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Thread: Epox EP-8RDA+ help




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    Just installed a new EP-8RDA+ MoBo, but keep getting the "inacessible boot device" blue screen. I've checked HD jumper settings, cable connections. What am I missing?

    thanks
    D.D.

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    p.s. Forgot to mention setup:

    AMD XP 2100+
    WIN 2000 Pro (SP2)
    WD 80 GB HD
    764 MB DDR

    all ran fine with old SOYO Dragon + VIA 266A MoBo

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    You havn't got the PCI bus overclocked have ya or damaged the IDE cable on a sharp case edge? :?:

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    Hi,

    I don't think I have it overclocked, just set at default for now. Cable seems to be ok, BIOS is recognizing the HD, Floppy and CD ROM drives ok. I'm wondering if I need the nVidia N2 drivers updated?

    or maybe still have the HD jumper settings set wrong

    thanks for your suggestions
    D.D.

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    er, make that the "nForce 2" drivers

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    this might be a stupid question but I'll ask anyway...

    you've installed a new motherboard...now what are you trying to boot from? FD, CD or HD?

    i.e. did you re-install windows after you switched motherboards?

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    I may be the one who is stupid.
    Yes, trying to boot from HD but no, I didn't reinstall windows, do I need to?

    thanks,
    D.D.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DharmaDog
    no, I didn't reinstall windows, do I need to?

    thanks,
    D.D.
    Yes
    a new motherboard needs a fresh Windows install - that's definately your problem

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    Unless ya drop all the drivers from the os before doin' the mobo swap then ya likely screwed but the hassles in doin' that are enough that I find it easier to clean install the os again (I always improve things on the next install anyway so it goes well in two ways). ;)

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    Doh!

    thanks,
    D.D.

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