K7VTA3 mobo help!!! Win XP freezes shortly after booting up!!!

Discussion in 'ECS' started by ArdentAzn, Feb 24, 2004.

  1. ArdentAzn

    ArdentAzn Guest

    Hey all,
    I was referred to this site for some expert advice. I recently
    bought a K7VTA3 V8 mobo with a AMDXP2000+ combo from Fry's... After
    sorting out all the problems, I did a clean install of WinXP... Then
    when it boots up, I click on start, it freezes immediately or shortly
    after that... I have tried to reinstall XP a couple of times, but it
    did no good... Has this happened to you guys before??? if so, what did
    you do to fix this?
    ArdentAzn, Feb 24, 2004
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    Jeff Hansman Guest

    I had the same problem with a Shuttle board until I removed one of the
    memory modules; then it ran fine. Turned out I had to use a different slot
    for the second module. Now, since the K7VYA3 only has two slots, I'd pull
    one module (assuming you're using two) and see if that helps. Memory often
    is the culprit in such events.
    Jeff Hansman, Feb 25, 2004
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    ArdentAzn Guest

    Hey thanks Jeff,
    I'm going to try this as soon as I get home.... So if it runs
    fine after i take out 1 memory (or the other), does it imply that the
    memory is bad or the memory slot is bad???
    ArdentAzn, Feb 26, 2004
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