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Floppy cd rom or hard drive not recognised in bios

Hi when i boot the mobo the cpu and ram keyboard and mouse are recognised but none of the ide's ie dvd rom ploppy or the h/drive is it a setting wrong or something else cleared the bios etc but still the same

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  • bigt51 Mar 10, 2008

    Hi yes the h/drive is set to master cd to slave and the memory is ok

    both cd rom and the hard drive are on their own ide cable

    i know all the components work because iv'e tried them on another 370 skt board



    When i clear the cmos the initial screen says

    american megatrends

    6wmm7 V 1.D1



    intel cerelon 500mhz

    Checking nvram update ok!



    261128kb ok



    WAIT...



    Keyboard detected

    Mouse detected



    Cmos settings wrong

    cmos/gpnv checksum bad



    press F2 to run set up

    press F1 to load default values and continue



    if i press F2 then set the date time etc then F10 to save and exit it does this but boots straight back into the bios without me doing anything everytime.



    the same happens when i press F1 and load default values



    Then everytime i boot it goes straight to the bios setup



    the only way i can get back to the original screen is to clear the cmos again



    any suggestions?



    Thanks

  • bigt51 Mar 10, 2008

    Hi the battery is brand new just put in but i will give it a go

    i will come back to you with the result



    Thanks

  • bigt51 Mar 11, 2008

    Hi the battery is a new one and i have reset the bios



    It seems strange that the bios finds the cpu, memory, key board, and mouse, but not any of the IDE drives could it be a jumper set wrong or something??

  • bigt51 Mar 12, 2008

    Hi How do i do a bios upgrade if i can't get the floppy drive to run??

  • bigt51 Mar 15, 2008

    hi Sorry for the delay iv'e been working away



    the bios is definately megatrends



    how do i make the usb stick bootable??

  • bigt51 Mar 17, 2008

    Hi



    Its definatley megatrends



    \how do i make the usb stick bootable and what do i set the boot order to in the bios?



    Thanks

  • THEOLDGIT1 Mar 21, 2009

    Hell all,
    just finished putting in a pentium 2 motherboard in to my mother's computer. On booting up it cannot read the the hard drives, cd rom , cd writer. I checked all the settings and wiring and could not see any problems. system specifications

    motherboard Award pci/isa bios (2A69JG0F)

    1st hard drive 75 GB seagate (primary hard drive) for important files (e.g. Windows installation,Antivirus etc)

    2nd hard drive 6.0 GB fujitsu (seconadary hard drive) for non important files

    cd-rom Lg 36 speed model is unknown

    cd burner justlink 52x24x52

    operating system I am trying to install is windows 98.

    I am not very technical and don't understand anything about bios,cmos and jumper switches. I have all the windows 98 installation cd-rom. I can contacted via electronic mail the address is motorolav180@lycos.com. and advice given will have be very simple as I don,t won't to get lost and mess up the bios settings. In the bios settings I have set everything to auto.

  • Sergio Scalfaro
    Sergio Scalfaro May 11, 2010

    do you have put hard disk as master, cd rom slave, your memory is correct post?
    the cable of your keyboard is inserted?
    Sergio


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Exchange the battery or reset cmos.
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Most probably the bios battery is week (that happened to me a few times on some old unused comps. ) ! Keep the computer pluged in for an hour or so ... and hopefully the next time u enter bios and set the booting devices, they will remain set 1

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  • Cisf Mar 11, 2008

    maybe u have a faulty contact between the drive and the motherboard, check the cables ...

    try to only connect the disk without the cdrom, see if there is any difference ...

    And read the motherboard's manual, maybe it has a setting that needs to be met ... (what motherboard is it ? )

    also do a BIOS upgrade !

  • Cisf Mar 12, 2008

    if the motherboard permits you, it can be done with an USB stick (make it bootable, copy on it the coresponding flash program and the update .bin (usually) file )...

    i'm going to serch for u're motherboard to see if there is anything usefull in the manual, is it: GA-6WMM7 ?, if not tell me ....

  • Cisf Mar 13, 2008

    hy, i am a little confused ! What is the full name and producer of u're motherboard ?!

    because u say that this appears on bootup :

    american megatrends
    6wmm7 V 1.D1

    but in the 6wmm7 that i found the BIOS is not megatrends but Award BIOS ....

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