help! ,system restarting,ASRock mobo
Posted on 2003-02-27
i'm trying to install an operating system on my friends Desktop PC. (winxp pro, then win98SE). basic specs are...
P4 2.4GHz,ASRock PE Pro Motherboard socket 478,inno3D GEForce2MX400,maxtor 30GB 5400RPM, 256MB DDR RAM PC266 128MB each DIMM).the system keeps on getting errors, faults(protection),and sometimes restarting on it's own. there are some things i notice. pls comment if there's something wrong with these:
1. the bios version on the bios setup main menu reads "AMI BIOS Version 3.31a. but then when i looked up the ASRock website their lates bios update is PE Pro 1.30, as opposed to 3.3a
2. when i tried going thru the bootstrap sequence(pressing any key in rebooting) the ID reads all zeros. (e.g. 0000-000-00000-00000 (#digits not exact)).
also i saw something like..."sis900 pentium...".
the mobo specs in manual reads sis645 chipset.
the most common problem is with errors in explorer.exe,
general protection fault/invalid page fault,etc.
errors came some minutes after the first log-in
on fresh installation. no drivers yet aside those from the OS Setup CD. kept getting errors, kept restarting,
some blue screens....especially as we try to install the other drivers.
first tried to install winxp(NTFS),didn't work.thought maybe win98 might work so tried installing that instead after so many attempts. but didn't work either.i didn't get exactly the same errors but very similar.
also the mobo specs on memory is DDR 333, but we have a 266 DDR RAM.is this ok?
we really need your help.thanx in advance!