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hard drive detection

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November 8, 2002 12:35:02 PM

on startup, the Primary Master drive (a new 40 GB Western Digital HDD) is not detected. I have an ABIT AB-TX5 motherboard with an AMD K63D processor and am running Windows 98 SE. I had to use EZ-BIOS to get system to boot. Cold boot works fine, but warm boot hangs after detecting drives. Can anyone help me?

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November 8, 2002 3:12:05 PM

With the few details you have provided several things can be wrong.
How many drives are connected to the system? How are they placed on the cable? Master/single/slave etc. Do you use cable select?
Double check your jumpers.
Try another cable.

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November 8, 2002 11:40:57 PM

Yep, all that applies. In addition, never hurts to <A HREF="" target="_new">make sure</A> that the mobo BIOS is up to date.

<i>Edited: especially since your cold/warm boots behave differently.</i>

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November 10, 2002 3:05:07 AM

Get rid of the Ez-bios...its a disaster waiting to happen. I highly suggest getting a used promise ultra 66 or 100 controller and hooking the drive up to that. You can pick them up for about 10 bucks on ebay.

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