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Old 30th June, 2003, 05:31 PM
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Unhappy Epox 8RDA3+ / Hard drive problems


I have Epox 8RDA3+ motherboard, BIOS date 5/29/03 and im having problems with my hard drive. My hard drive is Maxtor DiamondMax D740X-6L ( 60Gb, IDE ). My hard drive wont work normally in my new motherboard, but when trying the hard drive, for example, with ECS (SiS) motherboard the hard drive works normally. Win XP Pro is installed to this hard drive, but when starting computer appears:
Verifying DMI pool data...
boot from cd...
disk failure, insert system disk and press enter
...when i press enter nothing happens

So my computer wont boot normally to windows.

I have formatted the hard drive several time, but for some reason windows installation wont let me to do the partition as FAT32 type so i have only used it as NTFS type.

I have also visited Maxtor homepage for further instructions, but with bad results.

Does anyone know is there some compatibility issues with my Epox 8RDA3+ motherboard and Maxtor hard drives? and if someone know how to solve this problem I`d be very pleased
If you can help me, please let me know as soon as possible...thank you...
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Old 30th June, 2003, 06:29 PM
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Check jumpers on hd, check using 80 cable, check "auto select" in bios, check primary/secondary boot device is correct.

Error suggests that the hd can't be seen at all. Go into bios and see if the hd is detected. If it is then boot device is possibly wrong. If it can't be detected, check cables and jumpers.

If that doesn't work then I don't know. Sorry.
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Old 30th June, 2003, 07:02 PM
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hd jumpers are ok,cable should be ok, BIOS detects hd, i´m not sure if the boot devices are correct (i´ll check it later and post it here)

is there any jumpers in my motherboard that should check also ?
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Old 30th June, 2003, 09:06 PM
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Check the other settings in your BIOS, under "Integrated Peripherals" Set the top ELEVEN options to Auto, except OnChip IDE Channel0 and Channel1 which should be set to ENABLED.

Then go to "Standard CMOS Features" and double check that the IDE Primary Master option correctly shows your HD. If it doesn't, then thats more than likely your problem. You could also (if your HD has a sticker on it with the details) set up your own parameters for it.

I'd stronly suggest trying another cable as well, make sure it's 80 pin and set your HD to MASTER.

If all this doesn't work, then, VERY CAREFULLY, take a hammer to you PC and "scare" it........


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