Reboot and select proper boot device problem NOTsolved


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Philip Nicholls

Asrock 939 Dual SATA 2 MB
Athlon 64 2.2 Ghz processor
1 GIG Corsair value select DDR 400 (2 x 512 Dual Channel)
2 Western Digital 80Gig SATA 150 HD
Gigabyte GeForce 7300GT PCI Express(I'm not much of a gamer).
Soudblaster Audigy Value
Vantec Ion 400 Watt Power Supply.
Liteon DVDR/RW Drive
Liteon DVD Drive
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I 've bee building this bit by bit, upgrading by swapping parts.

The Asrock MB has AGP and PCI Express slots. I recently replaced the
AGP card with a PCI Express card. At first there was no problem.
Then I began to get this error when cold booting:

Reboot and select proper boot device

Control-Alt-Del boots this system with no problem.

I have made sure the harddrive is the first boot device.
I have demoted it to the second or third to give it time to spin up
if that is the problem.
I have swapped drive cables and made sure they were firmly connected.
I have cleared CMOS.
I have looked for any setting in the bios that might fix the
problem. Found none.
I downloaded and ran diagnostics on both drives. No problems found.
I have run defragment and chkdsk. No problems found.

I suspect the power supply or the motherboard. I think I'm going to
try a new power supply first.

I have searched google for hours for possible solutions and can find
none that don't entail things I've already tried.

Anyone with a suggestion other than what I have tried?
 
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Conor

Philip said:
Asrock 939 Dual SATA 2 MB
Athlon 64 2.2 Ghz processor
1 GIG Corsair value select DDR 400 (2 x 512 Dual Channel)
2 Western Digital 80Gig SATA 150 HD
Gigabyte GeForce 7300GT PCI Express(I'm not much of a gamer).
Soudblaster Audigy Value
Vantec Ion 400 Watt Power Supply.
Liteon DVDR/RW Drive
Liteon DVD Drive
-------------------------------------------------------
I 've bee building this bit by bit, upgrading by swapping parts.

The Asrock MB has AGP and PCI Express slots. I recently replaced the
AGP card with a PCI Express card. At first there was no problem.
Then I began to get this error when cold booting:

Reboot and select proper boot device

Control-Alt-Del boots this system with no problem.

I have made sure the harddrive is the first boot device.
I have demoted it to the second or third to give it time to spin up
if that is the problem.
I have swapped drive cables and made sure they were firmly connected.
I have cleared CMOS.
I have looked for any setting in the bios that might fix the
problem. Found none.
I downloaded and ran diagnostics on both drives. No problems found.
I have run defragment and chkdsk. No problems found.

I suspect the power supply or the motherboard. I think I'm going to
try a new power supply first.

I have searched google for hours for possible solutions and can find
none that don't entail things I've already tried.

Anyone with a suggestion other than what I have tried?
Yup. I take it you're using a SATA drive? Had exactly the same problem.

Two options:

Option 1 is to enable SATA 150 ports, stick the drive on there, set it
to RAID and ignore the RAID configuration screen when it boots.

Option 2 which I did. Go to the Asrock website, download the BIOS
version 1.60 and flash it with that.
 
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RAID!!!

Yup. I take it you're using a SATA drive? Had exactly the same problem.

Two options:

Option 1 is to enable SATA 150 ports, stick the drive on there, set it
to RAID and ignore the RAID configuration screen when it boots.

Option 2 which I did. Go to the Asrock website, download the BIOS
version 1.60 and flash it with that.

I have this mb and have no such issue. I'm using the latest bios and have 1
SATA and 2 IDE HDD's. I set the SATA to IDE mode (non raid) and boot to the
master IDE HDD.
 
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Philip Nicholls

Yup. I take it you're using a SATA drive? Had exactly the same problem.

Two options:

Option 1 is to enable SATA 150 ports, stick the drive on there, set it
to RAID and ignore the RAID configuration screen when it boots.

Option 2 which I did. Go to the Asrock website, download the BIOS
version 1.60 and flash it with that.

I was run with BIOS version 1.60 but JUST to be sure I downloaded
2.30. Once I flashed the BIOS and then re-did the setup, I powered
down and left it for a couple of hours.

Power on, no error message. The real test, of course, will be whether
or not I get the error the next ten times I power on.

Thanks for the tip. I hope it holds.
 
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Philip Nicholls

Yup. I take it you're using a SATA drive? Had exactly the same problem.

Two options:

Option 1 is to enable SATA 150 ports, stick the drive on there, set it
to RAID and ignore the RAID configuration screen when it boots.

Option 2 which I did. Go to the Asrock website, download the BIOS
version 1.60 and flash it with that.

Well, that seemed to do the trick. Now I have another problem.
Every other time I restart (warm restart) the video signal stops, my
monitor goes blank and shifts into standby mode and stays there. The
keyboard also seems to be dead and the reset does nothing. I have to
power down and power up again.

It's always something.
 

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