Cleremond Posted May 12, 2006 Posted May 12, 2006 Hello to all the helpful folks here at DFI Street. I'm a first time poster and I'm looking forward toward being a part of this community. A little bit of history... I work as a Hardware support engineer for a major Telecom company managing a 18,000 sq. ft. data center, big enterprise level servers (IBM-AIX, HP-UX, SUN Solaris, Enterprise Storage platforms, etc.). I wouldn't say I'm an expert in anything, but I know a little about alot of stuff. I've built several systems over the last 12 years, so I have a decent understanding of PC's and how to put them together, load an os, keeping them running, replacing cards, memory, cabling, etc. Just want to give you guys a feel for my experience level. Anyway.... I'm a bigtime gamer. Purchased a new custom Gaming PC from Cyberpowerpc.com in March of last year. System was originally purchased with an ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe Mobo. The PC worked great up until about 4 months ago when the chipset fan started going out. The PC was still covered under warranty from Cyberpower so I had them send me a new chipset fan. They sent me a used chipset fan from a different model ASUS motherboard, but it was functional so I swapped fans. PC worked great for another 3 months and then started having intermittent problems, random crashes during gaming, hot starts, random freezes and lockups. All seemed to be corrected with a reboot until last Sunday. System froze. On reboot, system would freeze randomly between the ASUS mobo splash screen comes up all the way to the point where XP was fully loaded. Noticed during my attempts to get the system back up that the chipset fan was dead. I had no idea how long it had been out of operation, might have been a day, might have been a month. I took the system down to minimum config, just a PS, mobo, memory (1 stick), optical drive, video...could never test the ram cause I could never get the system past the mobo splash screen. When attempting to enter BIOS, sometimes I'd be successful, only to have the system completely freeze in BIOS. I chalked the issue up to a cooked nForce4 Chipset judging from my previous chipset fan problems. I did alot of research and decided, in addition to RMA'ing the ASUS board back to ASUS, to go ahead and get a new board, drive and memory and rebuild the system. Components are listed in my sig. When I get the board back from ASUS, I'll prolly use it to upgrade my wife's PC. I rebuilt the system and everything has come up fine, install was smooth without a hitch, and I was able to do a much better rewiring job than Cyberpower did when the PC first shipped....ran memtest for 14 hours (evening and overnight) with no errors. OS installed just fine on the WD 250 and the system seems rock solid stable under the current BIOS Defaults. I'm not big into overclocking, but would like to have those options if I decide to get into it at a later date. All the reviews I've read said the DFI LP UT NF4 SLI-DR Expert was the board to get. So I got one, and it looks to be pretty sweet. My problem is this.... When attempting to install drivers from the DFI motherboard driver disk, it won't run. I can read the disc and open it in the explorer window, but the disc doesn't autorun. When I attempt to manually run "setup.exe" on the disc, the process shows up in taskmanager, but the program doesn't run. It appears the process just hangs. If I try to open/run the different driver install .exe's on the disc manually...same thing....the processes show up in taskmanager, but they don't run. I know its not my DVD drives cause I'm able to install other programs or device drivers just fine. The manual says you should have DirectX 9 installed. My XP SP2 Disk installs with DirectX9.0c, so that shouldn't be the problem. The disk just doesn't work. Has anyone else experienced this issue or knows a workaround? Is my driver disc bad? Is there something in BIOS I need to set? I would download the drivers direct, but the only drivers available for download from DFI's website seem to be the RAID device drivers and Audio drivers, but I'm not using RAID or the onboard sound. I'm not quite sure what to do. Any help you guys could provide would be most appreciated. Thanks! Quote Share this post Link to post Share on other sites More sharing options...
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