I just finished a build where I salvaged a lot of old parts. One of the old parts I salvaged was an A8N-Sli premium motherboard. The system works fine for the most part but I have these problems:
1. The boot time is incredibly long, 10 - 15 minutes. After the picture with the mobo logo, it goes to a black screen for 2 minutes, then a black and white loading bar appears which usually takes 10 minutes to finish. Then windows actually starts up and it runs fine.
2. The computer isn't recognizing the on board ethernet or sound.
3. Every time I reboot the system the clock goes to a random date and time.
I think a lot of these problems are from the motherboard, which is why I posted this in this section. I'm not computer illiterate but I'm pretty close so I need help.
A lot of these problems might be driver issues, can somebody please tell me how to download and install drivers that aren't .exe files?
1- Enter to the BIOS and look for the option "Fast boot" or something like that, with this option enable u can skip the logo screen and ur boot time is more faster.
2- Update the driver to the last version available on the manufacturer's web page.
3- This usually happens when the battery of ur mobo is low, u need buy a new one and replace the current battery.