Operating System not found - hard drive crash?
Posted on 2004-11-19
I am working on a system that will not boot -it powers up and and all the IDE drives (hard drive on one channel, cd and burner on other) show up in BIOS -- when it goes to load the OS it says "operating system not found". I tried to boot from the BartPE emergency boot disk, it starts to boot laods the Bart splash screen and then just hangs--you can move the mouse and all, but it just sits there with the BartPE boot screen and does nothing. HELP! Any ideas? Here is the system I am working with:
Xi® MTower™ 2P64
Based on the newest and most revolutionary, 64 bit AMD Opteron™ processor, sporting 16x16 HyperTransport™ interface with 1MB (1024KB) multi-way associative L2 Cache & independent integrated DDR RAM Controller. The motherboard, based on the AMD 8111/8151™ chipset, supporting 2 processors and AGP-PRO 8x graphic interface. The HyperTransport interface allows FSB data transfer much faster than previous BUS technologies (>5.8GB/sec.). Expandable to 8GB(16GB Optional) of 400MHz DDR-SDRAM Registered Interleave, the Xi® MTower™ 2P64 offers the highest level of computing power available today in a standard 2 processor workstation. On board 1394 Firewire, 1GBit (10/100/1000) Ethernet network interfaces, and a wide choice of powerful video boards like the NVIDIA® Quadro™ FX, make this unit the ideal choice for the most demanding CAD, CAE, CAM, GIS, Video Editing and engineering computational tasks. Fully tested and supported for x86 32-Bit LINUX® & Windows® Operating Systems, the Xi MTower 2P64 will assure a growing longevity path to new 64-Bit OS and application software, for years to come.