system doesn't boot, disk problem?


E

eric

Hi all, hope someone can help.
I'm having a problem with my desktop machine (dual Windows/Linux, both
systems installed on a single Maxtor 200GB disk): when I turn it on,
it never boots and it goes into the CMOS Setup Utility instead. I
still see the disk so I wonder if the disk is broken or there is some
other problem.

This is what I see within the CMOS Setup Utiliy:

Channel 0 Master [None]
Channel 0 Slave [Benq DVD]
Channel 1 Master [None]
Channel 1 Slave [None]
Channel 2 Master [Maxtor 6V200E0]
Channel 3 Master [None]
Channel 4 Master [None]
Channel 5 Master [None]

The IDE Channel 2 Master is as follows:

Extended IDE Drive [Auto]
Capacity 203 Gb
Cylinder 65535
Head 16
PreComp 0
Landing Zone 65534
Sector 255

Thanks.
 
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A

Arno Wagner

Previously eric said:
Hi all, hope someone can help.
I'm having a problem with my desktop machine (dual Windows/Linux, both
systems installed on a single Maxtor 200GB disk): when I turn it on,
it never boots and it goes into the CMOS Setup Utility instead. I
still see the disk so I wonder if the disk is broken or there is some
other problem.
This is what I see within the CMOS Setup Utiliy:
Channel 0 Master [None]
Channel 0 Slave [Benq DVD]
Channel 1 Master [None]
Channel 1 Slave [None]
Channel 2 Master [Maxtor 6V200E0]
Channel 3 Master [None]
Channel 4 Master [None]
Channel 5 Master [None]
The IDE Channel 2 Master is as follows:
Extended IDE Drive [Auto]
Capacity 203 Gb
Cylinder 65535
Head 16
PreComp 0
Landing Zone 65534
Sector 255
Just a wild guess, but maybe this is a broken Keyboard that sends
the PC into the BIOS?

Arno
 
R

Rod Speed

eric said:
I'm having a problem with my desktop machine (dual Windows/Linux,
both systems installed on a single Maxtor 200GB disk): when I turn
it on, it never boots and it goes into the CMOS Setup Utility instead.
I still see the disk so I wonder if the disk is broken
That doesnt produce that symptom, going into the cmos setup ute.
or there is some other problem.
Yes there is. Most likely a motherboard problem.
This is what I see within the CMOS Setup Utiliy:
Channel 0 Master [None]
Channel 0 Slave [Benq DVD]
Channel 1 Master [None]
Channel 1 Slave [None]
Channel 2 Master [Maxtor 6V200E0]
Channel 3 Master [None]
Channel 4 Master [None]
Channel 5 Master [None]
The IDE Channel 2 Master is as follows:
Extended IDE Drive [Auto]
Capacity 203 Gb
Cylinder 65535
Head 16
PreComp 0
Landing Zone 65534
Sector 255
 
E

eric

Just a wild guess, but maybe this is a broken Keyboard that sends
the PC into the BIOS?

Arno
Thanks, that was indeed the problem, I had a glimpse of inspiration
and switched keyboard and there, problem gone!
 
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