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Can't enter Setup.

I recently found a motherboard, a processor, a CPU fan, a hard drive, and a CD drive in my basement in my piles of computer misc. So built a computer/. When I fire it up, however, it asks if I want to enter Setup by pressing delete. I can press it once, press it multiple times, or mash the button, but no matter what it will ignore me.

It will then try to boot, but encounters a problem or two.

After the No Setup issue, it will then proceed to do the EXACT FOLLOWING (Note: any paranthesis means a comment):

Sec Master Drive - ATAPI Incompatible
Sec Slave Drive - ATAPI Incompatible
Press F1 to Resume

(Doesn't matter if the drives are attached to the primary or secondary IDE ports. Continuing, I then press F1)

[BIG LIST OF COMPONENTS IS DISPLAYED]

(then the following after the list)

RPL-ROM-ADR: 0007 - 950D - 6521
RPL-ROM-IRQ: 3
RPL-ROM-PIO: D400

RPL-ROM-FFC: (Runs thru the #s 1-5 every second. IE: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5)

BOOT Failure

Insert BOOT Diskette into Drive A:
Press any key when ready.

(I don't have a boot disk, so I press any key anyway.)

Searching for BOOT record from floppy..Not Found
Searching for BOOT record from SCSI.(Scuzzy).No Found
Searching for BOOT record from network..OK (It's not connected to any Internet whatsoever so I would think an OK here is impossible...)

I can't find the motherboard's name anywhere on it, but there is a big copper heatsink/disipator with the name "Amptron" on it. Only signifigant name I could find.

Is it an HDD problem, a cable problem, or an IDE controller problem? First time I've encountered this problem with a computer before.

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  • DeathChain01 Jan 30, 2009

    wayneard,

    Yes, I'm using a single cable for the HDD and CD, and the HDD was already set to... wait...

    OK, I'm POSITIVE I put jumpers on there.

    Huh. Well it sees the HDD now, but it still won't let me into setup. I'll squash in the CD drive and see if I can install win2k.


  • Wayne Mineard
    Wayne Mineard May 11, 2010

    What are the jumpers set on the drives?



    Are you using a single cable for the HDD and the CD? Try doing so with the HDD connected to the middle connector with its jumper in the Master position and the end connector to the CD with its jumper on the Slave setting. (Connect them to the Primary IDE controller.



    Is the BIOS showing the CPU and Memory when it begins booting?

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This may be an obvious question, but did you check the jumpers on the Hard drives? Make sure the master is set to master or to CS (cable select) then try again.

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1) The MSI ms-6367 version 1.0 motherboard, was made especiallly for HP desktop computers.
(MicroStar International)


It is not an MSI -> O.E.M motherboard.
(Original Equipment Manufacturer)
Therefore, ONLY HP would have a BIOS update for this board, and not MSI..........


2) The original Processors used were AMD Athlon XP 2000+
Maximum frequency rate, (Excuse me, 'Speed'), is 1.67GigaHertz.
(1.67GHz)
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You are trying to use an AMD 'Sempy' processor, that has an FSB of 333MHz.
This = No.

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Because, even if you could somehow boost the FSB up to 333MHz, your ram memory would not work anymore, and your expansions slots. (i.e., PCI, AGP, etc)

(Change Voltage for processor {CPU}, or change Multiplier; in BIOS Setup utility. This would change the FSB)

Ram memory typically operates at Half of the processor's FSB.

3) I realize all you may have around is a Sempron, but let me post some facts;

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Because both have less Cache, than per se a comparable AMD Athlon XP processor, or Intel Pentium 4 processor.

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[Ram Memory is next, then the Harddrive.
Mechanical harddrive, or Solid State.

http://computer.howstuffworks.com/hard-disk.htm

http://computer.howstuffworks.com/computer-hard-drives-disks-channel.htm ]

A crude example if I may;

You are writing a thesis for college.
You find as you go along, that you need some additional information.
Where is it?
Down in the basement, in a box of books, last book on the bottom.
Oh, and there is NO basement light........

Down you go, flashlight in hand. Dig through the box of books, and retrieve the book you desire.
Now back up the steps, and open the book to the page you want.

OR,

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Less Cache = Basement scenario
More Cache = Computer scenario

I would drill a hole through that 'Sempy' processor, and make it into a necklace. (Wouldn't wear it though! lol!)

Jus sayin'.

Post additional questions, or comments in a Comment.

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joecoolvette

A) http://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/K7/TYPE-Athlon%20XP.html

(Scroll down)

B) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_AMD_Athlon_XP_microprocessors

C) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_AMD_Sempron_microprocessors

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