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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


    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?


  • 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


  • 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


    Its definatley megatrends

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


  • 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 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?


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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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I want to update my bios



The information tells me;

1) Operating System: Windows XP Pro with Service Pack 3 (SP/3)

2) Processor: (CPU) Intel Pentium 4, 3.06GHz,
(Or also stated as 3.066MegaHertz) {3.066MHz}
Uses an LGA775 processor socket.

Front Side Bus = 133MHz.
(Intel processors are 'Quad Pumped'. 133MHz is the Internal Clock. 533MHz is the External Clock.
4 x 133 = 532. Number is rounded up to 533)

Scroll down.
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Pentium 4 HT model 524.
sSpec number on top of the Processor, (Heatsink removed), is either

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Intel D101GGC
Version AAD357

3) Motherboard chipset:
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IXP450/SB450 = Southbridge chip

4) GPU: (Graphics Processing Unit, or slang = graphics chipset)
Built into the motherboard chipset; ATI Radeon 200 series with 256MB's of graphics ram memory.
(? Really? I would think more like 64MB for Integrated Graphics.
Are you running a graphics card, in the PCI-Express slot on the motherboard? Got one in one of the PCI slots?)

5) Ram Memory:
2 Ram memory slots
DDR Sdram at 400MegaHertz. Also known as PC3200.

Maximum TOTAL amount is 2048MB. (2GB)
Amount of ram memory that installed now, 1024MegaByte. (Or also stated as 1GigaByte)
960MB is what shows.
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32MB DRAM modules. Memory module/s ('Stick') use 5 Volts (DC)
60nanosecond to 70ns, Cas Latency of 3. (CL3)

6) Harddrive:
Western Digital WD1600AABS

7) Optical Drive:
IDE (EIDE really)
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Model number = GH22NP21
DVD burner drive

8) C-Media CMI8738 audio (Sound) chipset

9) RTL 8139 Ethernet chipset

10) Basic Input/Output System (BIOS) manufacturer = Phoenix/Award.
Version = 6.00PG
Release date = 04/20/2006
BIOS String ID = GC11010N.86A.0311.2006.0420.1525

NOW, the message you received is -

SUGGESTION: Are you looking for a BIOS upgrade?

System BIOS is more than 2 years old. (WELL NO KIDDING!!)

Video BIOS is more than 2 years old. (Yeah? AND?)

A) AS SOON as you purchase a motherboard, the BIOS program is ALREADY out of date.

BIOS upgrades are made about 2 weeks, after the motherboard hits the market.


What does this mean?


If everything is working OK, DO NOT perform a BIOS upgrade.


Because for;
1) IF, the power goes out to your house/business, when you are downloading, the BIOS upgrade WILL NOT be completed.
What does that mean?
Take the motherboard out of your computer, and use it for a Frisbee.

2) IF, the BIOS upgrade is too new, and/or NOT compatible, AND if you do not save the old BIOS version, take the motherboard out of your computer, and use it for a Frisbee.

IS there a cure for ruining the BIOS program in your BIOS chipset, on your motherboard, and downloading, and installing the original one?


Take it to a PRO, who will download the ORIGINAL BIOS, to a Floppy Disk, (Or disks), using an internal Floppy Disk drive, connected with a floppy disk ribbon cable, to your floppy drive connection on your motherboard, and put it on your motherboard.


(Not shouting. Illustrating a point)

OR, if the BIOS chipset is removable, (It is soldered on the motherboard), perhaps another BIOS chipset is available, for a PRO to solder the good one back on the motherboard.

You HAVE been advised.

BIOS upgrade download page,

Motherboard Manual,


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There is no video, just a series of long beeps.

Check Following
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  • Any new Hardware Installed
  • Reset BIOS
  • Change the Cables
  • Remove the CD ROM CABLE/Cables
  • REMOVE FLOPPY or CD or any other Cables as New Hardware than HARD DISK Connection
Then try to boot
Problem Checked....... Solved.........!!!!
I am here

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hi im josh in cebu phils.may i help you? friend try to do this things. first i suggest to change new ide or sata cable.if still persist.try the following:
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