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My computer restarts before installation completes

I have downloaded a driver (VIA Vinyl Audio) for my on board sound card, but my computer always restarts before it finish to install the drivers. tried several times to install but still it resorts before it completes installation.

Can someone help me with the correct drivers

specifications of my computer:

VIA CLE266 chipset
Socket 370 Processor Based Flex ATX Motherboard With VGA/Audio/Lan/USB 2.0 On Board

Built-in VIA C3 2000+ CPU

VIA CLE266 (VT8623/VT8235) two chip AGPset
Supports 66/100/133 MHz Front Side Bus
V-Link 266MB/s high bandwidth North/South Bridge interconnect

Supports two 184-pin DDR DIMM maximum size up to 2GB.
Support DIMMs of DDR200/DDR266.

Embedded 3D Ultra AGP VGA
Integrated UniChrome™ 2D/3D graphics
Shared memory architecture allows a maximum of 64 MB main memory to act as frame buffer

Embedded USB2.0
480 Mbps data capacity
Backwards compatible with USB 1.1
Compliant with Intel!|s Enhanced Host Controller Interface
Specification Revision 0.95

Embedded LAN on board
10/100Mbps Fast Ethernet LAN on board
Supports IEEE 802.3 and 802.3u standards
Fully compliant ANSI X3.263 TP-PMD physical sub-layer

AC97 Codec on board to provide software audio solution
6CH DAC, applicable for leading motherboard chipsets.
Extensive jack-detection capability
Precise and advanced impedance sensing
Support 2 stereo microphones recording and playback

Two Ultra DMA IDE Ports
Supports two IDE ports up to 4 ATAPI devices
Supports up to PIO Mode 4 up to 16.6MBps, Multi Mode 4 up to 133MBps with bus mastering

Bus Architecture
One CNR (Communication Network Riser)
Two PCI 2.2 32-bit Master PCI Bus slots

I/O Interface
PS/2 Mini-DIN mouse & keyboard ports
Six USB ports (four backpanel ports, onboard USB headers providing two extra ports)
One 25-pin female printer port
One serial port
One VGA port
Audio I/O: LINE-Outx1 , LINE-Inx1, MIC JACK

Form Factor
Four layers, 23.0 cm x 17.0 cm
Flex ATX form factor
I Want This No. Drivers

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Posted on Jan 27, 2009

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SOURCE: My computer restarts before installation completes

Hi wabee,
I'll go out on a limb & ask you if the system was restarting before you tried to install, VIA Vinyl Audio? I'm guessing it did not.
Do not try to install any more. If possible try to run windows update. Here's why. Something does not agree with the download. Either the software Vinyl is corrupt, your current system configuration software does not agree with the software driver or your current hardware does not agree with Vinyl. Even though VIA created both Vinyl & AC97 audio. Its possible windows up might have a software fix or update that will repair or update your install of vinyl driver. If not...
Please uninstall the driver if at all possible & pray it did not over write too many system files. If you’re lucky you can uninstall the driver through add/remove programs.
If not than run windows System Restore.
Was this the link you downloaded from?

wabee, when windows XP home edition first came out there were a lot of problems with sound drivers & programs like Rioax. They would restart the PC. Restarts are also common with
Certain driver files conflict with irq sharing & cause windows to restart. In your bios where it asks PnP OS, if you set it to yes than windows assigns irq's. If you set as no, than the bios sets the irq's. Do not change your current bios settings until your system is running correctly.
Let’s hope system restore works. Lastly you can turn off the auto-reboot by opening System control panel, click Advanced, startup & Recovery and untick 'Automatic reboot'. Then you can see Blue Screen and then diagnose the problem.
Blue screen fixes.

Let me know how things turn out.
Have more questions, feel free to ask.
Best of luck!


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