ive ruled out a power supply issue, and know that all connectors from the power supply work. ive ruled out an issue with an ide cable. when i plug any or both of the 2 hard drives that dont work, into the secondary ide channel, the computer locks up after the speed test. after removing everything from the secondary ide channel and reboot, i get the error "cmos checksum error" defaults restored. then boot again and dont get that message. ive tried to install the hard drives in another computer, and the drives arent detected their either. also, even when i try to connect a cd-rom to the secondary ide channel, i get the same problem ( and the cdrom worked fine before on that channel) ive tried clearing the cmos by shorting the pins on the board with the jumper, ive tried removing the cmos battery and putting it back in, still doesnt fix the issue. i also noticed that one of the hard drives in question, when plugged into the ide and power connectors, the board on the hard drive heats up rather quickly, but i dont feel the hard drive spinning..... could flashing the bios or replacing the cmos battery possibly fix this??
anyone have any suggestions??