View Full Version : conflict I/O Ports : 2F8 ?
01-08-2002, 09:52 PM
So I have had this problem/error message for some time now but always just hit F1 to continue. Now I want to start a new and I've already reformatted. To my dismay (I'm not 100% hardware savvy) this didn't cure the error message. I've looked on the web and tried some of the suggestions in BIOS that I found, but nothing seems to work properly. Can someone please help? Is there a catchall thing to do that will reset everything to the way it should be? I disabled COM2 and I also just took my modem out...that got me past the error message, but I get a new message telling me that a non-system disk is in. Funny, there is no disk in! So confused...Any help would be much appreciated.
Thanks in advance,
01-09-2002, 07:59 AM
The way everything "should be" is different for every PC, sorry. You were correct in disabling the COM port. Did you do anything else. Anything? If you were in the BIOS you may have inadvertantly messed with your hard drive settings, which could cause your boot error.
01-09-2002, 10:10 AM
any of the 2E/F8 or 3E/F8 stuff is from some sort of com port conflict. does the motherboard have an on-board modem as well? try just resetting BIOS either using the option in the setup that will restore defaults, or by flicking a switch on your motherboard (check your manual first!).
01-09-2002, 11:39 AM
I've had this error before in the bios, and fixed it by oddly enough diabling the floppy drive. I'm not sure why that would cause the conflict at that address, but it fixed the issue.
if that does work, you might want to go into the bios and select "Plug and Play OS = Yes" and/or "Bios assign IRQs = No".
01-09-2002, 12:15 PM
Originally posted by scheckeNYK
but I get a new message telling me that a non-system disk is in. Funny, there is no disk in! So confused...Any help would be much appreciated.
My guess is that its due to the fact that you reformated the drive and haven't installed the OS yet. :)
Just a guess.
01-09-2002, 06:12 PM
Thanks for everyone's help so far. I've not responded yet b/c I have been busting my hump the last day tryingto fix it with some of your suggestions. I've removed the PCI device in COM2 (the modem) and am in the process of performing a low-level format on the Hard Drive. I think there have been some odd remnants left on it through various format efforts. If this works (meaning the HD isn't fried), then I think things should progress naturally from here. Got my fingers crossed. Thanks again for your help, everyone.
01-16-2002, 09:04 PM
that "Non system disk error" comes up when the computer can't boot off of the device it is looking for. YOu have a list of boot devices, and they are ordered in the BIOS. it should go something like Floppy, CDROM, Hard drive, but maybe you had hard drive fall off of this.
also maybe it isreading the hard drive, but the OS isn't bootable or readable. Check that using a startup disk. Hopefully you dont use an NTFS partition :-O
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