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This is the first time I've built my own computer and I've got everything setup, hear things going but when it starts displaying text it says that there is no BIOS. I've entered into the CMOS and it lets me play with the settings but still nothing. This is what I've got as far as motherboard and processor:
AMD Athlon 64 2800+754 PIN
MSI K8T Neo Athlon 64 32-3400 (is this the problem?)
Any suggestions, particuarly if it is the last? The outfit that I bought it from seemed to recomend that these two go together. Thanks for your help.
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Hi,

No your board is compatible with the Athlon 64 2800 so that ain't a problem.

Did you clear the cmos?

Rick
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I thought I did, but maybe not. How do you go about doing that? I'm using a recycled Hard Drive along with other recylced parts excpet for the memory which is new.
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Ok here's what I found out, the no bios message simply means the raid controller is turned on in bios and refers to the raid bios you can ignor it, its harmless.

So what happens when you try to install windows?
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The exact message it was giving me about the BIOS was no BIOS installed.
I've got the disc running now. I had to change the startup format to do so. I'll post again in a bit and let you know if there are any other problems. Is there anyway to fix the BIOS system? Thanks for your help so far.
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There is no need to fix the bios, if you are running a ide hardrive you could turn off the raid controller and the no bios message will not appear but this is not necessary.

The raid controller can be turned off in bios, I think its under intergrated peripherals.

Let me know how windows installs
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Got it up and running and got the no BIOS message to go away as well. Thanks for your help. I did want to ask one more question. Is it possible to have two operating systems on the same computer? For example Windows and Linux? Thanks again for your help and hope you have a great day.
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Your welcome,

As far as dual boot, just go to microsoft.com and search for dual boot there is a ton of info.
Also google the same
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