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Sione Simisi August 21st 03 05:59 AM

Bios Fails to Detect Hard Drives
 
Hi There

System Specification
Pentium 3 - 933Mhz
256 MB RAM
Intel 815e or 815ep Chipset
Award Modular BIOS v6.00PG, SN: 10/24/2000-i815-ITE8712-6A69RG0IC-00

Error Details
1. I restarted the PC and got a "boot failure" error.
2. Restarted and noted that the Hard drive detection failed for both
my Master & Slave (2 Hardrives) on the Primary Controller and Master &
Slave (2 CDROM Drives) on the Secondary Controller. It detects the
RAM OK.
3. Went into the BIOS, no hard drives listed
4. Tried to Auto Detect and fails repeatedly, cant edit the capacity,
cylinders, or heads fields.
5. Tried different cables = same problem.
6. I am sure it is not any of the drives as they were working OK but I
will be testing them on another machine.
7. I am thinking if it is the power going to the motherboard but the
LED lights are working OK. Im not too sure if this is a proper
indication if the power to the Motherboard is working OK.
8. What to do, do I need to Flash the bios if so do I need to see
Award or Intel. Ive gone on the Net to take a look but I see a whole
lot of info, I just need some direction.

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

Rich Barry August 21st 03 07:36 AM

You might have had a failure of your Primary and Secondary IDE controllers
on the Motherboard. Do you know anybody
who has a Ultra ATA Controller PCI Card.?



"Sione Simisi" wrote in message
om...
Hi There

System Specification
. Pentium 3 - 933Mhz
. 256 MB RAM
. Intel 815e or 815ep Chipset
. Award Modular BIOS v6.00PG, SN: 10/24/2000-i815-ITE8712-6A69RG0IC-00

Error Details
1. I restarted the PC and got a "boot failure" error.
2. Restarted and noted that the Hard drive detection failed for both
my Master & Slave (2 Hardrives) on the Primary Controller and Master &
Slave (2 CDROM Drives) on the Secondary Controller. It detects the
RAM OK.
3. Went into the BIOS, no hard drives listed
4. Tried to Auto Detect and fails repeatedly, cant edit the capacity,
cylinders, or heads fields.
5. Tried different cables = same problem.
6. I am sure it is not any of the drives as they were working OK but I
will be testing them on another machine.
7. I am thinking if it is the power going to the motherboard but the
LED lights are working OK. Im not too sure if this is a proper
indication if the power to the Motherboard is working OK.
8. What to do, do I need to Flash the bios if so do I need to see
Award or Intel. Ive gone on the Net to take a look but I see a whole
lot of info, I just need some direction.

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.





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