muppet needs help
Posted 10 September 2006 - 09:36 AM
Posted 10 September 2006 - 09:56 AM
XFX Geforce 7900GT 256MB PCI-E 2xDVI HDTV
Pentium 630J 3.0Ghz 800FSB 2MB Socket 775 OEM
Sound Blaster Audigy LS OEM Sound Card
1Gb 533MHz PC4200 DDR2 Memory X 2
ATX Skt775 1066 FSB i945X DDR2 PCIe SA RD 1394 M/B
cant remember model of HDD but is a maxtor 120gb ide HDD
Posted 10 September 2006 - 02:18 PM
My initial thought is to check the bios setup in relation to the SATA & IDE controllers. The board you have given specs for is obviously very new & will almost certainly support sata drives as well as ide ones.
The STOP error you are experiencing is 'inaccessible boot device' i.e pertains to the hard drive or boot media.
Can you check your bios & let me know what all the sata/ide related settings are please. Failing that, just let me know what the motherboard make/model is & I'll look it up myself
Posted 10 September 2006 - 02:38 PM
Posted 10 September 2006 - 03:28 PM
Before I talk you through the settings, can you just confirm the following for me please....
1. Do you only have one hard disk?
2. How many optical (CD/DVD) drives do you have in the system?
3. I am assuming you have no SATA drives at all. This is correct?
Posted 10 September 2006 - 11:12 PM
Posted 11 September 2006 - 04:17 PM
The optical drives (DVD in your case) should be connected to the IDE port that is located on the edge of the board (PRI_IDE)
Connect the hard drive to the IDE port labelled PRI_EIDE which is the bottom port of the pair i.e. :
Make sure that the hard drive is set as a Master (or single) drive using the jumpers on the rear of the drive.
The drive must be connected to the connector on the end of the ribbon cable, not the middle connector. If you have a standard IDE ribbon cable with 3 different coloured connectors (black, blue, grey), then make sure the blue connector is the one connected to the motherboard.
NB The DVD drive should also be jumpered as Master & connected to the end of the cable.
It is possible to connect optical drives to the 2 raid controllers (PRI_EIDE, SEC_EIDE) but they won't be bootable if you do.
Is this how you have the drives set up? If not, can you configure them like this then check to make sure that both the hard drive & the DVD drive are recognised correctly in the bios please.
Posted 12 September 2006 - 03:41 AM
Posted 12 September 2006 - 06:41 PM
Also there were some bios settings I wanted you to check - such as Raid being disabled etc. Let me know about the driver first
Posted 13 September 2006 - 06:00 AM
Posted 13 September 2006 - 07:55 PM
The driver is also available from Asus's website if you do need it.
The configuration you have now - both hard drive & DVD on PRI_IDE will work fine as you've discovered. The reason I didn't recommend this configuration initially is because :
1. You have problems if you wish to add the second optical drive back in
2. Having an optical drive on the same channel as the hard drive will often slow the hard drives data transfer speed down. This is why optical drives are kept together on their own controller wherever possible.
If you are happy with the way the system is performing at the moment, then great.
i would like to say a big THANK YOU as this might not of been posible without your help
You are very welcome
Posted 14 September 2006 - 10:03 AM
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