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    Hey all I recently built my father a new pc and it went pretty much without issues other than using the stupid core 2 quad stock fan mount :fou: . After initial bootup we proceeded to install all of the various drivers, starting with the drive cd that came with the board (had to as the nic didn't work by default). This went smoothly and we then proceeded to update all the other stuff, gfx drivers etc. We got everything working with no hitches except we noticed a few times the pc would bootup and then restart immediately and come back to the windows did not start what do you want to do screen. We thought this may just be a quirk somewhere but we've now discovered it probably wasn't. Anyway long story short, the pc stopped booting while I was asleep today. My dad says he did nothing to cause this, it just stopped. Now, it does post just fine and the bios is accessible. I tried various things including flashing bios and resetting the cmos etc and it just would not post to window. It went to a black screen and always said windows failed to load ntoskrnl.exe I believe it was. The first file windows loads when safe mode comes up. This lead me to believe it was some type of drive issue etc. I took apart the pc and gave everything a look over and noticed I had his DVD and HD plugged into the purple ports. I never noticed they were differently colored on the initial install, lol. Did a bit of googling and what do you know, these are the raid ports apparently. Switched the cables, assuming this would fix everything and booted back up. Cables now plugged into yellow ports. No change.

    At this point I was angry so I said screw it I'm gonna reformat the drive. I reformatted and loaded everything back and got all the drivers loaded etc. I was installing IE 7 for my dad, since he wants to do the windows updates and the PC BSOD. When it booted back up, back to a black screen. This time no error messages or anything, stuck on a plain old black screen. Now, I build pcs for fun and I am very patient as I do overclocking and so forth, but I'm not famiiliar with boards by Gigabyte. Last thing I will say, the first time we installed xp(this is 64 bit also) I had AHCI set or what not, I've since turned that all off so that XP will install without needing a sata/raid disc and I did not install the SATA/RAID drivers on the CD after the 2nd install of XP. If anyone has any idea what may be the issue please let me know! Also sorry for the long winded post, I just wanted to try to cover the bases.

    Specs below:

    COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 CAC-T05-UW Black Aluminum Bezel , SECC Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail (N82E16811119068)


    GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3P LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail (N82E16813128358)


    CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - Retail (N82E16817139005)


    Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz LGA 775 Quad-Core Processor Model BX80562Q6600 - Retail (N82E16819115017)


    2 x G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-6400CL5D-4GBPQ - Retail (N82E16820231122)


    Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM (N82E16822136218)


    LG 22X DVD±R DVD Burner Black SATA Model GH22NS30 - OEM (N82E16827136152)

    Cliff notes: New install using Gigabyte board above, latest BIOS, All SATA devices, All stock clocks/voltages. Pc now boots to black screen after second XP install. Also curious about the SATA/AHCI options in bios, what should they bet set for on a system with no IDE devices only SATA HDD/DVD?

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    Default Re: Ga-ep45-ud3p

    Sounds like you just need your ram setup properly to me. Is that 4GB or 8GB? Either way you need some changes from Auto settings for 4/8GB.

    First, you should set Performance Enhance on standard, and then set MCH Voltage to 1.24-1.34 (The lesser end for 4GB, more for 8GB). Then set your ram voltage to 1.9 or 1.95 and that should get you going.

    Not sure if you now need a clean install again or not? You did install the Intel Chipset INF Drivers correct? If not, those need to be installed once you get windows installed.

    As for your disk settings for a NON RAID/AHCI setup they would be like this >>>

    Integrated Peripherals

    Intel ICH10R Controller *Yellow*
    SATA RAID/AHCI Mode (Intel ICH10R Southbridge) ............. Disabled
    SATA Port0-3 Native Mode ................................... Enabled (or Disabled, both will work)

    Gigabyte/J.Micron Controller *Purple* (And you can use this for NON RAID if you like, but for your OS it is best to use the Intel ones)
    Onboard SATA/IDE Device (GIGABYTE SATA2 Chip) ............. Disabled if you are not using these ports. But this will need to be enabled if you have anything connected to a IDE Ribbon cable

    Onboard SATA/IDE Ctrl Mode (GIGABYTE SATA2 Chip) ........... IDE

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    Default Re: Ga-ep45-ud3p

    Thanks LSD will give your suggestions a shot. Just fyi, this am after copying over an image via the network to my fathers pc I got a bsod. This happened after extracting the image to install the software. The BSOD was disk.sys. Any thoughts on that? Every piece in this setup is brand new.

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    Default Re: Ga-ep45-ud3p

    Which PC was that error on? So you copied one file from your pc to his, or the other way around? And then on which PC did you try to extract the file on?

    It is a disk error obviously, but MUCH more info is needed to try to think about what it could be

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