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P4mfmu cant boot windows xp

I tried to install win xp but after installing it displays blue screen,sometimes hang up or restart.. can any body ther have the answer?

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Re: p4mfmu cant boot windows xp

Hry buddy u have a faulty ram, please replace it with a working one.. enjoy!

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Sierra 4g blue screen

  • Remove all USB attached devices like drives.
  • You may need to roll back system with System Restore. Under Safe Mode (press F8 during boot and choose Safe Mode).
  • Win 7 - Start > Start > Search type System Restore.
  • XP - Is Start > All Programs > Accessories > System Restore. Now choose a date prior to problem. You may have to try a few dates.
  • Uninstall last program(s) that was installed, again in safe mode.
  • To eliminate possible bad RAM. Unplug PC, open case, and remove all RAM. Test one DIMM at time, one slot at a time.
  • Re-install Windows. Clean install works best, but all data will be lost.
  • Lastly you may have other hardware problems. If it does another blue screen after reloading windows, especially with a clean install.

Oct 16, 2012 | Motherboards

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I have tried to add a second SATA drive but it causes my system to hang. I have tried the various system settings in the Southbridge area of bios set up but all fail. I tried connecting to the other...

Ok when your adding more the one drive you are creating a SATA raid, There are drivers that do need to be installed within the windows env. So this will not hang on you.

You need to visit Asus website and download the SATA drivers if your putting more then one drive in this mothership. This will use the secound drive as a hot swap, Remeber SATA is not IDE and vice versa whenever your putting a secound sata in the system will thing your trying to raid the secound drive.

1. check the drivers

If you have any questions please feel free to ask, otherwise please do rate your answer I gave before you leave, Thanks

Aug 17, 2010 | ASUS P5VDC-MX Motherboard

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Will not run xp pro i'm stuck in 2000 mode mother board is ak77 pro 133 vt8233 will not run xp pro i've been told im pretty much sol. Is this true?

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]
[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.


Jan 07, 2010 | Acer AOpen AK77 Pro(A) (91.89A10.104)...

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Boot Problem

when it restart press F8 buttton thenenter in enable vga mode then if u able to see screen then no problem .
But if still face problem try to dleete all partition and create new partition then format c then check .

Jul 15, 2009 | ASUS Intel 810E Chipset CUWE-RM...

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Boot problems!

Hi gcooper1873,
If your primary IDE has a copy of windows already on it, than that alone can cause the system to re-boot & go into a loop of re-starting. It is alway recommended to install windows fresh when a user replaces the motherboard with a new motherboard. The only execption to this rule is if your replacement board is an exact match of the motherboard. Plat it safe. If you have another IDE data cable replace your current data cable. See if the system restarts.
If you have data on the primary IDE & do not wish to loose the data from your old windows than you need to create a new partition within the IDE's free space. This should stop the system from restarting. You can leave both IDE drives connected for this. Load your Windows XP CD & boot to it.
If the system does not load the Win CD than manually restart the system & press the F8 key every two seconds as the system boots. You should get this screen:
High-light the CD-ROM with the windows CD in it & press enter.
Read the display from windows XP's screens. You want to create a partition within the free space of your primary IDE. Than you want to install windows onto that new partition. By doing this you will not loose any data from your old windows partition. (You'll be able to delete the old win partition later).
Install windows complete & install all of your motherboard drivers from the Gigabyte CD.
Turn on windows firewall for protection. Click on, Activate Windows & do so by phone. Its free.
Update window. (Suggestion, when updating windows look through the updates & find .Net framework 1.0) & install. Its prefered to install all .Net framework's in order. ( 1.0, 1.1, 1.1 hotfix, 2.0, 2.1 ECT). Windows will want to restart your system inbetween some of these. Do so. You will also notice you may have to click on your user ID to log into windows, this will go away after all .Net frameworks have been installed. Do not remove guest from within user accounts in control panel. Once windows updates are finished you can now copy the old partitions data folders to the new windows folders.
Suggested folder's to copy:
C:\Documents and Settings\ User name\Application Data\Microsoft\Address Book
C:\Documents and Settings\ User name\Desktop
C:\Documents and Settings\ User name\Favorites
C:\Documents and Settings\ User name\Local Settings\Identities
C:\Documents and Settings\ User name\My Documents
Data from any program you may have installed.

Now you need to get rid of the old partition with the old win XP on it.
Use windows disk management program.
Click the start button, click on run & type in " diskmgmt.msc " & press the enter key.
You'll need to change the old win partition to a different drive letter. Example: Your IDE drive had one drive letter assigned to it - C:\. Windows most likely kept the letter C:\ assigned to your old windows.
With disk management you can re-assign all your drive letters. Once your sure you have all your data copied over onto the new installation you can delete the old windows partition.

Which one of these motherboards is your's? Click the link below;

Good luck gcooper1873!
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System Restart regularly

You may be 'onto something' there, and I'm embarassed!!!! Just looked at the vid card, and don't have the 3X2 connector plugged in. I took a quick look, but didn't see 1 to try to plug in.

I will check the others, and get back with spec's. The PS is brand new, since this 'opportunity' arose, and have also swapped the MB, as I had 2 of the same.

Please reply, so that I can reply back.

Thanks!!! Phil

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install raid drivers only if you are certain that you are on RAID and even before you install raid drivers make sure the RAID controller is set to on in BIOS. if you dont have RAID setup then please dont install the RAID drivers. the only reason i think you are computer is not going past the windows xp logo is you might have floppy drive in the boot sequence(in the BIOS screen) set to on or you must be having a USB device connected to the computer. set it to "no boot" and things should be fine.

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