Have to reboot several times or warm up computer to detect SATA...

Having some wierd issues regarding my motherboard detecting Sata drives.

At first I thought it was the wonderful Seagate Barracuda firmware problems because both my Sata drives were 7200.11 but I bought a new WD 1tb sata hdd and if the computer is off for over an hour, the bios fails to detect it.

If it's been more than two hours, the bios fails to detect the Sata DVD-Rom drive.

After changing cables, ports, video cards, and everything else, I finally came to the conclusion all I have to do is reboot several times. The DVD-Rom drive will be detected earlier with the HDD to follow after a few more times.

Using an ASUS P5N-D motherboard.
with Intel Core 2 Quad cpu Q9400 @ 2.66 ghz.

I can follow up with more info is needed but I just wanted to see if anyone has ever heard of this sort of problem.
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  1. Hello and welcome to the forums :)
    Have you tried updating your BIOS ? it can be a BIOS issue,since you mentioned it works fine after many restarts
  2. What is your SATA drive set to in BIOS ? IDE, AHCI, RAID, COMPATIBILITY, etc.

    Do you have IDE HDDs installed as well ?

    May the M/B battery be run down ? Can you replace it since it is really cheap ?
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