somehow i don't think this is basic stuff....i have switched cables used different ones, bought new ones...made
sure they were seated tight etc...i might be off in the neopower psu, i really don't think so but could be, it is
modular so you only use the cables you need...although each molex lead has 3 power plugs off of it....
>>>I used the word BASIC as this is basic to me, also for the fact that BIOS has been covered somewhat in depth in this forum and I didn't want to be repetitive.
just went through it again and enabled 'floppy boot seek' in teh bios, then it tells me i do not have 80 connector on IDE 0 - odd so i went back in and disabled it like you said in your set up guide....i am using the asus ribbon cables that came with mobo
>>>Leave it disabled, and stop buying new cables, you're wasting your money.
although i have tried rounded ones too....also i put my old windows xp disk in and i will
be darned i don't get that disk boot error message that i had been getting with OR without disks in the drives....i shut it down after it started loading the windows cd since i cannot install that same copy on a new computer, but that is darn strange.....re tried hooking up cd rom, dvd rom, plextor burner etc....it only seems to let me go further with the old windows xp cd that i used to set up this old computer i am using....odd....don't know what else i can tell you.....
>>>Go here and create a bootable XP cd with SP2 Slipstreamed, using the XP cd you have now, don't burn to DVD http://www.nu2.nu/bootcd/
it sees my pioneer dvd burner, the floppy drive ( i guess, it just says "legacy" floppy drive in
bios ) but it sees the exact brand of my burner drive, and it sees my seagate HD ( exactly, by name )....
have tried taking the little battery out and setting jumpers over to pin 2 and 3 for a second and then putting jumpers back and rebooting, still get the disk boot error, have checked and re checked, no disk is in any drive and it still gives me that error.....checked and re checked boot order, tried every which combo i could think of....
>>>Once you create the cd I mentioned you should be fine. Set first boot device to Hard Disk,second CD third CD and fourth Removable, and leave them there. You will get a prompt to boot from CD on boot up, hit enter.
also googled 'disk boot error'
and for another asus mobo someone posted that this was a prob with promise controller and was fixed with bios rev. for this other mobo ( i forget which, i think it was A7 something or other...) like i said
i am pretty new well brand new at building one....lol, anyway if you get a sec and think of something i am game to try it....
>>>I'm giving the right things to try.
well my bios flashed ok ( i think ) using the dvd rom i burned, but it shows up as rev 1.004 when system first
boots....i bought a new keyboard ( i had been using logitech with that stupid f lock button problem ) and just
bought a basic microsoft keyboard, no wireless just basic....now when computer boots up today i get that message i got yesterday " non 80 wire on IDE channel 0......is IDE channel 0 the Pioneer multiburner drive? i would assume....
maybe that means the floppy drive....
i have CAREFULLY checked the floppy drive socket on mobo, and cable is plugged
in correctly for floppy....the end wiht the 'twist' is at the floppy drive side and the 1 SATA HD i have plugged in shows up as master 1.......
>>>We will see if it is plugged in properly, send me a photo, firstname.lastname@example.org
i think this "non 80 wire on IDE channel 0 is key here but if it doesn't like the cable
why does it show up in bios as exactly that burner?
>>>This is not correct. Defaulting to this because there is a problem with FLoppy setup or something else.
>>>Your DVD should read from IDE 1 or 2 not 0
however, like mike said i have it set to auto in that part, and it does not show any thing in the fields for the heads....
on my SATA HD it is set to auto and it does show fields for the heads or sectors or something..there are numbers in there for my HD but not for my DVD multiburner...
>>>Ok, and normal
maybe i should try "cable select?" i am going to best buy right now to see if i can get a "80 pin connector" cable that the burner and the mobo both like....
>>>Once again stop waisting your money and time, you have cables already.
cheapo pioneer did not put a cable in the box.....dang.....long day ahead .....
>>Yes, this will be a long day.
PS: Set your RAM timings to 3-3-3-8 2T DDR 400 MHz
Default CPU settings and Normal for video.