View Full Version : BIOS won't detect any drives

10-26-2000, 08:38 PM
I have two hard drives I installed (one is a 4 gig and the other is an 8 gig) I am using the 4 gig to hold the os because windows will not install on the 8 gig for some reason. I am gonna use the 8 gig as just storage for data and such. Anyways...I installed these and installed windows on the 4 gig and it ran once but the bios ddn't detect the 8 gig when I restarted so I went into the bios and changed something I think but have no idea what. So now all it detects is the cd rom drive. Thanx in advance!

10-26-2000, 09:08 PM
First of all make sure your HDD's are master and slave if they are on the same controller.
Then go to BIOS and depending on your connection, change the HDD detection to "AUTO"
It will show something like this
Primary Master : AUTO
Primary Slave : AUTO
Secondary : CDROM or whatever you have

Below these lines there is the line "Auto detect Hard Drives", Press <Enter> and you should see
BIOS recognizing your drives and will show the numbers for the drives.