troubleshooting Question

Please Insert A Bootable Cartridge

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Lee W, MVPFlag for United States of America asked on
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Greetings folks.  I know the same people usually mill about the same section answering questions, so to remind you, I'm guy with the Willamette core celeron that learned from FIC tech support, it isn't supported in Intel 865 chipsets.

Anyway, I've got another problem related to the board.  I want it to be a SCSI system (at least for the hard drives).  So I installed an Adaptec 39160 card in the box and configured the card to boot (enabling BIOS).  I then connected two SCSI drives, one to a channel, and booted the system to a WinXP Pro CD.  All seemed fine, the cards' BIOS recognized the drives and XP did too.  I started by quick formatting a 73 GB Hitachi U160 drive, planning on leaving the 18GB Quantum U160 drive on the second channel to be used for page file and CD/DVD burning.  The format went fine, the system rebooted after XP setup copied the files, only now, I get a message stating "Please Insert A Bootable Cartridge and Press Any Key".

For reference, here's some specs and other things I've tried:
FIC P4-865PE MAX II mainboard with P4 2.8 CPU (512K/800 MHz Bus)
AWARD BIOS 6.00PG
The board has onboard SATA & SATA RAID (both have been disabled)
Board also has on board ATA-133 (or 100, not sure), which I'm using to connect a Sony DVD Burner, a Samsung CD Burner/DVD Reader, and an IOMEGA Zip 100 IDE drive
I have tried an Adaptec 29160 (known good) and an Adaptec 3200S RAID controller, both failed with the same messages (also tried them with only 1 drive attached).

BIOS has no "SCSI" boot option.  Options listed are:
Floppy
LS120
Hard Disk
CDROM
Zip100
USB-FDD
USB-ZIP
USB-CDROM
USB-HDD
LAN
Disabled

Current Settings are CDROM, Floppy, Hard Disk, Try other boot devices = enabled.

I have tried setting all to disabled with and without "try other boot devices" being enabled and that has not worked.  There is a BIOS feature they call "BIOS Guardian" witch was enabled, I disabled it and still no luck.  (Supposed to protect against viruses altering the BIOS).

I want to get this thing working soon, so, as before, I have an email in to their support, but if someone here can answer quickly I'll be happy to award the points.  Note however, if I don't get an answer from here or support today, I'll likely just use an 80 GB ATA-100/133 drive.
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