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    Thumbs down Abit AB9 = a pile of crap

    Typically my PC dies yesterday, so I walk into Novatech in Pompeii and buy myself some bits too put a conroe system together. I have now spent my entire Xmas Eve so far trying to get it up and running as I keep getting BSOD errors when I attempt to install Windows XP.

    Initially I couldnt get it to recognise my IDE DVDRW. And finally with much fiddling in the bios I have managed to get the windows install as far as the initial setup, but when it would normally restart i get a BSOD!!!!! The HDD is a new 250gb Sata drive.

    I am just now getting right royally pissed off as I have paid over £600 for PC parts which are currently useless because of the piece of crap which is an Abit AB9. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to get this to work? I have looked on google but just get confused with all the myriad of faults that people have (which i didnt find any of when looking at reviews of it yesterday, which is typical).

    How would I make a boot disk from a usb pen drive with a bios update? I cant find a fdd anywhere in the house Thanks guys, please help me get this up and running before Xmas day!!!!

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    something like...?

    http://www.weethet.nl/english/hardwa...omusbstick.php

    sorry ant be much more help. good luck with it tho.
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    It's probably no help whatsoever, so I do apologise. I've had trouble in the past with Abit mobos and certain brands of RAM. Particularly Kingston (which works fine on various other brand mobos, and vice versa).

    The errors often being BSODs around the time just after windows setup formats the HDD.

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    This ought to do the trick.
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    woo Christmas hat!
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    that rhymes with titmus shat.
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    well she must do from time to time. but we try not to remember her for THAT quality


    also: we have moved
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    looks like this thread will die now Cheers for that clunk. How do i update the bios with a usb pen drive. As in what do i actually do to update the bios if i dont have windows installed? Cheers guys, i am a little bit festive at the moment so i'm not thinking tooo straight
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    You need to set your bios so that you can boot from the usb thing. I think you change the usb setting and then it should appear in your boot order settings...maybe after a save and restart. After that, it should just be like booting from floppy, only faster.
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    it doesnt seem to update the bios though....... let me try again
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    your going to have to do some manual typing of commands to get that started. you have gone through that right?
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    Sorry, I was assuming that he had formatted the usb stick and made it bootable and added the bios update files
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    errrr no I just set it up in the bios that the usb drive is the first thing it tries too boot from. I have downloaded the updated bios for the board. Download the HP software Clunk suggested, run it on the pen drive and then copied the bios update files onto it
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    what is odd though is that the 250gb sata drive appears in the bios, but not the dvd drive, even though it starts the xp installation process!!!
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    Wink

    DAMN IT, this is really pissing me off now............12 hours I have spent trying to get this pos to work
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    Sure its the board then?

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