I have a fully working motherboard that was being used with windows vista ,it kept coming up saying that i should update the bios ,which i did to version F7 ( with success .it shows on boot screen ) .everything works BUT when loading windows back on to the hard drive it gets so far installing then the screen goes black and the monitor flashes ,and you cant do noting but reboot ...i have tried different hard drives ,cd drives ,memory ,graphics card ,but it still does the same thing .been in touch with gigabyte technical they said to remove battery and clear cmos ,which i done ,but still same problem .......please have you any ideas and solutions .....thanks ,Roger lovell UK
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Re: gigabyte GA 8GP NXP DUO
A couple of possibilities/things to try:
1. After reset & remove battery, go to the CMOS/BIOS setup and load default configurations;
2. "...loading windows ... screen goes black..." are you installing a fresh clean Windows or are you using an image/recovery of your old Windows. If it's an image/recovery, it is possible and very likely that the OS is no longer recognizing the motherboard as the old motherboard because of the BIOS update. Perhaps you should try a clean fresh install.
3. try booting in to a simple bootable diskette/CD of FreeDos or Dos 6.2 or variants, just to check if the motherboard will finish POST and BOOT.
Post back that we can figure out other possibilities or should you need further information. Hope this be of some idea/help to you.
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Step 2: Check your PC/motherboard manufacturer\'s Website for BIOS updates.
Most PC manufacturers handle BIOS updates based on your specific line and model, so head over to your manufacturer\'s support page and check its listings for your PC, because if you download and install a BIOS intended for a different model, your PC probably won\'t work (although most BIOS updaters are smart enough to notice if you try to install them on the wrong hardware). If there is a BIOS update file available, grab it--along with any documentation it comes with, because often warnings and specific instructions are contained in the Read Me docs.
Those of you who assembled your PC yourself will need to look for BIOS updates from your motherboard manufacturer\'s Website. If you don\'t remember your motherboard\'s model number, you can look it up without opening up the case by downloading and running CPU-Z and clicking on the Mainboard tab.
Step 3: Read the included documentation.
Your PC\'s BIOS handles a lot of the nuts and bolts ISO Recorder for Windows XP or the version for Windows 7/Vista) to create a BIOS update CD.Other systems will have you copy a few files to your bootable disk, restart, and open up the BIOS during startup (typically by pressing a specified key for setup options), and change the boot order so your system looks for a bootable USB drive or CD before loading the OS from your hard drive.
this motherboard have till windows xp support and u have install vista but still no issu u have to download new bios updat from asus site for this board and get new updat of bios and once format & reinstall vista os again
Reading that my first thought is motherboard bios or motherboard
drivers. because it says firmware, i think bios is the first thing you
want to check.
understandable, however a lot of motherboards will now update inside of
windows, (although i wouldnt try it inside 7 due to it being a beta),
and are protected in various ways from problems. but checking
motherboard manual or manufacturers website to see how they do the bios
update is always worthwhile. And if your unsure, then safest option is
don't. Always worth looking for additional options first.
Hello mohamadg, you need to clarify your question. Flash memory looks like the memory shown on the site below; (Click on the link). http://www.flash-memory-store.com/?gclid=CPOWldW-2pgCFQu-GgoduVWOeA (I think your question pertains to system memory)! System memory for the Asus motherboard looks like this; http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/category/category_slc.asp?CatId=1554&SRCCODE=WEBGOOMEM&cm_mmc_o=mH4CjC7BBTkwCjCECjCE Your Asus motherboard can only function with, DDR2-800MHz / 667MHz or 533Mhz (Only). Dual channel 4x240 non-ecc memory. You can run up to 8 GB max of memory. If the system memory you are currently using does not match the above type & speed, your motherboard will not function. You will hear a series of beeps during start up of the system. These beeps are known as bios beeps. How many beeps (Including long beeps & how many short beeps you might hear) will tell you what is most likely wrong with your system memory. (See the next link for the Award bios beep codes); http://www.bioscentral.com/beepcodes/awardbeep.htm Dual channel memory should be bought in pairs & not as a single stick/DIMM. Do not install more than 2GB of system memory until windows has been completely updated through (Windows Update Services). Once Vista or any version of windows has been fully updated you can increase your system memory. You can not mix memory speeds & type. If you are using 533MHz memory, & you want to increase the total memory to be used, you must match the memory speed of 533MHz. All system memory must be the same speed & type. See page 2-10 in your manual. Running two different types of memory may not give off bios beeps & the system may not function at all. For drivers, click on the Asus link; http://support.asus.com/download/download.aspx?SLanguage=en-us Once the link opends, type the model number M2N-E SLI into the search window located in the upper right hand corner of the link & than click the white arrow. In the next link that opends click on, "M2N-E SLI related files for download". Another window will open. Click on the dropdown menu & choose your operating system & click search. All drivers, manual, bios files, bios utility, CPU supported & FAQ's are listed there. FAQ link for Vista; http://support.asus.com/faq/faq.aspx?SLanguage=en-us&model=M2N-E%20SLI&product=6&os=24 This last link shows the memory tested to work with the M2N-E SLI (Green) motherboard; http://support.asus.com/download/download.aspx?SLanguage=en-us&product=1&model=M2N-E%20SLI&type=map&f_type=34 If this has not answered your question, please let me know.
Do you install a driver from CD that comes with your Motherboard? Vista CD/DVD Driver Pact creates such problem. For Vista drivers you can directly download from internet (The best Drivers/uptodate) When you connect to internet Windows Update will automaticly download the drivers!
Try updating your bios to latest revision then using the windows update with it set to get updates other than mmicrosoft products (like microsoft update used to do instead of windows update in XP) this may work. Seems to with alot of the older boards i build systems with
Hi meangmoeurn, what makes you think your bios is not ACPI complaint? Enter your bios & disable ACPI. The reason for this is windows must be fully updated. One windows has been fully updated you can turn on ACPI. Its a software issue. Read through this Microsoft link; http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314088