02-10-2006, 06:06 AM
Join Date: Feb 2006
OS: XP/ Windows 7
Hi and hello to all the tech support and members alike.
I hope that anyone out there can help me with a serious problem.
I have a compaq deskpro EP/SB series, that is over 8 years old and these
are the specs:
Pentium 2 35oMz
Rom Date: 7/4/1998
SystemBoard Revision 01
system has been working great with no problems, until the time that I had to
disassemble it to clean. after I put everthing back together and checking all
connection, devices, IDE, etc, etc.... are setup correctly I decided to upgrad from window 2000 to XP home. during the upgrade everything was going great
until the system restarted. after bootup and in the next step it was asking to
press any key to boot from the CD, did not press any key but waited for XP to
start setup installation. After waiting for over 30 minutes nothing happens so
I reset the machine and it was still the same results. I download compaq diagnostic setup and try to create a new partition. the diagnostic could not
access the hard drive, always receiving error message 'error occured while trying to access hard drive. hard dirve not properly configured your hard drive lock is enable or there is a problem with your hard drive'.
I change the hdd to a good working hdd and still get the same message. I check with hp IT resource, no help there. download bios flash, won't boot to
A: prompt. system bios has nothing to help, it detected the hdd but nothing to config the hdd. I belive the second IDE connector is lock. I hope that someone out there knows any thing about this mainboard and to how to unlock it. thanks