The first sign of a problem was the usb's stopped working. I'm prepared to buy another mobo, but do I have to reinstall the OS and software after the mobo is installed? If so, should I clone my HD first? I have these concerns because I have a very intergrated setup using 2.4 quad core cpu with 4 gigs of ram OS Xp pro sp3. On this system I run a recording studio with a host of periphials, i.e. external firewire soundcard, esata ext HD. Should I buy a mobo with esata & firewire ports and do away with the pci cards? I appreciate any suggestions that anyone may offer thanks AJ.
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Re: failed Southbridge in MSI P6NGM mobo
If you replace the mobo with the exact same one that you have now you won't have to re-install the OS. Of course, you'll want to back up all your files before doing that. You probably have most of your files backed up anyway. If you get a mobo with onboard esata and firewire, that would be an improvement, however, you'll have to re-install the OS. You could try an in place OS install, though.
Whenever changing out a MB, you run the risk of having to do a complete re-install of Windows. A few caveats: If you choose a MB with exactly the same chipset and integrated peripherals, then you may only need to update a few drivers. Sometimes a repair install will do the trick, but there's no way to know until you complete the upgrade.
I absolutely agree with your idea to clone your boot partition to another drive if possible, then use the cloned drive to test the move to the new MB and see what hurdles you encounter.
Best suggestion is exact model replacement of the MB in question. Check Pricewatch.com
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If you can get the exact mobo you may replace it. No driver issue will raise. You can also buy a new mobo with same chipset and replace it. Same chipset mobo will require to install Sound, ethernet and vga drivers
Yes and No
Most laptops today allow you to boot from USB devices HOWEVER the external drive must have an OS (operating system i.e. Windows) installed on it for that to work.
Best bet is to replace the defective internal drive and reinstall the OS and software
I would reinstall xp OS... you should be able to do a restore without loosing any of your own files. After an os restore you may have to reinstall a few programs but your data files should be ok if you do the correct type of install.
Please uninstall any logitech software version present on your OS (if available) -
Then please proceed to clean boot.
( http://logitech-en-amr.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/logitech_en_amr.cfg/php/enduser/std_adp.php?p_faqid=228 )
-> Unplug all the USB devices connected to the computer ( Less keyboard + mouse ) please use corded kbd+mouse if
possible rather than a cordless device.
-> Go to device manager
-> Delete all the USB HOST CONTROLLER -- All of them --
-> The host controller might reinstall them itslef, let the computer handle the reinstallation
-> If the computer does not reinstall the host controllers, trigger the detection using the DM function " Scan for
new hardware " ( The computer with magnifier icon )
-> Once reinstalled, clean boot
-> Reinstall the software if available and/or plug the hardware when needed.
-> Should work.
This TB delete the usb ports " memory " means if a device as been previously flagged with error, it will redetect
the device without the flag, unless there is some serious issue with the hardware/OS
Thanks and have a nice day !
If your device is defective it may refer to your actual hardware or software. Check first to reinstall your driver software if it works, if it doesn't, you could also try to check if your usb hub has connection problems otherwise you should buy a new hub.
If you swap the usb mouse to another known good working usb port does that work. If it does then great, if not then here is what you will need to do. Go to device manager > Universal Serial Bus Controllers > Delete any usb root hub devices, reboot windows and it will automatically redetect the drivers. You will notice that during this process your other usb devices will stop working, this is temporary until you reboot. If this is a logitech mouse uninstall the setpoint software through add/remove.
Sorry Jack, I exhausted most of my resources and did not come up with one. This mobo will be a big pain to find. I would say buy a new board and unforunately reinstall your operating system. I know it's a pain, but I don't think you're going to find this board without some extreme luck.
What you could do, is find a similar board with the same north and south bridge, same chipset. This will allow you to not have to reinstall your OS.
It is possible to keep your current data set and still install a different motherboard. It requires disabling all plug'n'play support built into the OS before swapping the board. Then you install the new set of chipset drivers for the new board. I have made it work before, but its certainly not the cleanest way to do this, as you well know.
Sorry for not being anymore help. I can usually find old mobo's fairly easily, but this one must be a needle in a haystack.
Sounds like the OS software has become corrupted and will need to be reinstalled. If you have the original CD's which came with your unit, you can begin by reinstalling the OS from here. I am sure that you have installed OS patches over the years and will need to reinstall any updates that have been done.
The key is to get your computer back up and running well enough so that you can back up any personal data files and prepare the unit to be restored as if it was new out of the box. I know that this will take some time to get it back to where you were, but that is the best that I can suggest. I have had the same thing happen to me once and I now perform a data backup at least once per week.
Hope this helps. If you do not have the original CD's, you will need to obtain a new copy of the OS from Apple and this will cost you a few dollars.