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  1. Just a quick question. Is anyone else having a problem with Windows Updates and rebooting to have the BIOS reset itself to defaults? This happens everytime I do a Windows Update - Windows asks to be rebooted and after reboot all my BIOS settings have been set back to default. Any help would be muchly appreciated.
  2. Whats someone gotta do around here to get some help? sheeesh ......... Go to the trouble of setting out my problem WITH pictures to make it easier to understand, and not a single reply already?> meh ...
  3. Sorry for the bump, but its gone to the end of page 4 without a single reply .... Anyone got any idea's, questions or comments? I'm really stuck with this problem :sad: Thanks.
  4. Hi everyone. Specs in Sig. Need help disabling a Silicon Image 0680 chipset 2 port (4hdds) ata card from booting. Situation is as follows: Similar problems to Leadman584 in http://www.dfi-street.com/forum/showpost.p...928&postcount=8 Raid is enabled in the BIOS. Array created correctly, windows loaded up to the point that it needed to reboot to continue. Very lengthy error message followed (you have time to get another cup of joe, while I type this all out): Errors received are: "NTLDR is missing Ctrl- Alt- Del to restart" (see below) or "Windows could not start because of a computer disk hardware configuration problem. Could not read from the selected boot disk. Check boot path and disk hardware. Please check the windows documentation about hardware disk configuration and your hardware reference manuals for additional information." Seemingly have tracked it down to the following: When the 4x HDD's on the Sil 0680 PCI raid/ata card are unplugged, the NVRAID bios correctly selects one of it's two(2) RAID arrays as "BOOTABLE". When the 4xHDD's on the Sil controller are powered again, the NVRAID bios shows NEITHER array as either set to bootable, and the "Set Boot" image at the bottom of screen is disabled. I need to know if there is a way of disabling the bios from booting from this addon card, to prevent the problem occuring, and let the NVRAID bios do the booting on its own! Have tried CMOS resets, Disabling first boot device, and disabling "other" boot device in the BIOS. Everything else works great once the 4hdd's are prevented from screwing with the nvraid boot settings.
  5. Hi, Got a couple of questions. Firstly in Device Manager in WinXP (SP2) under the heading: Other Devices -> Universal Serial Bus (USB) Controller - I have a yellow questionmark. I'm guessing its the USB2.0 drivers but for some stupid reason my Pioneer DVD-RW DVR-108 cant read the DFI Drivers & Utilities disk that came with the motherboard. It can read any other CD/DVD placed in it cept for the DFI disk, go figure ..... Does anyone have a link to the correct drivers I'm after? Also I'm after something to monitor CPU/GPU & System temps. Any good (free) programs about to suit the DFI board? Sorry for the noob questions, I only got this motherboard a few days ago, and its my first DFI LanParty mobo. Just being cautious so I dont stuff it up. Thanks. :nod:
  6. I've gone and updated my system to a DFI Lanparty NF4 Ultra-D and ditched NF3 alltogether. I guess I had to make the upgrade sooner or later, and I'm SO happy I did. The DFI Lanparty NF4 Ultra-D is a DREAM! Straight out of the box = everything working as it should. No funky errors, no problems, just pure plug'n'go = me a VERY happy customer. Thanks again for the advice.
  7. WOW thats all I have to say in regaurds to actual DFI Mods NOT saying "yeah the boards fine" but instead being honest enough to direct me towards a NF4. /me tips hat in your direction Unfortunately a NF4 is out of the question as I have an AGP X850XT PE. BUT! When I do upgrade to NF4, I know I'll be grabbing a DFI Lanparty mobo. Thanks again.
  8. Hi guys, First post and a question: After reading through 373 pages in that monster "NF3 Ultra-D 939/AGP" thread, I am still left wondering what the exact outcome for this motherboard is? I am in the middle of making some choices in purchasing new gear, and am really unsure about the reliability of the DFI Lanparty UT nF3 ULTRA D motherboard. So the question is: Have ALL the issues of the DFI Lanparty UT nF3 ULTRA D been sorted & is this motherboard SAFE to purchase? I would hate to purchase this board and get the same problems that MANY on these forums have talked about. Currently I have been using a K8N Neo2 Platinum which has recently been "donated" to a younger sibbling. I have heard good things about DFI Lanparty boards, and seeing as I'm still an AGP user, figured the DFI Lanparty UT nF3 ULTRA D was the way to go. But after reading 373 pages of faults and complaints - Im very uncertain if this is the right choice. Your advice would be muchly appreciated.
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