No way into the setup?

Barry Allard ballard at stanford.edu
Mon Jul 23 13:54:26 CDT 2007


Hi Brian,

Flash the system bios.
Connect an old PS/2 keyboard (in case the USB emulation setting is
disabled).
Try again. :)

Are these existing drives or recent upgrades?  Since it is about a 10-yr old
system, it probably does not support today's large IDE drives.  

Barry

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Hi all, 

Got a bit of a problem with a Precision 410 that I'm trying to revive.
My intention is to use the Silicon Image IDE controller in the PC,
which is what I was doing when I was previously using it, but when I
boot the system and hit F2 to go into setup, all I can get is a message
that the system can't find the four drives (primary 0, primary 1, etc). 

I have tried hooking four drives onto the MoBo IDE controllers, but
this has no effect - it doesn't seem to recognise any of the drives,
and though the system recognises that I've hit F2 and want to get into
the setup, it still hangs at that error message. 

Anyone have any suggestions? 

Thanks, 

Brian. 

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