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\015 I have a Compaq S5000CL Desktop running Windows XP, 512 DDR SDRAM, AMD Athlon Processor (unsure of model as I dont have it handy at the momemt) with an MS-6390 ver 30b Motherboard, 350W PSU, 80 GB IDE HDD and a Floppy Drive.\015\012\015\012The unit will sit on the Compaq post screen, find the HDDs and the Floppy and sit on that screen for around 4 minutes. After that it goes to a blank screen with a flashing cursor to boot to the MBR but it says "Invalid System Disk, Insert System Disk and press Enter".\015\012\015\012My first step was to Reinstall the OS from the CD, this went clean asides from waiting 4 minutes on the POST screen. It installed the OS from the CD to the HDD, but will not boot to the HDD at all.\015\012\015\012I tried testing the floppy drive to see if it would boot to a boot disk, and it can. I tried to flash the BIOS but there isnt a version for the MS-6390 ver 30b anywhere on the internet. Award was only up to 2.6 and I think that everything went OEM at that point. I contacted HP/Compaq and they do not have the ROM file for the BIOS.\015\012\015\012At this point I started a few tests, each of the following resulted in the same result:\015\012\015\012- Reset CMOS\015\012- Reseated RAM\015\012- Replaced RAM\015\012- Replaced IDE Cables\015\012- Replaced Processor\015\012- Replaced Motherboard with MS-6390 ver 2\015\012\015\012Each of these have resulted in the same thing happening over and over, but the weirdest thing is that the BIOS will recognize the HDD, the size and model of the HDD and I can format it no problem using different methods.\015\012\015\012Now the MS-6390 ver 2 doesnt boot properly, its giving me a beep code, doesnt really matter I just want that MS-6390 Ver 30B to be functional.\015\012\015\012So whatcha think? haha\015

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I had the same problem i changed the hhd to a 250 GB Western Digital and reinstalled the OS (Linux ZorinOSlight) and it works fine now tho i would like to flash the bios so i can boot from a USB but like you said the Bios rom file is nowhere on the net closest ive come was http://www.msi.com/product/mb/MS-6390.html#/?div=BIOS and its not ver 30B and its highest ver bios was 2.6 and according to my bios im running ver 3.6 so i dont think ima risk flashing it
First of all, you need to another 512Mb of memoires. it will run better. second, go to BIOS and search for boot order, chaneg the the boot order to Hard driver first.
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