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BSOD, Reboot Loops, XP Issues

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A few days ago I decided to do a clean install of Windows XP SP2(wiping old data; not a new hdd). After Windows was installed, I was unable to get Windows Update to actually update (the agent was outdated) so I had to manually download/install everything. At one point, the on-board audio was detected and the driver was installed (along with the audio control program). However, during one of the download/install/reboot cycles, the audio stopped was no longer showing in the device manager. I checked the BIOS and the audio panel was still enabled.

I restarted again and ended up in a reboot loop as soon as the Windows logo appeared. I tried clearing the CMOS (moving jumper and resetting battery) to no avail. After doing so, I was prompted with this message "This version supports only Hard Disk and CDROM drives", which I hadn't seen before. I cleared CMOS again and double-checked to make sure the BIOS was detecting my hdd; it was.

Since I couldn't manage to get rid of the message, I tried running the Windows disc again in an attempt to start over. However, I ended up getting a 0x7b stop error while doing so.

I'm not really sure what to do at this point. I've looked through the BIOS and everything seemed to be set properly. I've also reset everything and made sure it's properly connected;no loose connections. I'm not the most computer-savvy person in the world so I need some direction.

The computer was running before the re-installation of Windows.

Mobo: Intel DG33TL

CPU: Intel e8600

GPU: PNY 8800 GT

RAM: 4GB Corsair XMS2

HDD: WD Raptor 74GB


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