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    installing windows xp 64bit - tearing my hair out.



    I install xp 64bit

    It boots - no network card driver so I put in the cd which came with my motherboard (abit k8n ultra)

    I install the 64bit drivers for my motherboard.

    I reboot.

    bluescreen at startup.

    Is there some order I should be approaching this in ?
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    restart in safe mode (or last best known config thingy), try again?
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    tried that - it boots into safe mode perfectly, but I still can't get onto the net.
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    try getting different drivers onto a cd or something?
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    Unhelpful advice; Who cares about XP64? Waste of time and effort. Wait for vista to arrive. Hardware vendors will actually give a crap then.

    Slightly more helpful advice; What BIOS version does your AN8 have? They have all sorts of BIOS issues. Might not help, but try updating that. I remember reading about some issues on thier forums which might have been related to your problems. But XP64 driver support in very poor.

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    aha, managed to get around it.

    I installed only the network driver - it immediately crashed, I rebooted into safe mode, uninstalled the driver, rebooted normaly, re-installed the driver when it refound the network adapter.. and it works fine now.
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    When is Vista due?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dangerous_dom
    Slightly more helpful advice; What BIOS version does your AN8 have? They have all sorts of BIOS issues.
    Like what ?
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    And by trying to force me to like small pants, they've alienated me.

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    I've got the most recent kn8 bios - it did solve alot of issues.

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