Pc startup problem

October 8, 2010 at 22:10:03
Specs: Windows XP, 4 - PATRIOT PSD 1G400KH
Hello HP/Compaq Goldfish-GL8E ,the hard drive died.So I got one and did a full/raw format,partitioned and installed XP Pro,it ran fine but I had lost the HPsystem setup disc.pulled off the HP/Compaq web site/support downloaded and installed the correct device drivers for the systems motherboard ASUS PTGD1-LA . Starting from the top of the list,all went well until it came to installing the original BIOS. Clicked "Restart PC now" to complete the install,on first post screen was a message saying " unsupported processor detected..your computer will now shut down" and it did. I have tried everthing imaginable,from simply clearing CMOS with the jumpers to trying a different HD also tried booting to my XPsetup disc,it stops before that and shuts down. Does anyone have any ideas about this ??? Iv`e been building and fixing computers for about 9 years now and never have I not been able to find and fix any all the problems PC`s get or have yet. > KEEP SMILING < ... Dan

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October 9, 2010 at 00:53:29
It seems the BIOS that is now installed on the motherboard is an older version that does not support the processor you have. The only way to boot that motherboard now is to install a processor that is supported by that bios version. I'm not sure how you go about identifying which processor might boot. All I can find is it is supposed to support intel LGA775 processors up to P4 3.8Ghz

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October 9, 2010 at 08:17:26
You might have to try what was suggested in response #1, but I'm a little confused. If you installed the correct device drivers for the systems motherboard ASUS PTGD1-LA, then why did you have to install the original BIOS ? Wasn't some BIOS already there ?

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