Join Date: Feb 2006
Ok, so I am helping a friend out with her computer....... The summary of what happened is that her motherboard and/or CPU fried..... So, we replaced them (from P4 to AMD Socket 754).
Upon initial boot after the hardware swap, windows was throwing a BSOD while loading (expected this)... Tried to re-install the OS, and it was being a pain, and wouldn't install correctly. I suspect that the motherboard isn't picking up the SCSI card correctly.
I took out the SCSI card (running a 16 Gig HDD with the OS on it, and a 34 Gig HDD with her files on it). I put in a 20 Gig IDE HDD I had laying around, and successfully installed the OS, and the computer is working fine.
Now, when I go to put the SCSI card (adaptec card) back in with the drives attached, it uses the SCSI drives as first boot devices. I want to just take the loss on the 20 Gig IDE drive (eh, its a Western Digital drive, and anyone here that has seen my drive recomendations knows I only use Seagate drives now), but it won't work if it can't load the OS.
Anyone know how I can force the SCSI drives to be slaves? I have checked both the BIOS & SCSI card BIOS options, and can't find anything... Tomorrow I will see if there are jumpers I can set.
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