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Congratualations!!!!!!!!!!!! :)


The bootup message is controlled in Setup....
Click the DEL key again and look for the bootup options again
Find the line that says something about confirm or stop on error.
I'm trying to remember where it is exactly.
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Okay, I pressed del and went into the bios menu, not sure where to go

Re; Find the line that says something about confirm or stop on error
I don't see anything like that, here are my options:

Standard CMOS Features Performance Booster Zone

Advanced Bios Features Loap Optimized Defaults

Advanced Chipset Features Set Supervisor Passwords

Intergrated Peripherals Set User Password

Power Management Setup Save & Exit Setup

PnP/PCI Configurations Exit without saving

Pc Health Status Upgrade Bios

WHere do I go????

Thanks for your help!!!
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Oops, that didn't display correctly

Standard CMOS Features

Performance Booster Zone

Advanced Bios Features

Load Optimized Defaults

Advanced Chipset Features

Set Supervisor Passwords

Intergrated Peripherals

Set User Password

Power Management

Setup Save & Exit Setup

PnP/PCI Configurations

Exit without saving

Pc Health Status

Upgrade Bios
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Advanced Bios Features
I believe this is the area you need to look at. Sorry for the long response time. I had a yard to attend to.
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Thanks for the response. I went into the advanced bios Features, Then Boot Seq & Floppy Setup

However, I don't know what it should be set at.

Here is what is there and what I have set, I don't know what is correct, HELP Please!!
Removable Device Priority
Hard Disk Boot Priority
Cd-Rom Boot Priority
First Boot Device (hard disk)
Second Boot Device (cd rom)
Third Boot Device (Removable)
Boot other Device (enabled)
Boot up Floppy seek (Enabled)

Sorry I don't mean to be a pain, just don't know much about this.

Thanks a lot. Nancy
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Ok that's not the area from what you are showing. Try another area, I'm sure you will know it when you see it but feel free to post what you see and I will be able to tell you
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Sorry if this is a duplicate post.
I'm not sure I added it, I can't find it.

I got the system to boot into windows, however, and error window now pops up and says:

The ATI control panel failed to initialize because no ATI driver is installed, or ATI driver in not working
proerly. The ATI Control panel will now exit.

What do I do?? Should I try installing the cd that came with the motherboard again??
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First uninstall the driver. That way you will have a fresh driver install to start with or you could go into Device Manager and right click on the driver which will be marked with a yellow exclamation mark or a red x.
Then click on update driver and when it asks for a location have it look at the cd you got with the mb.
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So, I went into Device Manager
the weird thing is there is no driver or anything else marked as you explained:

"the driver which will be marked with a yellow exclamation mark or a red x."

Also, the computer is functioning perfectly, so I'm not even sure the error I'm getting is valid. There is a box to check in the window, "don't show this message again" but I don't want to get rid of it until i'm sure it isn't something i need to be concerned with.

Forgive me for not being very knowledgable, but doesn't the ATI control have something to do with graphics??
Just wondering, because the computer is operating perfectly!!
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How is the graphics working?
Are the settings holding now even after you boot? If your resolutions are staying in affect and nothing seems to be having a problem, I would suggest clicking that little annoying box and tell it not to show again.
Let me know how it works then.
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Everything is working great!! Graphics are great!
I have even played some of my games and they work flawlessly, that is why I was puzzled,,
because like I said I thought ATI control has to do with graphics.
And by the way, the error window only comes up when I first boot up the computer.

So I gues if the system is running correctly, I will just click the box to not show me the message again.

Thanks for all your help with my new system!! Your advice has really helped and saved me alot of money!
And the satisfaction of building my own system and lol it actually works!!!

I have another question, but will do a new post, because it is totally not relevent to this.
THanks again. Nancy
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Go ahead and ask here. We can fix it hopefully in this topic. I am glad everything so far has worked out for you. The satisfaction of not only building a system but being able to have it running correctly is worth it all in the end. Congratulations again. :) :)
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I have posted new topic with question about soyo techaid
THanks
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Ahh ok that is something I don't know anything about. I will do some research and see if I can add to it for you. As this issue seems to be resolved then:

I'm glad we could help and please let us know how everything works out for you especially with the video card.
If there is anything else we can do to help please feel free to ask. I appreciate that you allowed me to assist you with your issue and for your patience. Thank you for choosing GeeksToGo for help.
This issue now appears to be resolved.


If other members are reading this and have a similar problem please begin a New Topic and someone will assist you as soon as possible
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