Not detecting Hard Drive

  shackalton 23:35 23 May 2004

I have just developed a problem with my computer.
The motherboard is a Asrock K7S8X running Windows XP Pro.When I start up the Computer it Does not detect the Hard drive.But if I leave It for a while it detects it .Could anybody shed a light on this problem.
Regards Tel.

  temp003 08:52 24 May 2004

Probably the hdd needs a bit more time to spin up or warm up. BIOS is ready to go, but the hdd is not.

There are a few BIOS settings to try, to slow down the boot up process.

One is to put the floppy drive and CDROM before the hdd in boot sequence. Another is to disable Quick Boot (it can be called something else in your BIOS, such as Quick POST). Another is some BIOS settings give you the choice of boot delay - set the number of seconds for the delay, but your BIOS may not have that option.

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