I would stay with the hardware. It could be a memory problem. I sell lots
of motherboards with on-board video. I have found that although they say
they are 'standard', they won't work without the supplied (Windows) drivers.
Also, some of the on-board devices seem to keep resources tied up whether or not they are selected. Of course, this situation changes every time I get in a new case of motherboards.
Lastly, I would go over all of the bios settings. You will have to experiment. Start with the default settings and turn off 'plug and play OS'. Try running without the network card.
This will be a long, slow process. Good luck.
Richard Bailey wrote:
I will look into this tomorrow and see if I can find anything strange.. could the onboard sound and usb causing a problem, I cannot find any way to kill the onboard sound. The usb is disabled in the bios. should I change that?? Richard