Maxtor Hard Drive not found at boot time.
Posted on 2005-05-17
Previously asked question, but posting again.
I have a Gateway Desktop running Windows 2000 Pro that when it boots up, I get the following message (paraphrasing):
"A problem was detected on the hard drive. Please consult the hardware manual.
Press the enter key to continue."
After pressing the enter key, the system boots up and operates normally. The only problem at boot time.
I have checked and upgraded the BIOS, made sure the settings for the hard drive are correct in the BIOS, used the POWERMAX utility to check the hard drive (no problems reported, disabled and disconnected the CD drive on the second cable to make it the only device found at boot time, made sure that hard drive is set to master instead of cable select, the list goes on and on. The ONLY thing that I haven't done is swap out the actually cable. Gateway suggests only to replace the drive or wipe out the existing drive. It is a MAXTOR hard drive.
I don't the cable is faulty since the system operates with no problem.
Any one else come across this problem?