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Post by Alby on Thu 22 Dec 2011 - 21:58

I'd be in the same boat Andrew.
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Post by sanshoe on Fri 23 Dec 2011 - 3:29

CPU fan went in fine. :)



Next question.

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I have six sata connections on MB. 4 blue and 2 grey,
need to know if it matters if the hard drive goes to the blue ones or the grey ones?
Also which one the burner goes to, blue or grey? See pic.



Thanks, keep checking this thread, more questions to come.

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Post by 4hams on Fri 23 Dec 2011 - 14:55

Hi Andrew for the Bios you want to use the bios default settings. There should be an option to load bios defaults you'll just have to tab through to find it.

The documentation should tell you which coloured sata ports are for Sata 3 and sata 2.

If using a sata 3 HD connect it to the first sata 3 port may be numbered 0 or 1. No need to format drive as windows will give you the option when loading. Connect optical drives to any other sata ports.

You will have to go into the boot section to set up the boot order. Whatever hardware you have connected should show up in the boot order options. choose your optical drive as the first boot device and your Hard drive as the second boot device. Then I believe with the ASUS boards you hit F10 key to save your bios settings and the machine will restart.

Make sure you have the windows CD/DVD in the optical drive and the system should start to load windows as soon as it restarts.

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Post by sanshoe on Sat 24 Dec 2011 - 0:19

Thanks, Here I go, if nobody hears from me for a while, It will be because I've fritzed the unit and caused a power grid blackout.

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Post by Alby on Sat 24 Dec 2011 - 1:00

Well... ?
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Re: My New Build

Post by sanshoe on Sat 24 Dec 2011 - 9:09

Ok I'm back, no smoke from any components so that was a good sign.

It fired up ok, very quiet, then the problems start.
the bios screen came on, see pic.


Sorry about the quality.
Inserted instalation /boot disc, pressed enter..see next picture

This came up



and finally this next one came up



Wouldn't go any further had to turn off and start again.

It would seem as though the installation disc is not being read.

Here's the cofiguration of the Sata connections. 4&5.



Now, I'm not the sharpest tool in the shed when it comes to the bios configuration, but I did format the HD before starting, had to allocate "F" as hard drive letter as that was the next letter avaliable.
going off line to try again, here's hoping!!!



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Post by zebadee on Sat 24 Dec 2011 - 10:04

Hi :)
Just put the OS disc into the CD/DVD drive.
Reboot PC.
While 1st screen is showing press relevant button (Usually F12 to enter "Boot menu").
The information on this tends to be last line of 1st page.
In the "Boot menu" select "Boot from from CD/DVD".
Your system should then boot from the disc.
Select "Install".
Then the process is normally automatic.
N.B. You may be required to format the HD again.
This will be to make sure it is made "active" or bootable.
The OS will then be installed.
After this your HD should be seen as as "Drive C"
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Post by sanshoe on Sat 24 Dec 2011 - 10:11

Thanks Zeb, when you say OS disc do you mean the one for the MB installation or XP installation disc?

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Post by zebadee on Sat 24 Dec 2011 - 10:13

sanshoe wrote:Thanks Zeb, when you say OS disc do you mean the one for the MB installation or XP installation disc?

Hi :)
"OS" stands for "Operating system".
So in your case Windows XP disc.... Thumbs up

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Post by sanshoe on Sat 24 Dec 2011 - 10:25

Duh! Thanks

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Post by sanshoe on Sat 24 Dec 2011 - 11:10

Tried that, starts to install windows then I get a bsod.
I'll take a break and go to bed and try again later.
Thanks and Merry Christmas everyone.

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Post by zebadee on Sat 24 Dec 2011 - 21:38

sanshoe wrote:Tried that, starts to install windows then I get a bsod.
I'll take a break and go to bed and try again later.
Thanks and Merry Christmas everyone.

Hi :)
Check all components seated properly.
Maybe set "BIOS" to default (safe) setting.
Ensure OS (XP) lala disc is clean.
Try again. shake_new

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Post by sanshoe on Tue 27 Dec 2011 - 6:49

Did all that, checked every connection, tried another 1TB hard drive, and still get a BSOD. I starts to load the basic settings, and then Setup is starting Windows appears, screen goes black then bsod. I have to turn off and try again.

Hi
Check all components seated properly.
Maybe set "BIOS" to default (safe) setting.
Ensure OS (XP) disc is clean.
Try again.
Set the bios to default setting and nothing happens, see post 56 picture,bottom rh corner of picture. (Default button)

Would it make any difference if the OS I'm installing XP, is already being used on my current computer??
I will be ordering Windows7 shortly.

Still open to Ideas.


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Post by zebadee on Tue 27 Dec 2011 - 10:52

Hi :)
The BSOD is related to some problem of either.
Component fitting.
Incompatability.(Drivers).
Dirty/damaged installation disc.(Prevents some vital info being loaded).
The fact XP is on another computer only causes a problem when online verification arises (usually after 30 days).
You could try downloading a Linux distro.
Install that.(If you can).
That would certainly rule fitting etc.
Leaving driver/disc issues.


N.B. Although you may have fitted everything correctly (or think you have).
The CPU bond with CPU Cooler may need attention.
To find this out reboot on appearance of BSOD.
Then in BIOS check CPU temps. ;)

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Post by 4hams on Tue 27 Dec 2011 - 14:53

Sounds like an overheat issue with the CPU and cooler or a dirty or bad instal disc to me.

On those stock coolers if things are not seated just correctly and the push pins turned to the correct position they may pop out thus creating an inproper contact with the CPU and possibly causing an overheat situation.

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Post by sanshoe on Wed 28 Dec 2011 - 7:48

Took the cpu fan off, nice even distribution of heat sink paste, replaced fan, secured properly.
Restarted, went to bios, after 10min running cpu temp 43c. Is this normal or excessively high?

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Post by 4hams on Wed 28 Dec 2011 - 15:53

For the stock CPU cooler that is probably about normal. Maybe a little on the warm side but knowhere near anything that would be of concern.

Depending on the case being used, the number of fans and their specifications and the way they are setup can also affect temps by 5 - 10 degrees easily.

Have you tried again to instal windows? And are you still getting a blue screen or did you get it installed?

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Post by sanshoe on Thu 29 Dec 2011 - 10:11

4hams wrote:For the stock CPU cooler that is probably about normal. Maybe a little on the warm side but knowhere near anything that would be of concern.

Depending on the case being used, the number of fans and their specifications and the way they are setup can also affect temps by 5 - 10 degrees easily.

Have you tried again to instal windows? And are you still getting a blue screen or did you get it installed?


Yes i have tried numerous times and keep getting the dreaded BSOD :(

Checked the ASUS forum for a solution, Most of the problems encountered there are associated with Win7 64bit, I'm trying to instal XP.

Just wondering if XP is compatable with this MB and CPU??

Here are a few pics of the Bios setup

Firstly CPU temp..




BSOD Code..


I have googled this code and am about to try a couple of so called fixes, will let you know what happens.

This is my SATA configuration... Not sure what the Hot Plug do???



This is the Boot sequence..



This is the Memory set up...




Can any one see any obvious blunders?? Thanks Guys. :oops:
I have a lot of more pics availiable if needed.. lol!

I haven't lost the plot yet. :)


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Post by 4hams on Thu 29 Dec 2011 - 15:17

Here you will find the description I found for your error code. http://www.errorgoblin.com/index.php?code=16144

INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE STOP error 0x7B means that the Microsoft Windows operating system has lost access to the system partition during startup. STOP code 0x0000007B may also display "INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE" on the same STOP message.

Your using a 1 TB drive. If I remember win xp did not support drives this large as boot drives?

Martin is that correct?

As for the message it may be reffering to the optical drive which it cannot access meaning you probably have a bad or dirty win xp disc.

Wish I could be of more assistance Andrew...

Maybe Zeb cann help?

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Post by zebadee on Thu 29 Dec 2011 - 19:18

Hi :)
When installing next.
Format drive, but partition (say 30%).
This will be more than enough for your OS.

You can format the remainder from inside Windows. ;)

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Post by sanshoe on Fri 30 Dec 2011 - 4:03

Formatted and installed a 40GB spare HD, no luck, got same BSOD.
Reformatted the 1TB HD and partitioned 300GB for OS still got the same BSOD.

Tried ths fix...I realise it's an old post, but thought I'd try.
http://www.cybertechhelp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=156593
see post 3, didn't make any difference...BSOD

I'll keep looking. Didn't think I'd have this problem, thought everything would be plug and play...lol. That's how much I know :scratch:

Thanks, might try the ASUS forum.

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Post by sanshoe on Fri 30 Dec 2011 - 10:00

goodnews SUCCESS.... largegr dan1

Joined the Asus site and registered the MB, checked out the FAQ section, found a similar problem.

Question.
Recently I bought this motherboard for my new system. When I tried to install Windows XP, the SATA drive connected to the PCH SATA controller cannot be recognized. Therefore, I had to abort the installation. However, I can install Windows 7 successfully. Is this normal?

Answer...
This is normal. The default setting for the SATA controller in BIOS is set to AHCI mode. If you would like to install Windows XP, please change the SATA controller mode to IDE mode in BIOS. Here is the path for the controller mode option, Advanced->SATA Configuration->SATA Mode [IDE Mode].
Something so simple.. Duh!

Anyway..
Windows XP installed fine, no BSOD, Although there was no audio. That doesn't matter at the moment because my copy of XP is 2005, so I'll wait and get a current version of Win7 and do a complete fresh install.

I just wanted to find out if everything worked ... so that's a relief.
Thanks to Zeb and Joel for your input, I'll take a break my head hurts..lol

Thanks all

P.S. There will be more questions when I get Win7, just a heads up. :)

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Re: My New Build

Post by 4hams on Fri 30 Dec 2011 - 14:33

Hey fantastic news!
I hadn't even thought about that...

So when are ya getting Win 7? Your gonna love it compared to XP! XP was a very good operating system no doubt about it but Win & just kicks butt!


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Post by zebadee on Fri 30 Dec 2011 - 16:58

Hi :)
ACHI who uses that? Duh!

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Post by sanshoe on Sun 15 Jan 2012 - 10:49

UPDATE.. It's up and running.. :D :D
Curently using XP with serv pack 3, hoping W7 arrives tomorrow, then I'll install all my programs back in.
It's very quiet..cpu temps running @ 30c so is M/B, no problems there.. :D
I'll post some final pics later.

Sent from my new Rig, and an old Dell keyboard.

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