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I can't access to bios with a primary master drive atapi incompatible mesage in asus 900

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  1. Cable loose or not connected.
  2. CMOS values not properly set . solution : try to reset the bios settings to default

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I was downloading stopzilla on safe mode networking and it suddenly stopped working..now when i open my asus, it wont reboot and windows are gone...it says atapi incompatible


his issue can be caused by any off the below possibilities.
  1. Cable loose or not connected.
  2. CMOS values not properly set . solution : try to reset the bios settings to default

Mar 11, 2010 | ASUS Eee PC 701 Notebook

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ASUS P5S800-VM Motherboard configuration


Serial ATA drives are pretty much plug and play. You just need to install them and set them up as a primary drive in your bios settings. The IDE devices can be connected on the same ribbon cable but need to have jumpers set on the back to determine which device is primary or slave. If the IDE devices are on different ribbon cables then most likely the hard drive jumper setting should be set to master or master (single drive). The CD-ROM drive jumper on master. BIOS should detect all drives You also need to assign the boot order in BIOS. CD-ROM should be the first boot device to load and install the new OS onto the primary hard drive.

Mar 20, 2009 | ASUS P5S800-VM Motherboard

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It's me...w/ Emachine problem


anything atapi is usually dvd or cd rom based.
it appears you have both the dvd and hard drive on the same ide cable. as this isn't a continuation of the original message i'll have to ask if that is a laptop.
legacy at least with operating systems would be win 95 98 etc. unless you are using those particular o/s leave it disabled.

I presume you are in the bios at the moment ?

Aug 29, 2008 | E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC

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I need Help


Hi Banyar, lets check the main menu & the boot order in you're bios. Start up the PC, as soon as you see any display on the monitor press the delete key every 2 seconds until the bios main menu loads. This is also where you can see the time & date. List on the left is;
Primary IDE Master
Primary IDE Slave
Secondary IDE Master
Secondary IDE Slave

Across from these on the right is the matching device. If you have one hard drive the bios will show its model number on the right.
Ex: ST150322A. (You're drive will be different). If you have more than one hard drive the second drive, (Should be listed as Primary IDE Slave). CD-ROM drives would be listed as, Secondary IDE Master & Secondary IDE Slave. Write down the model name of the Primary IDE Master on paper. Now go to the title, "Boot" in the bios. Use you're manual & go to page 2-25. High-light, Boot Device Priority & press enter. Set the order as shown in the manual. Make sure the 3rd boot device is set to the correct hard drive listed from the main menu. The model you wrote down. Once set save & exit the bios. The PC will restart. You should no longer receive the error message & windows should boot normally. If windows does not load normally than it is possible that the Primary IDE master drive is not the drive with windows installed on it. You must find the correct drive with windows loaded on it. Connect that drive to the Primary IDE master port.
You may need to reset the drive’s pin settings so it is seen as the primary drive.
Than change the 3rd device in the bios boot priority list with the correct drive. Windows demands that the operating system be located on the, Primary IDE master port. Please read pages 2-12 & the top of 2-13 in you're manual.

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Good Luck!
Mike

Jun 21, 2008 | ASUS P5VD2-MX SE Motherboard

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Second Hard drive


it seems like it is not recognizing the hard drive, the error is coming from the cdrom/dvdrom. make sure that the hard drive is jumpered to slave,and the cd/dvdrom is put on the other ribbon cable set at master drive

Apr 09, 2008 | ASUS M2N-MX Motherboard

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Re: lg tower xp install


Hi,
the boot device setup in the bios, if you set atapi-cd rom as first boot device. then hdd second. and fdd last.
it appears that you have a faulty connection from the IDE ( 40-80 wire cable ) that runs from the motherboard Primary/secondary slot. check the cable goes from motherboard to hard-drive and is connected firmly, also check the jumper blocks ( small white plastic block ) is set to master or slave on both devices ( cd-hard-drive ) if both on same cable set hard-drive to slave and CD rom to master. if they are both set as master or slave, they will conflict with each other.
if you need further help, please mail back.

mike @ compurepair.

Mar 29, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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Cd drive changing


Hi,

Your computer cannot find The Hard-drive Or operating System.
Your Primary Hard Drive, is reporting an error.
Try changing the Jumper setting on this From Master To slave.
( jumper is amall plastic Block ) on back of drive.
Then set your CD/DVD To Master.

Mike @ Compurepair.

Mar 14, 2008 | Audio Players & Recorders

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