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rwood

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Mega 865 Pro instant On will not install
« on: 21-August-05, 20:15:53 »

According to the instructions, when I boot from the Instant On CD, I should get an option to install it.  Instead, I see it loading the ISOlinux, then it goes to a White cursor block in the upper right corner and never procedes to the setup screen.  I have a SATA HD 80gb does that matter? I have not installed anything on this harddrive yet IAW the instrucitons.  Perhaps this is a bad CD.

I tested the CDROM drive by starting a winxp install and it seems to proceed without a problem.
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Re: Mega 865 Pro instant On will not install
« Reply #1 on: 23-August-05, 14:58:35 »

I have the same problem!

I get the white square in the upper left corner. And STOP. It seems to recognize the CD and it loads images and "Ready" is displayed, then black screen with white square. Do you have the latest BIOS download? The one added 29.07.2005?
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Re: Mega 865 Pro instant On will not install
« Reply #2 on: 23-August-05, 15:19:07 »
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  • are you using a SATA drive also? is it recognised in BIOS? does it install onto an IDE drive OK?

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    baffen

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    Re: Mega 865 Pro instant On will not install
    « Reply #3 on: 23-August-05, 15:50:40 »


    I am using a SATA disk. Can my problem be accurring because i installed windows xp before trying to install instant on?

    If that is possible. Hoe the h.! do i format/erase my windows partition. I am not allowed to do that from the installation CD! i am starting to be a bit resignatet.
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    Re: Mega 865 Pro instant On will not install
    « Reply #4 on: 23-August-05, 15:58:25 »
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  • boot from the windows CD, in the first stage of Windows Setup, you can create and delete partitions. just delete all partitions, then restart your computer

    the more info you give the better answers you get ;-)). is InstantOn even compatible with SATA disks?



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    Re: Mega 865 Pro instant On will not install
    « Reply #5 on: 23-August-05, 16:03:53 »


    im sorry i dont give too much information :D i dunno if instanton is compatible with sata disks, but i want to try to install it without any partitions on the computer. i am not allowed to delete the one and only partition on the computer from the XP installation-disk. and that irritates me. the message is that i cannot delete the partition because it contains setup files that is important...bla bla..bla

    that is where i am. i am trying to format my partition with windows xp on.

    thanks for any help so far!
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    Re: Mega 865 Pro instant On will not install
    « Reply #6 on: 23-August-05, 17:27:16 »
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  • NTFS?
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    Re: Mega 865 Pro instant On will not install
    « Reply #7 on: 24-August-05, 01:51:42 »


    Yes im running NTFS filesystem. Should i change to FAT?
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    Re: Mega 865 Pro instant On will not install
    « Reply #8 on: 24-August-05, 05:04:25 »

    I have attempted in different ways to install INSTANT ON with a SATA.

    I have made a thousand intents.

       - I have upgraded the Bios.
       - Without partitions.
       - With partitions.
       - With Formatting NTFS.
       - With Formatting FAT.

    But it is impossible.

    Finally with a disk PATA it has worked correctly...
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    Re: Mega 865 Pro instant On will not install
    « Reply #9 on: 24-August-05, 10:26:50 »

    I have now managed to delete all partitions and there are now no partitions on my HDD. but I still get the white square in the upper left corner when trying to boot from instant on cd..  :confused2:

    i am starting to give up instant on and just install windows and forget about instant on. its not THAT important to me, but im a bit dissapointed.
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    Re: Mega 865 Pro instant On will not install
    « Reply #10 on: 24-August-05, 12:25:17 »
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  • is there a manual included which gives info and instructions about InstantOn? does it say whether it will work with SATA or not?

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    Re: Mega 865 Pro instant On will not install
    « Reply #11 on: 24-August-05, 12:26:36 »

    I have found the problem. The first thing i did was to change BIOS settings from Native Mode to Legacy Mode. Thats IDE settings. When i ran trough those settings again i found that it had jumped back to native mode and thats it. Now i have managed to install the instantON!!!!!
    I dont know how it happened, anyway.

    Thanks for all the help!  :cheesy:
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    Re: Mega 865 Pro instant On will not install
    « Reply #12 on: 24-August-05, 12:28:23 »

    You said it early, dr. Stu that i needed to verify the SATA disk in BIOS, and i thought i had  :smile:  you helped me alot. thank you.
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    rwood

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    Re: Mega 865 Pro instant On will not install
    « Reply #13 on: 28-August-05, 18:38:33 »

    Well , The Legacy mode change in the BIOS does allow me to install the instant ON software.  However, now Widnows XP goes to a black screen instead of the blue setup screen sortly after it checks the system hardware!!!!

    Looks like I just need to throw out the Instant ON and get this machine running with XP.  Too bad,  My client was very interested in this machines capabilities.  We have liked the previous MEGA's.  Looks like this one is a dud!
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    Re: Mega 865 Pro instant On will not install
    « Reply #14 on: 13-December-05, 04:19:21 »
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  • Dear Sirs,

     :wall:
    I had the same problem, SATA hard disk not allow the instant on installation cd procedure.
    I try with an old parallel ATA (with old partitions already present) and the instant on are installed.

    My PC: Mega 865 pro with P4 3.00 Ghz - 1Gb ram - HD MAxtor SATA 200Gb

     :noidea:
    Now I will try to change Legacy Mode to Native, and then I will say you if can be good.
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    Re: Mega 865 Pro instant On will not install
    « Reply #15 on: 14-December-05, 22:24:48 »
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  • InstantOn will not install with native on. you need to set it to leagacy mode to install instantOn
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    Re: Mega 865 Pro instant On will not install
    « Reply #16 on: 16-December-05, 04:50:15 »
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  • Ohhh YEAH!!!

     :worship:
    Changing from "Native mode" to "Legacy Mode" are VERY GOOD to do the correct installation of "Instant on"

     :angryfire:
    BUT, DVD of instant on NOT WORK because it say me bad region code, with original DVD and I'm on italy.
    and is NOT possible change DVD region?!

     :waiting:
    BUT, I had Ati radeon 9600 PRO 256Mb AGP and the instant on function don't work (don't run, make error address)
    I need TVout exit and I DON'T want the TV out of MSI because the graphic card in this MEGA 865 is a little smallest. Do you agree?
    If someone can help me is very wellcome.

     ;-((
    BUT, I had -Fly TV DUO DVB-T - TV PCI card and the hardware with instant is not recognised and NOT WORK.
    OK, I know that is not possible but has philips chip
    If someone can help me is very wellcome.

     :biggthumbsdown:  :nono:
    At the end I want say:
    MSI technical support, (after contacting many times) NOT EXIST and is sure that is the future I'not choose never more MSI

    Thanks in advance for help me

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    Re: Mega 865 Pro instant On will not install
    « Reply #17 on: 03-January-06, 12:31:30 »

    well i have the same problem i try all and msi support sucks and i dont understang why they dont do anything about it i have test 2 mega pc 865 pro and bouth of then have the same problem instant on will not install i hope they find a solution soon beacuse it  makes me very :angryfire:
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    Re: Mega 865 Pro instant On will not install
    « Reply #18 on: 10-January-06, 02:52:16 »
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  • Dear Sirs,

    About DVD Region:
    Use Properties of Hardware Manager of Windows for change DVD Regions,

    BUT

    If you left empty: On instant On feature you can play DVD region free CD or backup copy

    If you choose one region (f. example region 2) : On InstantOn feature you can play ONLY the DVD with the same region
    and NOT the region free DVD (some original are like so)

    About Radeon 9600 pro, I must get it out.

    About MSI Support..........................BAD, very BAD, too much BAD.

    Good luck friends
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    Re: Mega 865 Pro instant On will not install
    « Reply #19 on: 19-October-06, 14:57:06 »

    Dear all,
    baffen: you said that with legacy mode you were able to install instant-on, what option did you choose "first channel" PATA or SATA?
    How are your ide drives (first master, first slave, ... etc)
    I have the same problem, I have a Mega PC 865 Pro with a WD2500KS 250Go SATA drive (very nice : 16Mo buffer) but I can install Instant-on.
    I formatted this drive with low level to remove all old partitions and I used legacy mode, but I had always the white square on the right corner !!!

    Please help me  :wall:
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    Re: Mega 865 Pro instant On will not install
    « Reply #20 on: 19-October-06, 15:43:41 »

    Ok, thank you, I use legacy mode with PATA as first channel and it seems to work but :
    instant-on installation begins and stop at 21% or the process, it says that the installation is succeful and I have to press any key to restart but the pc is bloked, is it normal ?

    Has the hard drive to be empty with no partitions or can have some active partitions (in which format)?
    The last question : has the TV card to be installed on the PCI bus when install instant-on or not ?

    Thank you !
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    Re: Mega 865 Pro instant On will not install
    « Reply #21 on: 20-October-06, 07:29:38 »
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  • Instant On has to be installed on a totaly blank HD with no partitions
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    Re: Mega 865 Pro instant On will not install
    « Reply #22 on: 23-October-06, 13:48:02 »

    Hi every body, I have not succeded to install Instant-on yet  :angryfire:
    Please, I need your help because I think I tried all possibilities  :wall:, the Instant-on installation stop at 21% and the PC is blocked
    I have a Mega PC 865 Pro with :
    *)Intel LGA 775 3.2GHz (2Mo L2 buffer)
    *)1 Gb Kingston (2*512Mb) : I dont know what CL it is (where can I get it ? Can it be the responsible of my problem ?)
    *) 250Gb WD Caviar SATA drive (SE16 or WD2500KS) : which is entirely blank (as new), formatted in low level mode (no partitions)
    *) No additionnal VGA card
    In the bios, I have :
    *) First master IDE drive : my DVD drive
    *) First slave IDE drive :none
    *) Secondary master IDE drive : my SATA HD
    *) Secondary IDE drive :none
    And :
    *) IDE drives : Legacy mode with PATA as first channel
    *) On PNP/PCI peripheral : Integrated VGA

    People whose succed the installation, please tell me what is your bios configuration (especially the order of IDE drives because I think this is the problem).
    Thank you !


     
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    Re: Mega 865 Pro instant On will not install
    « Reply #23 on: 24-October-06, 11:45:24 »
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  • If you formated it then you have partitioned it. Use Fdisk to delete the partition and then reboot without making a partition, or formating.
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    Re: Mega 865 Pro instant On will not install
    « Reply #24 on: 24-October-06, 11:49:52 »

    Thank you for replying, but as I said, the hard disk is as new with no partitions, (formatted with Western Digital tool in low level mode). I suspect a bad configuration in my bios (may be SATA drive has to to be first master IDE drive) :huh:
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    Re: Mega 865 Pro instant On will not install
    « Reply #25 on: 24-October-06, 12:04:50 »
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  • try setting 'first channel' to SATA then, and see what happens

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    Re: Mega 865 Pro instant On will not install
    « Reply #26 on: 24-October-06, 12:27:57 »

    YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS SSS :agrees:
    Thank you !
    I put SATA as first channel (first IDE master) and DVD drive as (secondary IDE master) it works (but the process find an error at the end of installation !!!) when I tried to reinstall it, it said me installation complete ?????????
    Now when I push A/V button, I have the soft.
    Thank you ! I think I will danse for happyness !
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    Re: Mega 865 Pro instant On will not install
    « Reply #27 on: 24-October-06, 13:06:12 »
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  • you're welcome!
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