Hard drives not listed in BIOS


J

John Doe

In the BIOS, my hard drives, SSD and conventional, are (or at
least were) not listed in the normal location.

IDE channel 0 master, IDE channel 0 slave, IDE channel 1 master,
etc...

In "hard disk boot priority", they are listed as "SCSI-0" and
"SCSI-1" devices.

Does that sound right? Seems weird to me. Could that have to do
with Windows 8, Windows 7, a hardware or firmware failure, or
something nasty?

I will try resetting the BIOS.
 
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Paul

John said:
In the BIOS, my hard drives, SSD and conventional, are (or at
least were) not listed in the normal location.

IDE channel 0 master, IDE channel 0 slave, IDE channel 1 master,
etc...

In "hard disk boot priority", they are listed as "SCSI-0" and
"SCSI-1" devices.

Does that sound right? Seems weird to me. Could that have to do
with Windows 8, Windows 7, a hardware or firmware failure, or
something nasty?

I will try resetting the BIOS.

I would be checking the BIOS settings for each hard drive.
Maybe you've made a recent change there ? RAID or AHCI ?

You can try clearing the CMOS and see what happens.
If you do a lot of customization in the BIOS, it pays to
record all the settings you can, before clearing CMOS.
And all power should be removed from the machine,
before using a CLRTC type jumper. That's to prevent
damage, as the CLRTC jumper can cause a certain diode
to get burned, if the computer still has power on it.

Paul
 
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J

John Doe

Paul said:
John Doe wrote:

I would be checking the BIOS settings for each hard drive. Maybe
you've made a recent change there ? RAID or AHCI ?

I cleared the BIOS/CMOS, but it reverted to the above weirdness
shortly thereafter. I think maybe that SCSI stuff has something to
do with using AHCI and native mode.

It hasn't caused a problem. I was concerned that it might have
something to do with the Windows 8 "Hardware reserved" memory
weirdness. But I have another feeling about that, that it's not
really a problem like it appears to be. I will update the other
group thread as I learn about that one.

Thanks.
 

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