I can not rely on ABIT technical support as implied on their reply email. I thought of everything but updating my BIOS. Wayne Youngman, Dec 8, By looking at the Abit website I have not seen anything that says there is a bios upgrade for XP compatability. I was fortunate enough to have 2 hard drives, each with enough capacity for my entire contents.

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You must fix all of these issues before you can upgrade to Windows XP. If this is not a new hard drive did you try wiping the drive by writing zeros to it before bbe6 new XP installation Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums–revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

Have you checked the capacitors along the CPU slot for any bulging or brown stuff leaking from them? Windows 7 Home Bit.

ABIT BE6, Slot 1, Intel Motherboard

I had a bunch of old components on the shelf including a Powerleap adaptor. Leon Rowell, Dec 7, I thought of everything but abiy my BIOS. This item doesn’t belong on this page.


Create a new discussion If you’re asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Un-install the HPT controller in device manager. John Lewis, Dec 7, You’ll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments here.

So, here’s what I did: I had one of these boards back then and I am setting up a computer to use it.

That’s why I asked him for the drive manufacturer. At the time this board was made it was one of the fastest Motherboards around. Trending Price New.

Right now I’m running 98se with no problem in sight, it’s only when I try to upgrade to or to XP that I get these messages. Well it’s good to know someones capabilities before you send them on a mission which they are not yet ready for Show less Show more. Homie, at the site Quixote gave you, replaces all of the capacitors and tests the board to make sure it works OK. Fishface, Dec 8, Western Digital has their own version of this also. Built around the Intel BX chipset, it efficiently handles data flows between the connected devices.


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I smell a going out of business sale! The Windows XP compatibility check, launched when I run setup, however, still returns with the above message and exits. Basically I have to format abif c: They have an updated Bios page for my motherboard but under the instructions it doesn’t say whether it is to make the motherboard XP compatible or not.

Xbit course if there is a serious hardware issue that in itself could be a problem. If not, what else can I do short of buying a new motherboard? Leon, You’re correct on the board’s version.

By looking at the Abit website I have not seen anything that says there is a ve6 upgrade for XP compatability. Whats “writing zero’s” mean?

Writing zeros to the drive does a much better job by overwriting all of the sectors