Keep getting BSOD...

By jcrog
Jan 23, 2008
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  1. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,684   +153

    I've used Badcaps.com's service once for an IBM Desktop computer. No other motherboard would fit in the slimline computer case. The cap replacement and shipping/insurance cost over $90. If you are so attached to the old board, go for Badcaps. com. i would opt for a new motherboard personally...
  2. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,113   +23


    Agree. Tmagic650, if he switched that motherboard out and kept everything as is wouldn't Windows require him to reactivate because it is such a major change as per MS?
  3. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,684   +153

    Changing a motherboard would probably require a re-activation of the OS. It really is no big deal to call MS on the automated activation line any longer. The automatic on-line activation should be tried first
  4. jcrog

    jcrog Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 28

    ok i replaced the mobo & did a repair reinstall of XP. (I did have to reactivate but no BIG deal)

    everything is fine except now I cannot connect to the internet. I get on the wireless network fine but not the internet. I think it is DHCP related...

    my other PC gets online fine.

    Suggestions?

    Thanks again for all your help!
  5. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,113   +23

    What is your new motherboard? It could be your wireless card may need updated drivers. Also, glad to hear stability returned. When you said EPoX I knew they had issues with their motherboards from that time frame with bad caps. That's why I went with my hunch.

    There 9NPA mobos were excellent though. I run one.
  6. jcrog

    jcrog Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 28

    all seems good now..i had to reset the security for the wireless card (duh)

    Thanks again you guys have been awesome!!!
  7. jcrog

    jcrog Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 28

    well now the pci wireless card seems dead!

    no lights or anything come on in the back and it isn't recognized in xp in either PC in different slots!

    any test I can do to make sure i don't throw out a perfectly good card?

    thanks
  8. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,113   +23

    Boy, if its not working in any slots I would say something is dead and I doubt its your mobo. Have you checked device manager to see if it is recognized there when connected?

    Also, though I find it basically not worth my time, have you brought up properties, hardware profile and see if Windows saying it is working or not?

    Two PCs with different slots and not recognized in any? I say its time for a new card.
  9. jcrog

    jcrog Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 28

    yep when it rains it pours...

    I did check device manager it shows nothing. I tried "Addin New Hardware"...nothing.

    Maybe I'll try the hardware profile, but it seems dead! :(
  10. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,113   +23


    Its time to play taps, bury it, and buy a new one. :D Let us know how it goes with the new card.
  11. jcrog

    jcrog Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 28

    ok the new card was bought today and is in!

    It seems to be doing fine...

    the system seems a little slow in general though. Is it because old Mobo things are running? Id there anyway for me to find out what is slowing it down?

    Thanks
     
  12. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,113   +23

    Define "slow."
  13. jcrog

    jcrog Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 28

    booting up is VERY slow and the first few minutes after loading up xp it seems jerky,

    BUT

    after being up for a bit it is fine.

    It also seems to be looking for the video card right before showing the welcome screen...
  14. jcrog

    jcrog Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 28

    i have downloaded all windows updates and cleaned the registry (using uniblue software) but it is still pretty slow....

    any thoughts?
  15. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,113   +23

    Did you attempt a virus/malware/rootkit scan? Infections have been known to cause such slowdowns; I speak from personal experience.

    Also, update the drivers for your new card.
  16. jcrog

    jcrog Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 28

    i had tried them before i changed the motherboard....should i run them again?
  17. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,113   +23

    Sure, and run chkdsk as well.
  18. jcrog

    jcrog Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 28

    ok did this...all is well :(
  19. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,113   +23

    What is yourBIOS/chipset version? Have you checked to see if you have the latest?
  20. jcrog

    jcrog Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 28

    here is the chipset:
    ALiMAGiK 1 M1647/M1535D+

    the new board is an Asus a7a-266

    I did flash the bios to the latest version.
  21. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,113   +23

    If you aren't getting any more BSODs then my suggestion is to make a new thread under the motherboard forums here at TechSpot. I think you'll get some solid suggestions.

    I'd love to know if you have worked it out and how.
  22. jcrog

    jcrog Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 28

    cool thanks again, you've been a great help
  23. jcrog

    jcrog Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 28

    hey i figured it out!

    I found some drivers for the motherboard online and they seem to have done the trick!

    according to Boolog XP I went from 302 sec to 84 sec!

    Thanks again
  24. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,113   +23

    Excellent! Well worth the time and presistance even though it may have seemed it took forever... ;)
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