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Problems Installing Windows 2000 and XP on P6DBS

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Anonymous
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July 28, 2004 11:06:22 AM

Archived from groups: alt.comp.periphs.mainboard.supermicro (More info?)

I just inherieted this mobo with a P3 450 already on it and I have a
matching one to go with it. The problem is that whenever I try to
install Windows 2000 or XP it gets about halfway through the device
installation and locks up. I have two 128Mb PC133 sticks of Ram and I
tested that with our dimm tester here at work and they are fine. I am
trying to install on an IDE drive tested with both a 160GB Maxtor and
then 6GB Maxtor. I have tried with both CPUs and just one. Bios is
latest version 3.1. Loaded fail safe defaults and disabled scsi
controller and have tried with both a matrox productiva and ati rage
video card.
However NT4 installs just fine on it.

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Anonymous
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July 28, 2004 10:17:06 PM

Archived from groups: alt.comp.periphs.mainboard.supermicro (More info?)

Eric Merillat wrote:

> I just inherieted this mobo with a P3 450 already on it and I have a
> matching one to go with it. The problem is that whenever I try to
> install Windows 2000 or XP it gets about halfway through the device
> installation and locks up. I have two 128Mb PC133 sticks of Ram and I
> tested that with our dimm tester here at work and they are fine. I am
> trying to install on an IDE drive tested with both a 160GB Maxtor and
> then 6GB Maxtor. I have tried with both CPUs and just one. Bios is
> latest version 3.1. Loaded fail safe defaults and disabled scsi
> controller and have tried with both a matrox productiva and ati rage
> video card.
> However NT4 installs just fine on it.
>

I have a few of those series of boards (PD-B/G-E/S/U) running Win2k
without problems so I don't think there is any basic incompatibility
between the OS and the board. (At least as far as 2000 is concerned, I
haven't used XP on any of them.)

Have you tried disabling the SCSI controller in the BIOS and seeing if
the OS will install? If that still fails, try disabling the IDE
controller and installing to a SCSI hard drive. You might also try
turning off other things on the board to see if they are causing
problems.

I know, they're lousy suggestions but they didn't cost a lot.

-Bill Asher
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