Hiya, just wondering if anyone could help. I've just had to reinstall Windows XP Pro due to some naughty virus activity which screwed my PC up completely to the point where I couldn't boot past the 'Verifying DMI Pool Data...' message on startup, and even the Win XP Pro CD install would freeze just after pressing F6 to specify RAID drivers.
I've managed to get everything back up to speed, with thanks to the dual BIOS technology on the motherboard. I have an ATI Radeon 9800 Pro vid card, and usually under the SmartGart settings in 'Display' the card is set to 8xAGP. I can't however get the darn thing to do that now. It stays at 4xAGP even though I can slide the slider across and click apply and restart the computer. I have the latest VIA Chipset drivers and the latest Catalyst Drivers for the GFX card. Any ideas lovely people how I can get my machine to operate at 8x AGP?
It sound like the Virus as got into the BIOS and it is using the other half, I would have been inclined to update the BIOS it should be easy with dual bios. As that is where the AGP settings should be for the motherboard drivers will not make any difference if the slot is only working at 4
I had 2x 512mb pc3200 DIMMS, however I can only use one. When I put the other in, my PC just beeps at me on startup. I have 4 slots for RAM, and the board is enabled with Dual chanel technology, but don't know how to activate this and to make both strips of RAM work together. I heard that I should put on in slot one, then one in slot 3. I've tried that though and my machine does the bleepy thing and won't boot.