Upgraded BIOS, stopping at Verifying Pool Data
Posted on 2004-11-25
I have an FIC VG31 Motherboard with Windows XP installed (It is a HP Pavilion 423.uk). I recently installed a P4 2.8Ghz Nortwood / 533Mhz FSB which works fine except it runs at 2.1Ghz / 400Mhz FSB. I tried to change settings in BIOS but there was not option. I subsequently tried a bios upgrade through FIC but to no avail (BIOS update would not work).
So, I (stupidly I now think!) paid esupport.com to provide an updated BIOS which they duly did. Although the update is successful and I can now change FSB in BIOS (and many other features that so far I don't understand), it keeps stopping after Verifying Pool Data and comes up with menu similar to Advanced Settings in Windows XP after startup. However no matter which option I choose it just restarts, verifys pool data and stops at same menu.
Any help, solutions, etc would be gratefully accepted as esupport.com are not returning emails and don't fancy phoning their american support team from the UK.
Thanks in advance