Bios does not detect primary HD after crash
Posted on 2004-08-08
Hi, I have a 1.4ghz amd with 2 harddrives, a 20g Fujitsu (primary) and a 40g Maxtor (secondary) and 2 cdrom drives. I was running Azurus (bittorrent client) and I'm pretty sure it was responsible for locking up my system. I turned my system off and when I turned it back on it only detected my Maxtor drive and the 2 cdrom drives. Something similar happend last week but I just unplugged all the cables and it worked fine, but this time it doesn't fix it. I unplugged all the cables, tried new IDE cables, etc. I could get my Maxtor to be detected every time as the primary or the secondary (but it doesn't have the OS so not much help). I tested all my ram and tried different sticks..no luck. I tried the harddrive in another computer and it was detected fine. Also, I tried updating my bios, reseting the configuration data, and loading the defaults.
Any ideas? I'm running Winxp but I figure thats not the problem since it seems to be a bios/hardware issue.