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October 13, 2005, 5:46 am
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Win2K for the last year or so-24/7 as a
server. Unit died off over night with BSD and an error message of not being
able to read the boot device. I changed the
startup sequence from HDD0, HDD1,CD to FDD, HDD0, CD and rebooted with a 98
startup disk. Same problem. The system will not
read any drive, Floppy, HDD or CD. Anyone have an idea of what's wrong?
BTW, it has a 400 p/s that is less than a year old and the cmos battery that was
changed at the same time.
Re: Help with No Drive Boot
Random guess would be that there are failed capacitors. MSI
used a few on their boards from that era. Examine the
capacitors for venting- domed tops, leaky residue on top or
bottoms or some that are now sitting at a funny angle but
were previously standing straight (and were definitely not
accidentally knocked sideways).
A power supply, especially a generic, can easily die in less
than a year so you might suspect that next. If you have a
multimeter check voltage readings or at least go into the
bios health page and note what's reported.
You might also try clearing CMOS.