Reply 40 of 54, by DJonekill
Hi everyone! I have been trying to install windows xp (win98se was installed before), to upgrade the motherboard with the uGuru thing, since my AV8 motherboard is not marked with "3:rd eye". I found out that there's an update for that functionality to kick in. But since it seems i can't install windows xp due to file copy errors, this problem might be deeper than the uGuru panel itself, and might be a problem with the motherboard. So I've ordered a replacement board. Meanwhile i'll try some different cables and hdd/ssd and cd/dvd units and burn some different iso:s. I've already swapped the ram sticks with no difference. I'm using IDE only, since Sata on this board is really early and wonky. WIth that said, i did try sata once with the same results. Anyway, I'll try to solve this problem first to find out if it's related to the problem with the panel.
Edit: Nope, I'm being dumb again. XP install works, just needed MORE ram.
Edit 2: Ok, so what i've learned from installing xp and the guru utility, is that everything installs fine, and the guru utility in the activity tray can launch every utility but the "guru clock" utility, which i suppose is for setting up the display device. Supposedly that means that, since the guru panel can receive the cpu temp, but not do anything else, there's a problem with the panel's data output, and the motherboard can't receive it to confirm that it's connected. So as someone here mentioned, i should probably check some more fuses on the guru panel's main PCB.
Another interesting observation is that, between the 3+1 pins for the guru link, it can do fine with only the 3 grouped pins, without the separate 1 pin. Connecting or disconnecting the separate 1 pin doesn't do any difference. So maybe the problem has something to do with that. It still needs the ground from the usb connector, though.