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Boot Problem returns; doesn't recognize drives.


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If you remember, about 1 month ago, I installed a 2nd. Hd and had some boot problems. Finally I discovered that clearing the NVRAM solved the problem of the 2nd drive not being seen.

I have not had to reboot (restart) in a while but when I did yesterday, neither HDs ( one drive 0, the other drive 1) are seen. Yet when I cold boot (turn computer off) it boots up perfectly. I tried it several times and when "warm" booting, I have the problem. When "cold" booting, no problem.

Maybe it is the difference in drive manufacturers, but if so, I would think there would be problems with both cold and warm booting. :whistling:

Edited by Impala1ss, 05 April 2006 - 12:02 PM.

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Anyone? Please?
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Hi Impala1ss...

Are both drives formatted with the same file system (FAT32 or NTFS)? Are they connected to the same IDE cable?

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Edited by wannabe1, 09 April 2006 - 10:04 AM.

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Hi Impala1ss...

Are both drives formatted with the same file system (FAT32 or NTFS)? Are they connected to the same IDE cable?

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Yes.
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Just for the sake of troubleshooting, disconnect the slave from the IDE ribbon, disconnect the power from it, and try rebooting. (Do this with the machine off and the power disconnected, of course...but you knew that :whistling: )
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