Have recently picked up a discarded motherboard and processor - Soltek SL75KAV. Looking to use as basis of a simple/free 'back-up' unit. Everything works, but it will not recognise the hard drive I connect to it. Is it a BIOS issue? What needs to be done? Is it worth the effort? Sorry if this is a 'no brain' question or is covered somewhere else, but...some very simple suggestions would be appreciated. I hope to learn from the experience.
First thing I would do is to reset the cmos jumper click here Move the plastic jumper on JBAT1. With the machine switched off and the power supply disconnected. take it off pins 1 and 2. Cover pins 2 and 3 for 10 seconds. Replace back on pins 1 and 2.
Thanks for suggestions so far. Will not be able to try much before weekend, but you have given me some hope. The boot up sequence reacts to the F key and goes into a sequence showing the hard drive, but nothing after that except for a request for a system disk.
ed-O Tried the suggestions today and got into the cmos. Set the date and time...it listed the cd rom and the hard drive [ a 30 Gb Maxtor set as master]. Pressed F10 to exit and save and again it asked for 'system disk'. What is the system disk? Is it something for the motherboard or for the Win XP Pro that is loaded on the hard drive?
Thanks ed-0! I think that things are now on the move, so to speak. The problem may not have been very great, but at my level of understanding, the learning curve is very steep anyway. The tip for clearing the cmos looks very useful and the physical plugging and unplugging of elements has increased my confidence. Thanks to your help, I now have a very cheap functioning unit. Any chance you know what the best cpu upgrade for the SL75KAV is?...if I decide to improve it a little.