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#1 Shinobi

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Posted 20 November 2006 - 04:44 PM

the computer I am working on posts really slow, as in it take 2 hours, and then doesn't load windows. It seems to get stuck on detecting the IDE drives, or right after the memory test. and I also can't get into the CMOS setup. I reset the BIOS, but no dice. The mobo is an msi ms 6540. searched google with no luck, and msi's web site sucks right now, so even if it will boot to a floppy, I don't have a bios image to flash because their download page isn't working right. tried driverguide, and couldn't find anything other than chipset drivers. oh yeah its an award BIOS with version 6.00pg, and the chipset is an SiS661fx. I don't think it was ever updated. any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Posted 20 November 2006 - 05:06 PM

I'm an idiot. I think I went to the MSI's uk site insted of the US site. I'm gonna try to update the bios. I'll post again with the results. in the meantime, feel free to help.

Edited by Shinobi, 20 November 2006 - 05:10 PM.


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Posted 20 November 2006 - 05:29 PM

OK, i found that my 56x cdrom I had as slave was messing up that IDE channel, even though it didn't have power. I'll remember to unplug all the cables from a drive next time, and not just the power. Unfortunatly, I fixed this problem just to stumble onto another, albeit easier, problem. Bad video card, even worse, its integrated, so that may cause issues if I install another AGP video card. Anyway, this problem is solved. thanks anyway.

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Posted 20 November 2006 - 09:56 PM

Gotta love MSI. :thumbsup:

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Posted 21 November 2006 - 10:27 PM

Just make sure you disable the onboard vid card in the BIOS - then the new one should take over smoothly.
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