I have a Desktop with a P4 3.0 Ghz Processor and a Asus P4c800-e Deluxe Motherboard.
A few days ago, I installed McAfee Suite but I don't think that has anything to do with this hardware/bios problem.
2 day ago, after booting up, the screen froze on the Asus Mobo logo screen (where you can press Del to enter setup or press Tab to continue past the Bios Post message). I restarted the computer a couple of times but to no avail.
After a while, I managed to get into Setup by pressing F1 at the new prompt screen.
Before entering setup, I think quick message appeared saying that Overclocking failed.
I didn't attempt any such thing and the computer has been running fine for over a year now.
Today, I am frozen again and after leaving it on the Post Screen for a while, it continues to loadup and says things like "CMOS settings wrong" and "No drive attached to Fasttrak cotroller. The bios is not installed" etc... and other unusual things. I pressed F1 to enter setup again and when I looked at the settings, I found nothing to indicate anything about overclocking. When I load up default values +- necessary changes, it still freezes on Post for a long time before offering 2 options for loading setup again.
Even when I load the default values, it still freezes on startup.
Everytime I start the computer and go into setup via F1, It doesn't detect certain hardware. Sometimes my C drive is missing and sometimes my C and D physical drives are missing.
What can I do?