Originally Posted by Raffaz
Hmmm, its not looking good is it lol. If the BIOS flash doesnt solve it then i would be thinking its a problem with the mobo. Have youtried running it with the bare minimum components to see what happens? Have you got any other RAM you can try in there?
Yeah I've tried to run it without the hdds and the cd drive, not really anything else I can disconnect. I guess I could take away the vid card and the network card and see what happens.
And yes, I've tried many different ram sticks, and I don't think it's related to ram in any way, since it gives me a beep code before I get to the bios screen if I don't have my ram in there. And it's obviously a different beep code than the one I'm having problems with.
And now that I think of it, I don't think flashing the bios will work. Since the pc refuses to continue to the point from where I can actually boot into the cd drive or floppy.
Also resetting cmos didn't do any good.
Now that I messed with it a bit more, it seems to get stuck on detecting the hdd's. (at least now after the cmos reset)
I unplugged both hdds and now it goes past the beeping thingy that I had problems with before. This didn't happen the last time I tried it (like 2 days ago) so the cmos reset must have done something good.
But now that it goes ahead and tried to boot from the cd drive it tells me "Boot from ATAPI CD-ROM : Failure" and "DISK BOOT FAILURE; INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER"
The mobo is recognising the cd drive, also tried to set the cd drive as primary master, primary slave and secondary master, in all cases the results are the same. And a bootable kubuntu cd has been in the cd drive this whole time. Also the cd drive is working fine.