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Hp-Compaq d530 Cd/Dvd bootup problem...

I can't figure this out for my life. I recently upgraded my bios to v2.43 for a new 3.2 Intel HT (Prescott) processor. I have 2.5g ram, 120g + 80g IDE and 500g SATA harddrives, Benq 1620 and HP 530r DVD\CDrom burners, with an AGP Nvidia 5200fx vid card and PCI Broadcom wireless NIC. Windows XP Pro was installed shortly prior to the upgrade. Now here's the fun part. Obviously, I booted up the cd to install XP. After the 3.2 processor upgrade and BIOS update I no longer can access either of the burners. I have tried numerous variations of one harddrive-one burner configs and dug through the shallow HP bios setup to no avail... Help.

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  • mcs2315 Dec 06, 2007

    p.s. By the way. The burners just don't spin up. They show up in the BIOS and XP as 'working'. I've tried new 80 cables and different power supply leads (ie. The working harddrive 12v's). I tried master-slave, standalone and cable select on each drive independently. Toast?

  • mcs2315 Dec 06, 2007

    Thanks guys, but I obviously wasn't too clear. The two drives in question don't even spin to boot from. They flash and eject, but I can't get them to spin up at all, in or out of XP. I kinda wonder if it isn't the new cpu I put in. I only question that because I had downgraded the BIOS flash and no change to be found. Thanx.

  • mcs2315 Dec 06, 2007

    Thanks guys, but I obviously wasn't too clear. The two drives in question don't even spin to boot from. They flash and eject, but I can't get them to spin up at all, in or out of XP. I kinda wonder if it isn't the new cpu I put in. I only question that because I had downgraded the BIOS flash and no change to be found. Thanx.

  • mcs2315 Dec 07, 2007

    Anyone have any more ideas?



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Hello Mcs2315
Happy Holidays!
Well , it seem to be a problem with BIOS detection method, and type of drives you had. but yes, you can change for new ones, or go into SAFE MODE and uninstall the drives , and redetect when you up your PC on normal mode. if you have a particular drivers for them , install it at this point.
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Go to control panel/system and uninstall your drives in question. Than from "action" tab, scan for changes. This will reinstall the drivers.

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did you reset the bios first. ? (id pull the coin cell)
you did all that backwards , the steps are.
1: read the HP service guide see all processors supported.
its a short list. its not like changing light bulbs.
2: the BIOS must support that precessor too.
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d530 SFF, is a small form factor desktop.
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Intel Pentium 4 2.8 GHz
my guess is you want the 3.3mHz version. ( a wasted effort and cash in my opinion the ,it is only fractionally faster, (go for 2 or 4 cores and win)
these old PC are mostly NOW scrapped, gone, nobody wants them.
for good reasons. (no support and no parts, and slow as slug)
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support at HP says.

HP COmpaq EVO Business D530

circa 2003, 14 years young?
some sold with Windows 2000. ! ouch and Mandrake 9.1 Linux - Light and OS/2...
specs. that matter
Intel 865G Chipset
800-MHz, 533-MHz or 400-MHz FSB (front side bus limits)
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the parts surfer (HP ) shows it cam with 17 processor options.
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Intel Pentium 4 processor - 3.20GHz (Northwood with Hyper-Threading, 800MHz front side bus, 512KB L2 cache, FCPGA2, Socket 478)

the problem with that is the BIOS, many times the newer faster
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getting the BIOS correct first is hard.. due to variances, in mobo
when PC boots, the BIOS scans many thing but CPU is #1
it scans it to see if it recognizes, it.
if it can not do that, (not in its old 2003 list) then it defaults to slowest CPU support, what else can it do?
the it sets up clock rates properly, this is super basics in PCs.
Then it scans the memory sticks to see if they can run at this clock rate, if not it goes to slow speeds. (what else can it do ?)
it will go to the slowest ram stick inserted. speeds.
or to slowest processors you have actual.

that is all.

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