When I boot up my computer, after displaying my hardware information and before the OS loads, my computer stops there for about 15 seconds, then displays the following message :
DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER
I just hit enter without insertng any disk , my computer will stop for 15 seconds, then continues to display the boot menu. Why the 15-second wait?
This happened after I connect my hard disk to my ATA100 connector. I tried reversing this but the problem persists.
Do you think this is a problem with my motherboard instead since the OS didn't load yet?
My computer specs:
Athlon 1.1, Asus A7V133 with On-board RAID, 256 MB RAM, running Win2k SP2 & WinME dual boot.
This problem didn't occur before, when my hard disk was not connected to the Ultra ATA connector.
Another problem: For a few times, my computer just hangs, mouse and keyboard doesn't work, Ctrl-Alt-Del doesn't work, and the modem light stops flashing. Any clues? I think this is hardware related. I wasn't doing anything strange, but usually this occurs when my computer has been on for a long time. After a restart, everything's fine.