windows xp bios order

  Smokeyone 18:45 31 Jan 2007

Kind members of this forum tried to assist with my nerp problems but still no luck. I am on my third fresh in stall of windows and am now wondering if it is a bios problem !

Fresh install of windows xp from hp supplied disc.
Everything okay so far, try to install nero or deepburn and everything goes pear shaped. Freezing, slow mouse, freezing of nero or deep burn...
First channel device O Maxtor HD
First channel device 1 None
Second channel device 0 None
Second channel device 1 None
Third channel device 0 DVD writer
Third channel device 1 DVD rom

Also no response from DVD writer which is in fact only a cd writer. No opening of tray or anything else. DVD rom works okay.

Any ideas at all please.

Thanks in hope

  jimv7 18:52 31 Jan 2007

Have you installed the motherboard drivers before installing any software.

  keef66 19:19 31 Jan 2007

Took the words right out of my mouth. Sounds like the motherboard is missing it's chipset drivers. Do you have a disk that came with the pc or motherboard? If not you may have to download them from the HP support site via another pc.

  Smokeyone 06:16 01 Feb 2007

I'll look in to the HP site or should it be the asus site !

  Smokeyone 07:21 01 Feb 2007


I think I'll need help here. Hp & asus sites do not seem a lot of help - motherboard is asus PTGD1-LA and it seems according to google that lots of people have trouble finding the drivers.
Are motherboard drivers installed before os !


  keef66 09:41 01 Feb 2007

OS installed first, mobo drivers next. I'll have a look around.

What's the exact HP model number / spec??

  Smokeyone 09:54 01 Feb 2007

Thanks very much
HP Pavilion Desktop PC

CPU Type Intel Pentium 4 550, 3400 MHz (17 x 200)
Field Value
Motherboard Name Asus PTGD1-LA (3 PCI, 1 PCI-E x16, 4 DDR DIMM, Audio, LAN, IEEE-1394)
Field Value
System Memory 1024 MB (PC3200 DDR SDRAM)
Field Value
Video Adapter RADEON X300 Series Secondary (256 MB)
Field Value
Video Adapter RADEON X300 Series (256 MB)
Field Value
Optical Drive HP DVD Writer 630c
Field Value
Optical Drive SAMSUNG DVD-ROM SD-616E (16x/48x DVD-ROM)

Is this enough spec, the HP DVD is the one that is playing up........

  keef66 10:13 01 Feb 2007

click here

Looks like plenty to try, including one for an HP DVD.

or back a page and let it auto detect your pc

Also read their avvice on how to download and install.

Good luck

  Smokeyone 12:28 01 Feb 2007

Updated bios, no change, any suggestions which update to try next please...

  keef66 12:39 01 Feb 2007

Try the 'fall 2004 original chipset driver collection' first

  Smokeyone 18:05 01 Feb 2007

I do appreciate your advice but afraid still no luck.........

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