Solved How do I install BIOS on my P4C800-E Deluxe motherboard?

February 21, 2017 at 18:39:17
Specs: Windows 7
When I boot up my PC, it says "No device found" and "BIOS is not installed". I have my Bios chip in but it does not see it.

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February 23, 2017 at 13:47:49
If you don't have a RAID array, enter the BIOS & disable RAID. And make sure your drives are connected to the proper SATA or IDE ports, not the RAID ports. Here's the manual to your board:

http://www.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c00054...



#1
February 22, 2017 at 00:09:48
Although Iv never encountered this issue myself, I just done some very quick googling and found a couple of forums where they suggest either disabling IDE mode if you are using SATA hard drives, or disabling SATA mode if you are using IDE hard drives.

As I said it was a very quick and brief read, but there seems to be tons of forums discussing this. Try the above and see what happens.


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#2
February 22, 2017 at 07:19:19
Did you make any changes to your PC just before this started to happen?

The "no device found" could mean your hard drive has died. The "BIOS is not installed" message is a new one to me. Could just mean the CMOS settings are not saved. CMOS settings are the changeable settings in the BIOS.

If running a P4 the PC is old enough that the CMOS battery may need replacing.

Is this a desktop computer? Are you comfortable opening the case?

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#3
February 22, 2017 at 14:46:27
This is the first time I have used this motherboard. This Asus p4c800-E Deluxe motherboard was my dad's very first computer build. It was taken apart like 9 years ago. I put everything back together and that is why I got this error. Can you give me any further instructions. I would deeply appreciate it.
This is a desktop computer.

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#4
February 22, 2017 at 15:47:11
Did you change cases? Stand offs must me used under each screw hole BUT ONLY under screw holes.

Some things to look for.
Power connector to motherboard (20/24 pin).
Auxiliary CPU power connector (4 or 8 pin).
Auxiliary power connector to Graphics card, if required.
If you removed the CPU or even just the heat sink/fan, you must clean off all paste and apply new according to specs for a P4 (google).

You only need the following items installed or connected to POST.
Motherboard with CPU/heatsink/fan
Power supply connected as described above
1 Memory module in the first memory slot
Monitor
Keyboard
No drives connected at this time
No case to motherboard wiring at this time
No additional external hardware at this time

Power on by momentarily shorting out the two pins on the motherboard marked power, using a screw driver. Immediately enter the BIOS (setup) using the keyboard.

What should happen is the board should POST with a message that no system disk found. That is normal when no drives are connected or powered.

If still no go, then remove the motherboard from the case and try again with the board on cardboard or similar material.

Post back with results.


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#5
February 22, 2017 at 18:54:20
BIOS not installed message will show up if you're using an Adaptec SCCI card, it does not mean you dont have a working BIOS. It's also perfectly fine to see that message, it's been years since I used one and I forget what the BIOS on that card was used for but it's not needed for a working system.

So tell us a little more about your setup.

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#6
February 22, 2017 at 19:11:05
I think the error is similar to systems that used the older SCSI drives. The portion of the bios dedicated to SCSI control (or if the drive was connected to a separate card with its own bios) wouldn't load if no SCSI drive was connected.

As already mentioned, add a drive if none is connected or check bios configuration if a drive is connected.


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#7
February 23, 2017 at 13:47:49
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If you don't have a RAID array, enter the BIOS & disable RAID. And make sure your drives are connected to the proper SATA or IDE ports, not the RAID ports. Here's the manual to your board:

http://www.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c00054...


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