Computer freezes at IDE detection in BIOS

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by BJ, Aug 2, 2003.

  1. BJ

    BJ Guest

    Can't get past the IDE detection, computer freezes and only a three finger
    salute will free it. Hitting the DEL key does nothing...this is an MSI KM2M
    Combo board. Any ideas will be appreciated.
    TIA.....Bob
     
    BJ, Aug 2, 2003
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  2. BJ

    BJ Guest

    Thanks Gary, this is for my cousin so I will check it out tomorrow...I am
    willing to bet that the hard drive ribbon is loose....
    "Gary Danaher" <> wrote in message
    news:qBFWa.32001$...
    > It was working before and you haven't made any changes to the hardware,
    > right? Open the case and make sure that the hd is spinning up. It may
    > have died on you. If it spins, make sure the ribbon cable between the
    > ide devices and the mb are not lose or pulled out. Pull them all out one
    > by one and reseat them. If you have more than one ide device, if the
    > above didn't work, disconnect them all and see if it hangs, then
    > reattach them, one by one, and see which one is the offending device. If
    > it hung with everytghing disconnected, remove the battery from the board
    > for a few minutes to clear the bios, restall the battery and then try.
    > At that point you should have to reset the date and time but it should
    > have l\cleared anything in volatile memory.
    >
    > BJ wrote:
    >
    > > Can't get past the IDE detection, computer freezes and only a three

    finger
    > > salute will free it. Hitting the DEL key does nothing...this is an MSI

    KM2M
    > > Combo board. Any ideas will be appreciated.
    > > TIA.....Bob
    > >
    > >

    >
     
    BJ, Aug 2, 2003
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