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Windows activation problem

I have just fitted a asrock p4vm900 sata 2 motherboard in a hewlitt packade computer that is about 3 years old. when i try and log in i get a message saying "this copy of windows must be activated with microsoft before you can log in........do you want to activate now?" i click yes and after a few seconds the window activation screen appears saying "windows is already activated, click ok to exit" i click ok and after a few seconds the log in screen reappears but every time i try and log in i get the same message as before "this copy of windows must be activ............" and so it goes on in a vicious circle. i have tried shorting pins 5 and 6 on the hdd, but it makes no difference. could you advise on a solution to this problem and also should i leave the jumper on the hdd. only the motherboard in new everything else is the original. Thank you.

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The windows that comes from the manufacturer is activated only for the particular hardware(inclusive of motherboard) so if there is any major change in Hardware then you have to get a new copy of the OS so the only way is to format the drive and get a new OS on it

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If you alter any major hardware, then windows may need to be re activated, when you click the activate button, make sure you are connected to the internet and click activate online and it will do it automatically.

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Installed to new 500GB SATA drives. The Bios does not list drives and no option for SATA drives. Please help.


try a bios update
your board is old (verry old) for SATA drive 500 GB
for bios update try on this page
http://www.asrock.com/mb/download.asp?Model=K7V88&o=BIOS

Feb 20, 2011 | Asrock K7V88 (K7V88 RAID) Motherboard

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My asrock motherboard doesnt detect the sata hard disk. I have tried everything. Would you please sent me the solutions


One bad lead can cause a computer to continue on a cycle or to shutdown or fail to detect your hard drive

Test all leads that attach to your hard drive including electrical extensions,IDE,SATA

the leads from your ((motherboard to your hard drive)) make sure they have a secure connection and are not faulty or just replace them there probably old and faulty
make sure all leads that are attached to your drives dvd\cd 3 1/2 inch floppy have secure connections and are not faulty even the electic extensions or just replace them they are probably old and faulty a computer needs its connections to have an end so any faulty leads will end up with a computer error

hope this helps
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Feb 13, 2011 | Asrock K7VT4A-Pro Motherboard

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When computer stat up it cames 3 sharp sound


the beeps are post during post the very first work is done by the ram,all the memory in the ram is first transferred to the hard disk,and remains active untill turned off.
make sure that your RAM is securely seated
test or replace all the leads that attach to your hard drive make sure the connections are secure including electrical extensions + IDE,SATA the ones that attach from your
((motherboard to hard drive))
make sure all leads that are attached to your drives dvd\cd 3 1/2 inch floppy have secure connections and are not faulty or just replace them they are probably old and faulty ?
hope this helps

Feb 06, 2011 | Asrock K7S41GX Motherboard

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Asrock K7S41GX i have to restart my computer several times before it shows anything on screen not even the bios. once on it works fine and worked fine for several years


Test your PSU or replace it if your power supply units fan is not working your PSU is faulty

One bad lead can cause a computer to continue on a cycle or to shutdown or fail to detect/ boot up a computer hard drive

Test all leads that attach to your hard drive including electrical extensions,IDE,SATA

the leads from your ((motherboard to your hard drive)) make sure they have a secure connection and are not faulty or just replace them there probably old and faulty
make sure all leads that are attached to your drives dvd\cd 3 1/2 inch floppy have secure connections and are not faulty even the electrical extensions or just replace them they are probably old and faulty a computer needs its connections to have an end so any faulty leads will end up with a computer error

hope you find this helpfull

Jan 31, 2011 | Asrock K7S41GX Motherboard

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Unable to detect SATA hard dik drive. on asrock 775VM800 motherboard.


Not much info to go on but..
1. Try swapping the connector between SATA port 1 & 2.
2. On boot enter BIOS, if it is recognized as a device in your BIOS then it is simply a formatting/windows issue.
3. Does it show up in windows Device Manager & is the driver installer/working properly? If not, uninstall driver and let it install again automatcally.
4. in control panel under Adminstrative tools open Computer Management, in left-side menu select Storage->Disk Management, it may show up as unallocated drive / disk space, quick format it with NTFS file system.

May 25, 2010 | Asrock 775VM800 Motherboard

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Only detact my sata rom when canect my sata hard disk dasant detact both I just bought a 160GB Maxtor SATA Harddisk (STM3160813AS). When I tried to installed it to the motherboard, it didn't detect the...


I the HDD is still brand new, then it has to be formatted by the PC, install the HDD do the following...

1. Right Click My Computer, click on Manage
2. Go to Disk Manager on the left
3. Your disk should be listed there, right click on it on the right hand side of the screen, create partition, then you need to format the hdd, then you can use the disk, If it doesn't detect the HDD when you want to install windows, then you must, change your SATA setting in the Bios to IDE mode, Try it out and let me know, got some more solutions that you can try if that doesn't work

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Techmor

May 28, 2009 | Asrock P4VM8 Motherboard

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Simon Mezoa


se necista a installar los drivers.
pude a ir a este web site , para verificar caul drivers tiene que installer

http://www.asrock.com/mb/cpu.asp?Model=P4VM900-SATA2


Thank you
thewho1

Aug 03, 2008 | Asrock Pentium 4 (LGA 775-pin) -...

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Driver graphic integrer


You may want to try going to the asrock download page for this motherboard http://www.asrock.com/mb/download.asp?Model=P4VM900-SATA2 I would suggerst installing the via 4-in1 driver, if this does not cure the problem please provide which video card (make and model) your system has.

Jun 18, 2008 | Intel Motherboard

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Motherboard is dead!


Here is a new board. http://3btech.net/asp4so47880p.html but you have 90 days to set it up & test it.

To answer you're question. (Yes it will fit). Both boards are Micro ATX.

Here are links for both boards showing their specifications.
Asrock P4i65G
http://www.dealtime.com/xPF-Asrock-Asrock-P4I65G-skt-478-i865G-800FSB-dual-ch-DDR400-8x-AGP-64MB-on-board-VGA-SATA-RAID-LAN-USB2-0

&

Asrock P4S61
http://www.dealtime.com/xPF-Asrock-ASRock-P4S61-P4-SIS-661FX-DDR400-Motherboard

This is ASRock's web site for the P4i65G
http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=P4I65G

If I can be of more service, just post back & let me know how thing go.

Mike

Apr 28, 2008 | Asrock P4S61 Motherboard

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Problems installing a SATA hard drive


Hi Tony. As you are using a SATA hard disk then I would firstly check a few settings, this involves loading the computer BIOS. When you see the computer first turn on, you should be prompted to press "F2" to enter the BIOS screen.

From here select "Enter BIOS SETUP UTILITY" then "Advanced screen" and finally "IDE Configuration"
Verify that 1) Onboard IDE Controller is set to "Enabled"
 and          2) “SATA Operation Mode” is set to "[non-RAID]"

Once you have done this, you should see the HDD listed beside SATA 1 or SATA 2 (depending on which port you plugged the hd in to) then press F10 to save and exit. The computer will now start up as normal.

If you have more trouble after checking these settings, please write us again.

Hope this helps

Apr 09, 2008 | Maxtor Hard Drive

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