Elite PF21 Extreme Motherboard

Discussion in 'ECS' started by Alasdair Baxter, Aug 27, 2005.

  1. I have just built a system using an Elite PF21 Extreme Motherboard, one of
    Elite's high end products. I am using it with an Intel Pentium 4 processor
    running at 3.2 GHz.

    With this setup, I have an 80Gb Maxtor HDD and a Samsung DVD Reader/Writer
    drive and a 1Gb stick of DDR2 memory. I also have a FDD.

    When I put all this together and tried to power up the machine and install
    Windows 2000 operating system, my first disappointment was that the
    motherboard couldn't detect the DVD drive and so it was impossible to
    partition and format the HDD, let alone install the operating system. I had
    the HDD as the master on IDE0 and the DVD as the master on IDE1.

    I'm just tearing my hair out as I cannot think of anything else to do.

    It's a high end motherboard and all the other bits are high quality. Please
    some learned friend, tell me why it doesn't work?

    --
    Alasdair.
     
    Alasdair Baxter, Aug 27, 2005
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  2. Alasdair Baxter

    tcsenter Guest

    Standard troubleshooting procedure:

    - recheck drive jumpers
    - recheck cable connections and orientation
    - recheck drive and controller settings in BIOS/CMOS Setup
    - test with different drive cable
    - test with different optical drive
    - check for BIOS update
    - contact ECS Technical Support
     
    tcsenter, Aug 28, 2005
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