New install - BIOS issues?
I've just installed a system in my car:
EPIA MII 12000
40GB 3.5" HDD (Came in a new PC a few months back but was immediately removed and replaced with a lager model so it's pretty much brand new)
700IDT non-motorised screen
Anyway, I'm having some issues with booting after the system has powered down (either shutdown or hibernate). What's happening is that the mobo isn't 'seeing' the HDD (and therefore not booting), but if I enter the BIOS settings, exit and then reboot, it sees it and boots fine.
I've been doing a little bit of testing with different BIOS settings, but have not come to any firm conclusions about the circumstances which cause a failed boot.
It's also taking 30+ seconds to POST regardless of which BIOS settings are used. I've also had the HDD in another machine as slave and performed a disk check - no errors were found, and I've also tried it as master. In this case it started to boot into XP without any problems several times.
Any thoughts/ideas would be appreciated.