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ASUS P4B motherboard problems

I have 2 P4 Asus P4B motherboards and the issues I am having is that it wont read harddrives or allow you to load an operating system on them. When I scub the HD's it works great, but when I go to load the XP disk, it freezes when gets to the point of " installing windows"......I have tried flashing the bios and resetting and upgrading the bios with floppy and it wont even take the floppy. Is there a security thing I am missing?....I have disabled the virus in bios....tried all dif HD's, which I can load anything on to HD's from any other pc.......tried dif roms......dif ram....nothing seems to work for getting it to load an OS. Please help if you can Rick

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  • Rick Cronk Jun 28, 2007

    Hi Sandrew....yes ...have tried 3 dif really wierd...never run into this in the 15yrs been playin with these things

    Thanks anyway


  • Rick Cronk Jul 12, 2007

    Hey all....thank you for your tremendus help....I had been dabbling with it and found the far its been working fine and no glitches.....The problem was that it came with a 40 pin dma cable and takes a 80 pin udma cable.....the OS loads just fine and the pc fires on every shut dwn. I hope this helps others that might have experienced the same issues. Thanks again all

    Rick ( Chicoman2000 )

  • Anonymous May 09, 2008

    the same



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Change the batterie

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Virus scan running in my pc after scan i delete some threat in my my pc and after that i restart it after restart pc display & HDD LED is not is not working but cpu light & Mother board led is working my board is ASUS P4 please what can i do now


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I had issues with this motherboard reading the 320gb drive i bought until i flashed it with the 2003 Beta version of the bios. Then i went into the bios and let it auto detect the drive, it takes a few mins sometimes and i had to go to the drive boot order too to get it to detect, it would say none, and i would go back to the drive section and set it to auto etc. But when it did find it, i took down they cylander, head numbers etc it auto found and put in the values manually. Then I would set it to throughly check at boot up, so it does the ram test a bunch of times also hitting pause right at ram check delays it enough too to read the drive. I have no idea why this is, but thats how i got it working. I just leave the machine on now.

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I had the same problem a couple of times,have you tried another CPU as this points to the fact that the processor is faulting.

Posted on Jun 27, 2007

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