I have a pc chips a33g board that will run linux just fine.when i try to install win sp3.(after a format)nothing happens.like i said i formated the entire drive did not work.even put in a window partitioin (dual install with pc linux).Please help linux is not family freindly.
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Re: pc chips a33g no boot windows
If you have a SATA hard drive your windows disk needs SATA drivers on it. Download Driverspack from this site http://driverpacks.net/DriverPacks/ Mass storage one then copy windows CD to hard drive and use "Nlite" to install driverpack into it then burn windows to new CD and try again. This should solve your problem
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1. Make sure that the monitor is connected to the ATI card and the motherboard VGA port.
2. On powering up, press [F2] to get into BIOS.
3. In the Intel BIOS, look for key to set to BIOS defaults. I think it is [F7] but corrrect key will be displayed.
4. [F10] to save and exit.
Now try reinstalling OS. You will need Win 7 with SP1 otherwise, go back to BIOS and change the SATA drive to IDE from AHCI.
If you have a valid Win XP Pro CD and want to install the operating system you'll need to format your hard disk drive. If you have allot of data on you're hard disk drive, (In Win 2000) Suggest you create a second partition within the free space of you're hdd and install windows XP Pro. Boot you're system with the XP CD. Pay close attention to the display screens. Follow the instructions for creating a second partition.
Format the new partition. (Quick). Install windows XP on the new partition. Once completed you can copy your personal data to win XP.
If you choose to keep the win 2000 partition and you do not wish to have a dual boot system than remove/delete the root files from the 2000 partition. These files; Autoexec.bat and Boot.ini. You're new XP Boot.ini should read like this;
[boot loader] timeout=30 default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS [operating systems] multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect /usepmtimer
Once you're satisfied an no longer need win 2000 use windows diskmgmt.msc from the run command to delete the win 2000 partition.
Win 2000 uses a FAT16 where Win XP uses the FAT NTFS.
your HDD may be bad. I have had a number of HDD that appear fine in the BIOS but won't format either via the install disk or separately via a Linux boot disc.(You can somtimes hear them clicking on and off [seeking])
If you are mad keen on the drive, then D/L 'Hirens Boot Disc' and boot into the DOS mode (it also has a Mini XP mode).and use the HDD format utlity 'killdisk'. This will remove anything on the drive, format it and set it up ready for a fresh install.
If Hirens Boot Disk can't see the SATA drive then its stuffed.. for sure..
As you said you have formatted Drive C:, and installed XP SP3 and back again XP SP2.
Why don't you try formating the whole drive and reinstalling fresh Win XP SP2 and always choose NTFS partition only because all the features are supported in this partition.
all drivers for ur board , i dont understand that ur driver does not support SP3 it is not like that Service Packs always comes with backward compatibility anyways try to install ur driver again and let me know abt the results otherwise i will try to find the updated version from some other sources pls rate me FIXYA for this if u like
did you go into the new bios and check to make sure you have the hard drive setting on auto, then check your boot order that the drive is first to boot., if that doesnt work create a floppy boot disk (google it) and see if you see the hard drive when you do that.
The WindowsXP setup program will hang when it tries check hardware at the beginning of setup. It won't recognize the linux file system as a legitimate drive and freeze. You'll need to either format the drive and lose all the linux data, or buy a second drive to install Windows on and make the windows drive the primary drive, and temporarily disconnect the linux drive. After you install Windows you can reconnect the linux drive as secondary. You can check the forums for your version of linux and find help on setting up a dual boot system so you can boot from Windows and linux. You'll just have to make adjustment to the linux bootloader config file. Linux is a great operating system, but is not for the faint of heart. Good Luck Fnshman