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So I built an old computer!

Q: So I built an old computer!

But I don't know how to install the OS! This is the system:

P3 400Mhz
100MHZ FSB
320MB RAM (128x2, 1x 64)
200W Power supply
98MB Video card

Everything is screwed in place, wired and good to go.

At first I started it with no hard drive with a disc inside. Good run, it just told me I needed a HD.

Put in a 10GB HD and started it up. it started well, it told me to choose to either start the set up for Win98, Start the Computer with Win98 disk support, or simply Start without the Win98 support disk. I chose the first, it went fine and it formated my 10GB hard drive, afterwards it checked on a few things and it got to a screen where it told me to take out any Floppy Disks and press any button to restart.
So I pressed the "any" button....just kidding. I pressed "d" and it went black and restarted. It went back to the Gateway screen and it showed me those 3 options again. I chose the first thinking that it would maybe finish installing win98...but it simply showed all the checks it did and it stopped after it checked all the components like it did before on the "Win98 Setup" screen.


Help Please?

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Preferred Solution: So I built an old computer!

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A: So I built an old computer!

go into BIOS, select boot from CD rom. Boot off your CD and format/install directly from the CD.

good luck

Be sure to use all the free opensource software out there to save time and money.

openoffice.org
crap cleaner
7Z
Firefox

to name a few

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Do I need to get a USB Wi-fi adaptor for this computer or is it build in?

A:Does this computer have wi-fi built in?

@Sjohan No, it does not have wifi card built-in. Its specs     https://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c02642273 You can use USB adapter or PCIe wireless card   https://www.scorptec.com.au/product/Networking-Wireless/PCI-Express-Cards Regards.

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SO FAR ITS GREAT.. I got a soltek motherboard, amd 3200 64 processor,2 gig 3200 ddr, nvidia 5700 video card.. One problem, when i go into the bios therea re overclocking settings???? I am scared to death to do this.... I have built my own systems for 10 years now, BUT I NEVER OVERCLOCKED..... What should I do???? thanks
 

A:HI...I just built my new computer and

It is a feature of soltek mb. It is called redstorm overclocking. Just do not use it if you do not want to overclock. What the utility does is start increasing the fsb until it detects some corruption, then it decreases it slightly.

BTW good choice in mb. Do you have the 939 pin or 754 pin? There is a bios update for the 939 that addresses memory speed when using dual channel.
 

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Hi all, i just built my first computer and i have everything installed and all the cables are connected right, i have 2 brand new hard drives, and when i boot up it reads them on the first boot up screen but when i go into the bios and the do the hdd auto detection it doesnt recognize any of them, what can i do?
 

A:help with new computer built

More specs?

How did you hook them up?

HDD are they SATA? SATA on RAID? or IDE?
Make sure CS is selected on both HDD
Make sure first HDD is on 0 Master
Make sure the secondary HDD is 1 Master Slave.
 

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First off, I did it!!! i actually BUILT my own computer and it RUNS!
It did not blow up or melt on the initial power-up! No major problems, only a few little issues that hopefully I can resolve soon! I am running a GA-7DX powered by a XP1600 CPU with 256 mb DDR RAM & 40gb HD. Oh yeah, got it all inside a nice Antec case too.

The biggest problem now is no audio at all. Can you guys help me? The M/B has the creative 5880 (i think) and under bios the sound chip is "enabled". Speakers are plugged into the appropriate connector. Windows XP is configured to use that Creative Sound Blaster so I assume it recognizes it as being there? I installed drivers for it from the gigabyte CD instead of the generic windows drivers. Windows is saying there is no problem with my hardware.

Am I supposed to install an actual CARD for the audio or is it all onboard with the ga-7dx board?

Oh, I have been very aware of the need for cooling with this chip. I think I'm doing ok. I love the BIOS health monitor! Hmmmmm......my cpu temp is around 117f.

Bruce
hehehe...gotta change that signature now!
 

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I am having a new computer built (after almost 8 years with my hP lemon). There are so many choices, but my technical savvy is limited. You guys seem helpful so I am going to appeal to you for advice.
Here is what my comp guy proposed:

Motherboard, Matx 945G DDR2-667/533/400 LGA

Micro Processor, P D CPU 805 64 bit Dual Core

x512mb DDR2-533 (PC2 4200)

120 GB 7200 RPM SATA NCQ

Windows Media Center

OK - now, my DH says I cannot go near any serious upgrades for a year or two and I do have a budget to work with, so what I need to know is... will this run Vista Windows Aero? Is that a good processor? Am I missing anything?

Obviously video is the other thing - my comp guy says the chipset has onboard graphics, but I am reading that's not the best choice. I want to play around with video editing, watch movies and do some gaming (or my kids do) but gamings not my focus.

Mainly I want solid, dependable, speedy and efficient (but I like the bells and whistles, too). Something that I won't need to put too much more into in the near future.

Is that enough info? Help...opinions....forgive my ignorance and please speak in small words (LOL).
Thanks
 

A:having new computer built - help

What is your budget?

For your Ram, you will want at least 1GB. I'm not sure what Vista Aero's req's are, but regular Vista reccomends 2GB.

HDD is fine (seagate is a good brand)

Motherboard: not sure about this one. Can't tell with out more info if it can handle a future upgrade to an Intel Conroe processor (currently owns for speed!).

CPU: The 805 is certainly a nice cpu, and at $100 its fairly cheap. But the new Conroe E6300 is close to twice as fast for $183. Againit comes down to your budget.

Vid card: Depends on what games you want to play. Currently the radeon 9600 would be "lowest" card you would wnat to use to play todays games at low res. A Nvidia 6600 or above would be better.

If you want to do a little 'window shopping', check out www.newegg.com for competitive prices.

Don't skimp on the power supply! You can get a decent one from FPS for around $40 at newegg.
 

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Hey guys!
I really didn't know where to post this but I just wanted some ideas on it. I am a 14 year old who built a computer just by the help of the computer and the instructions manual of the motherboard. I got all the parts from tigerdirect and just built it. I'm really happy that I could build one at my age seeing how everyone else that I know has no clue Do you guys think its impressive? Im working on it right now and its working perfectly fine ! Give me your thoughts. Would appreciate it a lot!
 

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Hey again TechSpot,

I just built a brand new system, got everything set up and powered it up. The lights turn on, the fans spin and everything sounds right, but the monitor doesn't seem to be able to pick anything up. I've tried it on a CRT and LCD monitor, and with the onboard card (GeForce 6100) the video card (Radeon X300) and an old monitor card. Below are the specs:

Gigabyte GA-M55PLUS-S3G
AMD AM2 Athlon 64 3200+
Seagate 320GB SATAII
Corsair 512MB 667DDR2
CoolerMaster Musketeer
Pioneer DVD Burner
350W Power Supply

Please offer any help you can, I'm counting on you TechSpot
 

A:Just built a new computer.

I am assuming you are not passing the POST test? Are you getting any beeps?

You'll need to go back to the basics to help troubleshoot.

Take out your motherboard, and set it on a box beside your case.

Intall ONLY the cpu/heatsink, one stick of ram and the 2 power connections from your PSU to the motherboard. (both the 24 pin and the ATX12).

Connect your case's speaker wire to the motherboard as well.

Use a screwdriver to "short" the two pins usually connected to the case's power on switch.

Connect your monitor to the onboard graphics.

Are you able to post?
 

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Hello, I am trying to figure out when my laptop was actually built, what year? I got it through Fingerhut Catalog (I know, bad choice but at the timeit was the only way I could get one), anyway I got it in around 2009 or 2010, but it's called an "HP 200 Notebook PC" so I am just wondering if these models were actually BUILT in 2000? If so, then I'm using a 17-year old computer?!? I mean I got it in 2009 or 2010, don't remember exactly, but if it were built around that time it would only be about 10 years old, which would make me feel a little better!LOL! Anyone know???













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A:When was my computer built?

HP 2000 has nothing to do with year. That was the name of the Model series. None of the hardware in your laptop was available 17 years ago nor was Windows 7. The laptop was likely built in mid 2009 or later as that is when HP started releasing Windows 7 machines.

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So I built a new computer today, turns out the sudden restarts i had with my other one were due to a faulty processor, so now the new one i built is w/o a decent processor (im using a old celeron right now) anyone ever heard of this? I thought if it went bad it went bad and just didnt work....
 

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Hey guys, I just recently built a new computer and besides these few problems I'm having it seems to be running really good. The issues I'm having involve directx and windows updater. Starting first with updater: It keeps failing to install something for windows 7 .net framework and service pack 1. Everytime I go to shut down it says "installing updates" when I check the update log it says failed everytime.
The second problem came up in I tried installing DC Universe Online. The installation goes through flawlessly until the very end when it goes to install directx, it gives me an "internal failure" message and then just closes. I tried downloading from microsoft's website with the same result. I can however play Star Wars Galaxies without a hitch(much older game obviously) The video card says its rated for directx 11. I honestly have no idea what's going on lol.

A:Just built a new computer

What graphic card are you currently using? Have you tried installing .NET Framework alone first? Since it affects many applications, you should try installing it first before SP1.

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I recently bought a new motherboard and ram to go with it, ive installed windows xp 2002 i know old, and there seems to be problems with my computer, it randomly restarts by it self, mozilla firefox crashes all the time but im not sure if windows is causing that,

Is there anything you can have me run to get specs and information that you may need? please help
 

A:New built Computer help

I would run a memory tester
http://www.memtest.org/

Download the prebuilt ISO, burn it to CD as an Image, boot from that CD and run the memory test for a couple of hours or overnight to stress test the memory.

Post the mobo full model number, and the make and model of parts used to build the PC so others can help.

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I built a new computer with a gigabyte mother borad and a amd radon video card it has 32 gigs of ram and one tara bite of hard drive and its wireless built in but when I try to connect to miracast it says I need a app but I cant get this app for some reason
and says I cant connect wondering why this is my tv is a new 56 inch smart tv so I would be thankful if someone could tell me why and its 64 bit

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Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 3:23:23 AM, on 6/13/2005Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exeC:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\CTsvcCDA.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\inetsrv\inetinfo.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\tcpsvcs.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\snmp.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\MsPMSPSv.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\mqsvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\mqtgsvc.exeC:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashMaiSv.exeC:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashWebSv.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Creative\SBAudigy2\Surround Mixer\CTSysVol.exeC:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\cli.exeC:\PROGRA~1\ALWILS~1\Avast4\ashDisp.exeC:\Program Files\Microsoft AntiSpyw... Read more

A:HJT for New Built Computer

Looks fine. Try disabling Avast and see if you can get the updates.

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Hi all

Looking for some information. I'm replacing 3 pc's in the business I work for. We use custom software and have to remain on Windows xp to avoid issues with the database hooking correctly. We have used mostly Dell pc's to run our software, and from time to time need to reinstall Windows as needed. With the Dell systems, I wipe the partition and insert a disk, reinstall, add drivers plus our software, then I'm done. I'm considering building 3 new pc's maybe around the i5 level for workstations. I was curious if there was a way to build in the Windows XP serial number like Dell and other vendors do. Is this a specific type of main board ? A function in the bios ? I would love to be able to duplicate this, if it's possible.

Thank you

A:Windows install / vendor built vs homebrew / built in serial

You can not use the same serial number for a different computer. Its illegal. You'll need to buy a copy of Windows XP for each computer or buy a Set copy that will work on 3 different computers.

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Hi, here recently i have built a new computer. Pretty much since i have had it i have random blue screens. I have updated the drivers on the chipset, bios, and etc. It seems to have helped a little but i still get blue screens pretty frequently. More often while playing games. Here is an attachement with my most recent BSOD's

? OS - Windows 7
? x64
? What was original installed OS on system: Windows 7
? Is the OS an OEM version (came pre-installed on system) or full retail version (YOU purchased it from retailer)? - Full Retail

? Age of system (hardware) - New
? Age of OS installation - have you re-installed the OS? - Yes

? CPU - Intel i5-2500k
? Video Card - Radeon HD 6850
? MotherBoard - Asus P8H61-I
? Power Supply - 1 x Antec Earthwatts 500d Green 500W

Thanks for all the help

A:BSOD on new built computer

Looking at the last 6 they are not consistent which leans more towards hardware.

D/L Memtest+ burn it to a CD using a free program like Imgburn if you need one then boot from the CD to test the ram, let it run for at least 6 passes or until you see an error.

There are a couple drivers that should be updated.

Rt64win7.sys Wed Dec 29 06:44:36 2010>
Realtek RTL8168D/8111D Family PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet NIC>
Realtek


HECIx64.sys Tue Oct 19 19:33:43 2010>
Intel Management Engine Interface>
Intel? Driver Update Utility

This is probably a WD portable hard drive Vista era driver
wdcsam64.sys Wed Apr 16 04:39:08 2008>
Western Digital SCSI Arcitecture Model (SAM) WDM driver>
WD Support / Downloads / Select Product
BSOD BUGCHECK SUMMARY


Code:

Debug session time: Fri Oct 5 12:57:25.382 2012 (UTC - 4:00)
Loading Dump File [C:\Users\Owner\Bsodapps\100612-14726-01.dmp]
System Uptime: 0 days 1:37:40.584
BugCheck 109, {a3a039d89bf456b5, b3b7465eee71260b, fffff80002cf64e7, 1}
Probably caused by : memory_corruption
Bugcheck code 00000109
Arguments a3a039d8`9bf456b5, Reserved b3b7465e`ee71260b, Reserved fffff800`02cf64e7, Failure type dependent information 00000000`00000001, Type of corrupted region, can be generic data region odification of a function or .pdata processor IDT processor GDT ype 1 process list corruption ype 2 process list corruption ebug routine modification ritical MSR modification
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I'm pretty sure that's the problem, anyway. Here's the rundown:

Supermicro X9SCM Mobo
Intel Xeon E3 1220 Sandy Bridge Server CPU
400W Rosewill PSU
Corsair Vengeance 240-pin DDR3 RAM (2x4GB)

I obviously have more components, but even with these bare essentials it won't boot properly. When I power it on, all the fans start up and all the proper LEDs light up, but there is no beep indicating that it passed the POST, and there is no monitor signal sent from the onboard VGA.

I tried removing one memory stick, and got the same response. I then removed both just to see what it would do, and it gave me the expected "no memory" beep code.

After looking closer at the memory specs and the motherboard manual, I noticed something that didn't match up. The motherboard only lists 1066 and 1333 as compatible memory speeds, and the memory sticks run at 1600. Is that normally a problem?

I can provide any more information if necessary.
 

A:New built computer won't POST

Server motherboard requires ECC memory, which I don't believe any of the Vengeance range is.
 

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I recently put together a new computer. Everything seemed to be going fine the first day, however I was unable to get FDISK to worked when I tried to partition the hard drive. Not a problem I thought, and used the Windows XP partitioning program, then proceded to install Windows XP.

I shut it down for the night, and the next morning the computer seemed unable to detect any IDE drives.

It seemed to find it sometimes, but now it doesn't seem to be able to find it at all.

Could this be due to faulty parts, or have I possibly done something wrong?

Thanks in advance.

Edit - I tried a different HDD to the one that was in the computer, and it couldn't detect that in the IDE scan either.

A:Newly Built Computer

Hi,

You didn't tell us which motherboard, what kind of drives, CPU, etc., etc., etc. That makes it difficult to provide some kind of answer for you.

Shooting in the dark though, I assume you have a new motherboard that is RAID capable. If you are not using RAID and my first statement is a true statement (ie: Raid capable board)......then, go into the BIOS setup menu and DISABLE the RAID feature. That should stop the search and get you going.

Post back with more information and other questions.

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ok so i just built a new computer and everything seems to be in order. i had a friend of mine check it over to be sure. when i turn the computer on, there are no error beeps and it appears to be ok. Then the screen sometimes says insert system disk but usually it just turns itself off and then back on about 10 seconds later? I have 5 fans that are all wworking so i doubt it's the cooling that causes the restart. could it be my power supply? thanks
 

A:I just built a new computer but it won't start

Hi Cyberwolf,


hmm, what are your system specs?
Can you get in the bios? f12 during boot, are bios
settings correct? Latest bios?
Loaded all native drivers, that came with the mobo?
Does it boot into windows?
If it does, look in hardware manager to see
if system needs a driver.
If it asks for system disc, you mean Os setup disk?


Grtz,
charp:giddy:



Transform !.. and roll out!
 

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My dad and I just got done building our first PC.
The Mother board is an ASUS A7N8X Deluxe, with an AMD 2500+ processor.
When we start it up, we get the beep at the ASUS Logo screen, but during the load up screen we keep getting the error "Warning!! CPU have been changed".
From there the computer just stops. It doesn’t shut down, the CPU Temp stays at a steady 98-101 degrees. I am really not sure what else to do with this problem. Tried to cut power and restart several times with nothing.
We are pretty stumped over here, so any help or advice would be of MUCH appreciation.
Thanks,
Axoneo
 

A:New Built computer issue. Little help

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I recently built a computer for my boyfriend and it's been kicking my butt. I'm now having problems with it locking up (at any given moment), installing some programs (none in particular - it's not being picky), and rebooting (it doesn't like to reboot at ALL and it drags real bad when it is). I've come to know CMOS very well as I've gone in and checked and rechecked the settings several times - I've also disabled the onboard codecs because I thought that might be the problem with it running so slow when it's rebooted.

This is the system info:
Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional
VIA Technologies, Inc. model VT8365 motherboard
x86 Family 6 Model 3 Stepping 1 AuthenticAMD ~801 Mhz
Award Modular BIOS v6.00PG
Maxtor 40GB 7200 rpm hard drive
256 RAM pc133
Soundblaster sound card
NVidia TNT2 32mb video card
D-Link ethernet card

If anyone can offer some insight on what the problem might be, I would appreciate it sooooooo much!

~Michele
 

A:Having problems with this computer I built...

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First, I'll tell you my situation... I'm a bit of a gamer, mostly Xbox... but I just recently realized how much cash I've been burnin on new/replacement systems (from the RROD and whatever other faults come with 360) and how much I really like old games that the 360 can't play because it's not backward compatible. So I decided I want to build a sweet gaming computer that I won't have to upgrade for at least a couple of years.

Problem is, I've never built one and for the most part I have no idea what I'm doing. I've done some research, but I still feel pretty lost when it comes to reading specs. I really don't know where any sort of bottleneck might occur, so I hope someone can help me out with that.

Here's what I've thrown together from Newegg:

Mobo:
ASUS MAXIMUS IV EXTREME (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Extended ATX Intel Motherboard

CPU:
Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 BX80623I72600K

Graphics:
EVGA SuperClocked 012-P3-1573-AR GeForce GTX 570 HD w/Display-Port (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

RAM:
GeIL EVO Leggara Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000) Desktop Memory Model GEL316GB2133C11DC

The performance I was aiming for was Battlefield 3 on ultra settings. The page I found here:

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A:Never built a computer before, feedback welcome

So it seems you are willing to spend $1500 for just the MOBO/CPU/GPU/RAM. How much will you be spending for the rest of the build?






I'm fine with going up to about $1500 to cover those 4 items, and then I'd just pick out a power supply and the rest of the accessoriesClick to expand...

You will not want to lowball on the PSU. It is one of the most important components in the system.

You are spending way too much for the RAM. You do not need 16GB for a gaming RIG. But if you really want it I would recommend these.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231497

Or their 8GB variant.

Give me a budget for the whole build and I will put something together for you.





The last thing I would like to know about is dual graphics cards, I'm pretty sure that mobo is SLI (hope I'm referring to it correctly) and can accept two cards if I wanted to. I read somewhere that two mid-lowerish end graphics cards would be way better than the one I currently have picked outClick to expand...

It all depends on what two cards you have in mind. Generally, SLI setups are not preferred over 1 single higher-end GPU. A couple reasons would be noise,heat, and performance. Some games are not optimized to scale properly with SLI setups as well.
 

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Happy New Year Everyone ! I have just finished building my first computer, I'm ready to plug it in...I have windows xp pro and various other loading discs from my abit mobo, radeon 9600 pro and sound blaster platinum. What are the steps I need to do now? Do I set BIOS up first, load video drivers first or xp first or what...lol !!!I'm not looking to overclock but I am unclear on things like partitioning and formating.....Do I need to set up Fat32, if so to what benefit? And with windows...do I want to leave the owner account alone and set myself up a different account or do I want to rename the owner account to my name and go with that...I will be the only user on the computer. I heard somewhere before to leave the owner account untouched for some reason and start a new account. I've always had OEM computers before, this is my first hot rod and I want to configure it sweet !

Thanks, merlin324
 

A:Computer is built....next step !?!

Here is a good site for installing XP;
BlackViper.com

If are going to run dos based games then I believe you should stick with FAT 32, if not then NTFS is the way to go.

XP will be the start point, possibly a couple of drivers from the abit cd, then windows updates, then update drivers as needed.

If your the only user then leave accounts alone.
 

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I built a computer 2 days ago (Tuesday) with the help of a guy I know. It has an ASUS P5N-D motherboard, an NVidia graphics card ( forgot the model, but has 512 Mb), a 1Tb seagate SATA hdd, forgot what the DVD-CD Burner was, an LG775 Dual-Core Intel Processor, 2x2 Gb of RAM, a 600W power supply, and 6 decent fans between it all (2 on the case, 1 on the power supply, a on the CPU, 1 on the motherboard, and 1 on the video card). When I installed xp SP3 and installed the drivers, the hdd was conflicting with the motherboard driver and the guy found a patch for the driver which fixed the problem. Last night though (Wednesday), I had been installing software all day long (such as photoshop, WoW, etc.). I was letting the WoW patches download (950 Mb), and a couple of other downloads finish over night, but I decided to make it sleep overnight. This morning however, It froze I guess mid-start and I had to restart it. I tried to start WoW and firefox and they would load in the task manager, but get nowhere (WoW was sitting at 76 b, and firefox at 3,260Kb). I restarted one more time, then they wouldn't load at all, I ran a scan with AVG 8.0 free, bu I had it shut down after it finished since I was gonna be gone all day. Now I can't find where it would save a log of the results, and it isn't even running now, background processes in the task manager won't even fully load. When I try to start ANY program now, it won't even start loading in the task manager. When I end a process... Read more

A:just built a computer, now it won't run anything and seems to be getting worse!

Hi !

What's the exact brand and model of the video card (nvidia is the chip maker, not the manufacturer) and what's the exact brand and model of the power supply ?

Enter the BIOS at startup (press del), locate the hardware monitor screen and give us the temps, fan speeds and voltages (+3.3, +5 and +12V) you'll see there.

Remove the 2 case fans and leave only one memory stick in the first DIMM slot (XP 32bit can't use 4GB anyway). See if it helps.

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I have built a barebones system (Asus A7N8X motherboard, NVidea MX 420 graphics card, 1 stick 512mb RAM, HD, CD-ROM, Floppy) that I'm unable to finish loading WinXP Home on. The installation gets hung up with either the "IRQ_not_less_or_equal" or "Page_fault_in_nonpaged_area" Stop errors.

I've replaced the graphics card and reseated the RAM in a different slot. I've troubleshooted the BSOD stop errors on Google, but still no specific advice to tell me to "get a new RAM card" - or whatever.

Any ideas, guys?

Thanks in advance!

John in San Diego
 

A:First self-built computer won't boot

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I want to know if I can used my built in web cam that is advertised on a sticker on my computer that it can be used for skype. I want to know if my built in web cam can be used for other software applications besides skype such as uploading a video on youtube using my built in web cam. My operating system is a windows 7 and the personal computer model that I have is a Toshiba Satellite C855-S5214. I tried typing "web cam" in the search bar but got no results. Is the built in web cam only used for skype or can I use it for other things like uploading youtube videos

A:Question about web cam thats built in on my computer

Yes it can, your laptop must of came with some type of software for the web-cam.

If not just google web-cam software, you will see many different types of software.

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Hey well today I finished my first computer, putting everything in as it was instructed to. I followed all the directions, and even had a PC Gamer by my side, which had a guide to help you build a new computer. I turned it on, everything seemed OK, all fans and such were working, the Power LED was on, the little light above my ram thing was on (showing that I had ram in it), but I can't see anything in my moniter! I have it plugged into my video card, which is in the AGP slot..what could be wrong? Thanks in advance.
 

A:Just built 1st computer, in desperate need of help :(

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I?m having an issue with getting everything to work properly on a computer I built. It refuses to start off any of my Hard Drives regardless of if they are set as Master, Slave etc. It boots off the Ubuntu disk every now and then and will boot off the Windows XP Disc and won't boot off the Windows 7 Disk. I can successfully format and copy files to the HDD but when I restart the computer to finish the installation it won?t boot off the HDD, it just has a flashing _ . I have tried all sorts, switching out ram and different Hard Drives, DVD Drives, CD Drives. Only the basic components are installed:
CPU - Pentium Dual Core 2.2ghz
Heatsink - Stock Intel
PSU - 420W
HDD - 20GB IDE
DVD Drive
RAM -2x 512mb 533 DDR2


I just can?t pinpoint the problem. I have tried changing the IDE cables but that doesn't work either. When I plug a HDD that has Windows XP into it, it tells me there is missing files. I'm completely lost.

A:Built Computer won't boot

Have you looked in your BIOS settings to make sure your HDD is recognized properly and is your #1 choice for your boot order?

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Hey Guys!

I will be building a custom computer in about 2 weeks. What do you think of the following hardware:

CPU - Intel Q6600 (OC 3.0GHz)

CPU Cooler - ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro 92mm CPU Cooler

Motherboard - MSI P7N SLI Platinum LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 750i SLI ATX

Memory - OCZ Reaper HPC Edition 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory

Graphics Card - MSI NX8800GTS 512M OC GeForce 8800GTS (G92) 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card

Hard Drive - Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD3200AAKS 320GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s

CD/DVD Drives (2) - LITE-ON Black 20X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 20X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA DVD Burner with LightScribe - OEM

Case - Antec 900

Operating System - Windows Vista Home Premium 64

Power supply - Thermaltake Purepower 600
 

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Hello.
I built my computer about 2 weeks ago, went all smooth and everything worked. Installed Windows 7 etc, everything okay. Did got a BSOD once (the same as described below), but never occured anymore, until today.

Now as i'm typing this on my second computer, everytime i boot up my pc, it sometimes doesn't even boot windows, sometimes gives me a NO DATE DETECTED error and sometimes just gives me a black screen. I had a few BSOD's before this more 'heavier' errors occured.

I don't know the exact errorcode, but the first errorcode line was

DRIVER IRQL_not_less_or_equal

However, I did manage to get it booted succesfully once, which gave me the oppertunity to let windows give me some more information about the BSOD:

Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.1
LOCALE ID: 1033

BBCode: d1
BCP1: 000000030100000C
BCP2: 0000000000000002
BCP3: 0000000000000000
BCP4: FFFFF880018921D3
OS Version: 6_1_7600
Service Pack: 0_0
Product: 256_1
"Files that help to describe the problem:"
C:\Windows\Minidump\051011-15366-01.dmp
C:\Users\User\Appdata\Local\Temp\WER-23400-0.sysdata.xml

(End of the report)

When I installed Windows 7, I also installed a driver for my graphics card and my motherboard (not 100% sure though).
My friend also had problem, he has the same motherboard as I do. Replacing his RAM for a better (more expensive) one was the solution for him.

Thanks in advance.
Specs of the computer i'm talking about:
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A:BSOD - Computer I built myself.

Check the specs on the memory.
You may need to set the memory voltage in the bois manually
to what the memory actually requires.
 

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I just put together a new computer myself for the first time, and I can't get the thing to work now...

I set up the BIOS priority to boot from the CD drive, and installed windows that way, and then I used the disc that came with the motherboard (Gigabyte brand) to install the drivers, and it made the pc restart a couple times to install...and now it complains for the windows boot disc whenever i try to boot, and attempts to install windows again...

but then it thinks i don't have a hard drive connected!

So i went back into the BIOS and made the hard-drive higher priority to boot from...but it didn't fix the problem.

I'm in a real bind, because the disc that came with the motherboard is a system restore utility but apparently the partitions I used when I installed Windows are full.

A:Help With A Home-built Computer

Um...please disregard this post. I tried hitting escape to cancel the attempt to boot from CD, and I was able to select Windows Normal boot from a subsequent menu. I feel really silly!

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Hi, I built my new computer today, and it wont work!!! it turns on fine, but nothing comes up on the monitor, and the monitor says "no signal". I thought it was a problem with the videocard, but now im thinking its somthing else because i cant open the drives and cant turn it off useing the power button, or reset it useing the reset button. also the lights are lit up on both dvd drives, so i def. think somthing is wrong. Im really mad too because i worked my a** of to get the money to build this computer, you can see how upset I am. somthing I think might be a cause is my powersupply does not have a "atx12v" coard on it, but my motherboard does. I dont know if that would have any effect on it, but maybe. please help me out, i really could use help. below are all the parts of my computer, if you could look and possibly see any problems that would be great. thanks soooooooooooo much- Nick

Processor: AMD Athlon 64 X2 4600+ Windsor 2.4GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM2 Processor

Power Supply: APEVIA (ASPIRE) ICEBERG ATX-IB680W-BL ATX12V/ EPS12V 680W Power Supply

HD1: Western Digital Raptor WD740ADFD 74GB 10,000 RPM 16MB Cache

HD2: Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD2500KS 250GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache

Video card: XFX PVT71JYHE9 GeForce 7950GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP ExTreme Edition Video Card

RAM: G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory

Motherboard: ECS KA3 MVP (V1.0A) Sock... Read more

A:Built New Computer And Cant Get It Working!!!! Please Please Please Help Me!!!!

Your motherboard MUST have a 12vATX connection from the power supply or you will not be able to post.

I just checked the PSU maker's site here, and it does have a 12vATX power cord. Find it, pop it in and you should be good to go.
 

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I was wanting to spend 3-400 euro’s and what I want to do just be able to do a small amount of video editing, (use window’s movie maker and or an equivalent), and use the different emulator’s of the old Computers and Console’s and basically be able to run up to date programs with ease.
Would anyone mind directing me on the best parts to select for assembly please?
Thank You,
Fred
 

A:I was wondering who here has built their own computer?

I think the best and most economical approach is to find a barebone kit that has the most important core parts and then add what is missing.
 

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Okay I have a costum built pc, I built it about 2 years ago. I'm currently running Windows Vista 32 bit. The other day I went to go turn it on and the motherboard instead of giving me the normal 1 beep, it gave me 1 long and 3 short. It goes to start up and then the screen goes black, it shows me my cursor but still the screen stays black. I have an Asus M2R32-MVP motherboard. I looked up the beep codes and it told me " no video card or bad Ram." Well I switched the ram and changed the video card and I no longer get the beeps but the screen goes black after Windows start up. I used my old hard drive to see if that was the case, same problem. I was wondering if anyone could possible help me out, I would greatly appreciate it!

Specs:
Asus M2R32-MVP Mobo
AMD Athlon x2 Dual Core +6000 Processor
750Watt Power Supply
Nvidia 8800 GT Video Card
1 TB Hard Drive
Windows Vista 32 bit

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hey guys after not sure if this should have gone in the section for hard ware or not but i figured i try here first ... I finally have this computer that i built and i had to send the bare bone back 3 times until they sent me a working one ...so windows xp is loaded on...and still have problems... what will happen is that the machine will randomly restart for no apparent reason ..and for the longest while , xp would not allow to have internet explorer running. I first thought it was a over heating issue. it could be but not sure . i was wondering if there is a actual part to tell the temp of the pc or is it just a program that I need . ( at first i could not even install xp , it kept on blue screening but then i looked inside and i had to peel GLUE , and that thermal paste off that the company put too much on) also when i scroll down web pages it lags horribly and it shouldent cause i have 512 of ddr in here . any ideas , please help. thnx
 

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im running a geforce fx 5200, and its not bringing me anywhere. The computer boots, the fans run, i dont hear any sounds because my case doesnt have a built in speaker, but nothing shows up on the screen. It isnt a bad monitor because i tested it. it may be the geforce fx 5200, but i dont want to switch graphics cards just yet. ... oh yes,, its in an AGP Slot
 

A:Built New Computer; Theres no Visuals!

First up is everything new?

secondly i have had this problem alot. Did you take anti static cautions like not installing your comp on carpet ETC?, did you put the motherboard risers in the right place if not it will cause a short and the screen wont turn on at all. Is your power supply a good one not generic ?

If all else fails "your motherboard has fried" :hotouch:

hope this helps :slurp:
 

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Hi all,

I am completely new to computers, and really wanted to build a gaming PC. I ended up purchasing the parts and had someone help me build it. On the 3rd day of gaming on it, I started to get random BSOD's. They would go away for a week, then come back and happen multiple times per day. The whole thing has been really strange and frustrating.

Everyone I talked to suspected the memory to be the problem, so I RMA'd it, did not fix the problem. I just want to get this fixed because I haven't been able to enjoy my PC since it was built over this. I get to have some fun playing games, but always know it is going to happen again.

I am new to the mini dump files and my question is do I have to download the debugging tools before I am able to post the dump files for you guys to look at?

My System:

Mobo: MSI P67A-GD65 B3
CPU: Intel i7 3.4 ghz
GPU: GTX 570
RAM: 8 GB Gskill Ripjaws
HDD: Western Digital 1TB
Thermaltake Frio Cooler
Asus DRW

A:BSOD's since computer was built

Not sure if this is how to upload my dump files or not...

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Hi my computer is not recognizing my built in web cam I have searched forums and even called the company and they said I should download a bison driver but I can't find one for windows 7 64bit. Can anyone help me please.

Thanks,
Marc

A:Computer not recognizing my built in web cam

First of all, what model number is the laptop, and second please explain in more detail the problem, is this after a new os install, or did you just buy it? Any other details would also help.

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I just spent about $1000 building my computer. It started out great. But then i notice if it goes to sleep it won't wake up. And slowly it started taking longer for the screen to pop up after i power it on. The power button light is on, and the ram and graphics cards are lit up, and the keyboard lights up in the beginning but goes out while everything else stays on and the screen still isnt on. Please help i know little to nothing about fixing computer problems.
 

A:Problems with Self Built Computer

I'm not the forum expert on build issues, but you do need to describe your hardware in detail, all of it, brand name and model numbers plus the operating system so that someone can help.

Good luck.

Johnny b
 

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hi guys,
I really got it. I could do it. But there are some problems:

On start up after the asus mobo page the com scan for devices.
After detection it writes a warning:
Warning! An Ultra ATA 66 ( or faster ) drive is connected with a 40-pin IDE cable on a secondary channel. Drive speed is downgraded to Ultra ATA 33 mode. ( I tried to change the cable but the same problem)
What's the problem?
Second main problem that I can't start up without having the win xp pro cd in the boot drive. After the scanning and warning it writes then: found bootable disk on drive 2. After press any key to boot from the cd.... the system starts up. If the cd isn't in it tells missing NTDRL (?) File press any key to restart the system.
Thanks for any help.
Asus P5LD2
Pentium 4 630 3.0 Gigs
win xp pro sp 2
hdd 80 GB Seagate
 

A:problems with new built computer

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I start up the computer and it goes into BIOS
I have the <DEL> option to go into setup
The screen says "Detecting IDE Devices..."

Then it goes to another screen:

Scan Devices, Please Wait...
Press <Tab> key into User Window

If I wait it goes to PCI device listing and then crashes
If I hit <Tab> it brings me to SATA RAID BIOS where there
is a notice:

NOTICE: The number of disks is not
adequate to create a RAID!!

Then I have no options but to exit the menu and start the computer
over.

Please help if you know what's up
 

A:Just built a computer, but having PROBLEMS

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Hello all, I just put a new computer together. Upon startup it went through the self check. It recognized my HD and CD-ROM drive and correctly identified my RAM, CPU, ect. It then gave me two options, press delete to enter BIOS or press enter to continue. I though there was more self check so I hit enter. Now it's saying...

VERIFYING DMI POOL.......
BOOT DISK:
DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER

Now this is all it will do, I can't even get back to BIOS with ESC or Delete or anything. I've tried loading up Windows and the software for the motherboard...neither will load. I've rebooted a bunch of times hoping to go back to self check, switched the CD-ROM and HD around on the MoBo (HD is old school ribbon ATA, not SATA), switched the jumpers around on the DVD-ROM...I really can't figure out what it wants. Right now the HD is in the primary ATA input and the CD-ROM is set to "master" and in the secondary ATA input per instructions that came with the MoBo. Any ideas on where to go from here? I think it's trying to boot an Operating System when the MoBo software isn't installed. Help! Thanks in advance

A:Got new computer built...can't get XP installed

Easy fix. Boot the computer, and when it states "press del to enter setup", tap the Del key until you get into the BIOS. In there, change the boot order to CD-ROM first, HDD second. Pop in your windows install disk, save settings in BIOS, exit. It will reboot, and then search for your CD rom first, and then boot the windows setup.

Once windows is all installed, change the boot settings back to HDD first, CD rom second.

n-joy.

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I have recently attempted to create a custom built computer for the first time, i have followed guides and got the computer all made but when i power it up it makes a loud high pitched noise! how do i get it working properly, it turns on theres just a huge noise.

I also have a second question, my new computer has a 320mb 8800GTS graphics card in it, and has 2 DVI slots on the back of it, my monitor has a DVi and a VGA, but i only have lead for VGA, but i have 2 apadtops which turn a VGA into a DVI. But the adaptor only works in the graphics card, if i put an adaptor on my monitor it doesnt fit, will the monitor still work?

Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 (2.4ghz) Socket 775 FSB1066 4MB Cache Retail Boxed Processor 112706 274 in stock £126.76

Asus P5N-E SLI 650i Socket 775 Onboard Audio ATX 125082 174 in stock £58.82

Point Of View 8800GTS 320MB DVI HDCP PCI-E Graphics Card 125325 20 in stock £148.88

Seagate 7200.10 320GB SATAII/300 8.5ms 7200RPM 16MB Cache - OEM 115418 1559 in stock £43.30

Corsair 2GB Kit (2x1GB) DDR2 800MHz/PC2-6400 XMS2 Performance Memory CL5 1.9V Matched Pair with Heat Spreaders 098710 170 in stock £63.82

Coolermaster IGreen 500W PSU - 85% Efficiency ATX12V v2.2 120mm Fan 115161 41 in stock £44.29

Gigaybte GZ-X1 Black ATX Mid-Tower Case - No PSU 126922 8 in stock £31.47

Thats my computer parts help pls!
 

A:Help with my custom built computer

Can you isolate where the noise is coming from? Could be a bad fan, noise from the case speaker, etc...
 

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So I've installed all of the components ( P4 2.8, 120GB, 1GB ram, DVD, DVD burner, Floppy, video card to be installed after OS ( XP ) installed, same with sound card ) made sure all the wires are connected to the right places ( about a dozen times already ) and now I have to push the power button to get it running and I AM FREAKING OUT.

I have never done this before and I DO NOT want to screw it up. It was easy putting it all together. But now I have to believe that the BIOS will detect all the hardware and the HD will get formatted and partitioned and the OS will install ..... and did I say i am FREAKING OUT?!!!!!!!!!

The manual for the SOYO Dragon motherboard is great. Makes it sound real easy. Pretty much let the BIOS set defaults and away you go...reboot and install your OS after formatting the HD. I need some reassurance or a resource or maybe just a pair of "nads".

Anyone want to point me in the right direction. Thanks, Ted
 

A:Home built computer

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So I decided to build a computer with a friend that said he knew how to do it.

My hardware bought:

MB ASUS P5N-E SLI NF650I SLI 775 (MOTHER BOARD)
VGA EVGA 320-P2-N811-AR 8800GTS (VIDEO CARD)
PSU PCPWRCL SILENCER 610 EPS12V RT (POWER SUPPLY)
CPU INTEL C2D E6320 1.86G 775 4M R (CPU)
MEM 1GX2 CRUCIAL BL2KIT 12864AA804 R (MEMORY)
HD 320F ST 7K 16M SATA2 ST3320620AS (HARD DRIVE)
DVD_BURN LG GSA-H54NK RAM % (DVD DRIVE)

(all of this info came off the order form from newegg.com)
I am installed windows xp pro w/SP2
(I got the cd key from my old computer but I am using a different disc.
Then I tried using the cd key that was matched with the cd.)

When I tried installing windows for the first time a blue error screen came up. restarted my comp and tried agian. It worked.

I set the keyboard language, entered the cd key, typed in my name. and then the comp rebooted....started windows and then came to the log in screen. (with my name)

tried to log in and an error came up.

"Logon Message"
The system cannot log you on due to the following error:
The specified domain either does not exist or could not be contacted.
Please try again or consult your system administrator.
Tried to re install windows with a different cd key but the same thing happend.

Tried running comp in safe mode and couldn't log into the admin login either.

Please help!

Andrew
 

A:Newb Help with 1st built computer

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Hello. I just built a computer from scratch using a

MSI KT4A-V motherboard,
AMD Sempron 2400+,
512mb ram,
Sapphire ATI Radeon 9200SE,
New Lite-on CD-RW drive (Just bought it because I thought other was defective)
Maxtor 40gb hard drive
Sidewinder gaming case

Problem is, I press the power button and it does not ALWAYS start. It powers up the fans, and lights, and psu but doesn't beep or goto bios. When computer does boot up I see the drives in the bios perfectly, but it wont boot any disks. I am trying windows xp pro. I know the cd works. When I disable the network boot & floppy boot, it says Boot failure when I try to boot from cdrom, and tells me to enter something into drive and press any key to continue. I notice when I reset the CMOS it says i am using a sempron 1000 cpu when I am using a sempron 2400+.

Any help on why the thing won't start every time? And why I can't boot from cdrom? I believe all the cables are correctly on.

Thank you for any help at all. I'm desperate
 

A:Just built a computer/problems

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