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    Default GA-EP45-UD3P Issues Installing Windows XP

    I just built the following system, which is my second build ever (first in the past 4 years):

    Q6600 (G0 Stepping)
    Xigmatek HDT-S1283 CPU Cooler
    GA-EP45-UD3P
    4GB (2 * 2GB OCZ Reaper Model No. OCZ2RPR800C44GK)
    Antec NeoPower 650W PSU
    Diamond Radeon 4870x2
    SATA HD, BURNER, DVD-ROM

    There doesn't seem to be any power issues as I've had no restarts/shutdowns. "PC Health Status" shows the following:

    Vcore 1.236V
    DDR18V 2.096 (I manually set this to 2.1 in BIOS per my memory's specs)
    +3.3V 3.232V
    +12V 12.239V

    Current System Temperature 36C
    Current CPU Temperature 22C

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    I have an old Windows XP Pro (FULL) disk that I attempted to install. I got the BSoD with the pci.sys error message which I discovered that XP doesn't recognize PCIe cards prior to SP2. So, tonight I manually created a slipstream disk with SP3 on it and then tried using AutoStreamer to create it for me.

    Under both efforts, I boot using CD-ROM as my primary device and I get to the following screen:

    Verifying DMI Pool Data .............
    Boot from CD/DVD :
    Boot from CD/DVD :
    _ (the cursor just hangs here and nothing happens)

    I'm stumped...any help would be greatly appreciated.

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    Default Re: GA-EP45-UD3P Issues Installing Windows XP

    Here are my settings:

    MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.)
    Robust Graphics Booster ...............: [Auto]
    CPU Clock Ratio ..........................: [ 9 X]
    CPU Frequency ...........................: 2.40GHz( 266x9)


    Clock Chip Control
    Standard Clock Control
    CPU Host Clock Control..................: [Disabled]
    CPU Host Frequency (Mhz) ............: 266
    PCI Express Frequency (Mhz) .........:[100]

    C.I.A.2 .................................:[Disabled]


    Advanced Clock Control [Press Enter]
    CPU Clock Drive...........................: [ 800mV]
    PCI Express Clock Drive.................: [ 900mV]
    CPU Clock Skew (ps)....................: [ 0ps]
    MCH Clock Skew (ps)...................: [ 0ps]


    DRAM Performance Control
    Performance Enhance...................: [Standard]
    Extreme Memory Profile (X.M.P.).....: [Disabled]
    (G)MCH Frequency Latch...............: [Auto]
    System Memory Multiplier ..............: [Auto]
    Memory Frequency (Mhz) ..............: 800
    DRAM Timing Selectable ................: [Manual]

    Standard Timing Control
    CAS Latency Time........................ [4]
    tRCD ......................................... [ 4]
    tRP'........................................... [ 4]
    tRAS.......................................... [ 12]

    Advanced Timing Control
    tRRD...........................................3 [Auto]
    tWTR..........................................3 [Auto]
    tWR............................................6 [Auto]
    tRFC...........................................54 [Auto]
    tRTP...........................................3 [Auto]
    Command Rate (CMD) ....................0 [Auto]

    Driving Strength Profiles
    Driving Strength ............................ [Auto]

    Channel A
    Static tRead Value.........................: 5 [Auto]
    tRD Phase0 Adjustment...................: 1 [Auto]
    tRD Phase1 Adjustment...................: 0 [Auto]
    tRD Phase2 Adjustment .................: 0 [Auto]
    tRD Phase3 Adjustment..................: 0 [Auto]
    Trd2rd(Different Rank)....................: 6 [Auto]
    Twr2wr(Different Rank)...................: 6 [Auto]
    Twr2rd(Different Rank)...................: 5 [Auto]
    Trd2wr(Same/Diff Rank)..................: 8 [Auto]
    Dimm1 Clock Skew Control...............: [Auto]
    Dimm2 Clock Skew Control...............: [Auto]

    Channel B
    [Same as Channel A]

    Motherboard Voltage Control
    CPU Vcore….……….........................: 1.26250V [Auto]
    CPU Termination…..... 1.200V*.......: [1.200V]
    CPU PLL…………………....1.500V*.......: [1.500V]

    CPU Reference.…………....0.760V*.......: [Auto]

    MCH/ICH
    MCH Core…………….....1.100V...........: [1.260V]
    MCH Reference….…….0.760V...........: [Auto]
    MCH/DRAM Ref.…......0.900V...........: [Auto]
    ICH I/O……………….....1.500V............: [Auto]
    ICH Core…………...……1.100V............: [Auto]

    DRAM
    DRAM Voltage ……....1.800V............: [2.100V]
    DRAM Termination .…0.900V............: [Auto]
    Channel A Reference 0.900V............: [Auto]
    Channel B Reference 0.900V............: [Auto]

    Advanced Settings
    Limit CPUID Max. to 3.....................: [Disabled]
    No-Execute Memory Protect............: [Enabled]
    CPU Enhanced Halt (C1E)................: [Disabled]
    CPU Thermal Monitor 2(TM2) ...........: [Enabled]
    CPU EIST Function.........................: [Disabled]
    Virtualization Technology................: [Enabled]

    Integrated Peripherals
    Legacy USB Storage Detect ..............[Enabled]

    Whenever I press F12 to go into the BOOT MENU, there is a little + sign by "Hard Drive" even though I have the BIOS set to CD-ROM first and then Hard Drive.

    It's recognizing the 4GB RAM, the two drives, and the single HD. When it sits at the "boot from cd/dvd" screen, I can hear the drive with the slipstreamed disk spinning but nothing happens, even after waiting a half hour.

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    Default Re: GA-EP45-UD3P Issues Installing Windows XP

    Well for now please remove one stick of ram so that is out of the way and not a issue

    Then please tell me where you have your Hard drive connected and your CD drives and post me a image of your Integrated peripherals BIOS page as it sounds like you have some incorrect settings and or possibly drives in the wrong spots


    That + by Hard Drive/HDD if for you to go further into, like a second page. Where you could choose other drives or a USB Device

    You either have some incorrect settings or things plugged in wrong since both disks you have give you the same error. I think this is the issue because if your new burned disk was bad (Which it still could be) your old one would not error out the same, it should make it partially thru the install process. It is stalling at the boot from CD line because no CD Drive is found per the settings in the BIOS

    For NON AHCI or RAID you should have your hard drive connected to port 0 on the yellow controller, your SATA DVD Drive (This is what you are trying to install with right) in port 1 and you should have set in integrated peripherals page of the BIOS this >>>>

    SATA RAID/AHCI Mode (Intel ICH10R Southbridge) >>>>>>>>> Disabled

    SATA Port0-3 Native Mode >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Enabled << Must be enabled for SATA CD/DVD Functions

    This is for Anything you have on the purple ports extra or any IDE Drives
    Onboard SATA/IDE Device (GIGABYTE SATA2 Chip) >>>>>>>>>> Enabled

    Onboard SATA/IDE Ctrl Mode (GIGABYTE SATA2 Chip) >>>>>>> IDE
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    Default Re: GA-EP45-UD3P Issues Installing Windows XP

    I'm at work right now but when I get home I will try booting with only one stick of RAM.

    Off the top of my head, my two disk drives and hard drive are all installed using the yellow SATA connections and I know for a fact that they are not using the SATA 0,1,2 ports. Once I get home I'll be able to confirm where exactly they're plugged into. I'm guessing something like 0, 1 and 3.

    The weird thing is, I was able to read the original XP Pro disk I have and got to the part where it started installing files before the pci.sys error was detected due to PCIe not being supported prior to SP2. I then attempted to use the two slipstreamed SP3 disks I created and neither of those are recognized even though I followed the tutorials exactly. I want to think it's a DVD drive issue but then why was the XP Pro disk able to be read correctly? The only thing I can think of is that you can't slipstream directly to SP3 and maybe I need to slipstream SP2 and then SP3 into that disk, if that's even possible?

    I have my BIOS settings the same as what you listed and I kept the onboard SATA enabled (IDE) even though I will not be using the purple SATA ports. Should I go ahead and disable these?
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    Default Re: GA-EP45-UD3P Issues Installing Windows XP

    Alright, I had a guy at work make me an SP2 slipstream disk using my copy of XP Pro. He confirmed that it was indeed bootable and able to install. So, at least now I know I have a correct disk and have eliminated that as a possible cause of my troubles.

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    Default Re: GA-EP45-UD3P Issues Installing Windows XP

    Alright, I just got home and haven't changed any settings from what they were at last night. I put in the SP3 slipstream disk my coworker created for me and Windows is installing right now. I'll post back once the system is up and running and then maybe check any BIOS settings to make sure everything is optimized. I wonder why neither of my two disks didn't work? I'm curious as to what process my coworker used to create the bootable disk.

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    Default Re: GA-EP45-UD3P Issues Installing Windows XP

    I got everything up and running late last night and the only issue that remains is with my wireless internet connection. I have the router and NIC setup exactly how I did on my last system and I am getting random signal loss every 5 minutes or so. It'll be really fast (wireless N) at 300 Mbps and then suddenly drop all the way down to the 20's before disconnecting. I don't have any new electronic devices that could potentially be disrupting the connection other than the new PC parts.

    I will say that this new system is an absolute monster compared to my old system which was a socket 754 Athlon 64 3400+ Clawhammer with an eVga 7900GT KO.

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    Default Re: GA-EP45-UD3P Issues Installing Windows XP

    Nice to hear! I replied to you last night here, dont know what happened?

    Do you have the latest Intel Chipset drivers installed, and the latest RealTek driver installed?

    Did you disable Green LAN in the BIOS?

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    Default Re: GA-EP45-UD3P Issues Installing Windows XP

    I have the Intel chipset drivers installed that came on the Gigabyte disk which accompanied the motherboard. Do you think this may help solve my intermittent connection loss on my wireless network? Where do I download these drivers from?

    I did, however, update the RealTek audio drivers because I have 5.1 speakers and I am getting no sound from my rear two speakers even though I know they work. I used the tray icon to correctly designate which speakers (rear, front, center/sub) correspond to each input on the rear panel of the motherboard.

    I did not disable the Gigabyte SATA ports, do you think I should if I won't be using them?

    Thank you once again for your support!
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    Default Re: GA-EP45-UD3P Issues Installing Windows XP

    Here is Intel drivers Package >>>
    Intel® Chipset Software Installation UtilityÂ*INF Update Utility - Primarily for Intel® 4, 3, 900 Series Chipsets

    Hmm, where did you download this Realtek driver from? Try this one, and if no luck try the second link >>>

    RealTek HD Audio R 2.10 (32bit)
    ftp://61.56.69.18/pc/audio/WDM_R210.zip

    RealTek + MS UUA Driver GA packaged R 2.00
    GIGABYTE - Support&Download - Motherboard - Driver Download


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    You may want to see if this helps with your LAN Issue as well

    RealTek LAN (REALTEK GbE & FE Ethernet PCI-E NIC (RTL8168/8111 PCI-E/RTL8168C(P)/8111C/RTL8139/810x series))

    Version 5.708.11119.2008
    ftp://202.65.194.211/cn/nic/PCIE_Install_5708_1119.zip

    Gigabytes 5.7061.1016.2008
    GIGABYTE - Support&Download - Motherboard - Driver Download


    If you are not using IDE Drives or the purple ports yes you can disable that controller

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