Windows XP SP2: Hang on ASUS P4P800-E Deluxe with Intel with BIOS older than v1002
From: Jannie Hanekom (jannie.hanekom_at_STEEL-HOSTING.CO.UK)
Date: Thu, 12 Aug 2004 22:57:15 +0100 To: NTBUGTRAQ@LISTSERV.NTBUGTRAQ.COM
We encountered a minor problem with ASUS P4P800-E Deluxe motherboards
with BIOS revisions older than v1002. Applying the service pack results
in a hang during startup. Rebuilding the PC from scratch with
slipstreamed XP SP2 media also results in a hang during the GUI mode
setup startup. It's not know which module causes the hang, but it
happens during the first graphical XP splash screen (the one with the
Upgrading the firmware to v1002 (available from the ASUS web site)
solves the problem. The BIOS readme makes no mention of SP2, but
doesn't appear to include full revision history.
I have also seen mention on ISC's list (http://isc.sans.org/xpsp2.php)
of SP2 problems with at least two other computers running different
ASUS/Intel motherboards (the P4C800). Since I have not been able to
contact the people who reported the problem, I do not yet know whether a
BIOS update solves the problem for that motherboard.
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