Forgot to mention a few things on last post: XP runs great and has been stable and funtional for 3 days, Win 7 installed 8.26.09 boots up fine but locks up after 1min or so if I'm "searching for new driver" in device manager, starting task manager does not stop process immediatly, takes about 2 min or so, however I can run through start menu and other functions (meaning that the computer is not completly locked up).This computer will mainly be utilized for searching the net and testing Win7 to see if I want to install on my laptops when the "public release" is issued. If I can get this up and functional I plan on installing a duel monitor support PCI w/the ATI agp as well....(my understanding was that was one of the benefits to Win7) I could not however, get that to function after the fresh install of XP (don't know if it was working before or not-...givn' it a shot(it was free) My hope is that if I can get the Win 7 on the update website that it will be able to update the other drivers as well...with that having been said, Win 7 seems to function fine if I'm not trying to "correct" driver issues, don't know bout sound issues others have disscused in forums as mine is not working yet, as stated in earlier post ATI All in Wonder has surround sound support, mobo has AC'97 sound driver in xp.........I'm trying to give as much detail as possable ...... Thanks
Alright, here-goes....I've compiled a few computers together to make one that I'm going to use for Windows7 RC, bear in mind I've got $85. into this project and really don't care to put much more into it. Here's the list of compliled parts:
AN 11 m/b w/AMD duron 1200 mhz p/c (1.2 ghz)
1.6 ghz ram
ATI All in Wonder 64 mb w/ tv tuner/surround sound
264mb xtra mem on board
3-com 10/100 eternet pci (xp lists as 3c905tx, removal verifies)
Sony Hotburn SCSI cd burner
HP CD re-write
I've set this up to be a duel boot sys with Win XP on 10 gig h/d and Win7 on 40 gig with xtra h/d @20 gig for storage, I did a fresh install of BOTH sys's and have Updated XP to svc pk 3 over the net. Computer works great w/out any error messages or hangups.
Win7 installed on 40 gig w/out any problems as well, however I have driver issues with 4 of the hardwares (network card-does not determine id, SCSI controler-no id,sound card-no id,& undetemined hardware) the main object @ hand @ the moment is to get network card operational so that I can go to Win7 update site to check for updates. I've tried all different types of methods to reinstall drivers & software, removing & reinstalling hardware & drivers, attempted to go to 10 gig hard drive to retrieve driver from xp- no luck. I've been jackin' with this M******F****R (;-) for day & half trying to fix this issue, I've scoured the net for a solution without any luck.........does anyone have any insight to this and a way to correct?