Fresh install - XP Pro to new HDD, and a funny thing happened...
Does this make sense to anybody?
I booted with the cd, formatted, installed files. Then setup said it was going to restart the computer, and it would continue afterwards.
Upon restart, immediately after finding my drives (hdd master primary,cdrom master and zip on secondary), I got this error.
"Harddrive not found" You know like when an OS is not installed (this right in the middle of an install )
Well it caught me flatfooted. Made me call techsupport. They suggested trying the 2nd ide controller on the mobo(duh why didn't I think of that ). Whereupon everything worked just fine (meaning setup continued after hooking the cdrom to the 1st ide), but he said the mobo was buggy call csr and get an rms.
Well I'll admit the mobo was probably buggy. I've setup 3 of these K7T Turbo 2 boards before. This one is by far the slowest booting of the 4, r e a l l y h a n g s at the drive search part. The other 3 boards jumpstart like rockets, same settings.
I've said all that to say- What I don't understand is how the board (ide controllers) can work (with cdrom - it finished the install) but not work (hdd). That is if it is the mobo.
I couldn't leave my coworker without a computer. So I put the old mobo back in and inadvertantly forgot to put the old hdd back in (I was in a hurry). When I started up, this new drive that had xp running for 2hrs. (remember, I finished the install)gave the same error at the same place during post .
So, if this makes sense to anybody please let me know!!
Moderator-May He Rest in Peace
Clear the bios and set defaults save and exit then detect the hdd see if mobo sees it, could be a bad hdd, run a diag on it from the manuf site see what it reports.
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