It has been suggesteded that I uninstall and re-install the IDE channel on which the drive is located. I'm not too clear as how to do this. I don't want to disable my HDD by mistake.
I have 4 IDE devices. 2 HDDs on one channel and a CD-ROM and DVD-RW on the other. Device manager shows, under IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers: Primary IDE Channel, Secondary IDE channel, VIA BusMaster IDE controller. Under DVD,CD-Roms it shows CD-Rom Location 1(1) and DVD-RW Location 0(0). The HDDs are also shown as locations 0(0) and 1(1).
I assume that I installed the HDDs on the primary channel and the optical drives on the secondary channel and the motherboard manual confirms this. So do I just select the secondary channel, uninstall the driver and re-boot?