New Asus motherboard Windows XP only boots in

July 3, 2011 at 20:15:47
Specs: Windows XP, AMD Athalon 64x2 dual core processor 4200+ /1.75 GB
New Asus m4a785-m motherboard Windows XP only boots in safe mode

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July 4, 2011 at 10:28:53
Go to Device Manager and see if any errors are showing.

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July 4, 2011 at 20:35:06
Are you getting video while booting BEFORE Windows is supposed to load when you boot normally, but no video after that ?

That's easy to fix

For 2000 or XP...
See response 9 here:

starting at....
Boot into Enable VGA mode.

Note - that's missing this...

Remove any bootable CDs or DVDs you have in drives.
Press F8 repeatedly while booting, don't hold down the key, starting very early in the boot.
When the Windows boot choices menu appears, choose Enable VGA mode. )

For Vista, or Windows 7....
See response 1:

Side notes.

Your mboard has a main chipset that supports CrossfireX Hybrid video - both the onboard video and the video on a PCI-E X16 card being enabled at the same time and working in Crossfire mode.
If you install a PCI-E X16 card in the PCI-E X16 slot, due to probable default bios Setup setttings, you may get no video from the card if the video chipset on the card is not one of the few ATI video chipsets supported by the Hybrid video feature, and the onboard video will still be enabled .
If you get no video from the card, even while booting before Windows is supposed to load, you need to connect the monitor to the onboard video and change some bios Setup settings. Change the Primary video or Intialize video first or similar setting to PCI-E X16 or similar, and DISABLE the onboard video or similar in another setting, Save bios settings.
Then connect the monitor to the PCI-E X16 card. .

Your mboard has the 785G main chipset

ATI Hybrid Graphics

The ATI video chipsets on a PCI-E X16 card that support the Hybrid video feature are probably the same as for 780G in this chart - HD 3450 and HD 3470

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