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    Asus A8V -- WinXP Not Loading -- BIOS NOT INSTALLED!!!!!

    Okay, first I was having the trouble of the PC not booting up at all. NOW, I FINALLY got the PC to boot up. I can get into the BIOS settings, I even overclocked it a bit, LOL. However, my WinXP OS will not load up. I recall seeing some words towards the top of the screen about the Fasttrak Controller and another about a Promise Controller can't find the disks and there was no bios installed. I tried disabling the Sata and the Promise feature but it still gives the same error and doesn't boot up.

    Also, my CD-RW shows up on the list as it being recognized in the BIOS (as well as my 2 IDE hard drives). However, I can't get my Boot Manager cd nor my WinXP disc to load. I was going to try to reinstall WinXP and reformat the drive....

    Any ideas? BTW, here is a list of my setup:

    Case: Antec LifeStyle SONATA II
    PSU: Antec 450W SmartPower 12V V2.0
    Mobo: ASUS A8V DELUXE VIA K8T800 Pro
    CPU: AMD Athlon 64 3000+ Venice
    RAM: CORSAIR 512MB (2x) DDR 400 SDRAM
    VGA: ATI Radeon 9700 PRo
    Drive: Western Digital 10GB & Seagate 120GB

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    Neither darque nor pervert DarquePervert's Avatar
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    1) Disable onboard RAID. That should be the Promise controller, but if the FastTrak is coming up, then it's not disabled. Also, the report of no BIOS means there's no drives attached to the RAID controller, which is accurate.
    2) Do you have the CD set in the boot priority before the hard drive? And when you boot to the XP CD, are you pressing the @*#$(&@#!! key it makes you press to boot from the CD?
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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    Yes the cd drive is set in order prior to the hard drive to boot...

    What is the @*#$(&@#!! that you speak of to boot from cd????????

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    Well, I got great news! I reformatted the old hard drive and well, since I did that I went ahead and bought my friend's 40GB hard drive for $20.

    I am loading WinXP back onto my new PC with all my new hardware.... I can't wait.

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    ^^^^^
    what a fairy!!
    i got dat ***** sittin on 22s! SUPERMAN EDITION!

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    Why do I have a feeling you are a 14 year old asking about his home pc?

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