GA-K8U-939 cant load or start windows xp pro

Discussion in 'Gigabyte' started by x, Dec 28, 2005.

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    x Guest

    Greetings all,
    I just installed my son's Christmas motherboard/chip. (Amd 64, GA-K8U-939,
    512k ddr, ATI Radion X700, 2 HDD, 2 CD rom.) When I put the mobo and new
    chip in, I fdisk, repartioned and formatted C. Broke C into two new
    partionions, C: 20G and D: 20G, then intalled WinXp onto C. After most of
    the installlation, the OS tries to reboot as it normally does. When this
    occurs, instead of going to the rest of the OS set up/finalization, I get
    either a fatal error blue screen indictating HDD controller issues or a
    virus asking me to run checkdisk /f, or a boot to the "windows was not shut
    down properly....boot to safe mode, normal, ect."
    The machine will boot to safe mode, but never to normal.
    Thank you in advance for your help and time,
    x, Dec 28, 2005
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    Dave Guest

    I neglected to add I am running the HDD from the IDE1, not SATA, and I do
    not have RAID set up.
    Thanks again,
    Dave, Dec 28, 2005
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    plowak Guest

    Run IBM's DFT (drive fitness test) utility or the Hitach equivalent, then do
    a full scan of the HDD. If errors are found, replace drive; if not, reformat
    and reinstall. "DFT download" on Google will get you the utility.
    plowak, Jan 2, 2006
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    Dave Guest

    thank you for the info.
    Dave, Jan 3, 2006
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