After 6 months I decided to reinstall [ not upgrade ] my freebsd box. Installation went without any problems but...but after I reboot machine it keeps rebooting and rebooting. It goes to moment when comp. reads floppy drive and then cd drive, and when it suppose to read hard drive it just reboots at that point. There are no errors at all.
- yes, i have enabled boot from hard drive in bios
- yes, i tried to clean MBR and install bsd again
- i had no problems 6 months ago
- nothing seems as it is hardware issue
Sounds like your system can not find the root mount point on your harddrive. I dont think its a FDD or CDROM issues since you mentioned it happens after it displays the drivers for them (fdc0, fd0 and acd0 ).
If this is a brand new install and you can afford to lose the data you may want to think about just re-doing the install again. Or you can try and boot into single user mode and try and fix the problem but I doubt you will even be able to get that far.
When the system asks you to press any key to boot another kernel or with different options press the space bar and that will escape you to the loader prompt. From there type the following
That should boot you into single user mode if you can get that post your results back here or PM me and I can help you try and figure out why the mount is failing.
Have you tried restoring your BIOS defaults. And also make sure disable PNP OS support and any devices you might not need. It might also be a good idea to try and remove any cards (NIC, Sound, VGA etc ) from the system you dont need just to try and figure out what is causing it to panic so badly.