Question about Intel Motherboard

1 Answer

Update on Boot up problem with Versa P600

I submitted a bootup problem: "When I start up the system it tries to networkboot (4th in the boot up sequence). Using F2 for system utilities shows that the system doesn't think that it has a Primary master drive. Persevering with multiple starts, the system then boots up and works flawlessly until I shut down, pack it away and then bring it out the next time when the problem recurrs. Once running the system correctly identifies the hard drive." I should have added that using F2 to get system utilies shows the primary master as "none". Highlighting this + "enter" shows that the detect method is set at "auto". Continually rebooting eventually starts windows and the hard drive is correctly identified. If the system is not plugged into the net-work the the Intel Boot Manager error message says to check the cable etc, no system disk found. I tried the hard disc in another laptop and it booted up with no problem. Annoyingly a different hard disc booted up OK first time in the NEC and, when replaced by the original disc, the system also booted up first time. Later I shut the NEC down, left it for a couple of hours without moving it and tried starting it - same boot error messages as before. It started up after 6 reboots. Once started, the sytem runs flawlessly as long as I keep it switched on. In searching for I solution I have already updated the BIOS but it has made no difference. Before I lose all my hair can anyone throw any light on the problem?

Posted by on


1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 20 achievements.


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Master
  • 12,061 Answers

I have had this problem many many times at the Lab over the years, in fact I have even owned a PC that did exactly as you describe! ... What I found out was... SOME hard Drives seem to work OK, others??? It seems to be a "Timing" issue with the Hard Disk Controller.. There is NO FIX as such.. that I have ever found, Sometimes ya can find a brand of Drive that will work with.. ALWAYS.. but for the most part.. it's either put up with it.. OR get a new motherboard/PC. I have torn my hair out more than once as I said.. But essentially it is a Motherboard fault, specifically, the Hard Drive Controller, thats is at fault..

Posted on Aug 17, 2007


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

A 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
The service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

Boot sequence

Power off the machine. Pres the power button and immediately start tapping F2 until the machine goes into the BIOS menu.

Apr 26, 2014 | HP ENVY 700-215xt Desktop with Windows 7...

1 Answer

How do I get my Vostro 1000 to bootup

Try going into safe mode. Press F8 when you start the computer and then select "Safe Mode with networking" you should then be able to run a couple of diagnostic programs or a virus checker. You can even do a system restore from there.

Apr 20, 2013 | Dell Vostro 1000 Laptop

1 Answer

Ok when i boot my system gives me option on whether to press f1 for set up or f2 to resume boot sequence,though initially it display a warning notification that no processor bios update was found

Soon as starting up press delete and it has to go to Cimo setup and go to bootup sequence and select it to bootup with Hard disk first and your Rom as second option.Thank you.

Sep 02, 2011 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

Computer will not boot up after power outage while running update

OK well if you can boot into Safe Mode, press F8 at bootup, then do so, and try a System Restore, back to a time before you had a problem Otherwise you will have to re-install your Operating System.

Feb 09, 2010 | Compaq Presario 2538CL Notebook

2 Answers

White screen with vertical lines, can't do anything

Can you bootup in Safe Mode?
Press F8 when you bootup.
Then select LAST KNOWN GOOD CONFIGURATION. then check the Device Manager to see if the Video driver is OK and enabled. If OK then shut down and bootup again to see if it boots up normally.
If this doesn't work select SAFE MODE instead of Last Known ......
When Windows starts then select a Restore Point prior to the installation of the driver update and when it boots up again with luck it will be OK. The graphic card update maybe causing the problem.

Sep 22, 2009 | Fujitsu Siemens AMILO Xi 1546 Notebook

1 Answer

Toshiba A-215 will not boot after windows update

Hi there.
Boot the machine into safe mode by restarting the PC, as it boots up hit the F8 key until it giver you a sub menu with safe mode at the top and select that.
Hopefully the system will boot into safe mode, if it does you want system restore (if you use Vista a pop up window will appear on the right hand side of the screen, click on system restore, with XP just follow on-screen instructions)
All you have to do is select a date to before you performed the updated and restore from there.
Please keep us posted!!

Good luck and thanks for using FixYa!!

Mar 24, 2009 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

Does not boot normally

when you bootup click on F8 then boot up in safe mode and see it will boot up

Mar 24, 2009 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

No bootup

I've seen systems that default to booting from the latest installed drive. I suspect that your BIOS has this set. Go into the setup and check. If it has this set, set it to the drive you want to boot to. This will probably keep happening if you like to boot the system without the drive connected unless their is a BIOS update.

Jan 18, 2009 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

NEC Versa S970 is telling us that it cant find the boot system. Notebook not working

you should try when it starts to boot if it says any F1's or anything like that

Oct 27, 2008 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

Boot up problem with Versa P600

when you get into utilities in F2 command, the hard drive should be able to be shown by highlighting the first boot device line and then pressing the up or down key, or the + or -keys or pageup/page down key,to change the selection it will be there it is just not selected.

Aug 13, 2007 | Intel Motherboard

Not finding what you are looking for?
Intel Motherboard Logo

116 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Intel Computers & Internet Experts


Level 3 Expert

2600 Answers

Alun Cox

Level 3 Expert

2678 Answers


Level 3 Expert

781 Answers

Are you an Intel Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides