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Error during boot up - Serial_CH0 Master : No Devices

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by celtic, Sep 5, 2004.

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  1. celtic

    celtic Thread Starter

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    Just installed new Motherboard (MSI PT8 Neo-V) and Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 9 120Gb HDD.
    Installed XP Pro, which takes 6-8 mins to boot up, and runs very slow.
    During boot up I get the following error message :-

    Scan Devices, please wait...
    press <tab> key into user window
    Serial_Ch0 master: no device
    Serial_Ch1 master: no device

    It then pauses, and boots up slowly.
    I have HDD on its own in IDE1 and IDE2 I have CD-Rom as Master and DVD-RW as Second. CD-Rom not showing though.

    Motherboard has 2 Serial ATA connecters which are not being used.

    I am totally baffled - any help greatly appreciated!

    P4 3.0 GHz 800mhz
    512Mb DDR
    Maxtor 120Gb HDD
    Radeon 7800 graphics
    Audigy ZS Platinum Pro Sound Card
    MSI PT8 Neo-V (MS-7043 v1.0) Motherboard
    Windows XP Professional
     
  2. celtic

    celtic Thread Starter

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    OK - got the CDRom drive working by swapping them around.

    In Device Manager I have two USB Controllers :-

    USB Controller -
    USB Root Hub
    USB Root Hub
    USB Root Hub
    USB Root Hub
    VIA Rev 5 or later USB Universal Host Controller
    VIA Rev 5 or later USB Universal Host Controller
    VIA Rev 5 or later USB Universal Host Controller
    VIA Rev 5 or later USB Universal Host Controller
    USB Controller -
    USB 2.0 Enhanced Host Controller (Yellow Warning Icon)
    Properties >
    "This device cannot start (Code 10)

    System is still very slow - slower than my old P2 300MHz system


    P4 3.0 GHz 800mhz
    512Mb DDR
    Maxtor 120Gb 7200 rpm 6Y120L0 HDD
    Saphire Radeon 7500 graphics
    Audigy 2 ZS Platinum Pro Sound Card
    MSI PT8 Neo-V (MS-7043 v1.0) Motherboard
    Windows XP Professional
     
  3. DaveBurnett

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    Methinks you need to install/reinstall the motherboard drivers.
    CH0/1 errors are referring to channel 0 and 1 which are the primary IDE devices .
     
  4. celtic

    celtic Thread Starter

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    Dave, How do I go about that.
    I haven't installed any motherboard drivers yet!
     
  5. DaveBurnett

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    Assuming you can actually access the CD, you should have had a CD supplied with the MB. Put that in and (if it doesn't autorun) check the autorun.inf and run the setup that is specified in there. It should ask you if it can install loads of stuff. Do it all.
     
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