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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Things You'll Need
Windows XP installation CD
Last Known Good Configuration
1Restart your HP computer after the blue screen shuts it down.
2 Repeatedly tap "F8" when the HP logo screen appears during bootup. This will load a menu with various boot options to select.
3 Use the arrow keys to select "Last Known Good Configuration" and press "Enter." The system will roll back recent changes and may fix the problem. Continue to the next step if the computer does not successfully boot.
In Place Upgrade
4 Insert the Windows XP installation CD into your HP computer's disc drive.
5 Restart the computer.
6 Press any key on your keyboard when you see "Press any key to boot from CD..." This will launch the Windows Setup program.
7 Press "Enter" to begin the installation process.
8 Press "F8" to agree to the Windows XP licensing agreement.
9 Highlight your current installation of Windows XP and press "R" to perform a repair installation.
10 Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the repair installation. Your personal data and applications will remain intact, but all Windows updates and service packs will be removed during this process.
Tips & Warnings
Back up your data before running a repair installation on your HP computer.
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Is it possible that you have your boot device set to the CD ROM and it just keeps loading the OS off the CD. Try changing the boot drive in the bios to your C drive when the computer does it's first reboot.During the install.
hallo!!! you need to reformat again of your computer and delete your curente install os delete all drive when the operating system is loading and format is starting press d after that press L . press c press F to make all fresh copy
hi, I think you have not finish yet your OS installation, when installing OS just wait for it till you have see the start menu pop-up then there you go, you can now remove your installation CD. And express gate is a browser included in your ASUS motherboard that lets you boot up in seconds and enjoy your stuff even your OS is not fully loaded yet..
hi, did you run the upgrade adviser, before running xp set up? this will tell you any upgrades or possible problems you may have. it is probably a hardware compatibility, as the aging p3 systems would have. if you can, go back with the older operating system, then run upgrade adviser, you may be able to correct he issue, i still have a pentium 2 450,that i put xp on years ago-it runs great for a p2-so it is not impossible to do.also did you do a quick or full format in the fat or ntfs, do full, and try the fat format for that p3. hope this helps you, good luck! need more help post again.
you have to go to gateway and download the driver for the SATAcontroller then save it to floppy or cd then hit F6 durning install then it will ask you for the driver. This Tablet will not see a non-gateway cd if you have the one that came with the tablet then you are good, but if not you will need to do this for the current drive or if yo upgrade to newer drive. Hope this get you started, I had this same problem and I thought it was my motherboard was bad because it would not see the hard drive during installation. This fixed my issue with the drive not being seen during installation of the OS.