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ASUS A8V-X VIA K8T800 Pro and Windows 7 64bit RC

    Question

  • I installed Win7 64bit on a ASUS A8V-X built system. It has 4GB of ram and a 6800 NVidia Ultra with a WD 80GB(JD) hard drive and a Creative Audigy Gamer sound card.
    It has the VIA VT8251 Southbridge and I have found out, after hours of searching, that it has problems with Vista 64. With that, the same problems are carried over to Windows 7 RC 64-bit. Finally, I found a "workaround" to see and use the PCI cards installed. But now, Windows 7 will "pause" at random times when I install something or copy from one drive to another. Or, Copying from a cd/dvd to the hard drive. Or from the USB memory stick to the hard drive. When the computer "pauses", I cannot do anything but move the mouse cursor. I can click but nothing will happen for about 25 seconds then everything I clicked on or moved, etc, will catch up after the pause.

    I cannot find any VIA chipset drivers for the board for Windows 7 RC 64bit. I know that most times the Vista 64bit ones work but I tried the ones from VIA and in the middle of installing it said that I don't have a VIA chipset and it aborted the install.

    I need some help on this board. Anyone else have this board running on Windows 7 RC good?
    Sunday, June 28, 2009 11:27 PM

Answers

  • Hello,

     

    First you might keep windows update regularly to obtain the latest driver for your device. Note: Drivers on the Windows Update site are directly provided by hardware manufacturers. Microsoft tests drivers in various environments before they are published; however, we cannot guarantee all drivers will work on all hardware platforms as there are too many different models, although their hardware ID are the same as the standard version. In some cases, due to hardware modifications by different manufacturers, the driver updates may cause some error.

     

    If it does not work on your issue, I'd suggest you installing the Vista driver in Compatibility mode. Remove and rescan that hardware device in Device Manager, right-click on the driver executable/installer file -> Properties and select the Compatibility tab; click the checkbox before Run this program in Compatibility mode for option and select Windows Vista in the list-down box; then try installing the device driver. In addition, you can use the Windows XP driver for testing.

     

    Meanwhile, please understand that Windows 7 is a new operating system and whole driverstore has been reprogrammed; you might wait for another period of time till the retail version is released and push the vendor company to upgrade their device driver. Thanks for your time and understanding!

     

    For more details, please look at the first Sticky thread at the top of this forum.

    What can I do if my hardware does not work?

     

    This will give you some guidelines.

     

    Good Luck!

     

    • Marked as answer by Andy Song Tuesday, July 07, 2009 9:05 AM
    Monday, June 29, 2009 8:32 AM

All replies

  • Hello,

     

    First you might keep windows update regularly to obtain the latest driver for your device. Note: Drivers on the Windows Update site are directly provided by hardware manufacturers. Microsoft tests drivers in various environments before they are published; however, we cannot guarantee all drivers will work on all hardware platforms as there are too many different models, although their hardware ID are the same as the standard version. In some cases, due to hardware modifications by different manufacturers, the driver updates may cause some error.

     

    If it does not work on your issue, I'd suggest you installing the Vista driver in Compatibility mode. Remove and rescan that hardware device in Device Manager, right-click on the driver executable/installer file -> Properties and select the Compatibility tab; click the checkbox before Run this program in Compatibility mode for option and select Windows Vista in the list-down box; then try installing the device driver. In addition, you can use the Windows XP driver for testing.

     

    Meanwhile, please understand that Windows 7 is a new operating system and whole driverstore has been reprogrammed; you might wait for another period of time till the retail version is released and push the vendor company to upgrade their device driver. Thanks for your time and understanding!

     

    For more details, please look at the first Sticky thread at the top of this forum.

    What can I do if my hardware does not work?

     

    This will give you some guidelines.

     

    Good Luck!

     

    • Marked as answer by Andy Song Tuesday, July 07, 2009 9:05 AM
    Monday, June 29, 2009 8:32 AM
  • Hello Mandrake96,

    This sounds as though this is going to be resolved with updated drivers and possibly even the final release of Windows 7.   Taking Andy's suggestions to install drivers in compatibility mode is likely your only solution for the time being.
    -Scott
    Wednesday, July 01, 2009 2:58 AM
  • I have the same problem of a empty pci to pci bridge. I have 2 cards installed and they do not appear in vista 64 or win7 64. What was the work around you mentioned or did you find a solution?
    Tuesday, September 01, 2009 8:43 PM