I have my bios set to boot up via the HDD after its initial boot from CD-Rom for Windows.
I noticed in the bios that each time after the first Win Xp installation the IDE channels would be blank when initiallly they displayed my HDD, CD-ROM and DVD devices - for some reason the devices will not stay in the bios, I have to keep manually putting them in. I am pressing F10 to save the change so it is not that.
The HDD is brand new and I receive the same message with the SATA drive too. I have tested these drives singly.
I have run out of ideas, I believe I have updated the bios from the Gigabyte website.
I would appreciate your expert help as my new system is sitting in a corner collecting dust! Cheers
Gigabyte GA-K8NXP-SLI (motherboard)
AMD Athlon 64 3500+
GV-3D1 Dual 6600T (graphics) on 1 card
1GB Ram (Crucial) DDR400
Thermaltake 480w Butterfly PSU
Usual FDD, CD-Rom, DVD-writer
Western 120Gb IDE HDD
Lovingly wrapped in a Thermaltake Tsunami Dream case