02-19-2003 11:27 PM
First one: I bought and installed a CD-RW (hardware specifics are described below). My BIOS initially recognized it and I burnt few disks (on my XP, later on Win2kSP3 as well). But sometimes (both after restart and cold boot) the BIOS does not recognize the CD-RW. Sympthoms always include invalid (obviously corrupted) manifacturer string after POST
and the CD-RW drive is not seen under both OS-es. I have set the correct jumper positions and I have set the power and IDE cables correctly.
Second problem: I have two 40-gig harddisks. When I set them as "Primary Master" and "Secondary Master" they are recognized by the BIOS and work perfectly. But when I set them as "Primary Master" and "Primary Slave",
the Slave is not recognized. Again, I have set the correct jumper positions and I have set the power and IDE cables correctly.
My BIOS revision is PhoenixBIOS 4.0.6, harddrives are Maxtor (7200rpm and 5400rpm, models 5T040H4 and 34098H4, resp.), CD-RW is Digital Research, internal, model No DRCDRW481648.
Any ideas ?
Thank you for your help.
02-20-2003 03:16 AM
02-20-2003 04:51 AM