2 Replies Latest reply: Dec 11, 2008 12:00 PM by bmcgonag RSS

D845WN Motherboard Chipset Drivers - Install when OS won't load?

bmcgonag Community Member
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I'm trying to update / install the chipset drivers on the D845WN Motherboard, but the issue is that the machine won't boot.  I've switched to a much more powerful PSU, and that didn't fix the problem. 

 

I believe that the Chipset needs updated drivers.  Can I do this?  If I put the Driver Executable on a Floppy and boot up with floppy selected as the default device, will it install?

 

If not how might I go about doing this?

 

Thanks,

 

Brian

  • 1. Re: D845WN Motherboard Chipset Drivers - Install when OS won't load?
    Javed Lodhi Community Member
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    Hey!

    So your computer does not power up at all?

    Can you kindly elaborate the sequence of events before the machine not powering up so that we know exactly what you did last and if the machine was powering up earlier. Also kindly mention what power ratings PSU have you installed now, but first kindly ensure:

    • All the power cables from the PSU to the motherboard are connected as per the motherboard manual.
    • PSU is working well and the power source is supplying the minimum desired electricity.

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    Warm Regards,

    Javed Lodhi

    Intel Go Green, Save The Environment!

  • 2. Re: D845WN Motherboard Chipset Drivers - Install when OS won't load?
    bmcgonag Community Member
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    The computer has powered up all along.

     

    It will come tot eh screen to chose Normal boot, safe mode, safe mode with networking etc.

     

    If I choose normal, it will reboot from there.

     

    IF i choose safe mode, it will get to a particular file called alim1541.sys and then reboot.  From what i've found online, consensus is that this is a PSU or Chipset issue.

     

    I removed the 250W supply, and replaced it with a 600 W supply of my own which I know is working.

     

    The same thing occurs.  All power is connected correctly. 

     

    I've set the BIOS to 1st boot from CD, but it won't.  I've verified with other computers that the CD i"m using is a valid boot CD.  I've verified that the BIOS changes are still in place. 

     

    Just not sure what to do from here.  Figured installing the latest chipset drivers wouldn't hurt, but apparently I can't do that unless I get the PC to boot.

     

    Any help is greatly appreciated.

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