Looks like I didn't include a few details. In "Optimum" mode, for the "Primary Master Hard Disk", the Type: is set to "Auto" and the "Optimum" boot sequence is
Starting to come back to me...
Primary Master Hard Disk
Type: User <-- Can this be changed to "Auto"?
I don't see any "Boot Sequence" definitions? AFAICR, using the "Auto Detect IDE Devices" (when "Standard Setup" set to "Auto" if possible) allows the BIOS to look at the Device and set parameters accordingly. As for CD-ROM being listed, I can't actually remember, but I believe it needs to be or else the CD-ROM drivers need loaded in Win9x. It seems I remember that using the "Auto-Detect" that it wouldn't "stick" unless you Saved -AND- Exited. BTW, how do you "Save"/"Exit" - a Function Key(s) or a Screen Selection?
Would it be possible for you to press the "Pause" Key when you first turn on the PC or in the BIOS Setup Screen to get the BIOS Version/Identifier? It would help in determining a BIOS update. You may need that to support (e.g.) larger HDD or faster CPU.
Look here, scroll down to "Florida-TG" for "examples" of what you should see -
Notice to all - This info accurately provided will/may assist others with older eMachines (and maybe Gateways) in the future.
edit - AHA!!!! Confusion OVER!!!
Take THIS Link, insert into the NEXT link and set "From Language"="Korean" for translation! Voila! Your BIOS Settings!
I'm trying to get it into some kind of "stored" format now...
1 ATAPI CDROM
3 IDE HDD
I will go over everything again this evening and make sure everything is in there. I will try the pause key for finding the version too. After leaving the BIOS setup screen there is a screen where you can choose to save changes or not.
Edited by Hoko, 23 April 2013 - 11:16 PM.