enter safemode.
How critical is trying it in safemode? I assumed in safemode, your CD/DVD drives were not accessible, or maybe im thinking Win9x.
Is there anything else I can try? BTW, I attempted to install UT2004, this is only the second time ive taken the install discs out of the sleeve and the drive will NOT read it at all.
Also I noticed that the power cable is actually a splitter that runs to 3 mini fans installed up front. Should I try direct power from the PS?
Here's my current specs if it matters:
- Windows XP Pro SP2
- AMD 3800+ Dual Core
- Nvidia AM2 mobo
- Nvidia 7600GT
- 512 DDR2 800mhz
- 256GB HD