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October 9, 2005, 9:03 pm
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I'm trying to build a custom CD server system with 8-9 DVD-Roms.
Here's the system specs, and here's what's happening. Any suggestions
that you can give me to help me fix the problem. I need a response
within 24 hours please. Thank you!
Intel P4 3.0GHz HTT Processor
Gigabyte 1I915PL-G Motherboard
Hitachi 40GB SATA Hard Drive (Connected on SATA0)
Kingston 512MB PC3200 DDR 400MHZ Memory
Sabrent Firewire PCI Controller Card
Sabrent Ultra ATA 100-133 IDE RAID Controller Card (x2)
Top 2 IDE DVD-Roms Connected Via IDE1 on Motherboard
IDE 2 & IDE 3 on Motherboard is empty
2-4 IDE DVD-Roms Connected Via IDE0 on IDE Controller Card 1
The system recognizes these drives just fine, but I can not get the
system to boot to the hard drive no matter what BIOS settings I set,
and no matter what jumper settings are set on the DVD-Roms.
I have the DVD-Roms set as, Master, Slave, Master, Slave, Master, Slave
all the way from the top to the bottom.
The error I'm receiving is something like:
INVALID BOOT DISK, INSERT SYSTEM DISK, PRESS ENTER TO CONTINUE
Is there anything that you can suggest for me, as I have been working
on this machine for 1 1/2 weeks and can not seem to get it fixed.
Larry Braziel Jr.
Owner, West Central Web Design
Re: IDE Controller Cards
On 9 Oct 2005 17:03:11 -0700, email@example.com wrote:
You should use a slower, older perhaps, more efficient
system. It's a waste of system parts value and energy,
(resources, noise, cost, fan wear and dust accumulation) to
use that setup with any REALLY OLD system will do the job
fine with no difference in performance.
I'd also consider using a hard drive instead, just rip the
discs to the drive.
Shall we assume the system enumerates the hard drive ("sees
Well you wrote "no matter what bios settings" but that
should be where the needed change lies. Look over the bios
again, and check with the board manufacturer to see if there
are any bios updates to address (any similar) situation.
You didn't mention it, but we can assume this hard drive is
bootable, has an OS on it? Further we can assume that if
you remove the PCI card entirely from the system that the
HDD then does boot ok?
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