I've put a 2nd hand motherboard (which I've been assured is fully fuctional) into a tower and installed all the other components and hooked everything up.
When I boot the machine up I get the normal 1 beep to say everything is okay, then I quickly get an Energystar screen up (says dual bios on it) that says NONE next to the hard drive recognition parts. Then as the pc boots up NO ARRAY DEFINED flashes up then DISK BOOT FAILURE comes up. I've looked in the bios and I've set the 1st boot device to be HDD 0.
I know that the hard drive works as its from another pc, and I've set the jumpers to master (on a maxtor HD the 1st row of pins are covered...correct?)but still get the same problem.
what have I done that is not right? I've double checked all the connections from motherboard to power pack and components and everything seems to be right.
i've already tried IDE2 and still get the same problem and the cable is from the old pc so that works....any other ideas? would replacing the battery on the motherboard after a 1 minute wait be of any use?