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Boot problems I just upgraded my computer, everything is new except the hard drives. I performed a fresh install of Windows XP Home SP2 and it booted into Windows fine several times as I was installing various software. I was in the middle of the Nortons 360 install and Live Update wasn't happening. THe Internet connection was working. So I restart, get one beep and the regular start up happens, and then it went to a screen that was new that has a AMI American Megatrend logo over the top of the ASUS logo. At this point it freezes. I can go get into the BIOS (ver 1702) and it shows the hard drives and DVD-RW drive. No matter what I set as the boot drive, it never gets there. As soon as I exit the BIOS, it restarts and goes to the screen that it freezes on. It does not get to the DVD-RW drive, or get the hard drives to spin up at this point. Thoughts?

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  • Daniel Van Amerongen Apr 17, 2007

    I reset the CMOS and and it booted just fine. Thanks for the help

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2014

    No matter what OS I install Windows XP, Win7, or LINUX, as soon as I try to do ANY operation, install of software, or go online, it locks up totally freezes.

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CMOS reset definitely worth a try - works on most ASUS boards - i have the p5ld2 myself - havent tried on it but have cured similar problems with p4 series boards. once you have jumped the clr CMOS pins, you also have to take the cmos battery out for at least a few minutes for the clr to work properly. replace the battery if you can - these are cheap enough and there is no guarantee that a new machine to you has a new cmos battery. Hope this helps some, i'd like very much to hear the results in case it happens on my machine (touch wood) :)

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Hi, since everything is new, you can probably ask your source to replace the motherboard since it looks like a bios/mb problem. If for some reason, you can not, them maybe you would want to try and update the bios. Their latest bios version is 1804 (for Asus P5LD2) and may be downloaded from http://support.asus.com/download/download.aspx?SLanguage=en-us&model=P5LD2. This is only if you are comfortable flashing since it involves some risk. Further, you have to follow carefully the flashing instructions. Bios are very specific to model and version of the mb. Hope this works out for you and please let me know how things turn up. Regards.

Posted on Apr 14, 2007

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    Louie Role Apr 14, 2007

    but then again, it might also be memory or video card problem.

    Other thing you can try is reset the the cmos.

    Cheers.

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