Make/Model that goes with this Motherboard

November 10, 2010 at 18:44:01
Specs: Windows XP

I am at a stop. I can't determine who makes this computer and the model so that I can reload this HD. I thought it was what the case said: emachines W2828. But when I got a recovery disc for this, it loaded but bluescreens every time it is trying to load. Now I've read on a blog that it may be an HP Pavilion, but I've download the recovery disc for that and it comes up saying PC System NOT supported. So I need someone's help to determine the make and model of an OS that will run on this motherboard.
The specs it shows when it boots up are:

Award Medallion BIOS v6.0, An Energy Star Ally
Copyright (C) 1984-2001, Award Software, Inc

Copyright 2002 by Hewlett Packard, Inc
Rev 3.02

Award Plug and Play BIOS Extension v1.0A


Any help from anyone would be greatly appreciated!!!


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November 10, 2010 at 19:03:20
The information there is useless because that is only the BIOS info, not the motherboard. If you have windows installed download and run CPU-Z and click on the main board tab. This will tell you the company and if you are lucky, the computer model.

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November 10, 2010 at 20:35:48
I googled the bios string and it looks like someone posted an Everest diagnostic report for that. You can download it here:

Looks to be an OEM board from Asus made for HP/compaq. If you have it in an emachine case that means someone replaced the original board with the one in it now. Quite possibly the original motherboard was the same model but had an emachine brand. Since the HP board has an HP branding the emachine recovery disk won't work, even though it may be the same model.

Also the hp recovery disk would need to be the right one. Perhaps you got the wrong one. I didn't go through the entire everest report but the info you need may be there.

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November 10, 2010 at 21:18:02
"The information there is useless because that is only the BIOS info"

Uh, if you look at the BIOS string, the model number is staring you right in the face: P4G533LA. Try googling that.

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November 10, 2010 at 21:28:24
Edit But it's OEM. You need to go to HP to get the recovery disks.

I looked through some of the other links that came up when googling the bios string. Both the Pavilion 513N and 533W have the same string so are probably the same motherboard. Assuming that info is correct then a recovery disk from either of those should work.

Or, since the 513N and 533W originally came wth XP you can do a fresh install if you have the OS disk. And the necessary drivers are on the HP support pages for those models.

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November 11, 2010 at 06:12:35

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