why set it on cable select? I've had mixed results with cs, try setting the drive jumper to master.....
Ok, I'm having problems with my BIOS not detecting my hard drive. Even if I manually detect it, the BIOS doesn't see it sometimes. I have my HDD on IDE 1, and set to master in the BIOS, and cable select on the drive. I know it's getting power, 'cause I put my hand on it on power-up, and I could feel it start to spin. I even disconnected my XM tuner, thinking maybe it was a power problem, but no dice. Somrtimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. When it does this, the POST message detects the memory, then freezes at "detecting IDE devices" then about a minute ot two later, it says "boot devices have changed". When I get into the bios, all IDE slots are empty, even though I try to manually detect it. I also cleared the CMOS, to no avail. My system specs:
512Mb DDR 400 memory
Seagate 250Gb drive
Terk XMD1000 XM tuner
Soundblaster Audigy2 PCI card
Lilliput 8" LCD touchscreen (powered off PS)
M1-ATX 90W Powersupply
This is driving me nuts. The only thing I did not do, was swap out the IDE cable. Anyone have any other ideas?
Originally Posted by turbocad6
Cable Select is bad
Do you think it could cause a problem 6 months after being installed, with these symtoms, 'cause it would me a major PITA to pull the drive out to get at the jumpers. See the pics in my worklog, and you'll get an idea.
With the 6 months info... I would suspect a bad drive or cable....
You have cable deterioration cause by harsh environment and microscopic organisims that are brought in and jump off your passangers clothing. They nest in warm places i.e. your carputer and hvac system. Known as the blue meanies, slightly blue in color but look like dust to the human eye. I would use an air spray for electronics and dust it off, wear a mask you don't want to breathe this stuff in. It might help to place a screen behind it to catch these intruders. You may notice that the screen is now blue and there is an unrecoverable error and that the system must reboot. Hit Ctrl+Alt+Del to continue.
Your hdd has got its *** kicked by the shocks in this environment. Get a new one.