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whymusteye

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i was in the process of building a new computer, (amd64, SATA) well wehn i turned it on to boot up via cdrom, it desplays a message: BIOS NOT INSTALLED. and BOOT DISK FAILURE! i have windows xp in my cdrom. the green power LED turns on in the drive but it doesn't spin. what gives? i also went into BIOS and set CDROM as 1st boot device.
 
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whymusteye said:
i was in the process of building a new computer, (amd64, SATA) well wehn i turned it on to boot up via cdrom, it desplays a message: BIOS NOT INSTALLED. and BOOT DISK FAILURE! i have windows xp in my cdrom. the green power LED turns on in the drive but it doesn't spin. what gives? i also went into BIOS and set CDROM as 1st boot device.
Hello,

Best guess (we really need to know what motherboard you are using) is that the BIOS is not installed means that you are using a board with the RAID feature enabled, but do not have any raid drives set up. Therefore, no BIOS installed. Depending upon your board, you will need to turn that feature off in the BIOS setup menu. The other thing you need to look at is to make sure you have the CDRom set to master or CS and have it on the end of the ribbon cable. Hope that helps.
 

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I am going to guess that you have a promise controller. You get that message if there are no drives connected to the promise controller. It does not matter if they are in a raid array or single drives.

This may be wrong, however I will go out on a ledge and say you have an asus mb with two sata controllers; via and promise.

Post back with exact specs.
 
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