Ok I will answer in order as I see them, sorry if I mess the order up.
The mouse is not a PCI device. I would guess that it's a modem. Is there a modem installed in the system? Is there a modem recognized in the DM?
I don't see a modem on my Hardware Device Manager list anywhere, but I am using a dlink wireless...installed on the harddrive and in use.
The fact that there are 2 instances of the Multimedia audio controller may indicate that there are 2 sound cards i.e. an onboard sound card & an off board one. If you have an off-board sound card (an add-on PCI card for example), then you'll need to disable the onboard (integrated) sound card. This is usually done in the bios.
If you're certain there's only one sound card however, then I suggest you simply install the relevant S/B drivers & see there's still any devices in device manager which have marks against them afterwards.
I have gone into Bios and turned off the integrated sound. This solved one of my audio Multimedia Control instances when I first start the computer up.
However I still have the PCI and the other instance of Multimedia Controller.
I have checked in the bios and cannot find the option to turn off for onboard video, and I don't see on the motherboard itself the jumper if there is one. I am going to look on the net and see if I can find a specified pic with the jumper itself pointed out in the pic. *Yes, I have very bad eyessight...
* But I am trying~ lol.
'm a little confused though - you mentioned RAID drivers but you also only mentioned one hard drive. Do you only have a single hard drive? If so, why is RAID enabled? If you do have 2 hard drives, then which RAID level are you using and are both drives identical in size?
Yes, currently I have only a single harddrive installed. I do not know how to disable/enable RAID, when I purchased the computer it had two drives. I don't know how to tell the levels of RAID sorry:( But I do know that one was a 40gig drive and the other was a 20 gig drive. Currently I have switched to a 60 gig drive.
It may help to know which motherboard you have. If you don't already know this information, could you try running something like Aida32 or Everest. Look in the motherboard menu for the motherboard make/model or ID string.
Motherboard ID 07/29/2005-SiS-661-6A7I4E1AC-00
Motherboard Name Abit SG-72 / ECS 661FX-M (Deluxe)
Another funny thing is, whenever I play in BIOS and then try to start windows it auto sends me into a loop of restarts haha. Then like I mentioned I have to wait the 10-15 minutes till I can properely start windows. When I looked at my temps in BIOS i noticed cpu temp was like 70...from what I know from previously readings this is not good. When I use speedfan I am taking it that might be the 60 that is read by that..but I am unsure....
Found another fan that I never noticed before so I have the 3 fans plus the heatsink, which I thought would certainly keep the computer cool enough but somehow I am starting to think that i am incorrect.
I might try taking out the harddrive, putting in one that I don't mind losing the information on reformat it, and install windows to see if it will work now, or if it will continue to loop of restarts.
But first I will wait and see what I get for feedback considering all the problems i've already caused myself haha.
Edited by MossGeek, 09 August 2008 - 06:58 PM.