Before installing HD audio codec driver please make sure Win XP has been updated with Service Pack. If Service Pack has not yet been installed, please try install service pack through Windows Update.
Please make sure service pack and patches are properly installed. If SP1 or SP2 has already been installed, kindly make sure that the system is not overclocked and also that onboard HD audio codec works at default settings. Follow by inserting the driver CD's which is provided with the motherboard, when prompted with a pop-up box please select "Xpress Install" on the top right corner to install all the necessary drivers.
If you want to manually install the HD audio drivers then you will have to firstly download the Microsoft UAA Bus driver and install it. After you restart the system please check the model of your onboard HD audio codec, and download the matching audio drivers for installation. After the mentioned procedures are done the onboard audio should work accordingly.
If SP3 has already been installed, kindly download ths latest HD audio drivers from GIGABYTE's or audio chip vender's website to install directly. PS: When installing older HD audio drivers on Win XP with SP3, system may appear a message which is about Microsoft UAA Bus driver isn't been installed yet. Please use the ths latest HD audio drivers to install.
Xpress Recovery2 is designed to provide quick backup and restoration of hard disk data. Supporting Microsoft operating systems including Windows XP/2000/NT/98/Me and DOS, and file systems including FAT16, FAT32, and NTFS, Xpress Recovery2 is able to back up data on hard disks on PATA and SATA IDE controllers. After Xpress Recovery2 is executed from CD-ROM for the first time, it will stay permanent in your hard disk. If you wish to run Xpress Recovery2 later, you can simply press F9 during system bootup to enter Xpress Recovery2 without the CD-ROM. System requirements:
Intel x86 platforms
At least 64M bytes of system memory
VESA-supported VGA cards
How to use the Xpress Recovery2 Initial access by booting from CD-ROM and subsequent access by pressing the F9 key: Steps: After entering BIOS Setup, go to Advanced BIOS Feature and set to boot from CD-ROM. Save the settings and exit the BIOS Setup. Insert the provided driver CD into your CD-ROM drive. Upon system restart, the message which says "Boot from CD/DVD:" will appear in the bottom left corner of the screen. Press any key to enter Xpress Recovery2. After the steps above are completed, subsequent access to Xpress Recovery2 can be made by simply pressing the key during system power-on.
If you have already entered Xpress Recovery2 by booting from the CD-ROM, you can enter Xpress Recovery2 by pressing the key in the future.
System storage capacity and the reading/writing speed of the hard disk will affect the data backup speed.
It is recommended that Xpress Recovery2 be immediately installed once you complete installations of OS and all required drivers as well as software.
The Main Screen of Xpress Recovery2
RESTORE: Restore the backed-up data to your hard disk. This button will not appear if there is no backup file.
BACKUP: Back up data from hard disk.
REMOVE: Remove previously-created backup files to release disk space. This button will not appear if there is no backup file.
REBOOT: Exit the main screen and restart the system.
Not compatible to Xpress Recovery.
For the use of Xpress Recovery2, a primary partition must be reserved.
Xpress Recovery2 will store the backup file at the end of the hard disk, so free space available on the hard disk for the backup file must be allocated in advance. A minimum 4GB is recommended but the actual space is dependent on the size of the data to be backed up
Capable of backing up hard disks installed with Windows operating systems including DOS and Windows XP/2000/NT/9x/Me.
USB hard disks are currently not supported.
Does not support RAID/AHCI class code 0104/0106 hard disks.
Capable of backing up and restoring only the first physical hard disk. Hard disks detection sequence is as follows:
PATA IDE primary channel
PATA IDE secondary channel
SATA IDE channel 1
SATA IDE channel 2
SATA IDE channel 3
SATA IDE channel 4
When using hard disks with more than 128G under Windows 2000, be sure to execute the EnableBigLba.exe program from the driver CD before data backup.
It is normal that data backup takes longer time than data restoration.
Xpress Recovery2 is compliant with the GPL regulations.
On a few motherboards based on Nvidiachipsets, BIOS update is required for Xpress Recovery2 to correctly identify RAID and SATA IDE mode. Please contact your motherboard manufacturer.
Xpress Recovery2 supports only PATA hard disks and not SATA hard disks on the following motherboards As this is a BIOS-related issue, it can be solved by BIOS update GA-K8UGA-K8U-9GA-K8NXP-SLIGA-K8NUltra-SLIGA-K8NPro-SLIGA-K8NXP-9GA-K8N Ultra-9 GA-K8NF-9 PCB Ver. 1.0 GA-K8NE PCB Ver. 1.0 GA-K8NMF-9GA-8N-SLI Royal GA-8N-SLI Pro GA-8N-SLI