Bootup Failure

  wolfman10 21:48 14 Jan 2007

Hi folks.

I have just built a pc using a intel D945Gpm motherboard. Upon boot up of the pc i am greeted with the following:

Media Test Failure, check cable
Exiting Intel Boot Agent
Insert boot disk and press any key

I am using the correct CD for bootup.

Does anyone have any ideas how to solve this?

Thanks for your time


  skidzy 21:52 14 Jan 2007

I take it you have checked the harddrive ribbons ? and the hdd is ok ?

Also check the bios settings click here

  thms 21:54 14 Jan 2007

Have a look here

click here

  thms 21:54 14 Jan 2007

Need to type faster.

  brundle 21:55 14 Jan 2007

Checked the help file we linked to before (
click here)

Help file ; click here

  wolfman10 22:52 18 Jan 2007

Hi folks,
i have tried different cables, a different hard disk and adjusted the bios settings, however all have produced the same error message. I have tried the CD that came with the motherboard (Intel Express Installer Driver CD) and the floppy disk (RAID Driver) which again produce the same error message. Are either of these the correct one or is it something else. Is there a way of creating a bootable disk just to be sure?

Thanks for your time


  RobCharles1981 22:55 18 Jan 2007

I had this problem as well, I tested my hardware with PC Check all was fine so it wasn't the hard drive, turned out to be my PSU was dodgey if that helps.

  woodchip 23:00 18 Jan 2007

If you have fitted Sata Drives, Have you loaded the drivers from Floppy first?

  wolfman10 23:00 18 Jan 2007

Everything is new and the PSU doesn't seem to be the problem as i have tried various power connectors on the HDD. Thanks anyway Rob_25_Wales.

  wolfman10 23:01 18 Jan 2007

No i haven't Woodchip. Is that what the "RIAD driver" floppy is for?

  woodchip 23:03 18 Jan 2007

If that is what you have stick it in the drive and boot from it. then change to the CD to boot from in BIOS and start comp with XP CD

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