Posted 15 May 2005 - 05:16 AM
Thanks for the help samm,doby but i think i'll just leave my system to rot in [bleep].
Posted 15 May 2005 - 04:29 PM
If you are tempted to have another fiddle with the system though, I would recommend maybe changing the IDE cable. If both drives are giving you the inaccessible boot device error still, then the cable being the only common component could be the problem.
Posted 15 May 2005 - 08:02 PM
Right after you install windows you need to install the chipset drivers and all other drivers that are on the cd that came with your mobo, make sure the cd is labled as the correct one for your mobo just in case they shipped the wrong cd with the mobo.
It seems to me that the hdd controllers driver is some how gettig corrupted creating this problem, during install windows uses its generic driver but then you update this driver to the correct one when you run the cd that came with the mobo. Maybe it is here that the problem beginns. you are install these drivers aren't you?
After you get all the mobo drivers installed get a virus scan running and then get all the MS critical updates except service pack 2 and any driver updates MS recommends.
Then run the system for awhile before you install the 2nd hdd to see how it works.
Posted 16 May 2005 - 03:28 PM
OK so far so good.. thanks for the advice i wasnt sure if putting the chipset drivers on was corrupting the HDDs in some way.
Posted 16 May 2005 - 04:42 PM
It would be really scary if it worked too
Edited by nixx, 16 May 2005 - 04:43 PM.
Posted 16 May 2005 - 04:52 PM
He has already done all that, it was one of the first things we suggested!
Posted 18 May 2005 - 11:42 AM
Posted 18 May 2005 - 05:16 PM
As I read this, (and I'm trying) you've been working on this puppy for over a month and have yet to hear it bark like a real Dawg. You've gotten some pretty good guidance but every time I read your next post it has little or no relationship to the advice you were just given. Blotto - notta, notta! Makes me suspect that I've got a problem with my monitor because nothing follows. I've read this thread about 3 times now and still can't figure out what you're doing.
Help me out here ....... just what is it that another board and some more memory is going to do for you?
No offense meant, you just have me wondering what's in this last carton of Camels ......
Posted 18 May 2005 - 09:22 PM
Posted 21 May 2005 - 03:49 AM
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