i need help with BIOSTAR GF7050V-M7

Bistar / Gf7050v-m7
January 21, 2009 at 01:43:46
Specs: Windows Vista, Intel Pentium E5200
hi

i have just bought a BIOSTAR GF7050V-M7 LGA 775 NVIDIA GeForce 7050 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard with a Intel Pentium E5200 Wolfdale 2.5GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor Model BX80571E5200 and CORSAIR ValueSelect 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 667 (PC2 5300) Desktop Memory Model VS2GBKIT667D2 Ram and i cant get the computer set up i have tried installing windows vista or xp on about 3 hard drives and on each one i get error and when i put a hdd that already has win xp on it it just boots and then restart it self can anyone help me to find out what to do.


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#1
January 21, 2009 at 04:48:22
It would have helped to know what the error was exactly as to why vista would not install on 3 different harddrives.

The first rule for any build:
only install the least amount of hardware.....1 stick of ram, 1 hardrive, if it has onboard video use that first and then install another graphics card after it is set up, 1 optical drive....once the operating system is installed and running then simply add your other hardware 1 at a time. The reasons should be self evident that if there is a problem you will be able to track it down easier.

second rule.....adjust the BIOS to the default levels...this is the lowest settings that can be used to install the operating system and set the date and time sequence, then make sure that the harddrive is set to proper setting as in SATA, RAID, IEDE and jumpers are set accordingly for the installed drives as in master,slave, cable select and that you have the proper cables installed in the correct locations on the board....then on first boot make sure everything shows up in the BIOS as it is suppose to...then change the Boot first order to boot to CD install the disk...press F10 to save settings and exit and then let it boot and see what developes....By the way that board supports RAID arrays which require multiple harddrives to be installed and will probably need the raid drivers to be installed during set-up by pressing the F6 key when prompted if you are trying to set up RAID.

Till know more as to what the exact error is that is about it!

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#2
January 21, 2009 at 04:52:35
And what is the error?

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#3
January 21, 2009 at 04:57:35
This is a hardware question, not an XP question.

Whenever you build a new system, there are a few steps that should be taken before you attempt to install the OS. The 1st would be to benchtest the hardware before installing it in the case. You obviously skipped this step but since the system is booting, I won't bother getting into it. The next step is to manually configure the BIOS settings for best performance & monitor the CPU temp to make sure it isn't overheating. Overheating is usually an indication that the HSF was improperly installed. The next thing to do is test the RAM using memtest86. Once you confirm that the CPU temp is in the normal range & the RAM is error-free, THEN install the OS.

http://www.memtest86.com/download.html


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#4
January 21, 2009 at 14:13:41
okay thanks guys i tried everything you guys said and was able to install xp on it and after it copied all the files and went to restart and boot up it gave me an error and after i boot up its telling me ntldr is missing

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#5
January 21, 2009 at 20:03:25
also i did do the memtest and as of right now its on pass 6 and no error were found so im waiting for it to finish and then see what i can do.

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#6
January 21, 2009 at 22:45:22
The ntldr can be caused by a bad sector on the harddrive....I know that you don't want to hear this...but the best repair for that is to perform chkdisk /f , reformat using the full formatting program from the xp disc and not the fast format! and reinstall...

What happens is that with the multiple trying of installing XP there was some data that was not removed or a bad sector on the drive...

Memtest does not end on its own but will keep running pass after pass till you make it stop. The proper way to use memtest is to let it run overnight 8 to 12 hours...if any errors show then replace the memory stick indicated.

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