Question about Gateway Essential 400 PC Desktop
I hv pata harddisk. When I m start my pc he show bootfailuer. when i format my system. they show harddisk not detect. i did many time try format to my pc, bt didnt. I clean my ram nd chek another part of pc .
Turn off your pc and remove all electrical contacts from casing. Remove and clean RAM contacts with paper. Reinsert RAM check pata cables: are the connected correctly and tightly. Also check that if you have one cd rom and pata drive on the same cable then one must be set to master and the other to slave (or if you have two harddisks). This is called jummper configuration. Please reply if you don't understand anything.
Posted on Jul 23, 2009
reseat your pata hard drive, take out the power cable on your system tower, press and hold the power button for more than 15 seconds and then take out the connections on the hard drive and put them back in and then using cmos setup to default values and now try to start your system and see if your hard drive is detected.
swap the power connector with some other free power connector, and try if this also not work
swap your pata cable with another pata cable and if this also doesn't work
either your hard drive or your motherboard is bad.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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1. No POST
1.1 Please clear CMOS to have a try (refer to motherboard manual for details)
1.2 If the problem still persists, please contact your retailer for a check
2. There is error message during POST: BIOS ROM checksum error. Detecting floppy drive A media... Insert system disk and press enter
2.1 If the support CD supplied with motherboard is available
2.1.1 Please restart system and put support CD into optical drive, then the system will recover BIOS automatically using CrashFree utility
2.2 If the support CD supplied with motherboard is not available
2.2.1 Prepare a formated floppy disk, then unzip the BIOS file downloaded from ASUS website into the floppy disk.
2.2.2 Please restart system and insert the floppy disk into floppy drive, then the system will recover BIOS automatically using CrashFree utility
2.3 If it is not helpful after the troubleshooting as the steps 2.1 or 2.2, please clear CMOS( referring to the manual introduction)
Please try the latest BIOS. I recommend you to use AFUDOS to update BIOS. You need to unzip it to get the ROM file.
You should use the command as follows:
or, afudos /i A:\BIOSNAME.rom(if the BIOS file is in the floppy disk)
You can store your BIOS into a floppy disk or a hard disk with FAT format. Then, you will be able to use AFUDOS to access the BIOS ROM file.
If it is not convenient for you to use DOS and AFUDOS, you can try to use EZ Flash. You can save the BIOS file into a flash disk then boot the system and enter BIOS, then you can update your BIOS by EZ Flash which is in the BIOS Tools page. Please load the default settings in BIOS after you have succeeded updating BIOS.
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