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Brad Clampitt
Posted on Sunday, September 26, 1999 - 3:22 pm:   

Ok, well it seems that when I rebooted one day, the "IDE Primary Master, Slave, IDE Secondary Master, Slave" all said (:None) beside them. Which I don't get, so I thought it might be the hdd, so I went out and bought a new one. And it does the same damn thing, but I got a disk with this one, and it detects it on the disk. Does that mean that I have a bad motherboard? I have never run across this befor, and I was hoping someone had. If you can please email me back :)
Posted on Sunday, September 26, 1999 - 3:22 pm:   

It might be a bad cmos battery or a poor connection
to the battery. Do other cmos parameters reset to
defaults? Is the default for HDDs "none"? If you have
the cmos HDD detect set to auto, do you have the
jumpers set correctly on your new drive? Good luck...
Jeff Whittaker
Posted on Tuesday, September 10, 2002 - 3:09 pm:   

Why won't she boot? The power led indicator is on,the on indicator is on but the caps lock light flashes once pauses and flashes twice more and the screen stays blank. WHY!
Posted on Tuesday, September 10, 2002 - 5:01 pm:   

try going into the bios and check the settings. if you have video off method set to V/H SYNC+BLANK, you should be ok. either that, or ram is most likely the problem. try reseating the sticks, or swap them out for known good ones. get any beeps?

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