HDD Recognition

  Abel 16:13 24 Sep 2006

My machine fails to recognise drive 'E' on initial boot-up. However, on re-boot it does. Are there any suggestions what might be happening please? I'm not too adept at the computer's innards so I hope the solution, if any, is fairly straightforward.

The OS is Windows ME, 2.07 Ghtz AMD Athlon XP, 512 Mb Memory, 2 x 40 Gb HDD


  howard64 16:45 24 Sep 2006

it is the time that the drive takes to initialise when you first boot. It is obviously a little slow and the system has moved on and no seen it. When you reboot it is already up and running so it is seen by the system.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 16:48 24 Sep 2006

In BIOS look for otions titled something loke Quick boot or fast boot and disable them.

  Abel 17:12 24 Sep 2006

Thanks Fruit Bat /\0/\ I've done that. Let's see what happens in the morning when I boot up from cold. I'll let you know the outcome.


  Abel 15:05 25 Sep 2006

Hello Fruit Bat /\0/\. Your suggestion worked! Both drives were recognised when I booted-up earlier today. Thanks again for your help.


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