Solved

BIOS not recognizing keyboard when attaching IDE drives to an existing RAID 0 array.

Posted on 2004-08-21
6
216 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-25
I'm currently running WinXP Pro on a RAID 0 array with two SATA drives.

I've got one old 30Gb IDE drive that still has WinME loaded on it.
I've just gotten a brand new 160Gb ATA 133 drive.


Problem: Whenever I hook up either of the two IDE drives (individually or together) I'm suddenly not able to get into my BIOS setup. I get a "NO keyboard detected" error.

With none of the IDE drives hooked up, BIOS recognizes my keyboard and I have no problem getting into it.

So, how can I get into the BIOS after I've installed the IDE drives to configure the Boot order so that WinXP loads from my RAID array instead of having WinME load from the IDE drive ??


Additional Tech info...

Motherboard: ASUS K8V with the latest BIOS version installed.

I've tried alternating which IDE drive is hooked up to the Master & Slave end of the cable. The jumpers on both drives are set to CD (cable detect). I've tried hooking the IDE cable to the Secondary and Primary IDE slots on the motherboard, with no effect at all.

When the IDE drives are hooked up one of two things randomly happens. Either WinME will startup or I'll get a black screen with some text at the top stating that I need to reboot and select a bootable device.

My keyboard is nothing special. It's a 4-year old Compaq multimedia board. I've tried connecting the board to every available USB and PS/2 port, yet it still doesn't get recognized with the IDE drives connected.
0
Comment
Question by:NewStarion
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
6 Comments
 

Author Comment

by:NewStarion
ID: 11860787
I solved the issue of my keyboard not being recognized when trying to hook up the SCSI drives.

Turns out that my 4-year old keyboard was too old !!

I don't know the nitty-gritty of it, but something about it not sending singals fast enough to the motherboard or some such wierdness.

Anyways, I grabbed the 2-year old keyboard off of my other system, connected it and it worked perfectly.  I was able to get into the BIOS and set up the two IDE drives and choose the boot order.
0
 
LVL 3

Expert Comment

by:gillgates
ID: 11861746
Try changing the IRQ for your Raid adapter in the bios.
0
 
LVL 3

Expert Comment

by:gillgates
ID: 12028921
Did any of our solutions work?  If so accept an answer.  If not let us know more about your problem so we can help you.
0
 
LVL 13

Expert Comment

by:compfixer101
ID: 14133374
No comment has been added to this question in more than 21 days, so it is now classified as abandoned..
I will leave the following recommendation for this question in the Cleanup topic area:
PAQ/ refund

Any objections should be posted here in the next 4 days. After that time, the question will be closed.

compfixer101
EE Cleanup Volunteer
0
 

Accepted Solution

by:
modulo earned 0 total points
ID: 14153958
PAQed with points refunded (500)

modulo
Community Support Moderator
0

Featured Post

Industry Leaders: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Many people don't really know what the difference is between memory and storage. And most regular users don't understand the relationship between any of those fancy words printed on the front of their new computer. Of course, it's perfectly fine -- …
Like many organizations, your foray into cloud computing may have started with an ancillary or security service, like email spam and virus protection. For some, the first or second step into the cloud was moving email off-premise. For others, a clou…
Finding and deleting duplicate (picture) files can be a time consuming task. My wife and I, our three kids and their families all share one dilemma: Managing our pictures. Between desktops, laptops, phones, tablets, and cameras; over the last decade…
Michael from AdRem Software outlines event notifications and Automatic Corrective Actions in network monitoring. Automatic Corrective Actions are scripts, which can automatically run upon discovery of a certain undesirable condition in your network.…
Suggested Courses

627 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question