I am offering up 500 points + 500 bonus points to the person or persons that can best lead me thru an upgrade from an Abit BE-6 single 600mhz P3 to an Abit VP-6 dual 1gig P3, without a clean install. I should preface this by noting I have tried to "R" the found installation, only to have it loop at 34 min remaining, in the next cycle after the hardware detection of the video card. Configuration as follows below:
BE-6, not using HPT-366
Intel P3 600EB 512k Slot 1
512mb CAS3 non parity
AGP NumberNine 8meg (installs as a S3 Graphics Savage4)
Slot 1 -
Slot 2 Realtek RTL8139 NIC
Slot 3 Esoniq Sound
Slot 4 -
Slot 5 Lucent WinModem 56k
Pri Master: Seagate ST320413A 20gig 5400rpm Bootpartition/Linux partition/Linux Swap. Has SuSE 8.2 installed.
Pri Slave: Western Digital WD0600AB-00CDB0 60 gig 5400prm. This drive is partitioned in 6 drives.
F:\Cache (including windows pagefile of 1.2 gig + IE temp folder)
G:\ & H:\ both free space (Photoshop scratch disks, MP3 storage etc.)
I:\ 30gig storage
Yamaha CRW2100E burner
VP-6, using HPT370 at ATA100
Dual 1gig P3 Socket 370 256k
512mb CAS3 non parity
Pri Master LG CDROM 33UDMA
Pri Slave LG CDRW PIO4
Same HD configuration,
Pri Master Seagate, Pri Slave WD, only using the HPT370 controller, and with a WD800 80gig 7200rpm 8mb buffer replacing the 60gig 5400rpm drive which I will eventually mirror with a 2nd WD800. I drive imaged the 60gig, and expanded the partitions to use the free space left.
AGP Same AGP video
Slot 1 - (shares with AGP)
Slot 2 3Com 3C905B-TX NIC
Slot 3 - (poss. Esoniq Sound)
Slot 4 - (poss. Lucent WinModem 56k)
Slot 5 - (shares with HPT370)
I've heard something about resetting the HAL to accept 2 processors before upgrading ?
Other than that; about it - everything else seems normal, so I don't know what it's trying to detect after the video blinks (it checks out ) that would cause it to loop. Ive had the Original system for over 3 years, 1.5 with XP installed. Norton AV and ZoneAlarm are my AV & firewall.
I am using a SP1 slipstreamed version of XP Pro, Original and New sytems.
Please help ease my pain, and for me to not have to install and configure 3 years worth of software and associated data.
Email me with any questions, & thanks in advance.