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Motherboard SwapOut Problems


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I recently swapped out my old P4 board for a new AMD K8N board and am having real problems. My repair of XP did not work so I had to re-install it. I have a partitioned HDD(40Gb) with 4 Partititions.

I have since formatted and re-installed Windows 3 times but still can't get it stabilised. System BIOS picks up all my IDE equipment but XP sees my DVD drive as a CD ROM drive and won't run any discs. When I try to burn any info onto my CDRW drive the system only sees a blank CD-ROM not a blank CD-R or CD-RW. My Floppy Drive is recognised but keeps telling me to insert a Floppy Disk even when one is in there!

Also whenever I connect to the Net before I get a chance to download my Firewall software I get battered by spyware, Trojans and hackers and have to reformat again. Last time I got done by Hacktool.Rootkit!

What do I need to do to run a stable system again?

K8N Motherboard
1Gb 3200 PC DDR RAM
Athlon 64 3400+
Geforce 6800 GT VideoCard
Maxtor 40GB HDD
Windows XP
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What is the brand name of the motherboard?
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It's an ASUS K8N-E Deluxe. I tried loading the systemboard drivers and that allows me to use my CD-RW and my Floppy but not my DVD-ROM. When I put a CD in the icon changes from DVD to CD but I still can't read from the drive. It gives me I/O errors.

Furthermore after installing all of my drivers I reboot the PC and Windows hangs just before you log in!
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