My first post here, but it looks a very good forum!
I am having trouble with an Asus P4C800-E, I have built a system as follows:
Asus P4C800-E Deluxe
Intel 3.4ghz Pentium IV CPU
Zalman flower CPU cooler
Antec quiet 460w PSU
Antec Sonata Case
1GB Geil Memory
ATi Radeon X800 pro AGP card
Creative Audigy 2 THX sound card
70gb Western Digital Raptor SATA drive
Asus IDE DVD writer
Asus 802.11g wireless PCi card.
SATA drive is on the 1st SATA channel, and works fine, only other drive connected is the DVD writer which is on secondary IDE as master.
Windows XP installed and runs a treat, computer is nice and rapid, Doom 3 whips along on max settings, life is good
Except I don't get to see a POST screen and can't enter BIOS setup, If I hold the delete key in whilst it is booting, the system shows the Promise fast track bios is not installed message then does the the scanning for IDE drives bit and then pauses, no BIOS setup, no nothing.
If the delete key is not held in, it loads windows from the SATA drive.
Trouble is, I want to add another IDE hard drive so that I can have some storage space on the computer, and so I need to change the boot order in the BIOS to stop it trying to boot from IDE before SATA.
I'm at work now, but soon as I get home I will crack on with it, does anybody have some suggestions as to what could be wrong?
Thanks for your time!