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Xp restarts after

Have two PIII 866 installed on an abit vp6. During POST, drive shows. But during OS load the xp logo is never seen, only the -last known good, start normally, etc screen. But any of these choices causes a reboot. The hard drives are ibm deskstars 18GB.

The motherboard has not been updated since 2001 and I can't find an BIOS file on abit's website (there's a link to it but it's dead). Could it be that this version does not support XP?

I cannot find the flash image for the BIOS on abit's website. There is a link under the vp133 apollo chipset and socket 370 but it is dead. Hard drives work fine in other computer.

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  • Floot Roop Mar 18, 2008

    I tried swapping the hard drive out to another computer and the OS, hard drive and cables seem to work fine. The other computer has a supermicro P6SBA motherboard. Again, the OS loads fine on a supermicro P6SBA but restarts at the 'last known good' screen on an abit VP6. I only mentioned XP because someone told me that the BIOS may be to old to support it (circa 1999).

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Your OS has a problem,

Try to repair it or just install a new copy of OS


^_^

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