I am trying to build an computer of spare-parts that I have at home.
It is an 486DX33 with only a Trident VGA (512KB) and a Multi IO Card installed. I have an 80MB IDE Harddisk (as master) and an 5 1/4" Diskdrive connected to the Multi IO Board.
When I boot up the Computer I get the message
"HDD Controller failure, Press <F1> to continue"
and the Computer does not boot up by Harddisk. If I insert an bootable Floppy disk, th computer boots up and I can access the Harddisk as C: without problems.
I have already written a new master-boot-record, have cross-checked the BIOS- settings and activated the Partition on this Harddisk with fdisk.
Also I tried another IDE-Controller, but I had the same error.
What can I do to make the computer boot up with my HDD?
What is wrong that this error occurs?