Boot problems with winxp

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by ludwik, May 1, 2002.

  1. ludwik

    ludwik Guest

    Any ideas anyone?

    Hi, I have here a problem : here are the details.
    Firstly, after a hard reboot, with power temoved from the case, the computer only boots after second attempt. After first attempt pc speaker beeps for 2 seconds, no VGA out, no HD activity other then power up.
    I've run bootvia already and the results are in the attached files. As you can see there as some 150 seconds of 0 activity, the system is just idlea while the winXP logo is shown with the coloured bar moving across the screen.
    System set up:
    Athlon 1.2Ghz
    KT7 (non raid) Abit mother board.
    pure scsi harddisk config, 32Gb IBM hard disks,
    Adaptec SCSI Card 19160
    Geforce2 64mb ddr
    512mb sd ram (non ddr)
    I've tried placing the scsi card in different slots to solve first problem, I've updated XP fully (Professional Version).

    Any ideas on both issues?
    Thank you for your time
    Do I need to give more info? please ask if so.


    a quick contradiction:
    <<< This is a lie >>>
  2. THEM

    THEM Guest

    Sounds like a broken motherboard...

    First try this:

    1) Try to start using the default settings of your System BIOS.
    2) Try to use an IDE bootable harddrive without the scsi
    3) Make shure all your drives (HD,CD,...) are detected in the BIOS and SCSI Bios
    4) Be really shure that you installed all fixes from Microsoft
    5.a) Make shure that your SCSI driver was installed at the very first boot of the Windows Xp Setup. When first starting the Windows Xp settup, it will say: "Press ? now if you need to install third party (nonmicrosoft) SCSI or RAID devices". Make shure you do/did that!
    5.b) Try to run Windows Xp setup again, install over current version, see if this doesn't fix the problem automaticly
    5.c) Try installing another operating system first, see if that works (Win2k or Me)
    6) Make shure you are using a (correct illegal ;-) or) official copy of Windows Xp...
    7) Try getting a reply for this problem from Microsoft ;-)