K8V SE deluxe error: The bios does not be installed Tags: Asus BIOS Motherboards Last response: September 10, 2010 7:18 PM in Motherboards Share Anonymous a b V Motherboard February 6, 2005 6:26:06 PM Archived from groups: alt.comp.periphs.mainboard.asus (More info?) After having a stable system for about a year, suddenly out of nowhere I get the following error when I boot: Scan devices Press <tab> key into user window! Hardware initiate failed, please check device!!! The bios does not be installed Press <g> to continue! Sometimes I can reset, and the bios will detect my two sata harddisks and boot from them, other times I have to give up booting my pc. This has been going on for the last 5 days. What on earth is going on? Is the motherboard failing or the SATA drives? It looks like it's the VIA SATA RAID controller that is failing. The two WD SATA hd on the VIA controller are not running raid 0 or 1. They have simply been added as individual plain disks. The first one boots with WinXP. My system: ASUS K8VSEDX Rev 2.00 (BIOS v1004.006) Athlon64 3200+ @2.00GHz DIMM0&1 : Kingston 512 MB DDR RAM 3200 (KVR400X64C3A/5) DIMM2 : Empty Sapphire RADEON 9800 Atlantis Pro 128 MB DDR (8xAGP) 2 x WDC WD1600JD SATA on VIA controller IBM 120GB 60GXP IC35L120AVV207-0 (115.0GB) PATA PIONEER DVR-106D on PATA BTW I'm not overclocking anything. Any help would be appreciated! Regards/Peter Simonsen More about : k8v deluxe error bios installed darkmonkey September 10, 2010 7:18:58 PM Ive had the same error.. after several drives, via raid cards, and cables.. ive narrowed it down to a thermal issue Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !