My motherboard (Asus A7V) was repaired. The problem was with the Promise chip (Hard drives were being eaten one after the other!)which was replaced along with the BIOS chip which I was told became corrupted. So I started with a fresh install of the operating system etc. etc. Everything works (Sort of!) but my device manager tells me different.
FIRSTLY. Just before desktop appears I get a message: SYSTEM SETTINGS CHANGE. TO FINISH SETTING UP YOUR NEW HARDWARE, YOU MUST RESTART YOUR COMPUTER. If I answer with a yes the computer restarts but I get the same message. (A never ending loop!)
SECONDLY. In device manager my cdrom and cd writer have red crosses and the primary and secondary IDE controller (dual fifo) have a large question mark + exclamation mark beside them. In the performance tab it tells me: COMPATIBILITY-MODE PAGING REDUCES OVERALL PERFORMANCE. DRIVE C IS USING MS-DOS COMPATIBILITY MODE FILE SYSTEM
I have carried out the instructions in the trouble shooting help files but the problem still persists. Please help as I am ready to shoot 98SE in the head; or should that read myself in the head?