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Old 08-15-2008, 02:02 PM   #1
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Default BIOS not recognizing Hard Drive or CD/DVD Drives on 1st Boot

Hey, I registered here to post this, thanks in advance for the help!

So, just finished building my new computer, and set it up for its first boot.

Relevant Hardware:
BIOSTAR TForce TF8200 A2+ AM2+/AM2 NVIDIA GeForce 8200 HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813138113)

SAMSUNG Black 22X DVD+R 22X DVD-R 16X DVD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 22X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe - OEM (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827151173)

Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD2500AAKS 250GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136161)

I ignored setting up the BIOS for the first boot, and was just curious to see where it would go (By the way, I had my friend's Linux boot CD in my disk drive; I was hoping to actually get all that running on my first try). So after it flashes the screen the first time, I get this message:

"Hardware Monitor . . . " with a list of various temperatures etc., and underneath it: "Reboot and Select Proper Boot Device or Insert Boot Media in Selected Boot Device and press any key."

So I figure I've got the Boot CD in my disk drive, and I press the any key, and the same message displays again, and so on ad infinitum. So I reboot the computer and go into the BIOS with my "delete" key.

Now, there's no sign of my Hard Drive or CD/DVD Drive in the BIOS, and under IDE Configuration all drive slots are listed as Not Detected. The only thing that is registering is a "1.44 MB 3 1/2" Floppy A Drive," which is odd because I didn't install any Floppy Drive at all.

I tried to clear the CMOS on my Motherboard by switching the Jumpers, waiting three seconds, and switching them back, but nothing changed when I rebooted again. I'm assuming either I screwed it up or it's unrelated.

That's my story.
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