Question about EliteGroup 741GX-M Motherboard
Hi, Though BIOS may be the issue, I would recommend that you also check the capacitors (small can) around the CPU area. Experience has taught me that they cause a lot of reboot and BSODs. Normally the top of the capacitors should be clean flat surface with an X or a Y mark. No blistering, no bulge, no brown oily stuff, just a dull shine. If BIOS is corrupt, you may want to consider flashing it with an update from the manufacturer's website. The usual precaution applies, make sure you don't loose power when performing a bios flash, all devices removed except for the barebone, availability of a bootable medium such as an FDD and a bootable diskette with the flashing software and bios update, setting bios to default on first boot. Hope this be of some help and give you an idea. Post back how things are or should you need additional info. Good luck and kind regards.
Posted on Aug 24, 2007
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Below are the full error messages that may be seen when the computer is booting.
NTLDR is Missing
Press any key to restart
Boot: Couldn't find NTLDR
Please insert another disk
NTLDR is missing
Press Ctrl Alt Del to Restart
Computer is booting from a non-bootable source
Many times this error is caused when the computer is attempting to boot from a non-bootable floppy disk or CD-ROM. First verify that no floppy diskette or CD is in the computer, unless you are attempting to boot from a diskette.
Note: This error has also been known to occur when a memory stick is in a card reader and the computer is attempting to boot from it. If you have any card reader or flash reader make sure that no memory stick is inside the computer. Additionally disconnect all USB drives, cameras, ipods, iphones, etc. from the computer.
If you are attempting to boot from a floppy diskette and are receiving this error message it is likely that the diskette does not have all the necessary files or is corrupt.
If you are attempting to install Windows XP or Windows 2000 and are receiving this error message as the computer is booting verify that your computer BIOS has the proper boot settings. For example, if you are attempting to run the install from the CD-ROM make sure the CD-ROM is the first boot device, and not the hard disk drive.
Second, when the computer is booting you should receive the below prompt.
Press any key to boot from the CD
Important: When you see this message press any key such as the Enter key immediately, otherwise it will try booting from the hard drive and likely get the NTLDR error again.
Note: If you are not receiving the above message and your BIOS boot options are set properly it's also possible that your CD-ROM drive may not be booting from the CD-ROM properly. Verify the jumpers are set properly on the CD-ROM drive.
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