Question about HP Computers & Internet
I just put a am37 motherboard in my tower and hooked everything up to spec and when I turn it on it comes up and says set up f1 or system recovery f10. I push f1 and it comes up in bios and that is it when I exit out of it it does the same thing. I have the hd that came with the board hooked to it so it would boot.What could the problem be. Thank you for your help
Did you assemble everything at once? Normally we only install the display adapter and the network card.
If everything is the same, Windows does realize you have a new board, with new chip sets among the many. Since your machine won't boot, I'll bet your primary HD partition needs to be set as active for the System Bios to load the Boot Strap phase properly. You can do this more easily by using the Windows CD to boot from. Choose Repair when prompted early on. You get a Dos Emulation screen. Type HELP and press enter. You see a list of commands you can use. Choose FixMBR, and then FixBoot. Now reboot and don't press any keys while the Windows CD is still in your drive bay.
Should that fail, boot from your Windows CD b y pressing a key when prompted, and let it proceed to install, on the second stop screen Windows tells you a version of Windows is already installed. At this point you can choose the alternate Repair option. This installs Windows, but by repairing the OS that's there now. This works pretty good, you have to type in the Product key at the end and you will have to activate windows again. Don't try to do that on Weekends, the activation server is usually in use and your place in line numbers in the thousands.
You will need your special drivers on a floppy or CD if you have two CD drives, a memory card may work too. In the bios setup pages you may find an option to choose Save Configuration. This allows the bios, which has no clue it was just installed, to realize the old drive has an OS, you want to set the bios up to read the primary hard drive and set the boot configuration to the proper hard drive as well.
Then, if you get the F10 for System Recovery you give that a try, but I would tap F8 until you get the boot menu and then choose safe mode. While in Safe Mode you can install the board drivers for your new system board.
Sorry for rambling around. Its late and I'll be going to bed shortly.
Posted on Oct 01, 2008
a 6ya Technician can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repair professionals here in the US.
click here to Talk to a Technician (only for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
Jul 02, 2013 | HP Compaq Motherboard
Nov 17, 2012 | E-Machines Computers & Internet
Feb 15, 2011 | Computers & Internet
Sep 18, 2010 | FIC AM 37 Motherboard
Jan 10, 2010 | Cornerstone FIC AM37 Socket A XP...
May 10, 2008 | E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC
Sep 03, 2007 | FIC AM 37 Motherboard
Jul 08, 2007 | Foxconn 661FX7MI-RS (661FX7MIS)...
Mar 24, 2016 | HP Computers & Internet
91 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!