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Old 05-28-2003, 10:04 PM   #1
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How long should i take for a bios to detect ide?


how long should it take for the bios to detect the IDE drvies. it freezes (or seems to) when i boot it up, when i unplug the power on the drive it goes past that stage but no drive comes up. any suggestinos??
 
Old 05-28-2003, 11:52 PM   #2
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Is this a recent change to your system's behaviour?
If so, have you physically changed the system recently?
Can you go into your bios and get it to autodetect the drive?
 
Old 05-29-2003, 12:32 AM   #3
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also, check ur drive cabling and jumper settings.
 
Old 05-29-2003, 06:15 AM   #4
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some drives just will not work right with some
controllers. sometimes changing the drive from
cable select to master or slave, or the other way around
can make the drive work with the controller.
 
Old 05-29-2003, 12:04 PM   #5
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Once it recognizes the drives, write the info down. Then go into bios and manually set what it autodetected. That way the next boot will not need to re-autodetect the drives. Remember if you change any drives you will need to change them in bios too.
 
Old 05-29-2003, 02:45 PM   #6
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is ur data cable ok.
i too sometimes got the same problem since my data cable was not fine
 
Old 05-29-2003, 08:32 PM   #7
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i just installed a new mother board. this was after i installed a new powersupply, i foudn out that it didn't even work untill i changed the video card, now it won't boot from a boot disk or even my linux cd rom. it stops when it says booting from cd.... after verifing the pool stuff.. any help is appreciated thanks for the help
 
Old 05-29-2003, 11:11 PM   #8
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thats about how long it takes for the cpu to overheat
if the heatsink isn't seated right.
that can be anything.
ram problem, bios settings problem, cpu overclocked
too much. any card not seated good.
 
Old 05-30-2003, 10:42 AM   #9
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well i put in a new cd rom and took the hd off and i can boot to a windows 98 boot disk, but of course i cann't install anything till ig et a new hd. i'm guess ing the the old equipment was shot.
 
Old 05-30-2003, 10:44 AM   #10
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you think maybe the power supply went out, and blasted
everything in the case, and only a few things survived?
 
Old 05-30-2003, 11:05 AM   #11
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thats my guess
 
  


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