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Gigabyte/New PC...glitches???

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Dan Mc, Jan 23, 2004.

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  1. Dan Mc

    Dan Mc Thread Starter

    Nov 8, 1999
    Two annoyances Iam hoping a hardware guru can help me on:

    1. I bought a Bare Bones box to replace a MIA older P1 233MMX. The new box has a Gigabyte MoBo: K7 Triton Series, GA-7VM266, Athalon 2000 XP processor, 128 DDR 333 RAM.

    I moved a Maxtor 20 GB HDD to that box and ran the MoBo CD to install drivers and installed Win98SE over itself.

    Device Manager shows no conflicts or problems, however:

    - If I click "Restart" (Start/Shut Down/Restart), the thing will not restart...just a black screen

    - On boot up, there is always a listing of PCI devices with Vendor, IRQ, etc. on that DOS like screen behind the splash screen and there is a last entry (after the list) that says,"Verifyiing DMI Pool...", so boot up is slow

    How can I fix that restart problem and how do I get rid of that list of PCI devices and DMI pool thingy???

    Thanks for listening!
  2. dustyjay


    Jan 23, 2003
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    THe devices list is a normal part of the boot up as is the Verifying DMI Pool. You could enter the BIOS and make sure Fast boot is enabled if it is available. Or select load optimized defaults if it isn't. You could also upgrade to WinXP. This OS is more optimized for the faster processors.
  3. Triple6

    Triple6 Moderator

    Dec 26, 2002
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    Moving a Windows Installation from one computer to another can bring issues - as you've just seen. Sometimes a format and fresh are the best option. This way there are no old drivers hanging around in the background or any hardware specific apps like sound mixers.

    You may also need some Windows Updates - there are several patches that fix shutdown issues. A lot off these patches can be downloaded from Windows Update. There's also this: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;238096 where there's tips and the Shutdown Supplement Patch.

    The DMI listing is normal. You can however go into the BIOS SETUP, F2 or DEL, and AUTODETECT your drives and set any channels to NONE if there are no drives attached to them. This can speed up boot because the BIOS won't search for drives on each BOOT. Not all BIOS's have this option - in some its automatic.
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