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  1. Doh

    Doh Thread Starter

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    I am trying to work out the kinks with this new mobo.

    It is up a working and I am useing it now to post this.

    Several issues:

    The first issue is that the CPU is defined as being much slower than what I actually have.

    I have an Athlon 2800+ and the pc properties is showing me at XP 2200+ 1.66 gig

    Second issue: What should be labeled as "Disk C", is labeled as "local disk (I)"

    I only have one IDE hard drive in the pc apart fron the two optical drives and they are correctly found and labled as is the floppy.

    The date on the bios is later than anything being offered on the Asus site so I am thinking T have the latest bios
     
  2. winbob

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    When the Processor speed is too LOW, the problem is generally that the FSB parameter is improperly set. The Default may be 100MHz in the BIOS, and your Chip may require 133 or 166??? I'm too lazy to look it up at the moment, but that is almost certainly the problem.

    You can modify the Disk address via Control Panel/Administrative Tools/Disk Mgmt/Actions
     
  3. Doh

    Doh Thread Starter

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    OK, setting the data to 166 solved that problem. thank you for that advice Winbob.

    Anyone have any suggestions on how to get my hardrive listed correctly as
    drive C instead of Drive I ??
     
  4. Skivvywaver

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    If I is where windows is installed you will have to reinstall windows to change it. You would first have to change the drive letter of whatever has C occupied in disk management.

    You have to watch XP installs, they take any drive letter not in use and will also try to install on any non OS partition.
     
  5. winbob

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    Didn't you read the last line of my original response????
     
  6. Skivvywaver

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    It won't matter if I is where windows is installed. Changing an OS drive letter "CAN" be done but not as easily as just reinstalling windows. Every program installed on that drive has a path to I if that is the windows install. :eek:

    I'd much rather reinstall windows than to try to figure that mess out. :p
     
  7. Doh

    Doh Thread Starter

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    I read it Winbob but I didn't quite understand it at that time. I do now, thanks....
     
  8. Doh

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    I think the reason this issue occured is because I had this multi-card reader plugged into the mobo durring the windows install and the card reader shows up as 6 different removable drives.
     
  9. Triple6

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    Yup, those USB card readers always cause this sort of problem. If you want that drive to be drive C then you will need to disconnect the card reader and then reformat the drive and reinstall Windows. You cannot change the drive letter of the system drive easily.
     
  10. Doh

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    A clean install did the trick. problem solved
     
  11. Skivvywaver

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    LOL, from now on I'll bet you'll watch where windows is going. :p
     
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