I suggest you start from new, first turn off the computer and remove one of the 2gig ram chips.
Do a format and reinstall as new, choose custom install to get to disk options so you can format or delete partition.
Disconnect from internet, remove cable or whatever.
Do not allow Windows...
It's very rare for a CPU to be faulty unless damaged in some way, like broken pins or burnt out due to overheating. Once you have a known working motherboard and CPU and PSU, just swap out the parts you want to check.
You need to run McAfee install program to access the uninstall tool. If you have the McAfee CD run that, or if preinstalled see if there is an instalation file on the HDD, otherwise contact McAfee for removal tool.
Try shutting down & unplug DVD, startup and check device is gone from hardware list, remove if needed. Shut down and reconnect, restart and see if it now works. Looks as if a Windows update may have upset it.
Also you could check your restore points to see if they go back far enough (before...
You can't use 4Gig of ram in Vista 32 bit read more here
if you do a search you will find thousands of complaints about the same problem.
First question comes to mind why Fat 32? next if you must have Fat 32 does it have to be the whole drive or would 1 or 2 partitions suffice?
If the first question can be answered maybe someone can think of another solution.
If you are doing an upgrade from within XP the SATA driver should not be a problem. This would appear to be a fairly new motherboard, check in in bios under hard drive manegment for option to auto detect SATA/PATA or run SATA in ATA compatability mode.
I agree with vanquished cut & paste copy work much faster in Vista. I have been able to find Vista drivers for my Epson R230 printer & Vista found the HP F370. Found Vista drivers for my Compro T300 tuner card & LG 20" monitor. The only one's I havn't been able to get are for Motorola V3 phone...
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I built myself a new computer (over several months $$ being scarce) to cope with Vista. Decided that by getting too basic would end up costing more in the long run, so this is what I put together after...