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Old 06-14-2004, 07:58 PM   #1
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Won't get past bios screen

This isn't as much of a linux question as it is a general hardware issue. Every time i boot up the machine with out a ide harddrive connected it boots fine. As soon as i add a know working or IDE HD for that matter, i have a gateway, it won't get past the gateway logo. i attempted to swap out the IDE cable to the mother board, can't think of anything else.

any suggestions??


Old 06-14-2004, 08:28 PM   #2
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Have you checked the master/slave jumpers? Can you try another harddrive?
Old 06-14-2004, 09:54 PM   #3
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Sounds like your drive went south... to bad.

Try a different hard drive. . . if it works you know what the problem is.

And recheck your jumper settings.
Old 06-14-2004, 11:37 PM   #4
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Enter the BIOS, and set everything to default, save and exit. See if that helps.


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