nvidia nforce analog card
p-4 2.4 ghz
512mb 270 ram
256mb 266 ram (yeah i know the two are different speeds but it was working for a year with that set up)
120gb primary master
250gb primary slave
cd secondary master
dvd secondary slave
started out just upgrading to 2 1gb 400mhz ram. ram worked on board but board was rated for only 266mhz. purchased msi pm8m-v board.
had an ati 9800 pro sitting around that we had previously installed and then removed, decided to put that in.
computer would come up to advanced start options. normal, windows logo would flash very briefly then go start post again. either safe mode, run through the list of loads and get to the last one and then start post again.
tried going back to original config and could not get anything on screen.
went back to msi board with nvidia card. could not get anything on screen. put ati card back in. disconnected primary slave and dvd. cleared cmos.
post sees the two drives but follows with
ide channel 0 no 80 conductor cable installed
goes to advanced startup screen. normal or safe mode gets me back to post.
tried starting from windows cd to see if i could see the drive. gets to point where it is starting windows and then screen says it loses connection.
as a side note when i initially put the new board in bios date was off by 1 day and several hours.