BIOS doesnt load my hard drive correctly

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Stealth_Shot, Aug 10, 2002.

  1. Stealth_Shot

    Stealth_Shot Guest

    Recently I purchased a 80gig Maxtor hard drive off the Internet. The drive worked great for a few months. Now, when I boot up my computer on the one screen (with the energy saver logo) it displays Primary Master:None and then it correctly displays my other hard drive. I have the 80 gig hard drive set to the IDE primary master. The strange thing is, when I go into my BIOS and look at my IDE drivesm the BIOS correctly autodetects my drive. I also have my drive set to autodetect. Yet, when the system boots, it refuses to display my drive. Can anyone help me?
  2. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

    Melbourne Australia
    Make sure all the cables are firmly seated. That goes for individual wires of the cables also.
  3. Stealth_Shot

    Stealth_Shot Guest

    I have checked the IDE cable and power cable, and they seem to in correctly. What do you mean by the "individual wires of the cables"?
  4. fedele

    fedele Guest

    i am no tech expert but he probably meant the actual wires that go into the plug....check them. also download the diagnostic tool from maxtor website and do a full check...
  5. JJB6486

    JJB6486 Retired Mod Political User

    West Lafayette, IN, USA