I have a jetway mobo/proc.
no-name 7 in touchscreen from hong kong
40gb 2.5 hd
PicoPSU-120 12V DC-DC ATX power supply
slot load slim drive dvd
I know at the moment it is not fit for a car computer installation with no power regulator or anything, but im just having trouble getting the OS installed. This rejects every OS disc i have installed including XP home, pro, media center, Vista Ultimate, Ubuntu, OSX86... it just finds some file missing from each disc, except that every disc has worked on my other computer...
I think it is a problem with the mobo or HDD, but i jsut cant get it to work.
I will update this later with more details, but if anyone sees this and it looks familiar, let me know.
Thanks for the help,
Ok, im home now so here are some more details
Autockr989, its a 1.5 ghz board
1gb ddr2 667 ram
one thing that gave me trouble before was the picoPSU, but that shouldnt be a problem now, i really am at a loss.
i have even borrowed other peoples discs that they swear work, but no dice.
it seems like a software or disc scratch problem from what comes up on the screen, but i dont think it is.
On the face of the motherboard there will be a motherboard version name
a processor might help too
yea i just figured out that what i thought was a serial number was the model, sorry 'bout that.
and... i was trying to pop off the processor but to no avail
anyway the mobo is: JetWay 7F4K1G5D-PB
im pretty sure the processor is a 1.5ghz C7
and i have tried about six different HDDs, maxtor, WD, Seagate...
Try a different cd/dvd drive. It sounds like every CD/DVD you put in, has some form of software problem. Change the drive or clean the drive lens with a normal lens cleaner you would use to clean CD players.
yeah i was about to say that just sounds like your cd drive is having trouble reading the discs...
yea i tried a couple...
i also tried installing ubuntu on a 60gb usb hard drive and booted from that (windows wont boot from usb =\) and it worked fine
im thinking it was the full sized hard drive taking all the power from my supply and then the disc drive taking a lot too.
i will just wait and see, i have to wait until i can get another lappy HDD to 3.5 hdd converter... then ill see if it works on the less power hungry drive
I know this is an old thread but I wanted to add that I had a simmilar problem where XP would not install on my carputer during testing. I tried another CD rom and it still didn't work. So, I tried a different cable and that fixed the problem.
In short, check the cable, sometimes it is the cable.
freak3dot - Computer Science Degree
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Sorry for not updating this thread when i solved the problem, it turned out that the power supply was not powerful enough to run the cd drive and it would just cut out when the motor in the drive started working for lack of power.
hope that helps anyone with a similar problem, im sure that would be relevant to any motherboard, so if anyone else has one of those 'worlds smallest power supply' gizmos, they really are the worlds smallest and it shows.