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Reinstalled windows, will not reboot after installing drivers

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by darron, Sep 27, 2005.

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  1. darron

    darron Thread Starter

    Sep 11, 2005
    After the fresh install, will boot, but in the System, Hardware Device Mgr, Numerous yellow question marks. They are:
    Multimedia Audio Controller
    OtherPCI Bridge Device
    PCI Memory Controller
    SM Bus Controller

    I can get rid of them by installing the drivers on the CD which came w/ the MoBo, but it says have to reboot to take effect. When I do,
    New MoBo & CPU & video card & mem, so reformatted HD & did complete reinstall. When I reboot, a blue screen pops up before windows loads. It is gone so fast, I cannot read it. The only way can load windows is "Last good config..." Can't even load safe mode.

    If I load the drivers & do not reboot, everything appears normal & everthying works. This is the only way I can access internet via Network Interface Card.

    There is a note in FAQ's for this MoBo "Why will the system hang or fail to boot after installed the SW IDE Driver when using a dual core CPU under Window XP/2000? " which has updated drivers, which I loaded even though not dual core.

    The XP Home I have is pre-SP1, so did slipstream including SP2. Thanks BYTEMAN for pointing me to website w/ info on how to do this.

    I've done validation by internet & by telephone to Microsoft & tried reinstall several times.

    I have seen no message indicating win is not validated or not working except the reboot not working. Is there any way to find out if XP is fully validated & should be working? Anything else I can look at?

    I'm stuck

    ABIT AN8 SLI, Socket 939
    1GB DDR
    AMD 64 3200+
    Leadtek Winfast PX6200 TC TDH PCI Express 64MB on board
    MB has "Audiomax 7.1 daughter card that plugs into a PCIe1
    DVD R/RW
    3.5 floppy
    XP Home - OEM
  2. darron

    darron Thread Starter

    Sep 11, 2005
    If no ideas on this, does anyone know how to slow the boot process so I can see what is on the blue screen that flashes just before the win logo that kicks it out to the safe mode, last good config, etc screen?
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