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    My wife just received a new PC and I'm having a time with it. I won't say who built it, but suffice it to say it's a reputable company.
    Thing is, it has this Asus MB with bios setting I haven't worked with. I'm doing a lot of googling, but still there are problems.
    For one, the DVD R/W doesn't seem to work; I'm checking what mode the drives are set to right now (AHCI I believe).
    Anyway, I know one has to pretty much learn things and put them into action, not just whine for help and hoper someone comes along and sets things up for him. I'm not really asking that or would expect it.
    I just have to get the Asus book and read up on things, check out the hardware again, and just do some general troubleshooting and searching for things I'm not familiar with. This PC seemed to boot up fine initially, but after I started putting a software firewall (Comodo) and antivirus (Avast) and a few other things on it, things aren't working to well; it's just starnge; the PC is just unresponsive and seems to be on autopilot. I'm sure the settings in the bios are wrong. I'm not really trying to do any overclocking right now, I'm just trying to get the thing going. My wife's about ready to kick me out of the house !!! 'Glad I kept the old PC up and running !!! And I did do a virus scan and a online scan; 'got nothing negative.
    This seems like a really good forum with knowledgeable members.
    I'm glad to be here and hope I can eventually contribute something to others.
    BTW, the bios settings are on auto right now until I learn a little more about
    things.
    Man, this thing is about to drive me crazy. XP just "hangs up" when I try to run an application; I just tried to run the MB driver disk and I got the old hang up....; the screen disappeared and I had to run explorer from the task mangager to get it back. I'm wondering about the memory right now, as it's 5-5-5-15 DDR2, which ain't the fasterst in the world. 'Guess I'll reboot and try, try again !!! I get the old hang and the application won't close, although the silly message about "program is not responding" comes up.

    Thanks.
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    It could be XP installation problem at initially, reformat & reinstall the XP. Then update the hardware drivers to the latest, flash the MOBO to the latest version as well.

    If I were you, download the latest BIOS, hardware drivers and put it on a USB stick first before I do the reformating.

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    Thumbs up Thanks, considering that...

    You know, I was considering exactly that. I'm not sure if they let some new guy put this thing together and set it up or what. Also, from all the reading I did last night on the Asus P5E, there were several problems (with the M, and Kingston probably wasn't the best choice of memory, JMHO..
    I'd like to install a much better CPU cooler too. I'm not really trying to overclock this thing that much, but surely I can get a little more than 'stock' specs out of it. There are also 2 good Seagate SATA HD's that I'll probably use in a raid configuration. Power supply seems plenty good, video card is okay, hardly a gamer, but fine for most apps.
    The BIOS is really a challenge, because I read on the Asus forum last night that some of the people had gone back to the earlier BIOS (0502 is what I have right now), but I'm not at all sure about that.
    One of the reasons I stated I was considering reinstalling is that Nero and a couple of other programs came installed with the OS, and Nero wouldn't even load because it was somehow corrupted and I had to 'repair' it with the original CD. Also, none of the Asus utilities were installed from the MB CD, so sure, the PC might have sat there for 24 hours and run, but what was it doing ?
    I'm sure not running Prime95 or anything else.
    Thanks for the suggestion, I'm still reading and just taking it slow. Some of the setups you guys have are unreal ! 'Getting over 4GHz out of some of these PC's !!!!
    Your comments were very much appreciated !
    Last edited by falcontracker; 08-03-2008 at 17:00. Reason: sp

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