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  • Problematic GA-K8VM800M / Athlon 64 3000+

    HI all,

    I'm a newbie here, but i'm having quite a lot of troubles with this new computer i'm building. All new parts. The problem is that i can install windows xp onto the harddrive running from the CD. (blue setup screen process), but when it goes to reboot the first time into windows to finalise the install, as soon as it tries to boot from the hard drive, the computer restarts.

    It checks the cd-rom for a boot disk, then asks if you want to boot from the cd - letting it go on and not hitting any keys should then boot from the hard drive. except, this system restarts itself. its getting quite annoying.

    I feel it is a mainboard issue, but would like to run it past you all. basically i have taken this hadd out and installed into another machine, installed windows on the new hdd and then put it back into the K8VM800M and it worked for a while before it decided not to run any Apps. So i figured i would re-install it again in the new box.

    I've replaced the memory, tried a different video card(other then the onboard), removed all PCi cards, removed all DVD burners, removed all USB devices but i can't get it to go..

    i'm running 80wire IDE cables

    spec is;

    Gigabyte GA-K8VM800M
    Athlon 64 3000+
    512mb generic memory
    Western Digital 80gb WD800BB 2mb buffer - IDE - being auto detected
    Lite-on SOHW 1653S - IDE - auto detected
    400W PSU
    NO PCI
    NO USB(front connectors aren't plugged in)
    NO sound connectors plugged in
    17" LCD (not that it should matter)

    Any suggestions will be appreciated.

    ADDED - also i have updated the motherboard bios to F5 (which i believe is the latest from the Gigabyte website)

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    Re: Problematic GA-K8VM800M / Athlon 64 3000+

    have you had any luck getting this running yet as I am having simmilar problems.....and I am at a loss as to what to try next.

    the motherboard and cpu have been tested

    i have tried 3 cd's
    tried 3 cd/dvd drives
    3 different ram
    2 floppy drives
    2 brand new 120gb hard drives
    1 was ide the other sata
    2 different power supply

    I am trying win2003 server now to see but some how I dont think that will work either but worth a try..........