New PC Forgetting about Hard disk
Posted on 2006-05-15
I have a new pc and it has a few problems, my first instinct is to send it back as it should be prefect but I want to know if this is something I can fix.
Every so often when I reboot the PC the BIOS 'forgets' about one of the hard disks, I have to power down the PC and then return to the BIOS to set the hard disk boot sequence again because it then decides it wants to boot from the 4th SATA drive rather than the first. These were set to SATA 1st and 2nd but I swapped them about in case it was an issue with the port on the motherboard, this did not help.
Can anyone suggest anything as I really want this to work but it is really annoying to get Disk boot failures every 10 or 12 times I reboot just because the motherboard loses sight of the hard disk.
Hardware is ASUS A8N-SLI, 4GB KINGSTON RAM, 2x SATA WD 300GB HARD DISKS. Running Windows XP Pro
Also in what might be a related issue in windows every so often after opening a new window or a program the USB mouse freezes for about 10 seconds, I can relese it by tapping the 'windows' key on the keyboard to activate the Start menu and this allows the mouse to move again. I do not know if it is related but it is really annoying!!!!