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KI Problems
« on: August 27, 2006, 03:25:26 am »
So I'm working on my cab, putting in my KI board and hard drive.  I get a blue screen (BSOD?) and some funky sounds coming from the hard drive.  Can I throw the hard drive into my computer and diskfix (or whatever) to it or what?  The board was running previously, but after trying to get it installed, it won't work.

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Re: KI Problems
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2006, 04:31:01 pm »
I can't be specific about KI, but in general:

I would think the board would still start the boot process even if the hard drive was junk, it should get a short way into the boot and either appear to freeze up (waiting for the HDD) or give you some sort of error message.  Blue screen sounds like it isn't booting at all.  Check your power supply, +5 voltage at the game board and check all your connections.  Make sure everything is plugged in fully and properly and you don't have any connectors swapped or backwards.

As for the HDD, again I can't be specific about KI, but ususally game HDD's use non-standard formatting.  You can plug it into a PC and see if the drive is recognizable, but DO NOT let windows run chkdsk or any other "fix" utility on it.  Fix utilities will attempt to fix the disk formatting, MBR and allocation tables to conform to some standard (FAT, FAT32, NTFS etc...) which isn't correct for the game.  If your drive is indeed hosed, there are methods to write to a new one using the MAME .chd file,  google for it, you should be able to find it.  I've had to do it before myself and it's pretty straight forward.


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Re: KI Problems
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2006, 12:08:10 am »
Silly question, but should I have all of the +5v connected to the power supply?  I mean, the JAMMA harness lable has something like 3 +5v on it.  Klov.com says that the blue screen has to do with a missing hard drive. If the screen turns red, you will hear "DANGER!!!" This indicates that either the Hard Disk and/or a ROM may be corrupt. 

Edit: I don't have a .CHD file handy, what's the size of the KI .CHD?
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