Hey, my comp won't boot when PCI Busmaster is on....

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by PCPETE, Oct 13, 2003.

  1. PCPETE

    PCPETE Master Guru

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    Hey Gurer's busy with school haven't been here lately! Whats up?! I will return!

    Okay, first my configuration is as follows:

    I have a MSI KT3 Ultra 2 w/ 2 IDE UDMA 100 controllers (no raid)
    40 gigabyte IBM Deskstar 7200rpms (udma 100)
    256mb DDR266
    Geforce FX 5200
    12x10x32 Iomega Burner
    44X CD Rom

    AMI Bios w/ latest MSI Updates

    Well, I enable PCI IDE Busmaster in my bios and it dosn't detact any bootable Harddrives. It detacts the drive itself, but there is no booting. Even if I try to select the drive to boot- still no go. I have Windows XP Pro w/ the newest VIA Hyperion 4.49 drivers. For my actual cables, I have the CDRom drives on the secondary channel at their respective modes (ie slave, master). For the harddrive it is on solo with Cable Select and a round Vantac cable. I have tried everything! In windows I have messed around and with the physical cable. It is still stuck on PIO mode :(

    Any help will be appreciated!
     
  2. IronYuppie

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    Have you tried disabling cable select and setting it to master instead?
     
  3. PCPETE

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    yeah, believe so.... let me try that once again though.
     

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