Gigabyte GA-P35-DS4 - Boot????

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kloop

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Hello, I've got a Gigabyte GA-P35-DS4 2.0 motherboard but carn't get it to run.

It keeps asking for a boot cd, didn't get one in the box, brought it off ebay.


Is there anywhere I can download the boot file?


Thanks
 

crjdriver

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OK, you need to post your exact system config along with what you are doing or attempting to accomplish.

Did you install this board and attempt to boot from a windows install or did you clean install after installing this board?

What operating system are you running or attempting to install?
 

dustyjay

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Please post the rest of your system specs as well. What OS are you trying to install? ANd what revision number motherboard?

Here is where you can download the chipset drivers and the rest of the drivers once you determine what revision number your Motherboard is.

http://www.giga-byte.com/Support/Motherboard/Driver_List.aspx?Keyword=GA-P35-DS4

Afterr you install the OS the next thing to install are the Motherboard drivers.

as far as asking for a bootable CD, are you trying to install windows from a burned copy of the installation disc? Or are you trying to get windows to load from a hard drive that already had Windows installed from a previous build?
 

dustyjay

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I am thinkng that you are going to need to do a clean install of windows here. also make sure that your boot order is correct in bios
 

crjdriver

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OK we are getting somewhere. First of all, there are about or 50 or more C2D cpus. Just because the board supports c2d does NOT mean it supports yours. Bios revisions are released quite often to support newer models of the cpu; ie 9xxx series and the 8xxx series are good examples.

Next you cannot install a new motherboard and expect xp or win2k to boot. Vista is better at this than the older os however it sometimes has problems also. If you want to move an install to a new system/motherboard, there is a procedure to follow. Just installing the board most likely will result in a no boot situation [as you have seen]

FWIW, I would do a clean install of whatever os you want; ie vista, xp, whatever.
 

dustyjay

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If it were a new board from the manufacturer it would have com with the Drivers disc. But a used board off ebay you get what they give. As I said you can download the drives from the link I posted.
 

crjdriver

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One last item. Buying a motherboard from ebay [when you can buy a new one from newegg] is really asking for a problem. Ebay might be OK for out of stock ie old stuff like a socket A board however for any modern system, just buy it from the egg; you will be much better off AND it comes with a support CD/DVD.
 
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