Question about Intel Motherboard
The most common cause is that setup does not have the driver for a SCSI device or is detecting storage devices in the wrong order, such as that CD-ROM drive first.
Press F6 when setup first starts and provide a driver for the mass storage device that will hold the operating system files.
Check to make sure all adapters and controllers are working properly.
Check power to all devices. Reseat adapters and controllers.
For SCSI devices ensure:
1. The SCSI cabling is properly installed.
2. SCSI devices are terminated.
3. SCSI devices are correctly addressed. And
4. The BIOS correctly recognizes all SCSI adapters.
Also, be sure the SCSI boot drive is addressed as 0.
Check the manufacturer's recommedation for configuring SCSI adapter and Hard Disk Drives. Try replacing the adapter before replcing the drive(s).
For EIDE Drives:
1. Check the controller.
2. Ensure file I/O and disk access are set to standard. And
3. Ensure that the system drive is the first device recognized by the controller.
For IDE and ESDI drives:
1.Check the cabliing and controller.
2. Check the Drive setup in the BIOS for master/slave relationships. And
3. Ensure the drive is properly recognized in the BIOS.
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Posted on Aug 05, 2008
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When you first start the XP install, you are in 'text' mode - you know, blue and white screen, no graphics.
When you get to the point where it says at the bottom "Press F6 to install additional storage drivers", just hit F7. Change your system type from ACPI compliant to Standard Computer in the menu that comes up.
Is this message received on an existing installation OR are you now trying to install XP - that "during text mode set up" refers to the install.
If it is already installed Press F8 and select Safe Mode.
If you get in XP there go Start, right click My Computer, click properties, click the hardware tab, click device manager and on the My Computer expand the + sign.
If it says ACPI there, then it already is ACPI compliant.
This actually stands for "Advanced Configuration and Power Interface"
The issue is more than likely a driver, memory or possibly a flat CMOS battery.
hope this helps
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