Mobo question [ 80 Port Debug Led ]

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Cosmin, Aug 17, 2003.

  1. Cosmin

    Cosmin Graphic Designer

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    So , I own an Epox 8RDA+
    On it's small display ( placed on downright of device ) shows a message which I cannot entirely understand so here it is :
    FF ( on display ) and FFh ( manual - glosary ) = Boot attempt ( INT 19h ) - so what this means ?
    Attached a pic ( modified by me ) for more detail ..
    Thanks :)
     
  2. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

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    Well, it's a debug display. If the computer halts before booting you can see where it stopped and look up the error number in the manual. Very useful. :)
     
  3. SkazzyUK

    SkazzyUK XP-erience Oldie

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    Sounds very useful and i like the illistrated pic very good job :)
     
  4. Howling Wolf

    Howling Wolf We did not deserve this !

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    Yes, I agree with SkazzyUK, what a good job you've done for us to see !
    Really nice illustration for your question, and nice feature btw ! ;)
     
  5. Taurus

    Taurus hardware monkey

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    haha, nice

    "80 port".. what could this mean? the only thing that comes to mind is the ide cable issue. your harddrive might be using a 40-conductor cable which the motherboard won't allow. you need an 80-conductor.

    check out an old post of mine which might help you find out if that's your problem.
     
  6. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

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    No, "80 port" more likely referrs to the computer using IO port 80 to generate the data or something like that. Useless info to the common user. :)
     
  7. Cosmin

    Cosmin Graphic Designer

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    thanks for help , I'll buy one tommorrow ..