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Computer won't run windows and come up with a trap-handler error

I have recently replaced the K7SEM motherboard and found that although the computer powers up it reports the drives on ide port for secondary master and slave are incompatible (press F1 to continue) and after starting on the primary hard drive and sometimes giving the Windows XP flash screen then screen goes blank and nothing happens. I have tried the hard drive in another identical computer and it works fine, have replaced all the ribbons and tried other CD/DVD drives but nothing changes. I swapped the floppy to format the drive with DOS but I got no further than the DOS 6.22 screen and press Y to format - after which it just seemed to wait forever. I am drawing the conclusion that the replacement motherboard which I got from Ebay is faulty - unless there is something obvious I don't know about.

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You must set your BIOS up correctly to allow the correct drive to boot. Also XP must be installed with SATA support.

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On the IDE Port, set the jumpers to the hard drives/cdrom on CS(Cable Select) this lets the BIOS and the ribbon cable decide which is primary (Master) and which is secondary (Slave) on that IDE cable. if they were configured wrong you would get an error.

If the IDE channel is no good, try switching the primary and secondary IDE ribbon cables.

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Need a BIOS update for K7SEM motherboard. I am running Ubuntu 10.04. Is there a software that will allow me to update the system?


First you need to find the revision. Seems revisions are v1.0, v1.0+B1 and v3.0. My board is a v1.0+B1 since there is a little "B1" sticker on the MB just above the gold ECS heatsink.

Then go to the ECS Taiwan website to get drivers. ECS.com.tw.

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Wiring diagram on a elitegroup k7sem


There are a few ECS motherboards listed on ECS web site. Each has a different revision number. Choose your correct version and download the manual for the MB. You will also need Adobe reader installed to view the manual. Adobe is a free download; http://www.adobe.com/products/reader/
ECS K7SEM MB;
http://www.ecs.com.tw/ECSWebSite/ECSSearch.aspx?menuid=0&lanid=9&keyword=K7SEM
Once the manual is downloaded go to page 10. Turn to pages 16 & 17 to connect your case to the MB.

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Upgrade k7sem motherboard


Yes, if the video-card is "PCI" or "AGP" (not "PCI-express").

If a motherboard has "built-in" video, enter BIOS SETUP, and either "disable" it, or set the "first" display-device to be add-in video-card.

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What max speed processor i can use in my elitegroup k7sem motherb


Your manual says:

Accommodates AMD Athlon Duron, Athlon, and Athlon XP processors.


If you would like to see a fulll list, go to this site:

http://forums.techguy.org/hardware/494450-max-cpu-ecs-k7sem-motherboard.html

Hope this helps.

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HELP! Random BSOD!


I did some research on your error
and if its the 0x0000007f u say it is then this is why is BSOD-ing

- Your computer has hardware or software problems (hardware failure is the most common cause).

- You try to over clock the speed of your computer's processor (for example, you set a 150 MhZ
processor to run at 187 MhZ).

The above STOP error means a trap occurred in kernel mode and the trap is either one the kernel is not allowed to have or is always fatal. The most common causes of a STOP 0x7F are:

- Low-level hardware corruption, such as corrupt memory (RAM)

- Mismatched memory modules

- A malfunctioning motherboard

Solutions:

- If either software or hardware can cause a particular trap, a debug is required to determine which is the cause. If you suspect a hardware problem, try the following hardware troubleshooting steps:

1. Test the RAM in the computer by running the diagnostic software that is provided by the computer manufacturer. Replace any RAM that is reported as bad. Also, make sure that all the RAM in the computer is the same speed.

2. Try removing or swapping out controllers, cards, or other peripherals.

3. Try a different motherboard on the computer.

- If you are over clocking the speed of your processor, set it back to the speed at which it is designed to run.

- Check with the hardware vendor for any updated hardware drivers or BIOS updates, or both.

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DRIVERS NEEDED


Go to this page: http://www.ecsusa.com/ECSWebSite/Downloads/Category_Download.aspx?MenuID=6&LanID=9

Pick motherboad in the first box in the upper left.
Then pick Socket 462 in the next box
Then pick K7SEM
Then the board's version (should be written on the board next to K7SEM or onscreen when you first boot)

You will be taken to this board's drivers page.

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