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Old 07-24-2006, 06:53 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi all,
I have built myself a system, its an AMD Athalon64 X2 4200+, NVIDIA 7900GT and an MSI nForce motherboard and recently its broken down.

The main problem when windows didn't detected the 2nd core anymore, so I re-installed everything and it was still the same. So I went into the bios, removed dynamic overclocking off (it was at 3% before) and the screen would go blank after the bios. No HD activity or anything. Going into safemode, it hung after Mup.sys.

I googled for the Mup.sys problem, and most of the searches returned that you need to remove something, so I unpluged my graphics card and windows booted, i heard the "tada" noice when it starts, and I was able to shut it down problem by doing "windows key -> u -> u".

Any ideas whats wrong? Any help is greatly appreciated.

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Old 07-24-2006, 09:01 AM   #2 (permalink)
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what version of windows are you using. i'm going to assume XP Home but what service pack? XP Home requires SP2 to activate SMP (required for dual core systems).
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Hello,

I would try downloading and installing the driver for your AMD Athlon 64 X2 processor from the AMD website:

http://www.amd.com/us-en/Processors/..._13118,00.html

The download you'll want is the second from the bottom.
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It was SP2, and unfortunetly, I can't download anything because it wont boot into anything...

Any ideas on what could be wrong ?
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Hello,

So you can't boot into Windows?

Try resetting your BIOS. Remove the battery from your motherboard for a couple minutes, then place it back in. Shift the jumpers too if you know what the CMOS jumpers are. Then power up your PC afterwards.
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OMG! You are a genius! I could kiss you right now (if I was gay n stuff, and if my wife didn't mind).

Yeah, i took the battery out, the bios said something about a checksum. Went into the bios, cell menu, turned aggressive timing on, and viola!

Extremely happy, thanks guys.
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