Yeehaw Posted November 19, 2005 Posted November 19, 2005 Greetings, Just assembled everything today and tried to load XP. Other that the first screen flying by, everything takes forever to happen. Like to get to an >A: prompt when using a win98 startup disk takes aproximately two to three minutes to complete. First thing I did was flash the bios with N4D623-3 - diamond flash image for bios (the latest factory bios & the one that allows dual processor support). Everything went nicely as expected. I tried loading XP from the CD and between the initial looking at the system configuration and starting to load files was 3-4 minutes. Shortly thereafter it said a file was missing and would not load. I then found the drive was no longer formatted, wouldn't work in my other computer and I needed to Fdisk and reformat it. It was so corrupted my other computer would not work with XP & Partition magic so I had to remove all drives and then reformat it. When I replaced the newly formatted drive in the new machine I was able to get the first stage of loading XP accomplished but then it hung after the initial laying down of files. It seemed to be running slowly like using DOS to install it but without smartdrv installed. I had to restart but again the drive was borked and it was not recgonized. I looked in the bios & saw memtest so I ran it & on stage #6 there were 32 errors. I moved the ram from the orange slots to the yellow slots and reran memtest & this time there were no failures. I tried to fdisk & reformat from within the nF4 and it would not check the drive integrity and the screen appeared frozen at 0% I exchanged the OCZ ram with Twinex Corsair and that made no difference. I decided to let it run and see if the drive integrity checking function of fdisk would kick in & after all this typing it has indeed increased. Now it says 1% completed... On my other computer XP2600, it does it as expected. Since different ram did not make a difference I assume it's not the ram In memtest it shows I'm at 1.800Ghz & using an AMD64 Athlon This thing is truly not working right. Is there an idea you might have what I should look at or try doing? This thing makes a turtle look like it's on Nitro... Again, I've changed nothing bios or boardwise except flashing the bios to the newest version. Thanks Quote Share this post Link to post Share on other sites More sharing options...
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