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Re: Help!!!!! I can't login to windows :@
Inset and boot from windows CD after all drivers etc loaded asks what you want to do Install repair etc Press R for repair and follow instructions you should not lose files but ir should enable you to start computer
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When you power up the computer press F1 or F2 or "del" key then you can enter in bios screen. Make sure hardddisk is detected in bios. Then check. But still it not boot then you need recovery disk or windows disk toformatyour windows. For that insert rcovery disk in cd/dvd rom . then again follow above method for enter in bios. Then go to boot option and set first boot device as your cd or dvd rom . Then save and exit. Then it boot with recovery disk. Then follow the procedure on screen. Then choose new installation of windows. Then select 1 partiition to install windows then format with fat32 or ntfs. Let me know if you need further assistance. Thanks.
It could be that 1GB of Ram is not enough to run Vista, I had vista once on 1GB of RAM and the computer went so slow I couldn't work or do anything with it. What I did was, format the computer (after backing up all the necessary data) and install Windows XP, its the best operation system until now, until Windows 7 Comes out! Either Install Windows XP, or get your computer one more GB of RAM or more.
The problem here is you need to format and reload the operating system and all the software in order for the new motherboard to work with your old hard drive , because you cannot just simply put an old hard drive to a new motherboard without formatting the hard dirve and reloading all software, because a new motherboard needs a fressh installation and fresh operating systme on your hard drive so they will work together..
All you need is the hard drive manufacture's setup software. Flashing you're bios is not the answer. On each drive (SATA & IDE) is the name & model number. Go to the Mf's site & download the free setup software, tools & utilities. Most sites will list software you can download to creat a bootable floppy disk or software to creat a bootable CD. Run the software on the SATA drive. Than unplug the SATA data cable & connect one IDE at a time. Again down load the Mfg's setup software. Do the same for the other IDE. Disconnect the data cable for the IDE drives. Do a fresh install of windows. (DO not allow windows to format the drive)! Just install windows & the motherboard drivers. Than update windows. Durring reboot press & hold the power on button on the PC untill it powers off. Connect the two IDE drives. Check the pin settings on the IDE drives. Set AS; Primary IDE drive 1 as master with a slave. Set IDE two as a slave drive.
Check the bios Boot setting. Make sure the SATA drive is listed in the boot order. Save & exit the PC. Windows should boot just fine.
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Hi speedfreak44, during the installation of windows one of the drivers did not install correctly & windows registry is messed up. The blue screen is a typical response from windows. Even though you're windows installed SP2, there are another 89+ updates for SP2. (A reinstall with-out a format is not advised). Suggest you enter you're bios & disable ACPI. This one I know for sure will show up in windows device manager as a PCI device with no name. Try again to boot windows. If it still fails to enter in standard mode than a complete re-install will be required including a format. Personally I do not use windows XP pro/home w/SP2 CD to perform the format, (After receiving a blue screen). I have found it is 98% better to use the software tools, downloaded from the Mfg's web site for you're hard drive. Use the bootable software (On a floppy or CD), to format you're hard drive. Most Mfg's hard drive software will allow you to change the cluster size up. Windows standard uses a 4kb cluster size & you loose far more hard drive space. With a 16kb you loose only the file allocation or FAT, which is normal. Than using the Win XP CD/SP2 install windows, clean. (No need to format). When finished installing windows, load the Gigabyte driver CD & install the chipset & other CD drivers. Turn on windows firewall & update windows SP2. (ASAP), (Save SP3 update for later). It is in the updates of windows to iron out software & hardware driver updates. Do not install you're antivirus software until windows has finished updating its self & you install any hardware updates also through windows update. (Continue to leave the ACPI disabled in bios until updating is complete). You can enable ACPI, antivirus software & printer software all. You will find some needed software will install during windows update. Like; Quad Core processor update. With either home edition or pro it is advised to install .Net framework updates 1 at a time & only restart when prompted by windows. Other wise click the refresh button & continue windows updating. (You can save the .Net framework updates for last if you wish). You're video card may need .Net framework 2.0 or better for installation. I am hell bent on installing windows once & correctly the first time. I understand you want to get this baby up & running but take the time & run the hard drive tools/utilities. (It's worth it)! Good Luck speedfreak44! If I can help you further, feel free to post. Suggestions & comments welcomed. Please let me know if this got you're system running without the blue screens? One last item. It's also worth checking the dates on the Gigabyte CD to Gigabyte's web site before installing other drivers. Including the chipset drivers. You want to install the newest drivers the first time around. Here is the link to you're Gigabyte GA-MA790FX-DQ6 motherboard main web site. (Click on the link). http://www.giga-byte.com/Support/Motherboard/Manual_Model.aspx?ProductID=2690