Xp Pro install crashes on disk examining. HELP
I purchased a new car pc a few weeks ago and i've been having problems installing xp. I'm pretty sure this is a software related problem because it occurs with 3 different PSUs and 3 different HD's. The only hardware component that hasnt been switched is the RAM. I boot the xp pro dvd and everything runs fine until The bottom grey bar reads "Examining 57603MB Disk 0 at ID 0 on Bus 0". At this point the computer either freezes on that screen or reboots itself. This happens with both XP pro dvd and windows xp media center cd. The only real constants here are the motherboard, the RAM which i dont have a spare to test with... and the fact that each harddrive.. be it a 2.5 or 3.5 drive.. has data of some sort on it. I'm normally pretty good with troubleshooting thes situatiosn but days or trying to do the same thing really has me stumped.. any ideas?