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Bad Board??

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by medallion, Jun 6, 2002.

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  1. medallion

    medallion Thread Starter

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    Epox 8K7A, refurbished or at least returned once, installed
    in comp II and seems fine except for one thing. I can't get
    it to read bootdisk from A. A drive is okay, so says screen.
    Bios is navigable. Did I get a bad board?? Can anything
    be done? Anyone ever seen this particular problem. Is Epox
    a name to stick with or are they known for bad boards, i.e.
    pcchips??

    Not real pleased,
    Eric
     
  2. Peaker

    Peaker

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    Hi there,

    Noooo, don't get rid of the Epox board. I have an Epox CU133A+ and it's fantastic and has been running brilliantly for over a year.

    I had a similair problem once though. Tell me, is it just a boot disk it wont read or is it all floppies? Does it automatically ask if you'd like to format the disk?

    If so, it sounds more like a processor fault unfortunately.

    Also, I know this is a stupid question, but on boot up have you set your BIOS to try to boot from A: ? If not, do this or try boot from A only.

    Write back and tell me your findings.

    Thanks,

    Peaker.
     
  3. Rockn

    Rockn

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    Is the light on your A drive on constantly? If it is your cable is connected backwards...red stripe on the cable denotes pin 1. If that is OK you might have it connected to the wrong connector on the cable...the connector with the cut & twist denotes an A drive and the plain one is for a seconf floppy reader or B drive.
     
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