ok holding off ....
im at wits end with this one unfortunatley .. flashing is probably the last
thing i can come up with
another poster did mention that he had the same problem (hanging and
resets - but ONLY in a windows environment) but different os .. a flash
Im running P4P800 E Deluxe , P4 2.8e , kingmax 512mb DDR 400 pc 3200 400w
power , radeon 9200 , TVAV capture card , seagate 80g , liteon dvdrw and
liteon dvdrom ... WIN 98 SE .. i hate xp and cant afford it (AU 450!
Its a brand new setup secondary to the 3 drives(the HD is reformatted)but no
has never been stable ... i updated as much as possible hoping this was the
cause .. it didnt seem to be
the symptoms are mostly random but it will always do somthing dodgy if im
ripping and burning a dvd ... it acts like its shitty ram ( really slowly
when loaded up etc)
i have run the memory test avail on the microsoft website and i did get
memory errors but only when the cache was off for the test
take ram back- they say theres nothing wrong but give me a new stick to shut
me up im sure ... come home same thing happens .. but it doesnt test as
faulty when it take it back to where i purchased it.
its not the power supply as it has been tested with an alternate supply
I have not tried running it down on bare bones simply because i didnt think
the capture card or a cd-drive was able to reset the system .. they are the
only extras in there ..
the other thing that hints a bois flash might help is that after a more
glorious crash(one after it was loaded up not just playing solitaire) it
decided that the bios was corrupt or somthing to the degree and would
proceed no further untill the motherboard disk was inserted to reinstall the
bios or whatever it wanted to do.
that about all that is of relevance i can think of ...(thank god you all
thanks for any suggestions
Tim wrote in message
> Before you contemplate flashing the bios, I urge you to fix whatever is
> causing you system instability otherwise you are likely to have it crash
> during a bios flash and be stuck with a dead system.
> So, start at the beginning.
> Was the system ever stable? If so, leave the bios alone for the time
> Did you change anything at about the time it became unstable?
> Have you added new hardware? Memory?
> Have you upgraded any drivers?
> Are you running XP? If so what do the BSOD's say? If you are not getting
> see the BSOD's then go into the control panel, system, advanced, startup,
> and untick the automatic restart. Research the BSOD STOP code and take
> of any driver names displayed near the top of the screen.
> If the system has never been stable, then:
> I would strip the system down to minimum hardware and use tools such as
> memtest86 to ensure there are no memory issues. Then build the system up
> again one item at a time until the problem reappears.
> Have you correctly reset the CMOS? Have you tried loading bios defaults?
> - Tim
> > Does asus provide and offline alternative to downloading the bios ??
> > my piece of **** wont even survive long enough to get to the site before
> > reseting itself.
> > how am i writing this message you ponder .. somone elses computer with
> > burner and seeing as how mine wont survive i cant even email to myself
> > aargh .. i dont like my expensive paperweight right now
> > JAZ
> >> Stay informed about: Flash BIOS offline