I also have a Toshiba CD-Rom in the Primary Slave postion.
When I boot with the IBM drive in the primary master and have the CDROM in
the boot sequence before IDE 0 I get "Searching for Boot Record on CDROM.."
and then nothing. I does not matter if I have the WD in the seconday
master or not.
Both drives are jumpered as Master (and the IBM works fine when it is
booted) The IBM is set to the 16 head option no 32 clip
I know the cdrom and boot disks are fine becuase a cdom will boot as long as
the IBM is not in the primary Master. I can even boot of the cdrom with no
hard drive in at all.
My Bios detects the drives not problem.
I know this worked at one time becuase I installed a OS on this drive.
I have scoured usenet for weeks and have not found anything that helps. I
have turned on/off SMART and every possible thing I can think of with no
The mb is a msi kt33 Ultra with promise ata raid (disabled) and the bios is
amibios 3.31a for what it is worth but I am sure that the problem is the
hard drive becuase it only occurs when it is in primary master.
If anyone can shed some light I would appreacte it.
It should look like this
See if that helps..
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