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Help with HP Media Center m8400f specs included, boot dvd keeps restarting


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I am new to this. I have followed many guides so far and all end up the same way. I tried the Kalyway and leo so far. Everytime it will boot from the cd and then will restart after about 15 sec of trying to boot from the dvd. Any ideas why this is going on?


Here is the system specs:


Processor(s) Number of processors1Number of cores4 per processorNumber of threads4 per processorNameAMD Phenom X4 9600Code NameAgenaSpecificationAMD Phenom 9600 Quad-Core ProcessorPackageSocket AM2+ (940)Family/Model/SteppingF.2.2Extended Family/Model10.2Brand ID11Core SteppingDR-B2Technology65 nmCore Speed1155.3 MHzMultiplier x Bus speed5.75 x 200.9 MHzHT Link speed1004.6 MHzStock frequency2300 MHzInstruction setsMMX (+), 3DNow! (+), SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSE4A, x86-64L1 Data cache (per processor)4 x 64 KBytes, 2-way set associative, 64-byte line sizeL1 Instruction cache (per processor)4 x 64 KBytes, 2-way set associative, 64-byte line sizeL2 cache (per processor)4 x 512 KBytes, 16-way set associative, 64-byte line sizeL3 cache (per processor)2 MBytes, 32-way set associative, 64-byte line sizeChipset & Memory NorthbridgeNVIDIA MCP61 rev. A3SouthbridgeNVIDIA MCP61 rev. A2Graphic InterfacePCI-ExpressPCI-E Link Widthx16PCI-E Max Link Widthx16Memory TypeDDR2Memory Size3072 MBytesMemory Frequency401.8 MHz (1:2)CAS# Latency (tCL)6.0 clocksRAS# to CAS# (tRCD)6 clocksRAS# Precharge (tRP)6 clocksCycle Time (tRAS)18 clocksBank Cycle Time (tRC)25 clocksCommand Rate (CR)2TSystem System ManufacturerHP-PavilionSystem NameKJ377AA-ABA m8400fSystem S/NMainboard VendorECSMainboard ModelNettle3BIOS VendorPhoenix Technologies, LTDBIOS Version5.17BIOS Date04/23/2008Memory SPD Module 1DDR2, PC2-6400 (400 MHz), 512 MBytes, QimondaModule 2DDR2, PC2-6400 (400 MHz), 512 MBytes, QimondaModule 3DDR2, PC2-6400 (400 MHz), 1024 MBytes, SamsungModule 4DDR2, PC2-6400 (400 MHz), 1024 MBytes, SamsungSoftware Windows VersionMicrosoft Windows Vista (6.0) Home Premium Edition Service Pack 1 (Build 6001) DirectX Version10.0

Thanks for any help. -Dustin


sorry the formating on the above post did not keep. also using a nVidia GeForce 8500 GT for graphics.


Thanks again for all the help.



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