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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If it Has Windows 8 or 8.1 you might need a new Hard Drive to do this. Windows 8 and 8.1 are encrypted so you can't use Linux of any type. If it has Windows XP try Linux Mint 13 "Maya", the replacement for win xp, If Windows 7 64 bit: Try Linux Mint 17.1 *Rebecca"
to do a format you must boot the pc with the disc in the drive, and set pc to boot from dvd, in boot options, then when it comes to install options press options and format, this will do a wipe/format and you should be ok from then.
Try booting in safe mode and go into device manager and remove all items under sound and reboot and your sound should come back if your audio chip or card is not defective. Here is the link for the drivers SP3321277 Hope this helps
I would recommend using a boot disk and run chkdsk (windows boot disk) or fsck (linux) This will help fix bad sectors if you use the correct options. USe the "/?" in windows for help and "man fsck" in linux.
I suspect that this is NOT a HDD issue but a driver one. I suspect that you may have some driver conflict. Try booting in Safe Mode, if it does OK, then this proves it. you will then have to go through the drivers one by one until you find the bad one. Often it is the Video driver.
Try a reinstall with XP SP 2 FIRST, then upgrade as necessary, some PC's just don't play well with SP3 installs.
It MUST be a windows/driver/setting issue as you relate it works on linux.
Try installing first the windows xp.Make two apartments and install the
Xp on the one.The other one format it,boot with the linux cd and try to
install it to the empty apartment.Be sure that your system supports the
linux kernel because some of the CPU brands don't support the linux OS;S.
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.
There's nothing like the Linux MBR File. The option to boot to multiple operating systems is controlled by a software called as the "Boot-Loader". Windows XP and Linux both have their versions of boot-loaders. The Bootloader that Windows XP uses is called the NTLDR, whereas Linux provides many bootloaders (prominent among them being "Grub" and "LILO").
>but Linux is shown in the manage option from the My Computer in Win XP 2..... That is the control section of NTLDR. So from what I understand you shouldn't have a problem selecting the operating systems.
If you want the Linux bootloader taking control of the boot process, you can always install it. All you need is a Linux CD and then run the setup for "Grub" or "LILO".
Information about installing Grub or LILO can be found easily on the internet.