Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1
    New Lounger
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Location
    Netherlands
    Posts
    4
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    MSI motherboard problems

    After replacing motherbord MSI KT7 Pro by MSI K7VZA ver. 320 07/19/2001 serial 0363-686-K7VZA-00 and reinstalling Windows ME, experiencing following problems:
    Slow system performance
    Inability use with CD writer A-open at speed exceeding 4x, getting over 100 buffer underruns In BIOS is UDMA is enabled. PnP/PCI resources controlled by AUTO ESCD. Reported as having problems: PCI communication device PCI/VEN 127 A&Dev. 2014&subsy error code 28
    PC-Pitstop revealed uncached speed 1.23 mb/s normale value 3.47 mb/s cached speed 107,92 mb/s = 86% fat32 = cluster size 16kb free space HD 27% fragmentation 7% disk controller = Primary and secondary ide controller (double fifo) Reporting DMA is not compatible with HD
    Any suggestions as to cause?

  2. #2
    Silver Lounger
    Join Date
    Apr 2001
    Location
    New York, New York, USA
    Posts
    2,328
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post

    Re: MSI motherboard problems

    Did you run defrag after reinstall? Reporded 27% fragmentation is very high!
    Check also all devices that reported problems in Device Manager - sometimes changing default resource configuration to other available one can solve the problem.
    Also sometimes the problem can be as stupid as jumper settings - if you have two devices on the same IDE ribbon cable make sure that a device with Cable Select setting is on the middle connector.

  3. #3
    New Lounger
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Location
    Netherlands
    Posts
    4
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: MSI motherboard problems

    Many thanks your speedy reply. Defrag after reinstall ,27% is typo should be 7% rpt 7%. Motherboard is not MSI but ECS. Installed by my supplier. His reply to problem was: could be that chips mounted on board not compatible with A-Open. If so he will replace board again.
    will try change default resource if I only knew how [img]/forums/images/smilies/smile.gif[/img]!??

  4. #4
    Silver Lounger
    Join Date
    Apr 2001
    Location
    New York, New York, USA
    Posts
    2,328
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post

    Re: MSI motherboard problems

    On your keyboard, press Windows key (between Ctrl and Alt) and Pause/Break key simultaneously, or clisk Start | Settings | Control Panel | System. Click Device Manager tab (or Hardware | Device Manager). If you'll see any devices with yellow exclamation sign, right-click it and from pop-up menu choose Properties. Click Resources tab. Uncheck "Use Automatic Settings" checkbox and from "Settings based on" drop-down list choose another configuration.
    NOTE: If you don't see any exclamation sign on any of your PCI communication devices (it can be modem, network adapter and so on) - the error report in your previous post was not accurate (sometimes it happens.) Run your Diagnostics once again.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •