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help after bios upgrade

 
Peter Baetens
Occasional Visitor

help after bios upgrade

Hi,

I am hoping to find here somebody who had a DIGITAL PRIORIS HX6000 server and knows what to do to make windows work after a bios upgrade from 2.0 to 3.0 or higher... I will explain...

I bought second handed 2 digital servers PRIORIS HX6000 and they both came with a multiple processor board (max 2 processors) with on each server 1 processor PII 266mhz stepping 633 and 512 mbL2 cache installed
in order to upgrade the processor to a 300 mhz or higher do i need to upgrade the BIOS (Phoenix) from a version 2.0 to a minimal of 3.0...
I found the new biosses on the website (COMPAQ/HP)and when I flash my bios than everything goes fine, the computer boots, NO POST errors, I get the windows XP PRO splash screen, the blue line begins to run and than suddenly before i have to get the wellcome screen do I get a black screen and the computer waits and waits and waits .... No errors, no blue screen reboots, no nothing...
i tried to reboot the computer in VGA mode but NO joy...only safe mode will work...
with the bios version 2.0 do I have NO problems at all, just a little problem with my ISDN connection because my processor is too slow and sometime my server just hangs...
I tried all bios higher and equally to the 3.0 version on the website but all the same result... I performed a clean install with win xp pro with bios 3.0, but than the installation takes forever and never finishes....
Heck I even did a clean install of w98SE and then does w98SE install completely and works but with a lot of conflicts in the system manager... motherboard resources takes nearly all resources there... but OK I think it works so I will upgrade to XP but no joy... no complete installation ....

Can somebody help me ??? What is the trick?? does somebody has a bios that works with xp pro and is newer than version 3.0???
I also tried every setting with the csu diskette, but till now didn't i find a solution...

I WOULD LOVE to have this 333 MHZ processor installed and working with win XP pro and the best would be if I could install 2 processors so that the speed would increase more.......

Thanks for any help
and if you need more info please let me know??
Peter Baetens