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Brand new computer having major problems

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#1 nmuxfpaxn


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Posted 31 December 2004 - 02:39 PM

For Christmas my brother recieved some money that he spent on buying a new computer. He ordered all of the parts that he needed off of the internet with the help of one of his friends and after it arrived I helped him assemble everything. This is where the problems start. Before I get to specific problems, I'm sure it would help if you knew the specs so here they are:

Motherboard: ASUS A7N8X-E
CU: AMD Athlon 2700+
Memory: Kingston 512MB DDR 3200 (1 stick)
Hard Disk: Seagate 80 gig HD (now)
VGA: AGP MSI nVidia NX6800 GT 256MB
OS: Windows XP
Networked: No

Ok, so there they are. Now for the problems. Each time I would try to load windows on the machine it would hang as the motherboard checked everything. I tried disabling certain things but it would still hang until i disabled the HD. This is when it went fairly quickly, so I thought perhaps I should replace the HD. I replaced the HD and loaded windows which took, literally, 5 hours. I have reformatted many-a computer and it has never taken half of that before. This is where I began to get a little suspicious, to say the least. My brother allowed it to run through the night and windows was finally installed. We installed all of the drivers for the Video Card and MB and then restarted. It seems that windows now hangs right after it displays the windows logo and will eventually load windows, however, it takes quite a bit of time and even when it does, it will run horribly. Any ideas?

Thank you so much for your time and have a very happy new years!


EDIT: there is a bit of new information. As of now, all of the latest MSI and Nvidia drivers have been installed (again) as well as the ASUS MB drivers. As it stands, it takes approximately 15 minutes for the computer to boot up and load everything that needs to be loaded (auto-launch stuff, etc). This is on a clean install of windows, so there really isn't much it needs to load.

Edited by nmuxfpaxn, 31 December 2004 - 03:14 PM.

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#2 Grinler


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Posted 06 January 2005 - 12:26 PM

Was this resolved? What are the DMA settings in the bios set for on the ide controller connected to the hard drive? Also is the hard drive ide or sata?

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