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Q: Just built a new computer

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.

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Preferred Solution: Just built a new computer

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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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?
 

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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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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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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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

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

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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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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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I am helping to build a computer at the moment. I am using some good stuff from the old one and a new case, motherboard, graphics card, soundcard, and hard drive.
One problem is that the monitor won't stay on. This is new and it is powered when I press the button the green light vomes on then changes back to yellow. The computer is running at this point. However, I have not been able to install an operating system. Is it necessary to do this before trying to see a signal on the monitor? It will be Win XP, by the way. What order should it be done in? OS - Programs - BIOS?
Also, the two disk drives I took out of the old computer (DVD-ROM and CD-RW) won't work in this one. They are powered and light up but no matter how long I hold down the drive open button or press it the drawer on neither drive will open. A person I spoke to said that perhaps the motors have failed in both drives but I think that for them both to bre affected at the same time is highly unlikely. he thinks it would be best to replace the drives.

You thoughts on these please.
 

A:Built computer - having problems

check for bent pins on the video plug - common problem with video.

make sure everything seated correctly

instal OS - then install motherboard drivers, for video, audio, lan etc etc - then your additional programs.

if you are having problems it would be a good idea to connect it up outside the box with the minimum componets - DO NOT put on static bag as this is conductive - put mobo on the cardboard box - sometimes the mounting bolts on the case short out the mobo.

i dont htinkk theres a hardware problem with the drives - it maybe a symtom of the other problems you have - but lets get the PC basic config running 1st
 

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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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Ok.. i just put together a new pc (obviously my first time).. everything appeared to be fine.. i installed the only OS i had at the time which was Win. 95.. it was stable and the computer was working fine.. however i recently acquired both Windows 2000 Pro, and XP Pro.. sooooo i reformatted my drive, and attempted to install from the CD... heres were the problem comes in.. the XP disk gets all the way until about 8 mins. left in the install.. (i think its the regestering compen. part) and it just FREEEZES!!! so i have to reboot.. and do the whole thing over..just so it can FREEZE again!... I am clueless as to what the problem could be.. More than likely i would guess it to be something in the BIOS, but im new at this and dont have a clue!!.. also i tried to reformat and install the WIN 2000 disk.. and it finishes the text version install screen.. reboots (everything looks normal.. ie* win boot up screen and the little meter thing) but after that POOF its just stuck on a light teal colored background.. no icons, no mouse, no nothing!!! i neeed help!!...

ok here is what im working with...
AMD Duron 1000mhz
Maxtor 7200 40gig
ESC mainboard
Nvidia geforce 2 video

any tips would be greatly appreaciated
Justin
 

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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 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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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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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 just built a new computer for my parents and am having the weirdest problems. once everything was connected it turned on right away and loaded Windows XP with no problems at all. some of the drivers wouldnt load from the cd that came with the motherboard but i ignored them at the time. Also my Office 2007 cd wouldnt install either and i know that copy is good because iv used it before; no scratches either. Got it connected to the internet and that works fine but as soon as i loaded Service Pack 3 from Windows Updates and restarted the machine it would not boot to Windows.??? I had to reload Windows XP back onto the machine, which i was not happy about, and tryed reloading everything again. Same problem though! I did some hard drive tests from a boot cd i have and did a CHKDSK through Windows, no bad sectors appeared and it passed every test i have. Then i thought it was my version of Windows i installed so i got someones elses Windows XP cd but once again SAMETHING!!!! An error message occured this time though while trying to install Service Pack 3 and corrupted Windows. Now im back at stage 1. ***!!!! If my hard drive is supposedly good(brand new western digital SATA drive) and loading two different Windows XP cd's didn't work, what else is???????? i even tryed reseting the MBR..... My only other guess is a bad motherboard............

A:Need help with newly built computer!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Try and download the latest drivers for the Motherboard from the manufacturers site instead of the CD. Once you get Windows installed and there are no Yellow marks in Device Manager then do a Clone of the drive using Ghost or Acronis. Then Try downloading XP SP3 as a stand alone download, not through Windows Update. Now try loading SP3 if that fails then you can always revert back to the Clone you created previously without having to reinstall.

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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
 

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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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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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Hey this is my first time trying a tech forums, so if they are a helpful as people say they are i plan on using them more often to solve problems i encounter.

I built this computer using parts i had left over from an old computer that was faulty.

I had a brand new hard drive which was compatible, with all this parts, thinking that the problems i had with the old computer was software related. I put it all together and started to install windows xp, but during the copying of files stage the computer shut off and when started back up wouldn't work.

So I put in my brother's spare motherboard (which is compatible with all the left over parts). Hoping that to solve the problem, it finished the copying of files part but now gets a blue screen flash and shut off as windows is still installing (Beyond the blue screen installation part). Says windows needs to restart, and keeps restarting to the blue flash screen. It continues to do this...

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
Timmytangster
P.S. specs on computer

320GB HDD
4GB DDR2 667
Intel Core2duo E6600
Nvidia 7600 512MB
 

A:New computer built and having problems

Is this a SATA or IDE hard drive? What motherboard are you using?
 

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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 am almost ready to either build my own computer or have it built but have a couple of questions.

I am going to use an Intel Dual Core Pentium 3.0 ghz processor and an Intel 975X motherboard.

A video card will be needed and I vaguely remember seeing something on this site about some of them interfering with the operation of USB 2.0 external drives (I have four of them running). Naturally, I don't want to buy anything that will interfere with them.
Cost does not matter but I do not play games and so the latest and greatest would probably be a waste of money.

Also, I have seen "memory timing" mentioned here and other places. Is this something that I will need to do and if so, is there information available about how to do it and recommended settings? I have never done anything like that to a computer.

This week, I am going to take my list of components to a local shop and ask what it would cost to have them build it. Last time, their quote was less than I would pay for just the components. If that happens again, they will end up doing the building. Even if it is just a little more than my cost for components.

Thanks
 

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Hi guys to be honest I really don't know where this question is meant to be posted but I decided this was the most logical place.

I'll get right into it. My computer has one audio jack that shows a headset and mic right beside it. I assumed this meant I could plug in any headset with a built-in mic and the computer would send audio to the headphones and would allow me to use the mic that was attached to the headset. However, every time I plug in my headphones, Realtek HD Audio Manager pops up and prompts me to choose the function of the plugged in device. I choose headset and the audio is sent to the headphones. But when I attempt to video chat or record my voice, I notice my computer still uses the mic built into the computer.

This problem is very annoying as my voice is not very clear when I speak through the computer mic. I've been experiencing this problem ever since I got this computer back in 2015. I've had an old Acer computer before that also had only one audio and mic jack but I never experienced this problem.

Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated!

Also, if it is relevant, I use my Apple headphones (the ones supplied with Apple iPhones) and a Sony over-ear headset, both with built in mics.

If it wasn't obvious by how I type, I am not that familiar with computers so please try and explain as simply as possible!

Thanks in advance!

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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
 

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Just built my first computer and am going with vista iv heard you need a OEM version but thats sold out on the pcworld site so will this work for a new computer
http://www.pcworld.co.uk/martprd/sto...&category_oid=

A:First Built computer & Vista

the short answer is no look here http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en...UK%7CcountryGB

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Yesterday I finished building my new computer (I have done this several times before). This one should be very fast but it is very slow. It took 2 hours to install Win 7 Ultimate, and 10 min to copy 2.88 mb of files from one partition to another on the same hard drive. I have installed the motherboard drivers and the video drivers, but there is no improvment. I need some help.
My new equipment:
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate , 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 930 @ 2.80GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 26 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 6142 Mb CORSAIR XMS3 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
Hard Drives: C: Total - 1430804 MB, Free - 1390885 MB; D: Total - 476920 MB, Free - 334872 MB;
Motherboard: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd., X58A-UD3R, x.x,
Graphics Card: XFX HD-487A-ZWFC Radeon HD 4870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16
 

A:New built computer is very slow

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I just built this PC, and it has a Core2Duo e7400 2.8ghz processor, a xfx nvidia geforce 9800gt 512mb pci-e, 600w coolmaster power supply, 2x1gb Kingston Hyper Memory DDR2 pc4200, Western Digital wd1600js 160gb Hard drive, and a Gigabyte ep43l-ud3l motherboard. And, when i first built it i had problems with the harddrive so i had to zero it all out. Then finally got it workin but, now whenever i open up mozilla, and something else it lags, more than it should. My older pc that was a p4 loaded about the same. But i was wondering, could it be my hard drive? or is it just something in the software? It runs games awesome, but when im just using xp i cant have more the 2 or 3 windows open. If you have any idea to what the problem is please reply to my thread. Thank you
-Tommy M.
 

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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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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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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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I just put together a new a computer, and I was wondering the Best software, and things to look for when stress testing it? I did Download the latest MB5, Prime 95, and CPU Burn-In.

I am running Prime 95 and CPU Burn-In at the same time. Thing is Prime 95 gives you a screen with whats its testing, and CPU Burn-In is just giving a me a screen with time to runand you click start ( so I'm wondering if its really working? ) How is CPU Burn-In supposed to work?

After about 20 minutes I am getting 56 degrees Celsius, with stock cooling. What type of temps should I expect?

Prime95 failed after avout 25 minutes....

And another quick question? I get my Realtek Gigabyte Ethernet that comes up in the boot screen, is this normal, or anway to disable it? its like Shift F10 to Configure?

MSI 865PE Neo 2 Platinum Edition Motherboard
P4 3E Ghz
2x512MB Corsair XMS ( platinum heat sink ) Dual Channel Kit
Western Digital Caviar RE 250GB 7200 RPM Serial ATA150 Hard Drive
BFG GeForce 7800 GS OC
Thermaltake SViking VA4000BWS Case
Aspire 520W PSU
NEC MultiSync 97F Monitor
 

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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

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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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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.
 

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I built the computer and got everything running fine. I started transferring games onto steam from my previous (ultra-low end for gaming apu) laptop and during this process thought it would be a good idea to download windows 8.1.

I had some issues with an hdmi cable going to my hdtv that I use as a monitor and I tried updating gpu drivers to fix it. I eventually found out that the problem was the hdmi so I switched to VGA and the displays been fine since. At some point I went into the bios and used the preset ASUS overclock thingy they have set up and also set the ddr3 speed from auto to 1866. Thats when I started noticing issues with the BSODs. I reset the bios settings to default but kept getting the issue. I ran memtest and got 3 passes without errors, so I kept searching.

After reading a post somewhere that it might have to do with VGA drivers, I tried reinstalling drivers and the problem was fixed!

However, not for long. I tried installing some free antivirus software and almost immediately after restarting after the installation, I had another BSOD. I tried another antivirus software, same problem. Right now it seems to run fine with just windows defender, but I want something a little beefier.

Whenever I mess with (it seems to be) clock speeds, drivers, or antivirus software, I can't keep the computer on for more than 5 minutes without getting a blue screen. Every time it says the same thing, to search online for "memory management". I have, and I just k... Read more

A:Just built new computer and I keep getting BSODs

I only looked at the last 5 BSOD's and they all pointed to C:\Program Files\asus\aprp\aprp.exe was the cause. This program might not be compatible with Windows 8.1. Here's the info:
aprp.exe Windows process - What is it?

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Hi,

It's my first time building a computer so I'm not sure if I done it right. There's 1 short beep when I turn it on so that parts good.

But now when I turn it on and put in my intel 7 series Ultility DVD which I got from buying a gigabyte motherboard, I get this message:

press any key to startup xpress recovery2......
isolinux: found something at drive = 89
isolinux: failed to locate cd-rom device; boot failed

After that, I'm not able to do anything else other than restart the computer. I've asked numerous people about this but they don't seem to know the answer to it, hopefully someone around here can help me out.

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Hi,

I'm looking for any advice and expertise please.

I've recently built my a Windows 7 desktop and i'm getting all kinds of blue screens.
I have tried doing a clean install, i've done a system restore since then to when it was working best and i've still had BSOD.
Originally it kept BSOD when i had two sticks of RAM in (at least once every 30 min) and worked fine when only one was in. I've since done a clean install and have both in.

I've attached the dmp files from the two BSOD i've had since i have done the clean install.
The only programs installed are Avast! (6.0.1000) and the software to run the wireless dongle (Netgear WG111v3) plus whatever came with Windows 7.

I've ran dskchk and sfc /scannow with no errors reported.
I've ran memtest86 and that returned no errors (though only ran once)
The motherboard has MemtestOK! and that shows no errors.

Motherboard: Asus M4A88T-V EVO USB3 (the latest drivers for the chipset, audio, graphics, lan and usb3 from the amd website have been installed)

THe drivers for the wireless mouse and keyboard are install as is for the wireless dongle.

The BIOS is the latest chipset as well.

Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) II X4 640 Processor 3.00GHz
4gb of RAM
Windows 7 Ultimate x64
If you can help or if you need any more info that might help please let me know.

thanks,

Dan
 

A:Built new computer and getting several BSOD

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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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hello, i am at a loss, i have built a few older machines in the past and never had any problems like this and have just about run out of ideas, aside from dropping it froma great height

here are the specs

antec smartpower 2.0 450watt psu
abit aa8 duramax mb
p4 lga775 550 3.4ghz
1gb stick of corsair ddr2 mem
ati radeon x700pro 256mb pci express
300gb sata hard drive

the problem:
When i boot the machine it gets as far as press del to enter the bios and then pretty much shuts down completely. At first i thought it maybe the psu as i bought a cheapy from ebuyer(500w, switching). so i bought this new antec psu, as i had heard good things about them and still nothing. I have tried an older graphics card and the problem is still there. I can't even get into the bios, the screen intialises and the abit logo comes up sometimes and then the whole system shuts down.

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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
 

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