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motherboard driver question

By jdm1998ex ·
I have had a problem which I have finally figured out but I'm having a problem installing my motherboard drivers when I cannot load my OS. Is there a way to install these drivers http://www.dirfile.com/aopen_s651m_bios_v_r1_05.htm onto my computer without an operating system? If not what is the best way to go about making this work.

I actually had this drive boot on its current machine because windows is already on it prom a completely different 1.8gig AMD pc but now for some reason it will not load past the windows screen.

I currently have a 2.4 intel celeron D (which is known for having this issue) an aopen a651m, 1 gig of DDR ram (2x512) a 9600 radeon graphics card, 300W Allied power supply and a 60 gig Hitachi hard drive.

I already tried to make a boot disk but I recieved an error message saying:

"Windows NT has found only 0k of low memory, 512k of low memory is required to run windows NT. You may need to upgrade your computer or run a configuration program provided by the manufacturer."

This machine has windows XP on it, thats how I got where I am now. I have a copy of Ultimate boot disk but am unfamiliar on how to use it =\. Any help would be much appreciated.

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You seem to have two issues

by Dumphrey In reply to motherboard driver questi ...

that both come down to a non-bootable system.
BIOS update, and a non-bootable system disk.

Is there any reason you do not want to do a clean install?

"Is there a way to install these drivers http://www.dirfile.com/aopen_s651m_bios_v_r1_05.htm onto my computer without an operating system? If not what is the best way to go about making this work."

There should be. Do you have a working floppy disk drive? Traditionally when you download the bios code, there will be a "flash" utility to install the code. In this case, copy the downloaded and extracted files to a floppy formatted to be bootable, boot from the disk and run the executables. I would do a lot of research first, since a bad flash can kill your board.
Another option is to download, build aand use UBCD4Win
http://www.ubcd4win.com/
which will put you in a live cd windows environment. Download and run the updates from there since they are firmware updates for hardware, I would assume...
Also, going straight to Aopen to get bios code would be a good idea, as they may have a newer bios, or the floppy image needed to boot.
http://download.aopen.com.tw/

"I actually had this drive boot on its current machine because windows is already on it prom a completely different 1.8gig AMD pc but now for some reason it will not load past the windows screen."

Most likely it booted, and fraked out because it wason the "wrong" platform. (AMD to intel). Meaning all the hardware changed. This also could have kicked in some WGA crap....

Try booting into safe mode to see if it will let you in to update drivers.
OR, and better, do a repair install of Windows.
OR, best yet, a clean install of Windows from scratch.

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I have tried

by jdm1998ex In reply to You seem to have two issu ...

Unfortunately I have had major issues with new installs including multiple pc restarts/crashes during installation. I've went as far as disabling most options in BIOS and then hitting the F5 key to boot from i386 or whatever it was and still no luck. I am afraid if I wipe this disk I will end up in the same place as the previous 2 western digitals 20 and 40 gig HD's.

This has really been a pain in my @ss, is there anything else that you know I can try?


EDIT: Oh yeah I forgot to mention I did try to put the motherboard drivers on a floppy (due to the amount of CDR's ive been through) and it didn't recognize it so I tried making a boot.ini and put it on the disk as well but I'm afraid it was the wrong type:

[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Windows XP" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect


I'm kind of newer when it comes to boot disks, do you think there is any way I can get this on the pc?

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When you format the floppy disk make

by Dumphrey In reply to I have tried

sure you check the make system disk option. THEN you need to make sure that the floopy option is set as the first option in your bios boot order. Find a floppy that boots up first. I would bet aopen has a utility on their web site. Look up your motherboard, and or post here what type of motherboard it is..aopen ?(model number and revision). Usually there is pretty clear instructions on flashing a bios.

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AOpen s651m

by jdm1998ex In reply to When you format the flopp ...

It also says 041039 next to it but I don't think that has anything to do with the model. There are multiple drivers including the new one that I previously listed here: http://www.dirfile.com/aopen_s651m_bios_v_r1_05.htm This driver was made specifically for the error I am running into (It actually lists my 2.4 celeron D processor) I will check out that boot disk option, it's been so long since I've messed with one I don't think I have ever seen it lol.

EDIT: Another thing I have tried that I don't think I mentioned earlier is that I tried booting from the actual windows XP home edition CD to attempt a repair and it restarts/crashes when loading the files.

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The disk did it!

by jdm1998ex In reply to When you format the flopp ...

Ok so after formatting the disk with the make system disk option and copying the 1.05 motherboard drivers to disk as well I booted her up, flashed the new bios and BAM she booted. I had a hunch I was on the right track I just did not know how to properly make a boot disk "holds the L over his forehead" I really appreciate your help Dumphrey, maybe somehow I will return the help in the future =P.

Close the post! Actually 1 second due to this being a pretty descriptive chain of events that finally got her up and running I am going to put up a couple keywords for google searches because I am sure many others have probably ran into this and given up.

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