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PCs hang on Applying Security Policy

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by etherjuris, Sep 10, 2003.

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  1. etherjuris

    etherjuris Thread Starter

    Sep 10, 2003
    I recently had 2 PCs built.

    PC Specs:

    MSI K7N2 Delta-ILSR nForce2 400FSB S/L/SATA/R
    AthlonXP 2600+ 333FSB 256K processor

    PC1 has 512MB PC2700 333MHz X 2 PC 2 has 512MB PC3200 400MHz X 2

    PC1 has (1) Seagate 80GB 150/7200/8MB SATA hard drive running on the on-board RAID, PC2 has a pair of Seagate 80GB 150/7200/8MB SATA hard drives mirrored on the on-board RAID

    PC1 has Lite-on 52x32x52 CDRW, PC2 has MSI 52x32x52 CD-RW Retail ,

    PC1 has EVGA GeForce FX 5600 256MB VGA/DVI/VIVO, PC2 uses the on-board nvidia video processor

    Both use the Antec Sonata ATX Piano Black 380W case.

    Both use Windows 2000 Pro operating system,

    Both run on a peer-to-peer network with an 8-port switch and a 4-port router

    Software consists of Norton Systemworks 2003, latest version of McAfee Firewall, MS Office 2000, WordPerfect 9, Act 2000, Quicken 2003, PaperPort 9, OmniPage Pro 12, MS Dictionary, Adobe Reader 6, and various other database and other general use software. Neither has any games.

    Data consists mostly of wordprocessing, spreadsheets, small databases, and scanned images.

    All Software and Data is identical to the software on my two year old-computer (ASUS motherboard, AMD Athlon chip, 512MB DDR RAM, 64MB video card) on which I recently upgraded the hard drive to an 80GB Maxtor ATA.

    The older PC boots reliably every time, no problem.

    These two new PCs never boot on the first try and eventually (before I finish installing all the software) refuse to boot at all, hanging up repeatedly on either "Applying Security Policy" or just after in-putting the password. I have reformatted the hard drives and started over on one twice and on the other once. I have never had this happen with any PC I have ever had and I am frustrated and at wit's end.

    I suspect the problem is either with the nvidia chipset or the RAID apparatus on the motherboard. Any ideas?
  2. Philcarrie


    Sep 13, 2003
    did it boot up before you put any third party software, just the bare windows??? If so, could well be your raid drivers
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