hello everyone. thanks for checking this thing out with me.
so i have a system that i’m trying to re purpose for a retro windows xp gaming pc.
the hard ware is:
700watt thermaltake smart PSU
fx 8350 CPU @ base 4ghz
16gb DDR3 1866mhz @ 1600 mhz
Gigabyte 990fxa-ud3 Rev 4.0
1TB 5400 RPM HDD
GTX 560 TI GPU
the problem is. the system has failed to install all OS’s i have tried.
windows 10 64bit
windows 7 64bit
windows XP pro 32bit
linux mint 64bit V 19.3
ubuntu 64 bit V 18.04.4
i have tried all by USB flash drives ranging from 16GB, 32GB to 256GB.
I have burned DVD’s and tried old school methods.
the best i got was windows 7 “installed”, tried to restart and failed to finish, on dvd, just black screens with flash drives.
i have tried to change the bio’s settings from uefi to legacy and any combination i could think of to get passed this.
the motherboard doesn’t have a secure boot option so i couldn’t disable that as i tried to do research to the problem first. i’ve been shoulder deep in the computer scene for the last 22 years and this is the first time i’ve had all known good parts to fail installing an OS on a drive that is good and detected.
windows XP claimed there was no drive detected once it loaded up. windows 7 found the drive no problem.
linux of all flavors gives me a " (initramfs) unable to find medium containing a live file system" error with or with out the hard drive plugged in.
i’ve never had linux fail to boot a live instance like this.
if anyone can shed some light, i would be very grateful, thank you!