HDD problem on cold boot
Posted 13 October 2005 - 11:14 AM
Posted 13 October 2005 - 11:30 AM
First thin I would be doing is replacing the CLOS battery.
Once that is done, boot into BIOS and reset all your settings there..
Odds are, the new battery will fix you up!!
Posted 15 October 2005 - 10:38 AM
Posted 15 October 2005 - 10:52 AM
Posted 15 October 2005 - 11:36 AM
If you do, go to the manufacturers website and download the Diagnostics program.. Run that and check the hdd..
Posted 23 October 2005 - 06:02 AM
I also doublechecked that all cable connections are fine, even relocated the HDD to a different slot away from any possible interference of power cables.
Now the procedure of switching my cold computer on is this: switch on, wait for the "disk non bootable..." message, then soft-reboot (ctrl-alt-del) and it boots normally.
Also, I can switch it off and wait for 10 minutes, and the problem does NOT reappear when I switch it back on! Only after it has been off for several hours does the message reappear.
Any other ideas what could be wrong?
Edited by realelite, 25 October 2005 - 07:27 AM.
Posted 25 October 2005 - 11:26 AM
Posted 04 November 2005 - 07:12 PM
Can you imagine my disappointment when the next morning it could not detect the new drive, but after waiting a minute and rebooting, it booted normally?!
So it appears everything is fine with BOTH drives. However, I noticed that when I switch the cold system on, the new drive starts to spin and then stops! After ~10 seconds of making abnormal clacking sounds it starts to spin again and then a soft reboot can help to boot the system normally. The old hard drive spins up-down-up-down in the same situation.
So now what? You will probably say the power supply is defective?
Posted 04 November 2005 - 08:43 PM
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