Posted on 2004-08-29
Hello guys and gals...
Here's my story...
I see a bios flash update for my Epox 8KRA2+ so i get it (its only supposed to add support for the new Sampra's)
All CMOS settings are gone - as I was expecting - so i put all the value back in and set the boot sequence so it went to my windows drive first.
Does windows load? No. Linux does. Linux which is on another hard disk.
The only way it seems I can get windows to boot is unplugging the power to the linux HD, or telling BIOS not to count it at all...
Now i've googled around a little bit because I really need to access other things on that drive when I'm in windows... So alternating them is NOT an option... I've since reverted my bios, and flashed it back to the old version and put all my settings back in again but to no avail.
Another thing i've noticed is that the windows load time has doubled... It was short before but its noticabley long now...
I've even tried moving things around on the IDE buses. Just tell me if this sounds like a good setup.
2xHD on SATA (nothing to do with all this)
IDE1 = 1HD + 1CDRW
IDE2 = 1HD + 1DVDRW
Would it be better putting the HD's together? I was classicly told that was bad, but then i also found out that drives only go as fast as the other device on the cable.
Mobo as above
1gig 333mhz RAM
AMD XP 2800+ overclocked to in the region of a 3800+ if they existed
Hd's also as above
Antec Trupower 550W PSU
Everything's chilly in the PC so its not a new heat problem. Its literally this damned BIOS update that's wiped my settings and I've forgotten how to put it so it works...
On my bios i get to select what drives boot when... a nice feature.... but it seems to be ignoring it for now...