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Regarding "The 8100 model has one active USB port during boot up that can be used when updating the BIOS.  That port is on the rear of the system and would be the one on the upper right."

 

 

It's possible that you would only see the USB in the boot list we when you had something plugged in to the correct port.  Give it a shot.


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Ok, I will soon.

 

Will let you know sometime later how I got on. :)


Edited by scarlet.rose, 11 September 2016 - 07:30 AM.

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I went into the BIOS again.....

 

Selected: 'Integrated devices'

 

USB Emulation is set to: Off

 

USB Controller is set to: On

 

Might need to change USB Emulation to: On......but I am using a PS/2 keyboard because I can't work with the BIOS or Advanced Boot Options Menu with a USB keyboard? Confused....


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Try enabling USB Emulation  see if that helps.


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Ok will do.....sometime later this week and then I'll attempt to run MemTest.


Didn't want to make any changes to the BIOS without your 'go ahead and try' first.....


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Unfortunately turning USB Emulation: On didn't help.

I've created a bootable MemTest CD......2 in fact, notified this was "successful", but computer is taking no notice, repeatedly booting as normal from hard drive / XP.

CD-Rom is set first in BIOS boot priority, as it was when I repaired the os.

I followed the instructions below (not my post):

http://www.passmark....t86-cd-problems

http://windowsitpro....burning-feature

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Do you see these files on the CD:

 

15/11/2013 08:37 AM 235,846 GUIDE.PDF
15/11/2013 08:37 AM 125,475 SRC.TGZ
15/11/2013 08:37 AM <DIR> ISOLINUX
20/07/2013 07:28 AM <DIR> SYSLINUX

 

I usually use freeisoburner to create a bootable CD from a .iso file.

 

http://www.freeisoburner.com/

 

or you can try Hiren's boot CD.

 
 
Download, save and then right click on it and Extract All.  Click on BurnToCD.cmd and follow the instructions to burn the CD.  Then move the CD to the sick PC and boot off the CD. (You may need to change the boot order so the CD drive comes before the hard drive.  See: http://www.hirensboo...-order-in-bios/ )
 
It includes memtest and may require less work to create the CD

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Thank you for the helpful information.

 

Having a lot of trouble.....with downloading / errors.

 

Couldn't run freeisoburner or ImageBurn.

 

Can't see if those particular files are on the CDs, just see that MemTest file is.

 

Please see pictures

 

I will look into Hiren's boot CD, does it contain older version of MemTest though, which this system needs?

 

Attached File  Files Currently on the CD.bmp   1.58MB   28 downloads

 

Attached File  Free Iso Burner error.txt   106bytes   45 downloads

 

Attached File  ImageBurn error.bmp   421.93KB   28 downloads


Edited by scarlet.rose, 17 September 2016 - 02:14 PM.

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The first attachemtn shows that you burned a copy of the iso file and not the image so you missed an option in the burning.

 

Are you using a fresh CD?  If it's R-W and you have used it before,  then make sure you erase it first.

 

Try  Active Iso Burner

 

http://www.ntfs.com/iso-burning.htm

Use the download to the right of 

 

IsoBurner-Setup.exe
Installation package

 

Back in XP days it was important to close all programs and sometimes you needed to disable the anti-virus while burning and if the program offered more than one burn speed to select the slowest..  


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I knew something must be wrong otherwise the computer would have recognised it, thought it didn't look right.

 

I followed the instructions here though, couldn't see any other option?

 

http://windowsitpro....burning-feature

 

Yes, they are new, I bought 10 new Verbatim CDs, arrived today.

 

Thank you, will try Active Iso Burner.

 

I did close all open programs, but I didn't disable Avast, will do so this time.

 

Ok will select the slowest speed, think it was on max.

 

You know Avast intercepted freeisoburner, blocked it and sent it off for analysis!

 

Gave me the all clear 1/2 hour later. :)


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Think I've done it! The files you mentioned earlier are there - see picture.

 

Couldn't run Active Iso Burner, it shut down twice.

 

Tried ImageBurn again.

 

This time I turned off Avast and set to the slowest speed.

 

1.00am here now, will try to run MemTest later.

 

Thank you for solving another problem for me.

 

Please see my message above too if you haven't already.

 

Attached File  Files Currently on the CD 2.bmp   1.3MB   25 downloads


Edited by scarlet.rose, 17 September 2016 - 05:58 PM.

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Looks good.  Should work now.


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All has gone very well.

MemTest run on first attempt.

The memory (RDRAM / Rambus) that came with the computer is still good:

Pass: 10 (ten)

Errors: 0 (zero)

So I can leave it untouched and just place the new modules I have purchased into the two empty slots alongside it, as you wisely suggested......then test again.

How many passes do you normally wait for please?


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6 to 10 passes.


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Ok

 

Have some preparing to do......after I've taken a break.

 

Will be awhile before I attempt the memory upgrade......will report back to you afterwards. :)


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