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Asus mobo not booting!

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Skylander, Dec 26, 2003.

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  1. Skylander

    Skylander Thread Starter

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    I just got an ASUS P4P800S mobo. When it boots, it does a correct auto-detect of all the drives, and the BIOS setup works fine. I have a clean new Maxtor sata that I want to format and load up with Win2000.

    But it never gets to the a: drive utility disk. Instead, after the POST completes, I get a red (uh-oh) popup which says "Invalid copy! Press any key to continue". Pressing keys does not clear the popup. I also won't boot from any other drive, including the CD. No other information is displayed.

    If I disconnect my c: and d: (IDE) hard drives, the popup doesn't come up, but it still doesn't start the a: setup or even display a command prompt.

    The CPU is a brand-new P4 2.8, right out of the box.

    I eMailed ASUS, but haven't heard back, so I guess they're off for the holidays.

    Any help would be very much appreciated.
     
  2. Triple6

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    You have to enter teh BIOS and change the boot sequence so that it goes something like A, CD-ROM, SATA

    The Windows 2000 CD is bootable so you can start off that.
     
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