samadams Posted August 2, 2005 Posted August 2, 2005 First, to be clear I have built maybe 50 or more comps from stratch...so I doubt I'm missing something too obvious. However, if someone can not help me, I may pull my hair out or go base jumping without the parachute to get away from this problem!!! (lol) . I've never seen this problem. I wanted the "best of the best" and I think I have it. This IS my first DFI motherboard, and I pray not my last. The problem I *THINK* is similar to the thread below, but I'm not sure, so here goes nothing: I can not install windows, NOR boot windows from one of many eide hard drives that work in ANY number of other computers. There is no reason for this, nor have I ever seen this. I often get the BSOD saying "if you've seen this message for the first time uninstall the new hardware" al etcetera. It will format the 250 eide hard drive (or any other of the hard drives that work in the other computers). It will complete the first stage of the install whether I use the older XP Pro version (original) or the new Win XP 64 bit version (just purchased). For testing purposes only (due to someone saying that when this problem occurs, that 94% of the time the problem is a bad install CD), I install both on TWO other lab computers....a clean install on both with no problems. IT IS NOT THE INSTALL CDs. When I replace the master hard drive with windows preinstalled into another computer, it works like always. SO IT IS SPECIFIC TO THIS DFI CONFIG. I have painstakingly tested via the Scientific Method (or in this case deduction)...all components work in other computers just fine (with the exception of the CPU...notes to follow). IT HAS TO BE THE MOTHERBOARD, ITS BIOS, OR THE NEW CPU (AMD FX-57) To describe the actions again: It won't load off any hard drive with win XP pro on it, although it works with other computers no prob. When trying a clean install, after the copying of setup files and the first reboot, it reloads the CD (from here on the CD refers to BOTH versions) to start the install again, as if it never run. Whether I do a full format or not has no change. Also, if I remove the Install CD, it will constantly reboot once it reads whatever the first "wave" of setup files writes to the hard drive (if I take the Install CD out). ONCE I somehow got the error message : NTDevice not detected (THIS IS THE BEST MY MEMORY CAN RECALL). I can't reproduce this error, or I would have written it down. Different than the BSOD, but still no go. Also, I have done total reformats several times so that isn't an issue btw. I've never seen this. THINGS OF NOTE: This was built by a reputable company with just the mobo, memory (in the orange slots BTW, which is successfull acknowledged as dual channel and has passed many Mem Tests from the Gene Bios Option). BUT it came with a AMD 4000+. which I put in my shuttle xpc. the retail AMD Fx-57 came from Newegg. HOWEVER, THE MOTHERBOARD DOESN'T RECOGNIZE IT PROPERLY. IT SAYS IT IS AN AMD FX-25 ! This is why I believe it must be a bios issue. It took this company too long to ship the mobo combo to me, so I'm wondering if they ever were able to get it to work as well My System Specs: DFI LanParty UT SLI-DR AMD FX-57 CPU, retail 2 Dual Channel Sticks of Mushkin Redline 512MB sticks (properly tested and recog. by the motherboard 550 SLI Watt PC Cooling and Turbo Power (supposedly the best you can buy...or whatever it is called) Pioneer DVR-109 Maxtor 250 GB EIDE (although many MANY from all manufacturers were used, all proven to be worling) ASUS 7800 GTX NVidia. single (NOT SLI) I have all three power plugs plugged into the mobo: the floppy power pin, the four pin power plug, the 24 pin) I do get the boot-up speaker beep...just one beep. I do see the 4 red LED light up after reboot and count down. The memory LED and other standby led are constant yellow All Fans run fine Memory jumpers are in default position (for lower voltage) I need to see what the Bio it came with. But I need help. Since the cpu is the only thing incorrectly recognized (as a AMD FX-25) and it is so new...maybe this is a BIOs/CPU problem. Please help....I have never been this frustrated with any computer...and that is saying alot BTW, now my shuttle won't allow me to use my Pionerr DVR-109 after I added the AMD 4000+. Says there is no available device driver. I've NEVER had that problem with a DVD-R. I deleted it and rebooted...no joy....any suggestion there? I checked the website, and there are no available dvd device drivers (of course). Thanks you for reading this long post, but I wanted to make it as accurate as possible. I NEED HELP PLEASE! please....pretty please... the previous thread sound very similar in his/her problem. Thank you very much, Sam I have all three power plugs plugged in (the 24 pin, or whatever, Quote Share this post Link to post Share on other sites More sharing options...
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