I thought I resovled this question 6 hours ago, but I was wrong. Since then, I have been able to get into the BIOS, but it (the BIOS) does not recognize the HDD or the 2 optical drives. It does see the floppy drive and IT will actually boot to floppy, But nothing else is seen by this system. The Opticals are physically functioning, but are not showing in the BIOS
I have tried several different cables and several different HDDs(That I know are good, right out of a new box) and several different sticks of RAM. Having said that, I would assume that something is not right5 within the BIOS, but 6 hours later I have not found it. Then again, I am NOT the Expert here. For sure!
If I let it boot without taking it into the BIOS, I get the message, "Disk Boot failed: Insert System disk and Restart" I have been in an endless loop. What I have done is Put A new MOBO, RAM and CPU. I left the PSU and all other components because the tested out OK. I also creplaced all cables and fans. No fans are plugged in yet.
SO, THE QUESTION IS:
What can I do to make this system see the 3 IDE components on this system and why are they not being seen? What am I doing wrong andwhat am I missing?
PS--- One more thing is that these hardware items not being seen by the system is the same thing that was happening on the MB that I am replacing. EXACTLY. That is the reason I am replacing them. in the 1st place. With that in mind, I am wondering, could this have someting to do with faulty electronics in the CASE itself that is causing these same componets to fail twiice? THE CASE is the common denominater here. Am I crazy to be thinking that? The USB front ports have been broken beyond ny ability to repair. there is nothing but a big hole where the 2 USB ports were. I just have a weird feeling about that. I hope that info is helpful to you all.