Computer: HP PAVILION SLIMLINE, Motherboard asus: M2N61-AR
Problem: Hard disk is not detected on auto reboot. No blue screen seen as auto start must be enabled.
Description of the problem: The computer power cable disconnected and reconnected. Then on startup the options normal boot or startup repair is visible. On selection of either one auto reboot occurs and we are back to the HP screen. However on this occasion the BIOS will not detect the hdd on either hdd sata ports. DVDRW is detected.
More Info: On a fresh boot up (i.e. when the power cable is disconnected, power button pressed and reconnected to the power), we are able to do smart tests from the bios and hdd is okay. On a fresh boot up, windows xp based bood disks will not detect the hdd. Linux live cd does detect the vista partition.
With Windows OEM dvd vista the hdd is not detected.
Could the chipset be damaged?