Question about Intel Classic DG43GT Desktop Board - G43 Express - Socket T - 1333MHz, 1066MHz, 800MHz FSB - 16GB - ... (735858209175) Motherboard
Ok, you've got your work cut out for you here. Several ways to approach this problem.
1st. Reset the existing bios, simply remove all power from the system then simply remove the bios battery located on the physical mother board. Be careful not to touch any connectors or circuits as you can easily "fry" the mother board with static discharge. Once battery is out wait about 30 seconds then replace the battery ( watch the polarity and make sure to put it back in the way it came out and dont bend/break the contacts), and this should put the motherboard back to its factory settings. There is a bios reset built into the mother board and unless you know where it is and how to use it you'd be safer just to remove the battery.
2nd. Completely erase the hard drive using a military grade eraser program (similar to DiscWasher brand). Don't waste your time using the format that comes with Windows to do this the 1st time as it does not clear files in the parameters (hidden part of Hard Drive). A military grade eraser will take some time to run like maybe 1 to 2 days pending on how large your drive/s are. You could opt for a quick wipe of drive using 1's and 0's which would only take about 2 hrs pending on drive size. Windows will format the drive which it must do, so let it run its course as Windows will see the drive as being new and will reset the parameters as new at this time. If this works then there you go Windows should install now. (don't have a HDD wipe program? I can send you a copy of mine if you need it) You will need a cd burner and blank cd to make a copy of the program. I can send you to get the program and you will need to make a disc to run it from as it will not run from a flash drive or floppy
If still not installing:
Check/replace your bios battery (about $3.00) these batteries are only good for about 3 years but can die after a few weeks, some batteries have lasted 10+ years pending many variables. I believe the batery should read 1.5 volts dc on a volt meter but no less than 0.9 volts dc.
If battery was not problem and you still can't install Windows 7, well now this is gonna be aggravating as heck...
You will need to roll back your bios as this mother board was not designed to run anything over XP sp2 but works at its best with Windows 2000 pro.
This is very time consuming so if you need the info on rolling back the bios let me know and I'll post it. Let us know how it goes and Good Luck!
Posted on Nov 05, 2010
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