IDE drives not detected "HELP"


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Mark Watkinson

Can someone please help me with this problem. When I try booting up my
computer the bios doesn't detect any of my IDE drives. Sometimes after about
a good hour after leavening the computer on in the post screen, I re-boot
and it picks up all the drives.
When I turn off the computer I am back to square on. Its so frustrating...
I have tried auto detecting the drives and also tried manually. What comes
up in the post screen is: "Verifying DMI pool data... Disk boot failure,
Insert system disk and press enter".

IDE Channel 0 Master [ None ]
IDE Channel 0 Slave [ None ]
IDE Channel 1 Master [ None ]
IDE Channel 1 Slave [ None ]

Motherboard: GigaByte technology co ltd, Ga-8s661fxmp-rz
Bus Clock: 100 megahertz
BIOS: Award modular bios v6.00pg 09/27/04
Chipset: sis661 rev17
CPU: Celeron 2.00GHZ
Windows XP Home Edition
Nvidia Geforce 4 MX 440
WD 80gb Hard Drive
Memory: 1024mb on slot A1

THANK YOU, MARK
 
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philo

Mark said:
Can someone please help me with this problem. When I try booting up my
computer the bios doesn't detect any of my IDE drives. Sometimes after about
a good hour after leavening the computer on in the post screen, I re-boot
and it picks up all the drives.
When I turn off the computer I am back to square on. Its so frustrating...
I have tried auto detecting the drives and also tried manually. What comes
up in the post screen is: "Verifying DMI pool data... Disk boot failure,
Insert system disk and press enter".


first check the ide cables...
unplug and replug them.
even try a new ribbon cable.
also double-check your jumpers

finally:

try the drives one at a time to see if it's one particular drive
that's causing the problem
 
J

John McGaw

Mark said:
Can someone please help me with this problem. When I try booting up my
computer the bios doesn't detect any of my IDE drives. Sometimes after about
a good hour after leavening the computer on in the post screen, I re-boot
and it picks up all the drives.
When I turn off the computer I am back to square on. Its so frustrating...
I have tried auto detecting the drives and also tried manually. What comes
up in the post screen is: "Verifying DMI pool data... Disk boot failure,
Insert system disk and press enter".

IDE Channel 0 Master [ None ]
IDE Channel 0 Slave [ None ]
IDE Channel 1 Master [ None ]
IDE Channel 1 Slave [ None ]

Motherboard: GigaByte technology co ltd, Ga-8s661fxmp-rz
Bus Clock: 100 megahertz
BIOS: Award modular bios v6.00pg 09/27/04
Chipset: sis661 rev17
CPU: Celeron 2.00GHZ
Windows XP Home Edition
Nvidia Geforce 4 MX 440
WD 80gb Hard Drive
Memory: 1024mb on slot A1

THANK YOU, MARK

One step at a time: you write that the system "doesn't detect any of my
IDE drives". It appears that you have but one drive so we'll start there.

Is this a new build or has the system worked properly in the past? If it
as worked properly in the past, has _anything_ been done to it between
the time it worked and the time it didn't? Have you connected the drive
to the cable on the other channel? Have you tried the drive in a
different computer? Have you tried the IDE cables in a different
computer? Are you sure that power is getting to the drive? Have you
swapped drive power cable with another?
 
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woktheblue

I have done all that but still have the same trouble.
Thanks for your reply friend.
Mark
 
W

woktheblue

John it is a new build but I have tried everything you have suggested
without much luck.
Someone from a forum as suggested Resetting the Cmos by moving the jumper on
your motherboard for 5 secs then back again.
Is this the right thing to do?

John McGaw said:
Mark said:
Can someone please help me with this problem. When I try booting up my
computer the bios doesn't detect any of my IDE drives. Sometimes after
about a good hour after leavening the computer on in the post screen, I
re-boot and it picks up all the drives.
When I turn off the computer I am back to square on. Its so
frustrating... I have tried auto detecting the drives and also tried
manually. What comes up in the post screen is: "Verifying DMI pool
data... Disk boot failure, Insert system disk and press enter".

IDE Channel 0 Master [ None ]
IDE Channel 0 Slave [ None ]
IDE Channel 1 Master [ None ]
IDE Channel 1 Slave [ None ]

Motherboard: GigaByte technology co ltd, Ga-8s661fxmp-rz
Bus Clock: 100 megahertz
BIOS: Award modular bios v6.00pg 09/27/04
Chipset: sis661 rev17
CPU: Celeron 2.00GHZ
Windows XP Home Edition
Nvidia Geforce 4 MX 440
WD 80gb Hard Drive
Memory: 1024mb on slot A1

THANK YOU, MARK

One step at a time: you write that the system "doesn't detect any of my
IDE drives". It appears that you have but one drive so we'll start there.

Is this a new build or has the system worked properly in the past? If it
as worked properly in the past, has _anything_ been done to it between the
time it worked and the time it didn't? Have you connected the drive to the
cable on the other channel? Have you tried the drive in a different
computer? Have you tried the IDE cables in a different computer? Are you
sure that power is getting to the drive? Have you swapped drive power
cable with another?
 
P

philo

woktheblue said:
John it is a new build but I have tried everything you have suggested
without much luck.
Someone from a forum as suggested Resetting the Cmos by moving the jumper on
your motherboard for 5 secs then back again.
Is this the right thing to do?
yes
that should reset the bios to original defaults
and hopefully work!

just be sure to have the AC cord disconnected from the machine
 
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kony

Can someone please help me with this problem. When I try booting up my
computer the bios doesn't detect any of my IDE drives. Sometimes after about
a good hour after leavening the computer on in the post screen, I re-boot
and it picks up all the drives.
When I turn off the computer I am back to square on. Its so frustrating...
I have tried auto detecting the drives and also tried manually. What comes
up in the post screen is: "Verifying DMI pool data... Disk boot failure,
Insert system disk and press enter".

IDE Channel 0 Master [ None ]
IDE Channel 0 Slave [ None ]
IDE Channel 1 Master [ None ]
IDE Channel 1 Slave [ None ]

Motherboard: GigaByte technology co ltd, Ga-8s661fxmp-rz
Bus Clock: 100 megahertz
BIOS: Award modular bios v6.00pg 09/27/04
Chipset: sis661 rev17
CPU: Celeron 2.00GHZ
Windows XP Home Edition
Nvidia Geforce 4 MX 440
WD 80gb Hard Drive
Memory: 1024mb on slot A1

THANK YOU, MARK

You wrote "any of my drives" but then only mentioned one
drive??

Western Digital drives typically need all jumpers removed
for "single" drive setting.

Unplug the system from AC then use the clear CMOS jumper...
or pull the battery out for 10 minutes, still having AC
disconnected.

During this period, unplug all drives except leave the WD
connected to the end of the ribbon cable on the IDE-0, 1st
IDE channel, with no other drives connected and the WD has
all jumpers removed. Also unplug power from all other
drives.

Turn on system and go into the bios and set all drive
detection to "auto", and "LBA" if that is a separate
setting. Save the setting and reboot, or turn off the
system afterwards and see if that much is working, the one
hard drive alone.

Remember that if it works and you add back another drive to
same IDE channel, you will have to change the WD's jumper to
"master" or slave, instead of single.

It's possible your power supply is insufficient, what make,
model, and ratings does it have?

You might also check Gigabyte's website, the bios notes for
your board to see if any similar issues are addressed.
 
J

John McGaw

woktheblue said:
John it is a new build but I have tried everything you have suggested
without much luck.
Someone from a forum as suggested Resetting the Cmos by moving the jumper on
your motherboard for 5 secs then back again.
Is this the right thing to do?
snip...

Clearing the CMOS is almost always a good idea when dealing with an
unknown computer configuration. Follow the directions provided with your
MB -- most of them want you to move a jumper from one pair of pins to
another for some period of time (disconnects the battery and discharges
a capacitor) and then back but there might be some odd variations out in
the wild. Of course you need to have the computer off and unplugged.
 
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Woktheblue

I have taken on board what information you all have given me. Here is what
I'm up to. I have since disabled my two DVD - ROMs drives and just left the
hard drive and the floppy drive installed with the IDE cables and the power
leads. The computer BOOTS up perfect but when I reset my two DVD ROM drives
the computer doesn't find any IDE drives and its back to a [None] Boot. My
power supply is 350 watts. What would this be?
 

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