Question about Asrock K7S41GX Motherboard
Hi, One of the IDE channels failed on my old mboard so I've just invested in a new ASRock K7S41GX as it's the only one I could see that still supports this CPU. I can get Win 95,98 or NT to work fine, but 2000 and XP all just hang either on boot before the splash screen (the existing install) or hang at 'Setup is starting Windows' when I try to boot from the Windows product CDs or even through an Upgrade install from 98.. As soon as I switch back to my old board all works fine - Well apart from the IDE channel :-(
When the XP setup freezes at 'Setup is starting Windows' that can suggest a problem with the incorrect HAL being loaded. When Setup gets to 'Press F6 to load 3rd party disk drivers' (something like that!), press F5 instead. This gives you a list of possible HALs. Try Standard PC, although this will disable ACPI functions, like a proper shutdown. Anyway, thought this might help!
Posted on Oct 30, 2007
Hi, the only reason that comes to mind here is your version of XP. A retail version will load on almost anything, a version supplied with a brand name computer may only be suitable for that brand, Dell/HP etc. Sorry if I am not much help, don't discard your old board, you could buy an add on card for ide connection then disable the onboard one and continue with the old system. Goodluck mistyman
Posted on Sep 10, 2007
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Test your PSU or replace it if your power supply units fan is not working your PSU is faulty
One bad lead can cause a computer to continue on a cycle or to shutdown or fail to detect/ boot up a computer hard drive
Test all leads that attach to your hard drive including electrical extensions,IDE,SATA
the leads from your ((motherboard to your hard drive)) make sure they have a secure connection and are not faulty or just replace them there probably old and faulty
make sure all leads that are attached to your drives dvd\cd 3 1/2 inch floppy have secure connections and are not faulty even the electrical extensions or just replace them they are probably old and faulty a computer needs its connections to have an end so any faulty leads will end up with a computer error
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