I have a dell dimension 8300 thats about a year and a half old. Running XPsp2
In the master harddrive slot I have the standard dell 80gb HD
In the slave harddrive slot I have a 120GB Western Digital.
Up until about 2~3 weeks ago this worked fine but recently windows won't detect the second drive on boot. The only way to make it work is to go into control panel/system/hardware/device manager/ and click "Scan for hardware changes" then it detects it straightaway and it works fine.
I've run mutliple Diag tools on the second hard drive and even put in a borrowed 250gb western digital HD, but the problem wont go away! it detected the new HD on the first boot, installed it and then said i need to restart, and then the same thing happend
I've checked the bios and the drives appear properly.
Windows also seems to freeze for a longer period of time than usual after I click login.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
- Taupo Kiwi