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Old 04-25-2004, 04:53 AM   #1
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Default Ultra100 BIOS is not installed because there are no drives attached

Every time I start up my PC, there are two start up screens. The first is normal, just showing memory installed, detecting the HD, and also the option to go to Setup. However, I get a second screen, which tries to detect something, and always ends with the message, "Ultra100 BIOS is not installed because there are no drives attached".

Sometimes on this screen it can take up to a minute to display this, and it says, "D0 Not detected D1 not detected D2 not detected D3 not detected", then the Ultra100 BIOS is not installed... message appears. Other times it takes a few seconds to display the message.

Does anyone know how I can get rid of this message, without the need to buy pointless hard drives to keep it happy?

Thanks in advance.
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Start by connecting it up the same way you did this one,it is a different one isn't it ?
Are you going beyond what you know in putting a PC together ?
If so,your not ready yet.
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Default Ultra100 BIOS

Hi

This is the same PC, it has always done this from new, but I find it takes longer to startup than before.
Is there anyway to disable the process?

Thanks

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Do you not have a Hard Drive?
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Hi

This is the same PC, it has always done this from new, but I find it takes longer to startup than before.
Is there anyway to disable the process?

Thanks

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From new you say,would you try to fix a "new car"
take it back if it's not too late.If it is we need a lot more details
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Old 04-27-2004, 01:54 AM   #6
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Yes I d have a hard drive but it's connected by IDE to the motherboard, and not to the SCSI controller.
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Have you got cd drives attached.
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Old 04-27-2004, 02:24 AM   #8
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Thanks everyone.

I do have a CD drive attched by IDE.

Luckily the computer has about 2 weeks of warranty left, so I should be able to get it sorted out.

Thanks for everyone's help.
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Default Re: Ultra100 BIOS is not installed because there are no drives attached

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Thanks everyone.

I do have a CD drive attched by IDE.

Luckily the computer has about 2 weeks of warranty left, so I should be able to get it sorted out.

Thanks for everyone's help.
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Thanks, I took it to a computer shop and they said if I wanted to get rid of the message altogether, there's no way of disabling it, so I would have to buy an SCSI drive to shut it up. Is this the only way of doing this?
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Thanks, I took it to a computer shop and they said if I wanted to get rid of the message altogether, there's no way of disabling it, so I would have to buy an SCSI drive to shut it up. Is this the only way of doing this?
Absolutely NOT.Where is this Joke does he have a toll ffree # ?
This SCSI is a sales pitch and not an answer..Please try someone else.
At least your pc boots so push the on switch and go check the snail mail.
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Hi,

Thanks for that. The problem has got a little faster now, so it may be best just to leave it as it is.

The drives the shop I took it to sell very expensive (they tend to be here in the UK!)

Thanks for all the replies,

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Hi

This is the same PC, it has always done this from new, but I find it takes longer to startup than before.
Is there anyway to disable the process?

Thanks

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Old 06-07-2004, 12:29 AM   #14
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I get the impression you won't be back but it sounds like a function in your bios is turned on which is looking for a drive which is not installed. Most computer bios allow you to turn off all search functions. this requires going into setup and finding the key which is looking for the drive and select none. The computer store is trying more than likely to rip you off -what kind of computer?-if you return that is.
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Yes that just reminded me,In Windows disable
"search for floppy" or something like that.This is one way Windows messes up bootup,right,?
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Yes if the floppy isn't enabled in the control panel\system\hardware\devise manager section you will have no access to your floppydrive-sometimes the driver can become corrupted though that seldom happens. Some virus's can remove items from the devise manager though.
Windows is a real check everything system that can take hours to fix. Its usually much faster and cheaper for me to start people over than to correct all their problems. We get $70 per hour to do service calls. Once it starts getting near 2 hours I can hear peoples pockets jingle with dread.
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Hi, I have tried going into the BIOS and using the Windows Device Manager, I try and disable the device, however it still searches for the drives at startup.
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If the unit is searching for drives at startup you go into the bios and normally select advanced. there you will see selections for BOOT options.
You must turn OFF the selection which says boot from floppy. Without a pic of the bios I can't be anymore specific than that
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If the unit is searching for drives at startup you go into the bios and normally select advanced. there you will see selections for BOOT options.
You must turn OFF the selection which says boot from floppy. Without a pic of the bios I can't be anymore specific than that
I have always set mine at,
A,C,SCSI.So when you use a system floppy it gets read.If none exists it continues on to C and loads Windows.
Windows option can remove "Search for Floppy Drive"
Needs attachment though or you have to "search".

I think it's in sysdm.
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