Boot Problem Hi..I have a problem.
To begin with, after I added the hard drive, dvd etc, and turned on the unit..it showed me an (Intel uCode Loading Error) and to press F1 to continue. Which I did , and was able to format my Sata HD and load in my Win XP oper. system.The unit would always boot up with the same message but I could access Windows only after I pressed the F1 key...Then I started having problems with IE exployer and so I decided to start out fresh again and format the drive, which i did. After that............ (If i just turn the machine on it goes to the ASUS Screen saying for setup press DELETE, for post press TAB when I try either..Nothing happens???). (If i turn on the machine while it's posting up and press TAB or DELETE it'll start to POST up and then stop after Identifying Master/Slave etc. and then hangup.I then decided to try and flash the BIOS to the latest version (rev 1009) ASUS had..I did and with the same results.I loaded in the original BIOS from the CD (rev 1004) still no change .I even cleared the CMOS with no affect, except to reset the clock.
Thanks for any help.
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Hi. if you're getting the same 'disk read error' when the DVD drive is attached and detached, then the error relates to the hard disk, that you're supposedly trying to install XP onto.
Ultimately you want the board to boot the DVD drive first. A quick change to the 'Boot priority' in the BIOS should sort it.
When you see the splash screen or BIOS menu (and before Windows
starts to load), hit the Delete key.
This will typically either get you into a boot device menu or the
BIOS settings where you should be able to select the device you want to
boot from to adjust the boot order. In other words, your computer may
normally try to boot first from the hard drive
drive.But now you have to select to boot from the dvd drive. Save the changes, and then boot
your computer again, this time without hitting any button and lay the windows disk in the dvd drive. If all goes according to plan, you should soon see a "Windows
loading" message on your screen and press any key to install windows.You can follow the on-screen
instructions to install Windows on your computer. You also need to make a full format of the harddrive, and reboot again.
Hi, do you have a floppy disk, cd or usb stick inserted in your computer? Try removing such items and reboot as it may be trying to read these before the hard drive. Check the boot order, when you first turn on your computer, access the BIOS menu (may need to push Delete, or one of the function keys eg F2, F8, F12 etc). Check the boot order to ensure the correct hard drive it listed. Try moving the hard drive to the first option and reboot. If removing any cd, usb stick etc doesn't help, try removing the hard drive and see if you can access it from another computer. If you can't access it, your operating system nay be corrupt and you may need to reformat.
You're Intel motherboard does support up to 4 SATA hard disk drives including SATA CD-ROM / DVD-ROM drive, reader/writers. This MB also includes two serial ATA IDE ports. The most likely reason you're system is not booting is because all SATA ports are all seen as Master drives. By connecting the SATA DVD-ROM drive the bios auto configured the SATA ports. You'll need to enter the bios when you're system boots-up. Press the F2 key on you're keyboard right after hearing a single beep. You will than enter the bios main menu. Listed at the main menu are devices connect to the motherboard. (Instruction on how to move around in the bios is listed at the bottom of the screen). Mainly, the hard disk drive or (drives) and the SATA DVD writer. You'll need to open the Boot tab. Look for boot order. You want the boot order set like so; First boot device: [Floppy disk] drive; if one is connected. Second Boot device: [Primary Hard Disk] drive. (The drive with windows installed on it). (This drive may be ATA IDE or SATA; you did not provide that information). Third Boot device: [DVD-Rom] drive. Save and exit the bios. The system will auto restart. You're windows operating system should load correctly after the auto re-start. The SATA data cable and the SATA power cable should be checked for good connection. It only takes a little bump to make either loose. Here is the link to Intel for you're motherboard; http://downloadcenter.intel.com/SearchResult.aspx?lang=eng&keyword=%22+D102GGC2+%22
Change the "master", "slave" jumpers in the back of the hard drive to the same config as the old one was, that's your problem. If you still have a problem, just run the drive on a seperate cable to the motherboard, then set the dvd drive to the opposite of whatit's set at now from the jumpers in the rear of the drive. Take out the battery frrom the board and let the cmos reset before powering back on.that's where the settings are stored.