HD not found on first boot
Hi Tech Forum,
I have a PCChips M863G m/b with an Athlon processor. Working fine with 2 hard drives on the first IDE channel.
I recently took the slave HD off & put it in my flie server. Since then the machine doesn't recognise the main HD on first power on.
If I wait a short while & reboot it's then recognised.
Also, After POST, when XP sits there with a flashing cursor in the top left corner, this has suddenly started lasting for 20+ seconds where before it was only on it for 1-2 secs.
All I did was remove the slave on the ide channel. I have reseated the ide cable but it hasn't made any difference.