New motherboard reboots every 30 minutes, and can't find two...
Posted on 2003-03-19
I just purchased a new motherboard (MSI KT4-ULTRA FISR), processor (Athlon 2200) and ram(Corsair 3200 CAS2). I have installed Windows XP on the first harddrive, and have storage on the second drive. After starting up the computer, it will run fine and be able to see all the harddrives, but after 30 minutes it will reboot.
When it reboots, it can either not find the master or slave drive on IDE0. If I power off the computer, and power it back on, then it can find the drives again. I have asked around with the other guys I know that have computer building experience, and they all think it might be a power management issue. Maybe the motherboard thinks it's time to turn off that drive.
A few notes. I have a PCI IDE controller card. When I plug the drives in through it, the computer does not reboot. Also, if I keep the computer busy( I transfered a ton of files from one drive to another) it would not reboot.