Hello! After installing Windows XP2 the system doesn't load Windows and friesens, but if I install Windows XP1 everything works right. The Motherboard is ARISTO KT133, BIOS-2M (2K010223B), 02/23/2001-8363-686-6A6LMPR9C-00. May be I need to reflash my BIOS? Then where can I find needed files for my bios? Thanks!
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Sounds as if you're ide or sata controller has failed I your motherboard. Might also check your bios settings and make sure the drive ports are enabled. If your cmos battery is dead and the system lost power then it could have changed the settings back to factory defaults.
Hello gphillips397! Abit has released an updated BIOS for the IC7-MAX3 motherboard which fixes quite a few issues with your motherboard including one that can cause the system to hang with certain memory modules. The updated BIOS is HERE and instructions for the upgrade are in Appendix G of the User Manual or a general guide is HERE
The Windows installation CD does not have a SATA driver. You need a SATA driver of a floppy disk or turn off SATA native driver in the BIOS.
Please click on this link and follow my instructions on how to Install Windows on a SATA hard drive :- http://www.fixya.com/support/r4335035-installing_windows_xp_sata_hard_drive I suggest you install SP3 (service pack 3) rather than SP2, it contains the latest bug fixes. The SP3 cannot be installed from a floppy, it can be downloaded from Microsoft, it is a large file approx 300Mb, I suggest you install it from a CD if you can borrow one.
I would not update the BIOS unless you are experiencing any problems. Try installing the new hardware first and then if you do experience problems, think about upgrading the BIOS. The latest version is 1013 FYI.
The new hardware should be supported without a BIOS update, as long as you have Service Pack 2 in Windows XP or above then all your 750GB will be shown. As for the memory you should see it list the new size in the POST screen before Windows even loads, or inside Windows.
If you do have problems, then please post back and we can help.
Your computer can support Windows XP, which has better hardware support and compatibility with the 2003 Office suit. XP also updates your hardware automatically once you are on the internet. You might want to try this.
Keep in mind that the older the Operating System, the harder it is for Office suites to compat. Newer Operating systems have better support for your computing. If you don't have HDD problems, the BIOS should not prevent you from loading SP2 for Win2000.
1. The SP2 Source Disk may have a problem
2. The Win 2000 you have already loaded may be missing components, preventing the SP2 to load.
2. Notton Antivirus versions and the 2003 office both reject Win 2000. They just don't like it; it's getting too old.
its most probably a problem with the windows installation itself, u can either reinstall the windows or there's a better solution but its kinda hard: you have to keep clicking the F8 button when u start your pc, a list will appear, so choose "safe mode" and not any other option, after the windows start you will find a screen asking u if u want to contine in safe mode or if u want to restore system to a previous point, if u click "no" u'll start the system restoration program from which u choose the last time ur windows was working properly and click "restore system to this point" and after that the system will start the restoration procedure and after the restart u'll see if it worked or not, if it didn't then installing a new windows is the only option since there isn't any connection between the motherboard or hardware with the operationg system except if the motherboard doesn't support this operating system.