AOA Forums AOA Forums AOA Forums Folding For Team 45 AOA Files Home Front Page Become an AOA Subscriber! UserCP Calendar Memberlist FAQ Search Forum Home


Go Back   AOA Forums > Hardware > EPoX MotherBoards

EPoX MotherBoards EPoX Intel and AMD Motherboards.


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 20th December, 2001, 07:35 PM
Member
 
Join Date: December 2001
Location: The Zoo
Posts: 39

New Bios.........Boot Sector?

Epox Tech,

Hi when doing a partition and format I get a "The boot sector is about to be modified"..........."Press Y to Accept or N to not". What does this mean? Is it written into the bios? I am using the 8K7A1b125 bios on my 8K7A. Also when the drive boots the model type is different than what it should be. Please advise.

Thanks
__________________
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 20th December, 2001, 10:41 PM
Chief Systems Administrator
 
Join Date: September 2001
Location: Europe
Posts: 13,075

The message "The boot sector is about to be modified"... part is because you have the "antivirus" or "bootsector" protection turned on in the BIOS. There should be a setting to turn it off.

The idea is that it'll warn you if a virus tries uses BIOS calls to try and re-write the boot sector.

When you create a parition, you modify the bootsector, as it's where the master partition table is stored.

AidanII
__________________
Any views, thoughts and opinions are entirely my own. They don't necessarily represent those of my employer (BlackBerry).
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 21st December, 2001, 05:13 AM
Member
 
Join Date: December 2001
Location: The Zoo
Posts: 39

Thanks Adrian..............I will check it out!
__________________
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Dark Sector Interview [PS3 + Xbox 360] raphael2040 GAMES! OH YEAH! 1 4th June, 2007 09:20 PM
Bios Boot Error Oldjim EPoX MotherBoards 1 24th October, 2004 05:23 PM
Bios & Boot schrags11 EPoX MotherBoards 6 3rd July, 2004 02:55 AM
boot sector virus kat CRASHED! 25 22nd December, 2002 05:24 AM
8k7a+, wont even boot to bios. SirFrags EPoX MotherBoards 3 21st October, 2001 07:31 PM


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 12:53 AM.


Copyright ©2001 - 2010, AOA Forums
Don't Click Here Don't Click Here Either

Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.3.0