My MVP3C2 motherboard failed during POST when I first tried to install it (no video, beeping, etc.). I sent it back to Bunta, and the same board returned without a mark on it. The only thing they could have changed would have been the BIOS. Anyway, I was cautiously optimistic when I tried to install it again, but it got off to a good start.
I plugged in my old K6-2/300 and a new 64MB DIMM, installed the motherboard, and then plugged in the floopy drives, a video board, and the PS/2 mouse connector. I powered up with a mouse and keyboard connected. The video was up, and it POSTed. Then it complained that there was nothing bootable.
I reset and went to SETUP. I checked all the settings that I knew anything about, set the date & time, enabled the floppy drives, and that was about it. The settings were saved, and then the boot process failed with the following error:
"Floppy disk(s) fail (40)"
Both floppy disk drive LEDs are on constantly. I went back into SETUP and tried disabling 1 drive, then the other, but that didn't help. I searched for something else that might cause the problem in SETUP, but came up empty. I checked and replugged the cable at both ends. No luck.
Just a bit more info. This is an old Gateway Pentium case with the original floppy drives: a 1.44MB 3.5" at A and a 1.2MB 5.12" at B. They are integrated into one package, and they were working just fine in the Gateway.
Got any hints? I have another old 3.5" drive I may try tomorrow.
I have a second problem. The MVP3C2 has an old DIN socket for the keyboard, and I have a MS Natural kybd with a PS/2 cable. Until I can get this worked out, I am using an old Dell keyboard. I have a PS/2 to USB adapter that I think came with the MS kybd long ago, so I enabled USB kybd support in SETUP and tried the MS kybd. It didn't work. The first problem to solve is that I couldn't tell which was pin 1 on the USB cable for the MV3PC2, so I tried it both ways. Nothing worked, but which is the right way? Any ideas about getting the MS kybd to work on the USB port?
Any help will be greatly appreciated. I started this after dinner and it is past midnight, so my brain is toast. I am going to see how it all looks in the morning.