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#1 Roger Stace

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Posted 07 April 2009 - 03:29 AM

Hi guys

I am having a bit of a problem at the moment. My system Specs are as follows

Asus A7V-133VM Motherboard
30 GB HDD Maxtor
350 Watt PSU
AMD Athlon 1.33 ghz cpu
256 MB RAM SD

My Windows XP System Properties reports that my Athlon MP cpu is a Duron CPU and recently I have viewed it with Asus Probe and CPU-Z and both report as Athlon. Recently it has failed to boot. I have put the HDD into another machine and it boots fine.

I just want to know , is it the HAL.dll that is corrupt or do I need to reinstall Windows ?

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Posted 07 April 2009 - 12:10 PM

well, I would like to say that sounds like typical windows, but ya know, it is typical windows lol. Is this a recent problem? If it were me Id back up my files, and reinstall windows, since I find windows xp needs reformatted every 6 months to a year due to the registry getting corrupt and im to cheap to buy registry fix tools. Id say your bios would need updated except that CPUZ recognizes the proper CPU which means the bios is recognizing it correctly, windows is just dumb. but on that note, is it up to date? or did this happen after an update was installed, because windows, if it doesnt recognize a CPU, will just match it up with the closest CPU it does recognize and list it as that, so it could be a update/lack of an update that could be causing it as well. hard to tell with the information at hand.

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Posted 07 April 2009 - 12:13 PM

Have you tried installing AMD's processor drivers? I remember having to do this with some of the early AMD processors that had a value rating instead of just a processor speed rating.

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Posted 07 April 2009 - 12:17 PM

thats possible to, Ive never really used an AMD processor that old, when that CPU was released I was still usin intel (I have since switched to AMD) but it seems to me it could indeed be a driver issue.

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Media Center: Motherboard: Gigabyte mp61p-S3, Processor: AMD Athlon 64 x2 6000+, Memory: 6 gigs Patriot DDR2 800, Video: Gigabyte GeForce GT730, Storage: 500 gig Hitachi, PSU: Seasonic M1211 620W full modular, OS: Windows 10.

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#5 Roger Stace

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Posted 08 April 2009 - 01:34 AM

OK thanks




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