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August 2, 2010, 12:37 am
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I picked up an old Compaq mobo
don't know what model it was originally in
but the cpu is an AMD1400
built a machine from spare parts and loaded XP
runs fine *except* it will only boot if the cd is in the drive
Even if I have set the machine to boot first from HD
still it will not boot.
It requires that boot first from cdrom is enabled
and an XP cd is in the drive
I've tried other HD's and even Linux
but the same result
tried different IDE channels
and even tried an IDE controller with all on-board controllers disable
the thing will just not boot unless it's set to boot from cd first and
an XP cd is in the drive
I vaguely recall that some HP's and or Compaqs had a diagnostic
partition and wonder if there is some proprietary scheme needed to get
this thing to work.
Considering the board cost me nothing
maybe I should just pull the cpu and toss it in the recycle bin
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