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A8R-MVP Won't Load OS - Possible Sata Problem?


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Cerebral Ailment

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Greetings,

I have a ASUS A8R-MVP Mobo with 2 x gigs ram, 500gb SATA HD, and some other things. Pretty much I got mobo to load bios by switching out the Power Supply. Before I didn't even have BIOS. After I switched out the PS I loaded up windows XP and got to the log-in and they asked for activation.

I shut off the computer and a week later when I started it up it won't load the OS. It goes to a screen and says no bootable device found, although it lists the SATA HD (That's in SATA Slot #1) in the IDE 3RD MASTER slot. I have been fooling around with it for ever and I'm not sure whats up.

I have the orignal BIOS, and I tried to upgrade today but no luck. Cannot read .ROM File or something.


Has anyone else had this problem? Any help would be appreciated.
My NEXT MOBO Won't be a ASUS that's for sure. This POS was giving to me so I can't go wrong I suppose.

-Cerebral
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?? im stmped
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I have alot of knowledge with ASUS motherboards. They can be picky. Make sure no usb device is plugged in and go into bios and make sure the boot device is the sata drive. Maybe the os is wiped out easy way to tell is load the windows cd and when it say press any key to continue then u know a os is there.
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Sweet, well maybe you can tell me if I should just junk this mobo and wait to get a new one?

I have a AMD 2.0 Duo Core Processor, that I can Overclock, which should bring me some speed right??

Anyways, I can't select a boot device, it only show's IDE drives, so i'm trying to update the BIOS but I can't find a fricken floppy diskeette now, and I'm not paying $10 I don't have for a 8pack from radio shack =(
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