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Hi, my motherboard will go through all the pre-tests with no errors. CMOS config is fine. recognizes all hard drives and cd-roms. When it comes time to boot from disk, MB will not. goes to flashing cursor - no dos prompt

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  • Vladimir Zavodny
    Vladimir Zavodny May 11, 2010

    Hi, can you reset the bios - just to be sure it is no weird settings? Try disconnecting the hard dives and all "unnecessary" pci cards, except video of course. Try to run a linux live cd. If it boots ok and runs ok, it may be a faulty system drive, or just bad master boot record.

  • dave836
    dave836 May 11, 2010

    Sounds like it cannot find the operating system. What operating system are you running and has it been running on this computer before?

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There will be no dos prompt on a machine with a newer version of windows. if you have wndows 2000 or later, you can use the windows disk to repair the boot sector.

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Try reinstalling Operating system.

comment here if need any other way to solve this or reinstalling does not solve the problem.

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Try refreshing the connections of the HDD, and CD/DVD ROM drivers to the motherboard. Also check the jumper settings of the Drives. Hope this helps.

Posted on Oct 07, 2009

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ASUS P4P800-MX stopped recognizing drives


Test your PSU or replace it if your power supply units fan is not working your PSU is faulty

Test all leads that attach to your hard drive including electrical extensions IDE,SATA

the leads from your MOTHERBOARD TO YOUR HARD DRIVE make sure they have a secure connection and are not faulty or just replace them they could be faulty

make sure all leads that are attached to your drives dvd\cd 3 1/2 inch floppy have secure connections and are not faulty even the electrical extensions or just replace them they could be faulty a computer needs its connections to continue its cycle and have an end so any faulty leads will end up with a computer error

even something as small as a faulty electrical extension or fan lead can cause you problems

computers need all of the data and electrical current to travel through every working device and to have an end to be able work properly


make sure ram modules and cmos batteries have dust free secure seatings and cmos battery has charge some motherboards cmos batteries are soldered in


motherboard and a hard drive any leads between them will fail before your motherboard or your hard drive if its a flat ribbon 40 pin type IDE replace it this will be the first to fail

check all electrical power input and extensions make sure they are securely seated even the cd/dvd floppy drives need to have current go through make sure these drives are working


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try to open the cmos setting by pressing the f10 key then check if the hard drive you installed has been detected, if you can see it, go to boot option then change the 1st boot device to cd-rom drive then the 2nd boot device will be your hard drive then click esc to save the setting put your recovery disk on the cd-rom drive then reboot the unit if ask press any to boot from cd rom just press a key or simple tap any key on the keyboard, then follow instruction.

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After checking the cmos voltage and or replacement of the cmos and while the system is powered down. Remove the system memory for about 1 minute. Doing this will remove any possible memory resident virus’s.
Download Western Digitals; Data Lifeguard Diagnostic for DOS (Floppy) or Data Lifeguard Diagnostic for DOS (CD)
WD's web site;
http://support.wdc.com/product/download.asp?modelno=WD1600AAJB&x=6&y=7
Use this software to setup you're hard disk drive.
You can also test the drive for errors and much more. Both of the above, floppy or CD are bootable and work in DOS mode. (Keep in mind all data will be erased). This is the best way to setup you’re hard disk drive before installing windows on it.

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Hi Oliver, the most common error related to the message,
(Bios Rom Checksum Error). Someone has left a floppy disk in the floppy drive. Once the floppy disk has been removed press the reset button on the PC, your windows will start normally. Next place to look is in your bios.
Open your manual to page 27.
Enter your bios & go to the title Advanced BIOS Features. Check First, Second & Third boot devices they should be as follows. Floppy disk drive, CD-ROM drive & primary hard disk drive. If both of the above are ok than try clearing the cmos/bios by resetting the cmos jumper (JP1) location on page 5. Descriptions of page five on page 6. CMOS settings on page 9.
When your system restarts re-enter your cmos & reset up your bios settings. Lastly if none of the above has fixed the error message, than remove the cmos battery & check its voltage. It should maintain 3volts. If yours' is lower than 3volts replace the cmos battery. There is one other possible fix. It’s an option not given lightly. Flashing a cmos/bios is not recommended unless all other options have failed.
Bios link for the EliteGroup P4VMM2 V8.1
http://www.ecs.com.tw/ECSWebSite/Downloads/ProductsDetail_Download.aspx?detailid=436&DetailName=Bios&DetailDesc=P4VMM2%20%20(V8.1)&CategoryID=1&MenuID=82&LanID=0
Main web site;
http://www.ecs.com.tw/ECSWebSite/Products/ProductsDetail.aspx?CategoryID=1&DetailID=436&DetailName=Feature&MenuID=52&LanID=0

Good luck Oliver!
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2. Size of your old & new hard drive.
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