date: 2006-08-11 19:16:48+00:00

'Windows not booting with a nForce4 mainboard : Native Command Queuing (NCQ)'

categories: - Windows

I had a computer for repair lately. After several attempt to install Windows XP, it was always randomly hanging (1 out of 5 times, it would boot) while booting the system.

I had to disable Native Command Queuing (NCQ) to avoid the problem, the maxtor hard drive or the mainboard chipset wasn't fully compatible with NCQ.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Native_command_queueing

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