Problems after upgrading my motherboard.

  malydee 14:55 06 Mar 2006
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I have upgraded my motherboard to a Gigabyte GA-8N-SLI Pro and have made minor changes to the BIOS. When the BIOS is closed the system does a check and I get a black screen with the following information:

IDE Channel 5. Master Disk HDD S.M.A.R.T. Capability…. Disabled
PCI Devices Listing.


BUS DEV FUN VENDOR DEVICE SVID SSID CLASS DEVICE CLASS IRQ

I have 17 devices listed

Then have the following:

Verifying DMI Pool Data ….
Disk Boot Failure, Insert System Disk and Press Enter

When I install both the Windows XP Pro CD and Gigabyte Motherboard Utility CD, I get the same response.

When I use a floppy with a copy of the BIOS on, I get the message:
Invalid System Disk:
Replace Disk and then press enter.

I have now made a further 7 minor changes to the BIOS including a recommendation from the Gigabyte help system FAQ to change the BIOS to reflect only one SATA II hard drive and no ATA hard drive.

Currently the Standard CMOS Features are:
IDE Channel 0 Master None
IDE Channel 0 Slave None
IDE Channel 1 Master None
IDE Channel 1 Slave None
IDE Channel 2 Master None
IDE Channel 3 Master None
IDE Channel 4 Master None
IDE Channel 5 Master S.ATA4-ST3160812AS

Drive A [1.44m 3.5 inch]
Drive B [None]
Floppy 3 Modes support [Disabled]

Halt on [All but Keyboard]
Base memory 640K

Any ideas?

  ed-0 15:11 06 Mar 2006

put all four IDE channels to auto i.e.

IDE Channel 0 Master None to auto
IDE Channel 0 Slave None to auto
IDE Channel 1 Master None to auto
IDE Channel 1 Slave None to auto

One of these will be the optical drive with the operating system disk. it will not start the installation if these are disabled.

leave SATA channels 2,3 and 4 to none.

See if that starts the windows installation.

  Stuartli 15:15 06 Mar 2006

XP doesn't always like a new motherboard and requires undertaking a Repair XP to overcome it.

Set the Bios to boot from CDROM (with your XP installation disk in the drive), Save and Exit the Bios and followed the guidance given in this link (saves me typing it out from memory):

click here

You will retain all the configuration, programs, applications etc on your hard drive, but jsut might have to reinstall SP2 (and subsequent updates) if you don't have a slipstreamed disk.

I've twice changed motherboards in the last eight months and performed a Repair XP each time very straightforwardly.

  ed-0 15:23 06 Mar 2006

I have just had a look and you have listed the

IDE/SATA Raid configuration settings.

It would have been easier if you had posted the full title e.g

IDE Channel 0 Master RAID None
IDE Channel 0 Slave RAID None
IDE Channel 1 Master RAID None
IDE Channel 1 Slave RAID None
IDE Channel 2 Master RAIDNone
IDE Channel 3 Master RAID None
IDE Channel 4 Master RAID None
IDE Channel 5 Master RAID S.ATA4-ST3160812AS

These settings should be OK. So ignore above.

Are the standard cmos features setup for the cdrom drive?

  jack 16:08 06 Mar 2006

Echoing Stuartli's advice.
It is of general opinion that a new Mobo will always mean a format and reload.
The existing operating system will expecting commands
from the previous chipset.

  ed-0 16:15 06 Mar 2006

" When I install both the Windows XP Pro CD and Gigabyte Motherboard Utility CD, I get the same response."

I thought malydee was trying to do that? either a repair or new installation.

  Stuartli 16:22 06 Mar 2006

>>It is of general opinion that a new Mobo will always mean a format and reload.>>

An XP Repair is merely that - not a format.

As I stated it retains all the hard drive's configuration, programs, applications etc.

The reason, as I stated, is because XP doesn't always "take" to a new motherboard.

Although I have had two new motherboards in the past eight months which have had an XP Pro Repair, the hard drive's contents were untouched...:-)

  jack 17:50 06 Mar 2006

This something I learned from you Stuartli[Not having had to do it yet I guess] This must be the XP equivalent of the string of dos command that will remove Win98 leaveing all else intact.
However in that case the programs went for a Burton too and had to be reloaded- would this be the same for XP?

  ed-0 18:40 06 Mar 2006

" However in that case the programs went for a Burton too and had to be reloaded- would this be the same for XP? "

No, your programs should be still intact.

  Stuartli 18:44 06 Mar 2006

No, providing you make sure you ensure you choose Repair (not Recovery Console) in the intial stages.

  malydee 20:48 06 Mar 2006

Thanks for the fantastic response but as well as the new motherboard, I also installed the following:
New SATA II hard drive (The IDE drives have yet to be re-installed), a new 630, Intel 3.0 Ghz processor and new DDR II memory. Windows XP Home is on one of the old drives but I only have the Compaq recovery disc for that.

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