Auto-Detecting Pri Master...Press<F4> to Abort
Posted 22 September 2008 - 03:19 AM
Posted 22 September 2008 - 06:16 AM
If this does not work then give a bit more specs about the computer.
Posted 22 September 2008 - 06:37 AM
The computer sometimes boots up after i attempt to start it some 5-6 times, but sometimes, it takes too many attempts to start. I have to turn the power off from the main switch and start it again many times to make it work.
What other information can i give you for you to be able to help me?
btw, i did not open the CPU cabinet before this problem had started, so the wires could not have gone loose on their own.
Edited by Chirag64, 22 September 2008 - 06:42 AM.
Posted 22 September 2008 - 06:51 AM
Can you post your system specifications - most specifically the brand and model of the computer, or the motherboard model if you built it yourself?
When the system first turns on, somewhere you should see a message that says something like "Press F2 to enter setup". I'll just pretend it's F2.
Press F2, and you'll get into the system setup. Find a setting for the floppy drive and turn it off, or move it to the bottom in the boot sequence. I'd be more specific, but we don't know anything about your computer.
You could also find a watch battery on the motherboard, (unplug your computer), take out the watch battery for at least five minutes, put it back in, and see if you can start back up. You'll need to enter the BIOS and change the time back to the actual time, not January 1, 1970.
Edited by The Admiral, 22 September 2008 - 06:51 AM.
Posted 22 September 2008 - 07:39 AM
nor does F11(to change the boot order) works. I tried to go to safe mode by pressing F8 or DEL, but that does not work too.
Here are my motherboard details:
North Bridge Intel i845G Revision B1
South Bridge Intel 82801DB (ICH4) Revision B1
CPU Intel® Pentium® 4 CPU 2.40GHz
Cpu Socket Socket 478 mPGA
System Slots 3 PCI
On the box, it says ASROCK. I hope this information about my motherboard is enough.
Posted 22 September 2008 - 03:07 PM
If the second computer now cannot find your hard drive then your drive is defective.
Posted 29 September 2008 - 11:47 AM
What happened when you took the hard drive to another computer and tried reading it as a slave?
Edited by The Admiral, 29 September 2008 - 11:47 AM.
Posted 30 September 2008 - 06:45 AM
Posted 05 October 2008 - 12:33 AM
Posted 12 October 2008 - 08:30 AM
Posted 12 October 2008 - 09:15 AM
But there is a chance that the mother board is dying so if you buy a new drive then you still need to buy another computer.
You an also buy a ide to usb connection Here is a link to ebay to see what it is. and this you just connect to the power and data cable and plug it into a friends computer. (you do not need to open your friends computer just connect the usb)
Posted 13 October 2008 - 06:49 AM
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