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Posted on Saturday, December 27, 2003 - 7:39 pm:   

Hello, I'm having a few problems with my new computer setup after upgrading few days ago. I upgraded my motherboard, processor and RAM. The installation seemed to go fine. I had to format my hard-drive and reinstall windows XP pro. this is my setup after upgrading.

Quantum Fireball 60gig HD
Radeon 9600pro 128 mb 8xAGP
AMD Athlon "barton" 2600+
two sticks ofCorsair XMS c2 pc3200 (512mb each)
ASUS A7N8X-v2.0motherboard
420 Watt PSU
1 DVD-rom drive and a CD-R drive

ok my problems are.
I get some random crashes in Unreal 2 expanded multiplayer, to the desktop.

My system re-boots randomly sometimes. Not to often though, but often enough.

I get a error with internet explorer. The bug report window will pop up sometimes and I am forced to close internet explorer.

ALSO another problem

If I change my IDE cable from my hard-drive to my mobo, my system wont even boot (no post beep and no visual on screen). Even if i use the same cable after unplugging, and plugging it back in again, I have to reset my CMOS memory and then it will work. What is the stinkin problem???????

if you need to know anything else lemme know. Thankyou.
Moderator (Es)
Username: Es

Registered: 6-2003
Posted on Sunday, December 28, 2003 - 10:06 pm:   

First find out why the system reboots. Go into control panel and uncheck the automatically restart on system error under system>advanced>startup and recovery. When the reboot happens instead of a restart the system will bluescreen with the error and we can trace it down to the problem, usually memory or driver related. The IDE thing is perplexing, I would suspect a bad or intermittent cable at this point, or noisy IDE channel.

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