I did some research and found out my Motherboard is a s661GXm-U Rev. 2.2 from Aopen.
I went to their site and found a BIOS update that fixes compatability issues with my motherboard for the two EXACT harddrives I have, ST3120 and the ST3160. I have the BIOS bin, and an EXE file from the download, I double click on the exe, a dos window pops up and disappears just as quick. Now it seemed to have fixed the problem, But I swap out my slave drive for another backup drive thats a maxtor 40gig. Then after putting back in my ST3160, after some time it locks up, but this time it reboots eventually now, to me seeing that my master and slave drive show up as "None" when booting into windows.
I used Winflash, and upgraded the BIOS, not sure if it's going to work. I just thought if I posted some more info about the issues I can get some more light shed on it and fix the problem for good, if it returns. Or if anyone has some experience with this sort of problem could help me some.
So, any ideas? suggestions? possible fixes or a proper or better way to upgrade my BIOS.
Thanks in advance everyone!
Edited by Purgatory, 14 May 2006 - 01:43 PM.