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Old 03-20-2007, 06:45 PM   #1
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I finished building my new pc about 5 weeks ago and its been working great until about two hours ago. Earlier it was working fine and now when i try to turn it on it stops with a message that says: Disk Boot Failure, Insert System Disk and Press Enter. I cheched the hard drive and it is working because it is making noises so its not a power problem i think. can you guys help? thanks
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Old 03-20-2007, 06:58 PM   #2
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Any floppy disks or cds in the drives? If there are then remove them
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Old 03-20-2007, 07:11 PM   #3
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Funny story about disks in drives.
I had a co-worker whos laptop would not boot docked, but booted fine undocked.
It was driving me nuts.
Then just on pure luck I looked behind the docking station, and low and behold there was a floppy drive plugged into the back with a disk in the drive.
Hehe

Sorry for any thread hijacking, but its kinda related
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Old 03-20-2007, 07:20 PM   #4
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There are no cds in any of the drives and i dont have a floppy drive. I went to the cmos bios and i couldnt see any of my SATA port there. There should be six and they are not there. Any ideas what is happening here? thanks for all your help
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Old 03-20-2007, 07:24 PM   #5
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So your BIOS is not recognizing your hard drive correct?
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Old 03-20-2007, 07:27 PM   #6
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yeah and there are supposed to be six of them with one set up as my hard drive but there are none. Any idea why?
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Old 03-20-2007, 07:33 PM   #7
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it seems you sata controller might have gone bad. are the sata cables properly seated? if they are, then I would rma the motherboard.
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Old 03-20-2007, 07:39 PM   #8
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wow that sucks, surely there are no other things that might have gone wrong? better call those evga guys...
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Old 03-20-2007, 09:55 PM   #9
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I need your opinion:

i called evga support and they helped me turn the sata controller back on. somehow it got turned off. after i did this i started up windows and it was running so slow but it was working, just really slow. I turned it on and off a few times and it would act really slow. I went into the bios and reloaded default settings and loaded windows again and it worked perfectly. i noticed that some of the settings got changed. my question is why did the settings change in the first time to where the computer wouldn't work? I never touched the bios except to install my hard drives and cd drives. the settings got changed by itself. IS this normal?
Should i RMA the motherboard or not? Like i said its working fine now but i just would like some opinions on this.

thank you all for your help.
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Old 03-20-2007, 11:04 PM   #10
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That, I never heard of it either. Are you sure you were the only one to touch it?
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