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Fastbuild Utility and Error Messages

By KatieGA
Feb 15, 2010
  1. I have an AMD Athlon 64x2 Dual Core Processor 4200+ with a Western Digital Hard drive ( WD Caviar SE). My computer went through this process where it finally just stopped starting up for me. I finally gave up and formatted my entire computer. I thought initially that it was th hard drive, then I saw one of my ATA Serial cords was broken. I replaced that. I went to reinstall WIndows XP onto the computer and it would get part of the way through setup then went it asked me to push enter to install it would tell me no hard drive disks were found. I put in my SATA drivers disk and it did nothing, so I downloaded the Data Lifeguard Diagnostics from the WD website. Now whenever I start up the computer it is saying Reboot and Select proper boot device.
    I also have the option to enter the Fastbuild Utility...which I never saw on startup until recently. I have no idea how to set up the array and no clue what's wrong with my computer.... Any help or suggestions would be nice.
     
  2. dustin_ds3000

    dustin_ds3000 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 869   +8

    what motherboard are you using
     
  3. KatieGA

    KatieGA TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I think it's ALiveXFire-eSATA2
     
  4. KatieGA

    KatieGA TS Rookie Topic Starter

    That's the motherboard, right? Sorry, I'm new to the DIY computer fixing. I knonw a lot about internal fixes, just not much about the hardware.
     
  5. dustin_ds3000

    dustin_ds3000 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 869   +8

    now are you try to setup a raid array. if you are you need two SATA hdd for Raid 0 or 1
     
  6. KatieGA

    KatieGA TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I wasn't trying to set it up. The fastbuild utility just kinda showed up when i tried to reboot the computer. It's saying no Array is defined. And I've tried using several different arrays. The computer recognized the hard drive. My master is set to ATAPI CDROM....
     
  7. dustin_ds3000

    dustin_ds3000 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 869   +8

    ok go into your BIOS go over to the advance tab at the top. the go into IDE Configuration. make sure that SATA Operation Mode is set to [non-RAID]
     
  8. KatieGA

    KatieGA TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Ok I did that. I'm still getting Reboot and select proper Boot device...
     
  9. KatieGA

    KatieGA TS Rookie Topic Starter

    And now the screen is blank when I restart...
     
  10. dustin_ds3000

    dustin_ds3000 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 869   +8

    ok now boot up with your windows cd and try to install windows
     
  11. KatieGA

    KatieGA TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Okay, windows cd is in but "Reboot and Select proper Boot device" is all I keep getting...
     
  12. dustin_ds3000

    dustin_ds3000 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 869   +8

    ok in the bios go to the boot tab at the top and change your 1st Boot Device to cd or dvd driver and the 2nd Boot Device to HDD
     
  13. KatieGA

    KatieGA TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I already have it set that way.
     
  14. dustin_ds3000

    dustin_ds3000 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 869   +8

    then disable the 2nd Boot Device so it will force the cd or dvd to boot
     
  15. KatieGA

    KatieGA TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Okay, the only active boot device is the cdrom drive. Same results..
     
  16. KatieGA

    KatieGA TS Rookie Topic Starter

    ok I tweaked a few things. It's allowing me to start XP setup... hopefully I won't have anymore problems.. TYSM for the help!!
     
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