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Old 07-21-2011, 05:56 PM   #1
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Default Pheonix BIOS D686... Complete Failure? [Reset Help]

Hi all,
I've been messing with my 1999 machine upstairs. It's a basic computer, and it has Windows 2000 Pro. Here are it's current status:

- Both Disc Drives (IDE Interface + CD-R(W)) fail to open. One gives the failure amber light.
- The floppy does not work.
- The Hard Drive is numb.
- The PSU... it works fine.
- Video card operates.
- Sound card hasn't been tested.
- Processor (AMD Durron [0.9MHz])

...what could cause this? The BIOS won't detect anything. It tells me I have nothing.

- No IDE Drives Detected.
- No Hard Drive Detected.
- No Floppy Detected.
...and a Boot Disk Failure.

Here's what I've done:
- To insure that the HDD did have the OS, I swapped it out from a computer I KNOW has a working copy. (still failed)
- I've reconnected and swapped plugs. (ribbons, cables, etc.) No dice.
- I've come to the understanding that it's the BIOS.
- It can detect a flash drive, weirdly.
- I haven't tried the mouse yet. (since basic nav. in the BIOS interface is keyboard control)

I've reset to defaults, and fail-safes too! I've tried everything, and I can't figure it out. Here's what I'm running as BIOS:

Phoenix D686 BIOS (copyrighted 1998)

I'm wondering if anyone else has had this problem or knows a way to possibly hit a emergency reset or something that'll correct this? I'm only putting this much work into this because it's my first "Project Computer". (since I'm broke)

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