Question about Intel Motherboard
I have recently replaced the K7SEM motherboard and found that although the computer powers up it reports the drives on ide port for secondary master and slave are incompatible (press F1 to continue) and after starting on the primary hard drive and sometimes giving the Windows XP flash screen then screen goes blank and nothing happens. I have tried the hard drive in another identical computer and it works fine, have replaced all the ribbons and tried other CD/DVD drives but nothing changes. I swapped the floppy to format the drive with DOS but I got no further than the DOS 6.22 screen and press Y to format - after which it just seemed to wait forever. I am drawing the conclusion that the replacement motherboard which I got from Ebay is faulty - unless there is something obvious I don't know about.
You must set your BIOS up correctly to allow the correct drive to boot. Also XP must be installed with SATA support.
Posted on Jan 19, 2010
On the IDE Port, set the jumpers to the hard drives/cdrom on CS(Cable Select) this lets the BIOS and the ribbon cable decide which is primary (Master) and which is secondary (Slave) on that IDE cable. if they were configured wrong you would get an error.
If the IDE channel is no good, try switching the primary and secondary IDE ribbon cables.
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