Hi all, nice forum.
I hate to start out with asking fur help but ...
I have a friend who is clumsy to say the least, he's a really good guy but sucks at puters...
here's what he did in s nut shell:
Took cpu heat sink off to clean but stopped in the middle because he remembered something else he had to do on the puter first and managed to clamp the cpu in wrong and fried the cpu and mb.
He then ordered a used mb from ebay along with a used processor (under my advise, he didn't have much money to stick into it). In the process of installing this combo he managed to bend and (later) break a pin off of this newer cpu and also forced the eide hd connector on back wards breaking a pin, (which I soldered back on and found, to my amazement, the drive still worked perfect!).
Are you with me so far? lol
I took over this project for obvious reasons and ordered a better processor, thinking the board was still good and it seemed to be. It came right up to windows desk and hesitated for a while there, (trying to install a driver or device?). It appeared to be fixed, but on closer examination I noticed a couple of serious problems...
1: While playing windows media player, the video , sooner or later will lock but the time bar keeps going. The only way to get out is to have device manager kill it. Then xp locks except for the mouse. You get 6 clicks before it locks too. Also the video player used at google video will lock after about 10 seconds of playing but all you have to do there is click on the time bar to start it again. Seems like anything video doesn't work.
2: It's only a matter of time before the nic card freezes and you loose the net. Also, you cannot access the nic to look at it's properties after this happens either.
Everything else works great, you know, ghosted the drive immediately after getting it running , only thing maybe, couldn't copy a dvd of the kids off for his sister and that hesitation at the desktop right before it places the icons. I have seen the video come up on different irqs when in safe mode..
I've tried the following and probably more: Unistall all drivers except the nic xp won't let me. Unplugged every thig sept main drive and monitor. Haven't figured out how to change irq's they be greyed out by xp Lots of other things sept for standing on my head.
Specs of this machine are as follows (please forgive as it's from my memory!):
Hp Pavilion 1228a mb= asus a8ae-le (special made for hp grr had to get from ebay hp won't sell you one) cpu = amd athlon 64 X2 3800+ (was originally a 3200 single core) 512mb mem ati chip set built in video by ati built in audio
link to mb specs:
Any ideas on this subject would be greaty appreaciated.
Anytime you replace the motherboard, repair the windows install. This saves you alot of headaches down the line. What you are getting is probably driver conflicts and other issues associated with windows being installed on the same hard drive and a new motherboard getting put in with different chipsets and other drivers needed. Note that in doing a windows repair from the recovery cd that some programs may stop working and make sure you backup your data before you do so.
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