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Problem Booting With Power Button/ Reset Works

By glease
Feb 25, 2006
  1. Hi guys:

    I just built my first PC from scratch, and everything works great after it’s booted up. My problem is that when I initially boot up using the power button on the case, I get this:

    PCI VGA Link Width: 16
    IDE Primary Master: None
    IDE Primary Slave: Light-On DVDRW SHOW-1633S BSOH
    IDE Secondary Master: None
    IDE Secondary Slave: None

    Detecting IDE Drives…

    This is where it stalls. I’ve tried all manners of switching the DVD drive between master and slave, and plugging it into both IDE spots on the board. None of that changed anything. When I hit the reset button, I get this:

    PCI VGA Link Width: 16
    IDE Primary Master: None
    IDE Primary Slave: Light-On DVDRW SHOW-1633S BSOH
    IDE Secondary Master: None
    IDE Secondary Slave: None

    IDE Third Master: ST3250824AS 3.AAD
    IDE Fourth Master: None

    IDE Fifth Master: None
    IDE Sixth Master: None

    The computer then goes on to boot normally. I suppose it’s not recognizing the HDD when it boots from the power button. I’ve also tried plugging the SATA HDD data cable into each of the 4 different SATA connections on the board. That doesn’t do it either.

    My System is:

    MSI K8N NEO4-F Socket 939
    AMD Athlon 64 3000+ Venice
    Crucial 512MB PC3200 400Mhz CL3 184-pin DDR DIMM
    Seagate 250 GB ST325083/24AS SATA 8MB 7200rpm
    XFX Geforce 6200 TC PCIE 256MB DVI TV 64MB
    Lite-On SOHW-1633S Dual Layer 16x DVDRW
    Cooler Master Cav-T04-UKC W/350W Power Supply

    Anyone have any ideas on how to straighten this out?
    Thanks
     
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    You should have a setting in BIOS to give hard drives time to spin up. Look for "HDD delay" or something similar. You can also just disable quick startup, so the HD has time to spin up during the memory test.
     
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