diaplay problem with new mobo

  wobblymike 12:55 13 Aug 2005

This is my week for mobo problems

Got a new board tody Elite L7VTA2

Put a processor in connected up all the bits switched it on, up it came carried out clean install of XP no probs - until on final boot up at the point where the mouse pointer reappears it did so with a red dotted line type square around it, the board continued to load to desktop and most of the Icons had a black face to them as did most in control panel
Replaced graphics card, replaced memory chip, replaced hard drive no joy

Any ideas welcome.

  AndySD 13:36 13 Aug 2005

Check in the bios all the setttings are correct.

  dan11 19:59 13 Aug 2005

Not one of your best weeks.:-(

Have you loaded the via\agp chipset drivers?

As AndySD, have you checked the bios. Especially the AGP aperture size and card speed.

I think this board just supports 1.5v 8X AGP cards. Could yours be the 0.8v card? Would this make a difference?

  woodchip 20:41 13 Aug 2005

Run SFC /SCANNOW with XP disc in.

Did it do this as soon as you loaded XP or after you loaded some backups?

Did you load XP from XP disc or from a Image?

  DieSse 22:33 13 Aug 2005

Go into Display Properties and try changing the colour depth.

ie - if 16 bit, change to 32bit, or vice versa - did it change the problem?

  DieSse 22:35 13 Aug 2005

Also check the icon colour depth - try changing the setting of "Use all possible clours"

  wobblymike 18:33 14 Aug 2005


I have tried all the suggestions above - no joy, however I may have found the problem by accident. When I got the board I fitted an AMD Duron 950 to it.

After doing all the checks suggested I decided to run PC check on the machine - it failed the processor check - the first time I have ever encountered a processor fail when running PC check and I've run it hundreds of times.

I figure therefore I need a new processor - would anyone care to recommend a suitable processor for my board the manual does not specifically say.

  dan11 18:46 14 Aug 2005

please note the bios version. A 950 duron is probably the only one NOT listed. :-))

click here

  wobblymike 19:49 14 Aug 2005

dan11 - grateful as ever for your help


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