this is my first post.
I have a dell computer P4 , 256 ram , 160 seagate HD. I installed the HD over a year ago the computer has always worked great. I was repairing a friends computer and i was using mine as good parts to locate the problem on theirs.
Now when i boot up the computer BIOS starts and the computer pauses for about 2 mins. a screen pops up and says Primary Hard Drive Not found. Press F1 to continue or F2 for boot sequence. If i press F1 the computer proceeds to load windows and it runs fine.
To me it recognizing my HD as a slave. I checked the HD jumper and it was on cable select and i had it plugged in on the last plug on the ribbon. I changed the jumper to master. and i even unplugged the dvd drive. I check Bios and My hd is set to load firstt and only 1 HD is listed. I've been pissing with this thing but now i'm out of ideas.