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Old 07-19-2005, 11:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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*please note this is my first time buying a custom PC w/ no OS...treat me as a noob to this*

just bought my new computer...specs are:

amd 64 3200+
dfi lanparty nf4 sli-dr
1 gig ocz pc3200 ram
bfg geforce 6600GT OC
pioneer dvr-109 dvd +- rw
200 gig WD S-ATA HDD

so this does not come with an OS..so i get home and install windows xp professional

it boots up, i go through the setup fine and it loads to the desktop

now i notice in device manager that there are no drivers for : ethernet controller, multimedia audio controller, other pci bridge device, pci memory controller, raid controller, SM bus controller, and video controller...so i grab the DFI Lanparty utility cd and pop it in...however its is very slow when opening the cd to view the contents, it does not auto-run, and when i try to run the setup inside i get an error that says:

d:\Setup.exe
Only part of a ReadProcessMemory or WriteProcessMemory request was completed

i also tried installing the drivers using the "Update Driver" feature in Device Manager..but it says it cannot find the necessary software.

so i try with the video card driver cd and i get the same slow operation when accessing the disk and still cannot install those drivers

any ideas?
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Old 07-20-2005, 12:12 AM   #2 (permalink)
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erm.. lanparty utility?? did you buy it at lanparty or something? if your buying a custom pc, they must give you drivers for: motherboard, video card/sound card/modem card (if those are not integrated, if they are, then it's all on motherboard cd)..

and install them in the following order: motherboard, video card, sound card, modem, and another other specialty driver you need for running windows smoothly..
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yeah the lanparty utility cd is the motherboard cd...has the usb drivers, etc...

i have the system booted up to the desktop and i try to install but the cd never runs...thats my problem right now
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update* i have installed the ethernet drivers so I at least have internet...and downloading video drivers right now

i guess then all fingers point to the dvd burner? i cant seem to find the pioneer drivers..just firmware


*EDIT

i think i fixed it...under device manager i changed the transfer mode of the Primary IDE Channel to PIO only...would i have future troubles with this?
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update* i have installed the ethernet drivers so I at least have internet...and downloading video drivers right now

i guess then all fingers point to the dvd burner? i cant seem to find the pioneer drivers..just firmware


*EDIT

i think i fixed it...under device manager i changed the transfer mode of the Primary IDE Channel to PIO only...would i have future troubles with this?
they need to be set to dma. uninstall your ide driver and reboot the computer.

that pioneer burner did has a few issue that upgrading the firmware fixed

http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/pn...163990,00.html
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