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Anonymous
a b V Motherboard
August 24, 2004 7:05:19 PM

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Hello,

I recently upgraded my motherboard to Intel D875PBZ with
Pentium 4 3.0G CPU.

After the installation of the motherboard, I did a in-
place upgrade of Windows XP Professional; installed all
the new drivers associated with the motherboard. and
applied Windows XP SP2 and all patches.

Everything looking good. However, the new system would
freeze, sometimes 5 minutes; or 2 hours. Sometimes even
before the login page appeared.

I have changed the CPU and memory and it still freezes.
However, the system will not freeze if I disabled
the "HyperThreading" feature in the BIOS.

I called Intel support; they suggested me to try to
install a new copy of the Windows XP and to verify if it
still freezes. With a clean installation, the system
did not freeze
Intel support said when upgrading from a non-
hyperthreading motherboard to a hyperthreading one;
Microsoft Windows Setup did not replace all the drivers
properly.

I would really like to use my original Windows instances
with the HyperThreading enabled.

Any suggestions is appreciated.

Thank you
David
Anonymous
a b V Motherboard
August 24, 2004 10:04:00 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

You can try doing another repair operation. You can use the File and
Settings Transfer Wizard if you want just your settings and documents.
This would require a clean install and then load these settings/files
back on (it will not keep your installed applications, just their
settings). If you need help with either of those, let me know.

Here is what I would do though. First, back up all of the data on the
computer, then I would make a clean install of XP (it may require
activation over the phone since things have changed, but that shouldn't
be a problem unless by chance the original was an OEM install which
could be causing the problem by itself). I would then load all of my
applications and data back on and image the drive/fully back it up once
I got it to a point I thought was perfect.

----
Nathan McNulty


David Chan wrote:
> Hello,
>
> I recently upgraded my motherboard to Intel D875PBZ with
> Pentium 4 3.0G CPU.
>
> After the installation of the motherboard, I did a in-
> place upgrade of Windows XP Professional; installed all
> the new drivers associated with the motherboard. and
> applied Windows XP SP2 and all patches.
>
> Everything looking good. However, the new system would
> freeze, sometimes 5 minutes; or 2 hours. Sometimes even
> before the login page appeared.
>
> I have changed the CPU and memory and it still freezes.
> However, the system will not freeze if I disabled
> the "HyperThreading" feature in the BIOS.
>
> I called Intel support; they suggested me to try to
> install a new copy of the Windows XP and to verify if it
> still freezes. With a clean installation, the system
> did not freeze
> Intel support said when upgrading from a non-
> hyperthreading motherboard to a hyperthreading one;
> Microsoft Windows Setup did not replace all the drivers
> properly.
>
> I would really like to use my original Windows instances
> with the HyperThreading enabled.
>
> Any suggestions is appreciated.
>
> Thank you
> David
Anonymous
a b V Motherboard
August 30, 2004 8:25:09 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

Nathan,
This is what I have done in the separate disk; but there are so many
applications, that I need to re-install which I hate.
I hope there can be a better way. I have been using the same system
upgrading from Win2k prof which was installed over 4 years ago.

Thanks for your help
David


"Nathan McNulty" wrote:

> You can try doing another repair operation. You can use the File and
> Settings Transfer Wizard if you want just your settings and documents.
> This would require a clean install and then load these settings/files
> back on (it will not keep your installed applications, just their
> settings). If you need help with either of those, let me know.
>
> Here is what I would do though. First, back up all of the data on the
> computer, then I would make a clean install of XP (it may require
> activation over the phone since things have changed, but that shouldn't
> be a problem unless by chance the original was an OEM install which
> could be causing the problem by itself). I would then load all of my
> applications and data back on and image the drive/fully back it up once
> I got it to a point I thought was perfect.
>
> ----
> Nathan McNulty
>
>
> David Chan wrote:
> > Hello,
> >
> > I recently upgraded my motherboard to Intel D875PBZ with
> > Pentium 4 3.0G CPU.
> >
> > After the installation of the motherboard, I did a in-
> > place upgrade of Windows XP Professional; installed all
> > the new drivers associated with the motherboard. and
> > applied Windows XP SP2 and all patches.
> >
> > Everything looking good. However, the new system would
> > freeze, sometimes 5 minutes; or 2 hours. Sometimes even
> > before the login page appeared.
> >
> > I have changed the CPU and memory and it still freezes.
> > However, the system will not freeze if I disabled
> > the "HyperThreading" feature in the BIOS.
> >
> > I called Intel support; they suggested me to try to
> > install a new copy of the Windows XP and to verify if it
> > still freezes. With a clean installation, the system
> > did not freeze
> > Intel support said when upgrading from a non-
> > hyperthreading motherboard to a hyperthreading one;
> > Microsoft Windows Setup did not replace all the drivers
> > properly.
> >
> > I would really like to use my original Windows instances
> > with the HyperThreading enabled.
> >
> > Any suggestions is appreciated.
> >
> > Thank you
> > David
>
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