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by Mr T
Sun Apr 14, 2019 1:58 am
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Gigabyte AMD based MB & bootable programs not loading
Replies: 23
Views: 23793

Re: Gigabyte AMD based MB & bootable programs not loading

AMD have been running various CPU platforms in parallel, much like INTEL. You Have AM1, FM2 and AM3 all running in parallel. The AM4 Ryzens, have given Intels i5 a good run for their money. As for Gigabyte, bit hit and miss, especially the way they 'revise' their boards, I have two AM3 boards that a...
by Mr T
Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Gigabyte AMD based MB & bootable programs not loading
Replies: 23
Views: 23793

Re: Gigabyte AMD based MB & bootable programs not loading

The only other thing I can think of at the moment is the AMD video card. Newer versions of the Linux Kernel dropped support for some strange reason for AMD (ATI) graphics that were not legacy. This caused a lot of issues amongst the Linux community with work rounds etc. Try replacing the video card ...
by Mr T
Sat Apr 13, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Gigabyte AMD based MB & bootable programs not loading
Replies: 23
Views: 23793

Re: Gigabyte AMD based MB & bootable programs not loading

Check your BIOS Boot settings. Make sure: OS Type is on Default which is Other OS. Boot Mode selection is set to default which is UEFI and Legacy. If you can only boot from older (legacy) operating systems as in your list, the boot mode selection in the BIOS is most likely at fault - all new 64bit o...
by Mr T
Fri Apr 12, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Gigabyte AMD based MB & bootable programs not loading
Replies: 23
Views: 23793

Re: Gigabyte AMD based MB & bootable programs not loading

TinyCore is a very basic form of Linux that you can easily customize to what you need it to do, it runs from RAM. If you want to TEST a hard drive outside of windows, you can use better tools than what Seagate have to offer. You can download a live (install to a USB stick or burn ISO to DVD/CD)Linux...
by Mr T
Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:22 am
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Gigabyte AMD based MB & bootable programs not loading
Replies: 23
Views: 23793

Re: Gigabyte AMD based MB & bootable programs not loading

What are you trying to do? Are you running Windows and opening a program up to a blank screen? What's the full hardware specs of the machine? What operating system? What software? (If its windows 7, may be hardwire and driver support issue) Have you tried basic troubleshooting, upgraded video card d...
by Mr T
Wed Apr 10, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Operating Systems
Topic: Problem with Windows Crashing
Replies: 24
Views: 30105

Re: Problem with Windows Crashing

Inland is not a power supply manufacturer I have heard of. It probably is OK, but could be faulty and swapping it out may resolve the USB issue (you could swap it with the one in your other rig, rather than buy another). 600w is good for what you have. As I said previously, I would get a minimum 240...
by Mr T
Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: Operating Systems
Topic: Problem with Windows Crashing
Replies: 24
Views: 30105

Re: Problem with Windows Crashing

Atheros driver issue, which I suspect is down to the operating system and possibly the issue with USB. I would be tempted to replace the power supply, it either might be failing or not powerful enough to drive USB on that board (poor 5v rail).
by Mr T
Mon Apr 08, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Recommendations
Topic: Desktop Upgrade?
Replies: 1
Views: 12079

Re: Desktop Upgrade?

If it works for you leave it..... But.... Start from scratch and build new, get used to the new operating system (whichever you choose) as any will be different from Vista. once you are used to the newer software and it does what you want, think about retiring the old pc and keep it as a spare. (I a...
by Mr T
Sat Mar 23, 2019 3:27 am
Forum: Operating Systems
Topic: Problem with Windows Crashing
Replies: 24
Views: 30105

Re: Problem with Windows Crashing

No crashing ... card installed and it worked. All is well. :-| Excellent. I would still consider ditching windows 7 and moving to SSD's, though. Unfortunately in this day and age, software is king and hardware has to catch up. I just had to ditch a 2 year old Motorla smartphone as it was so slow an...
by Mr T
Thu Mar 21, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Operating Systems
Topic: Problem with Windows Crashing
Replies: 24
Views: 30105

Re: Problem with Windows Crashing

Do the usual, re-seat everything, try another power supply. I would strongly recommend ditching windows 7 - it is badly outdated, plus driver support for new hardware is diminishing rapidly. I would also never install an operating system on a drive over 1Tb. If it is windows, I would use 240Gb as a ...