..build system great, load windows xp (sp1 only) system boots no problem (update windows) I load some games and play awhile. then friend and I attempt to update the bios on the ASROCK mobo, something doesn't go right and we get a blue screen. We reflash to old bios and doesn't work, tried diff. graphics card and ram no help.
Bought 2nd mobo Intel DX38BT reinstal components fire it up windows comes up, again play game for a few minutes and we decide to do a fresh install on XP due to all the crap we did with old mobo.
After format XP won't install stops with a IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL stop ERROR 0x0000000A ????BALLS
things we tried Googled error found article on windows site http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314063
I don't understand how to do any of the things microsoft describes (CMOS settings of your computer...)
We also came across other people have problems with the usb drivers which are fixed with SP2, My copy of XP includes sp1 only. So, I tried to disable usb in the bios during the install and that didn't work.
I am in the process of creating a Slipstreaming a WindowsXP Install CD with Service Pack 2 http://www.pcstats.com/articleview.cfm?articleID=1626
I am not convinced that an advance copy of windows is the answer since my copy installed in the 1st place? I hesitate to purchase Vista if I have a hardware problem? I tried to install Ubuntu and fedora and got errors with both of them. any advice would greatly be appreciated
Thanks for your help
kwanasek....yes I thought it very weird as well. hence all the confusion on our part.
I found this on intels website...
"Windows* XP: If your desktop board includes PCI Express* capability, you must use Windows XP with Service Pack 2, which includes support for PCI Express. "
akhilles- I did find that too on the mobo's website. thanks
Without checking into when the PCI express standard was drafted, one would assume that the PCI Express standard or Microsoft would have taken compatability into account. Try and install an early version of XP on a new MOBO and you have to jump though hoops. what a bite!
Keep an older computer handy just for installing or reinstalling xp. This way you can simply transfer the hard drive onto your new board. It will boot into xp and just requires the new mainboard drivers to get you up. Hope this helps.