Okies Hello again all
On the back of trying to diagnose what seems to be a cooling problem on my own system, I get a call from my dad who has an KT3 ultra2-R based system which he uses for his business. telling me that his comp won't start up and could i look at it for him.
So I did and it seems that the comp just froze whilst doing nothing particuarly stressful. (transferring some pics from phone to pc i believe) when it froze up. He restarted the system via the power button and now it won't boot.
From what i've managed to work out the BIOS had lost all trace of both its internal HDD (an 80Gb Boot and a 250Gb storage) I opened it up and moved the IDE lead over to IDE3 (RAID) and managed to get it to boot up without any real problems at all.
I'm unable to get IDE 1 or 2 to detect anything. No HDD, No Optical drives, nothing.
Was thinking mebbe IRQ conflict or something but device manager showed no conflicts and nothing on the system has been changed or anything new plugged in (that I know of)
When you take on someone elses problem it becomes your problem and somehow seems to make giving up a whole lot less possible :P
Anyone think they know how to get the IDE 1 and 2 to detect HDD again?
I've run thru the BIOS and i'm sure the settings are right (IDE channels = Both etc etc)
All Input very much appreciated