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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by sonofdora, Jan 9, 2003.

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  1. sonofdora

    sonofdora Thread Starter

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    When I turn my computer on, I need to press[F1] to load the O/S - it is a pain plus, obviously something is not right.
    The following appears as the the system opens:

    The motherboard details(SoyoP4S) followed by details of the Main Processor and Memory Testing then, Primary Master, Primary Slave, Secondary Master and Secondary Slave details.

    Message "Floppy disk(s) fail(40)" - incidentally, I do not have a floppy installed - I have an LS-120 drive instead.

    This is followed by "Press [F1] to continue, DEL to enter setup"
    Having pressed [F1] this message appears:
    "Press <Control><H> to run BIOS Setting Utility followed by display of Primary Master, Slave, Secondary Master, Slave disks.
    the line "Primary master disk HDD S.M.A.R.T. capability......disabled"
    Then I see a PCI Device listing follwed by the beginning of the error messages:
    "Verifying DMI Data....
    MAC Address in APC and EEPROM failed!
    Press [F1] to Continue, Please input Address next time!"

    I would like the system to start up without assistance and without all the technical details appearing on the monitor at start up.
    Has anybody got any ideas - can anyone help, please?

    kind regards

    Sonofdora
     
  2. brianF

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    As for the floppy disk fail, I do beleive with a ls120 you should have the floppy disk disabled in the bios setup. As the ls120 connects to the ide controller and not the fdd controller.
     
  3. sonofdora

    sonofdora Thread Starter

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    Hi Brian F

    thanks for that information - I tried it and now we breeze thru the first [F1] command - getting there, slowy.
    Thanks again

    rgds

    Sonofdora
     
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