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Asus k8v-se deluxe
2 x 512MB PC3200+ 400 MhZ RAM
I have an asus k8v-se mobo that will not boot correctly. I've been attempting to do a fresh install of Windows XP, on to both SATA and IDE drives without success. Everytime I try to install the OS from CD at some point in the process the install just hangs.
Now this computer was up and running until last Wednesday, although not the most stable system I've built, I was able to get it to work for my needs. If you didn't read the thread above then the short story is I lost my OS on a SP2 Windows Update, due to a registry hack (at least thats what I'm guessing). I've since given up on restoring the old install, and am simply trying to start with a clean install. I have a brand new Windows XP CDR with absolutely no scratches. Every time I attempt to install the OS as some point in the setup process the computer just hangs, and the CD-Rom stops spinning. Initially, I was attempting to install on to SATA drives connected to the VIA Raid Controller, after repeated failures, I moved on to trying to install to and IDE drive and the Primary IDE channel, again same problems.
There is one strange fact that I've noticed. The longer that the computer has been off, the farther along into the setup process the computer lets me get. If I try repeatedly over and over eventually the computer will hang in POST, before even booting the CD-ROM.
Now I'm pretty sure that this is a memory issue, and I've seen several threads on other discussion boards relating to memory problems with this Mobo. What I can't understand is why I was able to get an OS to work on the board for several months, and now I'm not able to get there?
I'm about ready to give up on this board, it's actually the third one I've had problems with.
Does anyone have recommendations on my course of action should be?
Should I kick down the cash and just get some expensive non generic memory like Corsair, and try the board again?
Should I just buy a new board? If so what's available with similar feature sets? I need at least one RAID controller. 5 PCI Slots, GB LAN, Firewire, USB 2.0, and of course AMD® Socket 754
Are there any adjustments I can make in BIOS to make the board run correctly with the memory I have?
I'm hurting here as my main workstation is down, everyday is time lost in work.
Thanks in advance for any suggestions you might offer.