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I successfully loaded XP the other day, but unfortunately it took me about 12 hrs. Literally. I figured out through trial and error, that if I didn't turn off the internal cache from cmos, the computer would give me all these different stop errors when I tried to boot the xp setup cd. So I turned off the internal cache and it works now, but its VERY slow. However, when I turn the cache back on, when it loads the hard drive, the screen goes blank with this white horizontal bar across the bottom. I have no-idea what the deal is. So is there any suggestions on how to fix this problem?
Here are my system specs:

Athlon 1.4
Biostar M7VIB
512 DDR
Radeon dual-display 32mb
Western Digital 40GB
40x cd-rom

btw, I have transfered my hard drive to my older computer and loaded xp succesfully, so I don't think thats the problem. I've also used different ram and a different cd player.

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Since you have loaded xp onto another computer successfully, I would tend to think the problem is in your mb or chipset drivers. I checked there is a new bios that shows a date of 25 Oct. for your mb. Go here for the download. http://www.biostar.com.tw/products/mainboard/socket_a/m7vib/bios.php3

Also check to see if there are updated chipset drivers for your mb.
 

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Well, I installed the 4-in-1 chipset drivers and the bios upgrades from Biostar and still no go. It does the exact same thing: if the internal cache is on, it just gives me a blank screen with a horizontal bar at the bottom. If its off, it loads xp at a ridiculously slow rate. I guess the next logical step would be to buy a new motherboard or load Win 98 and try upgrading from there, but both involve spending more cash which I'm slowly running out of (I don't have another operating system, btw). Any other possible solutions?
 

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Well I am about out of ideas. The only thing that I could think of to try would be to take your hd and hook it up to the old computer load xp [but do not load any special mb drivers] take the hd out and put it in the new computer and see if you can get it to boot up that way. It’s not a great idea so maybe someone else could suggest another method of loading xp.
 

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Just an idea; have you tried removing everything except one hd, one memory stick, and the video card while trying to load the os?
 
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