considering that the System kept asking for the drivers. In Device Manager, I could see the drive listed....with the yellow triangle/black exclamation point. Clicked it.....info said
The a few days later, I had a hard time getting past the AMI BIOS. It stopped at
"Auto-detecting SATA 1 ", probably referring to the main drive (with the OS). I did a cold
boot. All was fine. This scenario repeated once more.
Then the next bootup, I got the "NTDLR is missing. Press CTRL+ALT+DELETE to restart" message.
Referring to the Windows Loader ? I rebooted, but got the same message.
I tried disconnecting the second HD. The machine booted up with not one problem.
Question : Maybe the drive died ?
Question : Maybe the drive is too large for the BIOS ?
Question : Would it be safe to try it one more time......to see if I CAN get into BIOS, and
check the boot order ? (Without doing any damage to the BIOS)
My System :
Windows XP Pro, 32-bit
ASUS M3A78-EM Motherboard
320Gb SATA II HD (contains the OS)
Seagate 3G, 1Tb HD (the problem device?)
SATA Optical Drive
3.5" Floppy Drive
AMD Athlon II 240 2.8Ghz Dual Core Procesor
350 Watt Power Supply
NOTE : On the MOBO, there are four SATA ports. Two are used by the Optical drive
and the main HD.
Your advice ?