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Thread: Gigabyte GA-7VRXP (vs 2.0)/GeForce4 Card




  1. #101
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    I get the inital BIOS screen.

    Lian-Li PC60 Midtown (Modified Xoxide Case/LL-60 Warrior)
    Gigabyte GA-7VRXP (Revision 1.1) / (Reworked by Gigabyte)
    BIOS vs F10
    AMD Athlon XP 2100+ (1.73GHz)
    ThermalRight SLK-600 Copper Heatsink/Y.S Tech 60x60x25mm
    Corsair CMX512-3000C2 (512MB PC3000 370 MHz)
    Western Digital 80 GH Special Edition Hard Drive (WD80OJB)
    Lite-On CD-RW
    16X Pioneer-116 DVD ROM
    Gainward GeForce 4 Ti4600 (Power Pack Ultra/750 XP)
    Creative Labs Sound Blaster - Audigy Gamer
    Floppy Drive (Teac)
    Enermax Whisper Series (EG465PVE (FC) - 431Watt)
    WINDOWS XP Professional

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    Here's the actual problem I'm having (sorry for all the pics...just though they may help).

    During the intial boot up process I'm getting the error message; "BIOS is not Installed because there are no drives attached".

    Pic below:

    Lian-Li PC60 Midtown (Modified Xoxide Case/LL-60 Warrior)
    Gigabyte GA-7VRXP (Revision 1.1) / (Reworked by Gigabyte)
    BIOS vs F10
    AMD Athlon XP 2100+ (1.73GHz)
    ThermalRight SLK-600 Copper Heatsink/Y.S Tech 60x60x25mm
    Corsair CMX512-3000C2 (512MB PC3000 370 MHz)
    Western Digital 80 GH Special Edition Hard Drive (WD80OJB)
    Lite-On CD-RW
    16X Pioneer-116 DVD ROM
    Gainward GeForce 4 Ti4600 (Power Pack Ultra/750 XP)
    Creative Labs Sound Blaster - Audigy Gamer
    Floppy Drive (Teac)
    Enermax Whisper Series (EG465PVE (FC) - 431Watt)
    WINDOWS XP Professional

  3. #103
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    Then I get this as the final message:

    "Searching for boot record from floppy....."
    "Searching for boot record from IDE0......"
    etc.


    It's probably something stupid on my part but I can't figure it out. I checked and re-checked the cabling going to all my drives and verified the following setup.

    Hard Drive is set to MASTER on IDE1
    DVD-ROM is set to MASTER on IDE2
    Floppy drive connected to floppy IDE connection.

    Power Supply look okay (only fits one way)

    It does recognize the Floppy drive when I put a Windows 95 System bootup disk into the floppy drive.

    I also see the LED light on the DVD-ROM when it try's to look to the DVD-ROM for a boot disk.

    My friend burned me a copy of Windows XP which boots right up when placed into my OTHER machine. However, it looks like it can't fine/recognize my DVD-ROM. This is where I'm putting the Windows XP CD.

    Oh yeah...I did follow the Quick Start book that came with my Gigabyte MOB and set the BIOS as indicated in the instructions (also checked these twice). Everythings currently set to "Auto-detect" for my drives.

    Any help...?

    :cry:

    Lian-Li PC60 Midtown (Modified Xoxide Case/LL-60 Warrior)
    Gigabyte GA-7VRXP (Revision 1.1) / (Reworked by Gigabyte)
    BIOS vs F10
    AMD Athlon XP 2100+ (1.73GHz)
    ThermalRight SLK-600 Copper Heatsink/Y.S Tech 60x60x25mm
    Corsair CMX512-3000C2 (512MB PC3000 370 MHz)
    Western Digital 80 GH Special Edition Hard Drive (WD80OJB)
    Lite-On CD-RW
    16X Pioneer-116 DVD ROM
    Gainward GeForce 4 Ti4600 (Power Pack Ultra/750 XP)
    Creative Labs Sound Blaster - Audigy Gamer
    Floppy Drive (Teac)
    Enermax Whisper Series (EG465PVE (FC) - 431Watt)
    WINDOWS XP Professional

  4. #104
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    Tried this also:

    Cut/Paste from a reply "Wiggo" sent to another newbie:

    ".....Go into the BIOS, then "BIOS Features Setup" and then at the "1st Boot Device" use the "Page Down" key till "CDROM" is selected. Change the "2nd Boot Device" to "Floppy" and the "3rd Boot Device" to what ever the hard drive is on (IDE-0 normally). Now "Save & Exit Setup" then you should be able to boot from the CDROM."



    After making these changes I still get a similar errror message as above.

    Don't know if it makes any difference but I only have my DVD-ROM installed without a CD-ROM. There are no options in the BIOS for a DVD-ROM....does this matter?





    :cheers:

    Lian-Li PC60 Midtown (Modified Xoxide Case/LL-60 Warrior)
    Gigabyte GA-7VRXP (Revision 1.1) / (Reworked by Gigabyte)
    BIOS vs F10
    AMD Athlon XP 2100+ (1.73GHz)
    ThermalRight SLK-600 Copper Heatsink/Y.S Tech 60x60x25mm
    Corsair CMX512-3000C2 (512MB PC3000 370 MHz)
    Western Digital 80 GH Special Edition Hard Drive (WD80OJB)
    Lite-On CD-RW
    16X Pioneer-116 DVD ROM
    Gainward GeForce 4 Ti4600 (Power Pack Ultra/750 XP)
    Creative Labs Sound Blaster - Audigy Gamer
    Floppy Drive (Teac)
    Enermax Whisper Series (EG465PVE (FC) - 431Watt)
    WINDOWS XP Professional

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    Maybe this is my problem?

    I noticed Gigabyte has the BIOS Version F10 (dated: Aug. 26, 2002) on their web site for download.

    Is it possible to do the BIOS update before installing my OS? Looking through a bunch of threads it appears the updated BIOS do resolve a lot of issues....I just don't know if it's possible to do the BIOS update first.

    Anyone have an answer on this?



    :cheers:

    Lian-Li PC60 Midtown (Modified Xoxide Case/LL-60 Warrior)
    Gigabyte GA-7VRXP (Revision 1.1) / (Reworked by Gigabyte)
    BIOS vs F10
    AMD Athlon XP 2100+ (1.73GHz)
    ThermalRight SLK-600 Copper Heatsink/Y.S Tech 60x60x25mm
    Corsair CMX512-3000C2 (512MB PC3000 370 MHz)
    Western Digital 80 GH Special Edition Hard Drive (WD80OJB)
    Lite-On CD-RW
    16X Pioneer-116 DVD ROM
    Gainward GeForce 4 Ti4600 (Power Pack Ultra/750 XP)
    Creative Labs Sound Blaster - Audigy Gamer
    Floppy Drive (Teac)
    Enermax Whisper Series (EG465PVE (FC) - 431Watt)
    WINDOWS XP Professional

  6. #106
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    Status Update,

    I did flash the BIOS to the newest Version F10 and that seemed to go okay. However still getting the same error during bootup.

    Here's the error:
    "Searching for Boot Record from Floppy..Not found"
    "Searching for Boot Record from IDE-0..Not found"
    "Searching for Boot Record from CDROM..Not found"
    "Searching for Boot Record from SCSI..Not found"

    Boot Failure
    Reboot & Select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device.

    I currently have a "copy" of Windows XP PRO in the DVD-ROM. Shouldn't this be detected as a bootable media source? If not than how do you install Windows XP PRO on a machine with just a floppy drive and DVD-ROM drive?

    Lian-Li PC60 Midtown (Modified Xoxide Case/LL-60 Warrior)
    Gigabyte GA-7VRXP (Revision 1.1) / (Reworked by Gigabyte)
    BIOS vs F10
    AMD Athlon XP 2100+ (1.73GHz)
    ThermalRight SLK-600 Copper Heatsink/Y.S Tech 60x60x25mm
    Corsair CMX512-3000C2 (512MB PC3000 370 MHz)
    Western Digital 80 GH Special Edition Hard Drive (WD80OJB)
    Lite-On CD-RW
    16X Pioneer-116 DVD ROM
    Gainward GeForce 4 Ti4600 (Power Pack Ultra/750 XP)
    Creative Labs Sound Blaster - Audigy Gamer
    Floppy Drive (Teac)
    Enermax Whisper Series (EG465PVE (FC) - 431Watt)
    WINDOWS XP Professional

  7. #107
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    Okay...found the problem. Typical "Layer 8 Problem" (i.e. User Error).

    Looks like the "copy" of Windows XP is NOT a bootable copy.
    I placed the CD in my other machine (different CD reader.....after making the CDROM my 1st boot device) and couldn't boot from the disk on this machine as well.

    We'll at least I know the problem now. NOT A BOOTABLE VERSION OF WIN XP!

    Also, spoke with a few guys from work (all IT and Network Guys) and they told me there is an original version of Windows XP that's not bootable and the newer version that is bootable.

    I have the guys from work setting me up with a "copy" of the "BOOTABLE" version of Windows XP (w/ serial and licensed upgrades). Will test with that CD tomorrow evening and let you know.

    Minor bump in the road. Hopefully the rest of the setup goes smoothly. Must admit I'm learning quite a bit along the way so no complaints so far. :thumb:
    Side Note: My co-worker has the same heatsink/fan and mentioned it was noisy but honestly the fan noise isn't bad. Actually, I'm very pleased with the noise level (even with case still open noise levels are fine).

    Keep you posted !

    :cheers:

    Lian-Li PC60 Midtown (Modified Xoxide Case/LL-60 Warrior)
    Gigabyte GA-7VRXP (Revision 1.1) / (Reworked by Gigabyte)
    BIOS vs F10
    AMD Athlon XP 2100+ (1.73GHz)
    ThermalRight SLK-600 Copper Heatsink/Y.S Tech 60x60x25mm
    Corsair CMX512-3000C2 (512MB PC3000 370 MHz)
    Western Digital 80 GH Special Edition Hard Drive (WD80OJB)
    Lite-On CD-RW
    16X Pioneer-116 DVD ROM
    Gainward GeForce 4 Ti4600 (Power Pack Ultra/750 XP)
    Creative Labs Sound Blaster - Audigy Gamer
    Floppy Drive (Teac)
    Enermax Whisper Series (EG465PVE (FC) - 431Watt)
    WINDOWS XP Professional

  8. #108
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    CPU Heat temps look pretty good. Gotta like that! :thumb:

    Lian-Li PC60 Midtown (Modified Xoxide Case/LL-60 Warrior)
    Gigabyte GA-7VRXP (Revision 1.1) / (Reworked by Gigabyte)
    BIOS vs F10
    AMD Athlon XP 2100+ (1.73GHz)
    ThermalRight SLK-600 Copper Heatsink/Y.S Tech 60x60x25mm
    Corsair CMX512-3000C2 (512MB PC3000 370 MHz)
    Western Digital 80 GH Special Edition Hard Drive (WD80OJB)
    Lite-On CD-RW
    16X Pioneer-116 DVD ROM
    Gainward GeForce 4 Ti4600 (Power Pack Ultra/750 XP)
    Creative Labs Sound Blaster - Audigy Gamer
    Floppy Drive (Teac)
    Enermax Whisper Series (EG465PVE (FC) - 431Watt)
    WINDOWS XP Professional

  9. #109
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    Making good progress now on building my PC. Had a little bit of a slow start but just loaded Windows XP Pro onto it and did a few updates.......running great so far!

    Have some tweaking to do and will post some pics of the case shortly.


    :cheers:

    Lian-Li PC60 Midtown (Modified Xoxide Case/LL-60 Warrior)
    Gigabyte GA-7VRXP (Revision 1.1) / (Reworked by Gigabyte)
    BIOS vs F10
    AMD Athlon XP 2100+ (1.73GHz)
    ThermalRight SLK-600 Copper Heatsink/Y.S Tech 60x60x25mm
    Corsair CMX512-3000C2 (512MB PC3000 370 MHz)
    Western Digital 80 GH Special Edition Hard Drive (WD80OJB)
    Lite-On CD-RW
    16X Pioneer-116 DVD ROM
    Gainward GeForce 4 Ti4600 (Power Pack Ultra/750 XP)
    Creative Labs Sound Blaster - Audigy Gamer
    Floppy Drive (Teac)
    Enermax Whisper Series (EG465PVE (FC) - 431Watt)
    WINDOWS XP Professional

  10. #110
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    Atlas,

    Per your BIOS screen shot above, I find it interesting that it shows a Vcore setting of "normal", however the value shown below is actually 1.7v+. On my sytem, with an F8 BIOS, the default setting gives a Vcore of 1.5v. With F8, to get it up to 1.75v requires a Vcore jump of 7.5%.

    I wonder if Gigabyte did this because of stability issues? In any event, that's what I run, and it easily handles an OC of the FSB to 140mhz, totally stable, and gives me an idle temp of 39c. :)

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