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  1. It does it randomly every 30 secs to 30 mins, no apparent pattern. However it will not drop out unless it is being used. To get it working again, all you have to do is unplug it and plug it back in. Same port or different port, doesn't matter. I currently have it plugged into the front USB ports, it makes it much easier to unplug/plug. I have also seen the problem where USB mouse will stop working, and the problem doesn't repeat. This problem is continual and repeatable, except for the time it takes to happen. If you use the wheel on the Speed Pad, it will drop out. The rest of the Speed Pad functions properly, it is only the wheel potion that stopos functioning.
  2. I have a Belkin Nostromo USB Speedpad S2 that I am using in concert with a Wacom Pin Tablet. I have had no problems with this combination on 3 other systems: Dell Prescision 360 and 2 Dell XPS Systems What is so frustrating about it is that it works for a random period of time, then the wheel portion of the speed pad stops working until the unit is unplugged and replugged back in to the USB port. I have tried it with and without the Tablet and it behaves the same. It might be related to some internal timing issue, it seems to happen more quickly if you move the wheel in and out quickly, but that could be coincidence THank you
  3. I did all of that, each time I reloaded. The problem turned out to be the 3rd hard drive in the system. The first time I loaded the computers(before I lost a drive), I started with just the 2 raided drives and everything worked just fine. The last several tries, I had a 3rd non-raided SATA drive in the system. For some reason, even though I told it in the bios to boot the raid first, it was always looking at the non-raided drive as the first boot drive. After getting windows loaded on the system, I put the 3rd drive in and everyone is happy.
  4. Alright, Something is up that I can't explain. I have a 2 WD 80 GB Drives in Raid 0. Problem is that I keep loosing it soon after install. The installation process goes fine. It then boots into windows for the first time without a problem. At this point the problems start. The first time I tried to reboot, I had loaded the Graphics driver, the Marvel Lan Driver and all the NF4 drivers except the HD Drivers. At this point it does not reboot. Windows cannot be found on the disks. Fine I think, I tried to install 2 many devices at once and screwed something up. Reinstall again. Only install the graphics drivers, reboot then nothing. Now I am starting to get confused. I had a previous RAID 0 working fine before this (lost a drive) so I know the hardware works. I also had some early instability issues associated with running 4 DIMM's. This particular CPU will not drive 4 DIMM's at 200Mhz. I have to run at the 333 Mhz setting. But I am prime95 stable running 227x11 (178Mhz Memory) at 2497Mhz for 48 hours. I have 3 identical systems so I duplicated one of the other working installs onto this pair of drives, boots up and works normally. Now I am really getting confused. Clear the drives and try again. Seems to be working this time. But wait. Something weird is going on. Every time It reboots I get prompted for which XP Install I want to load. I have 2? AHHH, now I get it, the drive I used as the copy drive is still in the system with a fully functional install. I remove the drive from the system and bam, no boot again. Doesn't even try to boot. Put the other drive back in and everything is perfect. No, I am not booting to the other drive. I am booting to the RAID 0, but I have to have the other working install in the computer to make it happen. What in the world is going on here? I had no problem with the first install (up until the I lost a drive), Now I cannot install the OS again, but I can copy a working install to the Array and it works just fine (unfortunatly there this is a work related computer and neither of the installs are clean enough to use on this one. I have to be able to load a clean install of windows. Thank you for your help.
  5. And you find this acceptable? I can not tell my boss that he has to wait 1-2 min. to restart his system. I left the system off (still plugged in) for an hour, and it still will not turn on. When you hit the power button, the power LED (front of case) flashes, but nothing happens. Thank you
  6. Very strange problem, I have had this system together for about 2 mo's waiting on software (don't ask) I noticed it when I built the system, but just thought it was an anomally and never reproduced it, and since the system was stable let it go at the time since I didn't have everything to finish the system anyway. Now I finally got all the software loaded, everything appears to be functioning correctly. Turn off the system, turn it back on, nothing..... About 3 hours of investigation later I have discovered the following. 1) The system will restart all day long. 2) The system will not restart after a power off with out unplugging it from the wall 3) After shutting down the system, LED1 and LED6 (Which are normally on) flash very quickly after initiating power on. LED 1 is brighter than LED6 4) The systems is stable with any combination of slots, any combination of DIMM's 5) Memtest passes with 2 or 4 DIMM's 6) System exhibits no other sign of instability that I can detect (with 2 or 4 DIMM's) 7) Exibits the same behavior with different processors, memory, video cards (I have several of these systems and can swap in identical parts for troubleshooting) 8) The only thing I have not tried is swapping power supplies since this would be very challenging to do with the cables routes as they are. If it was the power supply, I would expect to see other random problems as well. Thank you for your help
  7. I had a very similar problem to yours, with the exception that I could get any pair to operate correctly in any slots (yellow or orange). This may mean you don't have the same problem that I did. Fortunatly, I had 3 of everything to play with. After much swapping around, I isolated the problem to one of the CPU's. This CPU was perfect on 2GB (it was actually my best overclocker of the 3 on 2 DIMMS). However, as soon as you added the additional 2 sticks it would not boot. I did get it to post a few times by upping all possible interface voltages a couple notches, but it would hang loading windows. When I contactd AMD, the first thing they asked me to do was run the memory at 333Mhz instead of 400. So I would recommend you try lowereing the memory speed first. Unfortunatly, I got the impression from the AMD Tech that if it had worked at 333 that she would not have RMA'd the CPU for me. When I made the comment that it was advertised to work at 400, she mumbled something about it not always working and this was normal. I think that AMD cpu's have a known problem with 4 DIMM's and 400 Mhz in some cases. In my case I could not get 4 DIMM's to work at any speed so I got a new CPU, which solved the problem. I have 3 4400+ CPU's, all running 4GB of RAM, and none of them behave the same with 4 sticks as with 2. One of them clocks better (2.5 vs 2.4). One of them clocks worse (2.55 vs 2.7) The third clocks the same (2.6) but will not turn back on after being shut down until the system sits for about a minute (Lowering the system clock doesn't help any). I have concluded that all of the memory controllers are not created equal, and that AMD know's about it. They get away with it because most people don't run 4 DIMM's, the CPU is not necessarily the first place you would think to look as the cause of this problem, and without a handful of the same CPU's, how would you ever get it troubleshot. Good Luck
  8. The only way that I could get the array to install was to use the drivers off of the DFI Disk, the Latest drivers from NVIDIA did not work, the Floppy that came with the motherboard did not work. The only way I got it to work was using the Drivers from the DFI CD included with the board.
  9. We have 2 HP1220C Printers attached to a Lynksys Etherfast 2-Port Print Server Model EFSP42 I know the IP address and have opened all the ports for that address within the Firewall Setup, but it is still blocking all traffic to this port. Any ideas on how to make it work? Thanks
  10. It sounds like you are having trouble with the SATA drivers. Make a floppy with the drivers that are on the CD that came with your Motherboard. With these drivers the system should reboot before going into the graphical portion of the windows install, then everything should continue and work properly. I would also recommend not loading any updated IDE drivers beyond what is on the CD. I have heard that the newer drivers can cause problems, and the old ones are stable. Good luck
  11. I skipped the IDE portion of the System driver install as well, just in case
  12. ----------Problem Solved------------- Using the drivers off of the CD solved my problem(at least the one of immediate concern, I havn’t fully proved out the hardware until I finish updates and start using). What I noticed different between the drivers is the installation routine Windows goes thru. Using the drivers sent on the floppy with the motherboard, the NVDIA Reference and the Drivers from DFI's website you hit F6 to load the drivers, Windows prompts for the drivers, you install them, Windows proceeds to copy everything to the disk then immediately launches into the graphical portion of the windows installation. Once this completes, the system reboots and then reboots ad infinity. With the drivers off the distribution CD the system reboots immediately after the `DOS’ file copy portion of the install then launches into the graphical portion of the install. When it finishes the system reboots and everything appears to be functional (but not proven yet). Windows loads properly now. If you dont get that extra reboot the installation is no good. BTW I do have the RevA2 version of the seasonic which fixes the problem.
  13. I have a just purchased XP Pro OEM SP/2 Disk from Newegg that I am trying to load Also I have ruled out Ram or Power supply being the issue, I scrounged up an old PATA 13Gb Maxtor drive I had laying around last nite and the computer installed perfectly. I am trying each one of the WD800JD Drives individually right now to further define where the problem is coming from. If a drive is bad that could be my problem. I have tried the NF4 Sata drivers from both Nvidia and DFI with the same results. If I don't have a bad drive, it has to be the board
  14. I am running at default 2.6 volt and only running the mem on Auto which is cl 2.5. I am also only running with a single stick in slot one (farthest Yellow socket from CPU) This is not a memory problem. Yes, I loaded optomized defaults. I have run mem test thru 3 times on the single stick with out problem. I have gone thru the entire driver integration process, doesn't make any difference I have now tried to do an install (to one of the 80GB Hard drives)without the raid configured...... Same problem, machine fails on first reboot after windows install. I have flashed the latest bios from DFI, this board just refuses to load windows. Is the board bad? or is it something that I have missed. I have built between 60 and 100 machines thru the years so I do no what I am doing.
  15. I go through the installation routine (F6-install drivers) Windows loads onto the RAID-1 SATA setup, finishes the install goes to reboot and then reboots, then reboots, then reboots, you get the picture. Tried it with the nlite procedure, no difference What am I doing wrong here? BTW memory passes mem test
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