{RESOLVED}D850gb Mb

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McGuyver

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I'm trying to get an Intel D850GB MB to boot. The monitor gives me this :
Boot Agent Version 4.0.17
Copyright (C) 1997-2001, Intel Corperation

Intel Base-Code, PXE-2.0 ( build 083)
PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable
PXE-MOF: Exiting Intel PXE Rom
Boot Failure: system halted

The system is new with 1.7ghz CPU with 640mb RDRAM. I only have a HDD hooked up to the primary IDE. The HDD has nothing on it for it is new as well. I installed the latest BIOS which got me to this point. Is there anyone who could help me or has seen this before?
 
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When exactly do you get that error? Have you checked the IDE cable? It could be loose or bad. I know the HD is new but those do sometimes go bad, even before you get them. Depending on how far you can get your system booted... you could try a step-by-step confirmation if the cable is ok. I just put together a P4 with that same board in august... I couldn't have done any less work... in fact I really didn't do anything, all went together ok as should happen.
 
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that error message is being generated by the lan(network card)

If you have a nic installed take it out, if onboard, disable in bios or hook up the cable.

Not sure why that would cause the machine to not boot at all though

Have you booted with a startup disk and fdisked and formated the drive?????
 

McGuyver

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Thanks for the replies. Both of you were right. I had disabled the network in the BIOS but as the NEW HDD was bad, the system went to the 4th boot device and halted. It was also a corrupted BIOS. I had used a VIPER 770 ULTRA when I first started to put the unit together and it caused the problem. The VIPER video card isn't compatable. But anyway the thing is up and running and I'm tweaking the software that I have installed. HAPPY NEW YEAR.
 
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Great to hear all is taken care of. I thought that it was a little weird that a brand new Intel board with a high-end chipset like that would be so messed up... but then I read about the vid card. That can do it sometimes. Good luck to you in all your future computing needs and have a happy new year. :)
 
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