|Posted on Sunday, February 10, 2002 - 1:08 pm: |
I'm trying to put together an old P133, with a 4GB hard drive. Now, what I have to do to get it to detect the hard drive is frickin' wierd. It will detect the hard drive and boot up to Windows fine. But then if I reboot, it won't even detect the hard drive, it will just sit there after counting the memory. I haven't made any changes to the system at all. In order to get it to detect the hard drive again, I have to unplug the IDE cable from either the hard drive or the motherboard, turn the cpu on, let it try to detect the HD, then turn it back off. Then I plug the IDE cable back in, and it will detect the hard drive and boot into Windows. Anyone know what could be causing this? Thanks for any help.
|Posted on Sunday, February 10, 2002 - 6:17 pm: |
What motherboard and bios is it?
|Posted on Sunday, February 10, 2002 - 7:27 pm: |
The BIOS is a Phoenix, version 4.05.M. As for the motherboard, I believe it's an NEC, I could be wrong though.
|Posted on Sunday, February 10, 2002 - 9:46 pm: |
There is a pretty good chance that the HDD needs to be entered into CMOS by cylinders/heads/sectors instead of being auto detected. The most common HDD affected was Samsung but others were noted as well. It was a common problem with UNICORE and Phoenix BIOS.