I have a problem with my BIOS not detecting my harddisk and dvd rw drive everytime when i first boot up, DOS will say hard disk failure, insert boot disk. However, if i allow the computer to run for about 5 minutes and do a reset, the BIOS will then be able to detect both drives. My configuration is as follows
I have tried switching around the SATA ports, SATA cables, flashing the latest BIOS and setting the order of the boot up. Initially i thought it was the harddisk problem and i went to buy another new drive but the problem persists..
I would greatly appreciate if anyone can provide me with any advice as this issue is frying my brains out as i search on the internet for a solution.
Btw, i read in some posts that we can set a Boot Delay time, can anyone tell me how this can be done? As i cant seem to find this option in the BIOS.
Sounds to me like you might have a corrupt MBR (master boot record) on your HD - what OS are you running? Another possibility - have you recently switched from AHCI to 'plain' SATA, or the opposite? AMDs seem to have some kind of odd problem with this...