I understand that you are having problems installing the operating system in to your new Intel(R) Desktop Board DG43GT.
The Preboot Execution Environment (PXE) is a way to boot from a server and should not interfere with the operating system installation. You can disable this in BIOS under the boot tab. The option is called boot to network.
At this time, try loading the BIOS defaults with F9 then disable the boot to network. Press F10 to save and exit.
Then go ahead and update your motherboard BIOS, you can do the F7 method. The instructions can be found at the following web site:
If the problem continues, please provide us with your complete system configuration that includes power supply and RAM memory part number.
Since it's Easter holidays now I'll try and help since Intel staff may be having time off. I had a look at the memory page for your board here: http://www.intel.com/support/motherboards/desktop/dg43gt/sb/CS-030513.htm and I can't see why your memory should be a problem. It does concern me though that you've replaced the motherboard due to a failed motherboard but problems are still occurring. Are all the other bits in the system still the same apart from the motherboard? What was the 'failed' motherboard doing wrong?
The most common part to fail in PCs (from my experience when I used to work as a computer technician) is definitely the PSU. When these do start to fail the behaviour can often give no obvious clues that this is where the problem lies as well - hence why I asked about how the PC was before the new motherboard. As for the error message you're getting, have you tried using a different lead/connector from the PSU to your HDD and DVD drives and double checking the connections to ensure they're sound? Similarly, if you have any spare SATA cables you could try swapping them in just for testing purposes. Finally, another thing you could try is to run the manufacturers diagnostic utility on your HDD (there should be something available with instructions on their website). HDDs were the second most common bit to fail in my experience and running the diagnostic test (and perhaps performing a zero fill if given the option) would be the best way to rule this out as the cause.
Thanks for your help.
The INTEL DG43GTmobo was a suggested replacement for a failed Foxcom mobo in a HP Pavilion A6500F. The Foxcom mobo in this model HP computer had a history of early failure. The Antec 550 PSU replaced the stock 250 watt PSU HP had installed in the computer. I took it out of a working computer. I have also swapped the HD and DVD, one at a time,with working units from another computer, and got the same error msg. I didn't install them in the case but had them sitting outside so I had to use longer connecting cables. That should have tested the cables. The only thing left to swap is the memory. I don't have any DDR2 667 memory and don't want to spend $50.00 US on two new memory sticks untill all options are exhausted.
Even if you had the wrong memory (which I dont believe is the case), the error messages you'd be getting would not be what you're experiencing. I do think this is an I/O (input/output) issue. This is due to the devices themselves, their connections, the PSU powering them or its power connections or the data cables. You said you've changed both the HDD and the DVD drive with known good ones so that leaves just the data cables or the PSU/its connections. Long SATA cables can definitely be problematic so try to go for 45 cm absolute maximum length good quality cables (preferably the ones that came with the new motherboard).
Just because you took the PSU out of a working computer does not necessarily mean it'll be fully compatible with your current PC (or that the connectors you've plugged into the HDD and optical drive are in good order) so it'd pay to double check these. Did you load BIOS default values for the motherboard before attempting installation (read up the motherboards manual about this)?
I think the problem is solved but I still don't understand what caused the problem.
HP had partitioned the HD into 3 partitions including a restore partition. This was usless to me because I didn't have the restore CD, so I deleted all the partitions and reformated the HD with a single 500 GB partition. To my surprise the XP OS then loaded on the freshly formatted HD and there was no error message. I then put the windows 7 dvd in the DVD-RW and windows 7 installed uneventfully. I have no idea what was on the HD that was causing errors and preventing the install. I would never have dreamed that the HD was causing the problem.
I would like to thank the people who tried to help me fix this problem.
Often large OEM provided HDDs are 'BIOS linked' to the motherboard model they were originally provided with and they come already containing data set up to work with that original PC. If you put such a drive with its original motherboard, often it'll boot straight into the OS that's on it but put it with a different motherboard and to protect the OEM OS installation thats on the HDD, it deliberately won't work. This means they may have problems if not matched up with that motherboard. As you have found out, removing any OEM customisations to the drive is the way to get it back to working normally.
How did you delete the partitions off the OEM provided drive? If the HDD manufacturer has a utility capable of performing a 'zero fill' on the drive (or you use a third party app that does the same), that's the preferred way to ensure all traces are gone. Glad that you've worked this out and now realise the importance on mentioning any OEM supplied HDD came with data/partitions already on it.