Reboot and select proper boot device

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wsynecky

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I built a new machine. It has a ECS A770M-A mother board, AMD 4400+ 2.3 GH dual core processor, 2 GB DDR2 667 RAM, ECS GeForce 6 Series 256 MB Video card, a 250 GB IDE HD and a IDE DVD drive installed. When I boot up I receive the errorr "Reboot and select proper boot device" I go into BIOS and it does not recognize either the HD or DVD drive. In the BIOS the onboard IDE controller is set to Primary, Onboard SATA is set to enabled, and the SATA config is set to IDE. Can anyone offer any advice?
 
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Ive seen this post a few times on the internet and had the same exact problem and wanted to share my solution in case there is someone else out there searching for this solution.

I had upgraded a machine with this motherboard from an older style motherboard that used 9 screws to attached to the case plate. This motherboard (and most new atx mboards I believe) use 7 screws. The two posts were touching the motherboard in such a way as to short out the IDE bus. I didn't figure this out until I put a different motherboard in my case and the mounting posts managed to short out my usb and ps2 ports.

After removing the 2 extra posts (and 3 trips to microcenter to exchange motherboards) the motherboard worked fine.
 
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