I recently bought ASUS motherboard (P8Z77-V Pro) and installed in my
computer with Intel Core i5, 8GB Corsair DDR3, PCIe graphic card, and a
brand new HDD.
When I attempted to install OS using Win XP CD (Pro SP3), setup started
as if normally, but computer crashed even before "loading files" was
finished with a blue screen saying, "a problem detected and must be shut
down to protect computer". My repeated attempts resulted in same
failure. Using other HDDs ended likewise.
When I tested with other HDDs already loaded with XP or Win2K and used
with other computers without problems, computer crashed just after
Windows' logo appeared, this time blue screens were shown only for a
fraction of second so that I cannot read the messages. After that
computer was restarted automatically and repeated the same failure.
I wonder whether the cause of such drastic failure lies in the way BIOS
has been set up as default or whether something wrong with CPU or
whether it is something beyond my technical knowledge.
Any help will be highly appreciated.