Here's The scoop, just set up a new computer, acutally two of them, which are basically the same setup except for sound card and grahips.
After putting first comp together, loaded winxp (sp2). No problem. Grabbed the BIOS updates and.... bam, trouble begins. I could not get the "new" BIOS update to take hold. Contaced manf. he says "sometimes it doesnt work" Now why on earth would you release a BIOS if it dosent work right? I had to get the one step older version. I tried to load that and this is the message it get:
"Reboot and Select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected boot device"
Now the first computer after many retries of the BIOS update, and reformatting and reinstalling windows, one day it took hold. Win reloaed and everthing seems to be functioning normally. So thinking I "found the way" to fix or workaround problem, I did the same sequence on the 2nd computer.
But this one does not want to grab the windows install. After i put the install cd in the comp, it loads all of the first round of the install, when is does its first reboot, it goes right back into the first phase of install. I have redone the BIOS install multiple times, I have 4 new hard drives, moved around them on the one that is working, it did give me the message above the first round, but after the second try the windows grabbed hold on the harddrive. I then took that put back in comp that does like me, and what do it get? The same message above. I have tried the hd cable, and doesnt seem to be that. I checked the pin1, seems to be right.
FYI, i can't get no keyboard reaction until the phase in win setup where it says push F8 etc. when it reboots keyboard does not react.
So if anyone knows something that can help me i would appriciate it. Thanks for your replies and responses ahead of time
Intel D865PERLL Motherboard
Intel P4 3.2G 800 FSB
512 DDR Ram (even though there is 1G, but right now shows 256)
(2) Western Digtal HD
ATI Radeon 9550 Grahics Card