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No DVD-ROM boot

Configuration: P4M-915PD1, 4 bank of 512Mb. 400Mhz, HD maxtor SATA 250Gb., DVD-ROM LG, Intel P4 531 3,00Ghz. 800MHz. I have correctly set in the bios my CDROM such as first start device and when i turn on my system i don't see problem. Detect CPU, RAM, HD, DVD-ROM correctly but my DVD-ROM don't run.... i don't see "click enter to run from DEVICE ID" or other message. My motherboard stuck after the 2° screen with IRQ list device..ecc..

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  • Stefano Azzi Oct 25, 2006

    I don't hear beeps....but i need to attach headset to my motherboard to hear beeps. Tonight i test this solution :

    1 - attach headset to motherboard
    2 - turn on with Windwos bootable cdrom into DVD-ROM

  • Stefano Azzi Oct 25, 2006

    My system is an Fic Spectra...and in the cabinet i don't see any speaker. The motherboard don't have and integrated speaker right?

    In my bios i need to DISABLE "Halt on error" option?

    Thanks

  • Stefano Azzi Oct 25, 2006

    No, this system is already assembled. I have installed only CPU, RAM, DVD-ROM and HD.

    I have also disconnected SATA HD and connected only DVD-ROM but i have the problem yet.

    I see screen with list of device IRQ and on bottom the blinking cursor without any other message ("PRESS A KEY TO START FROM CDROM", "NO DEVICE DETECT", ECC..)

  • Stefano Azzi Oct 25, 2006

    Mhh... my motherboard is this :
    http://www.fic.com.tw/product/motherboar...

    but seem that support 400Mhz DDR ram....but i have 400Mhz DDR Dual Channel.

  • spo1 Jan 07, 2008

    the power on lisht on the dvd rom device wont turn on and the door wont open

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If you have put a Windows system disc in your dvd drive, then re boot your pc should find your cd then say press enter, but if it's stopping before you get there, an error has occured. Did you hear 2 beeps(not together) Go back into the bios and go into the 'standard cmos settings' and at the bottom you will see a line saying 'halt on all errors'. Also check that your HD drives are listed as they should be; and not an old drive, if you have changed your drive that is. Dissable this and save settings and try booting again to your dvd drive.

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    andrew pester Oct 25, 2006

    you should be able to hear beeps from your case speaker.

  • andrew pester
    andrew pester Oct 25, 2006

    the speaker is normaly hidden in the front section of your case, you will probably see wires from the board marked speaker, it's nothing to do with sound, it's just a system speaker.

    If you dissable halt on all errors it usually shows on the boot up if there are any hardware faults.

  • andrew pester
    andrew pester Oct 25, 2006

    Is this a system you have built yourself? and this is it's first boot up.

  • andrew pester
    andrew pester Oct 25, 2006

    You must have hard drive connected for cd to start loading files, because it will just stop, while it's trying to find hard drive.

  • andrew pester
    andrew pester Oct 25, 2006

    I have a horrible feeling that your motherboard does not support the make of RAM you are installing, or have you used it on this board before?

  • andrew pester
    andrew pester Oct 25, 2006

    go back into bios and check date and time in standard settings and normally pressing f10 auto identifies your hard disk(depending on your board), and make sure motherboard has identified your hard disk.

    Make sure cd is in before you next boot

    Listen for beeps, one a memory check, one a settings check

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