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Weird issue with my NF4

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#1
my MSI neo-4 board worked fine for a long time up until a few days ago. for some reason it won't install windows, so i install it on my A8N-SLI which is close enough to work. it boots windows fine the first time, but on restart, files on the drive is corrupt. anyone ever heard or seen of this?
 
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#2
I too have a MSI nforce4 neo-4 board, mine's start's to corrupt files on the HDD at 290 FSB, at 300 FSB it doesn't detect any drives... are you overclocking?

but if understand correctly, you have problems with both boards, the MSI doesn't detect the drive, the asus corrupt files... i suspect the drive it's at fault.

Maybe you can explain in more detail your problem? ;)
 
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no its not overclocked. another issue i have is the CMOS corrupts sometimes. maybe i could try underclocking it a bit. i have tried 6 drives and the same everytime and my A8N-SLI works fine with every one. its all the MSI.
 
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Case RAIDMAX SAGITTA Modded to Red lighting
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#4
I only have that issue when i overclock past 285 fsb, but you are not overclocking...:(

How does the CMOS corrupts?

Do you re-flash everytime the CMOS corrupts?
 
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Processor Athlon X2 3800 @ 2.8 Ghz w/Zalman CNPS 9500 LED
Motherboard MSI K8N Neo4-F
Cooling Fans: 2 120mm, 1 80mm, HD cooler all w/Tt fan controller
Memory Mushkin blue series DDR400 @ DDR466
Video Card(s) Visiontek HD4850 512 Mb w/ Zalman VF-900
Storage WD SATA 320 Gb / Hitachi Deskstar 82 Gb
Display(s) KDS 19" Widescreen LCD
Case RAIDMAX SAGITTA Modded to Red lighting
Audio Device(s) Onboard
Power Supply Zalman 600 Watts ZM600-HP
Software Win XP, Vista32, Ubuntu
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I believe the checksum error it's an easy fix, just by replacing the CMOS battery, most boards use the CR2032 size.

About the HDD problem, IDE or SATA?
 
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Motherboard MSI K8N Neo4-F
Cooling Fans: 2 120mm, 1 80mm, HD cooler all w/Tt fan controller
Memory Mushkin blue series DDR400 @ DDR466
Video Card(s) Visiontek HD4850 512 Mb w/ Zalman VF-900
Storage WD SATA 320 Gb / Hitachi Deskstar 82 Gb
Display(s) KDS 19" Widescreen LCD
Case RAIDMAX SAGITTA Modded to Red lighting
Audio Device(s) Onboard
Power Supply Zalman 600 Watts ZM600-HP
Software Win XP, Vista32, Ubuntu
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Have you tried different cables? SATA or IDE?

Just a tought...
 
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Cooling Fans: 2 120mm, 1 80mm, HD cooler all w/Tt fan controller
Memory Mushkin blue series DDR400 @ DDR466
Video Card(s) Visiontek HD4850 512 Mb w/ Zalman VF-900
Storage WD SATA 320 Gb / Hitachi Deskstar 82 Gb
Display(s) KDS 19" Widescreen LCD
Case RAIDMAX SAGITTA Modded to Red lighting
Audio Device(s) Onboard
Power Supply Zalman 600 Watts ZM600-HP
Software Win XP, Vista32, Ubuntu
#10
Sorry bud, i'm out of ideas, maybe someone else can chime in and help you...:banghead: