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dell pc bios don't see secondary drive after every reboot


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#1 aqua1

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Posted 23 November 2009 - 01:25 PM

dell pc bios don't see secondary drive after every reboot

hi guys ,,i have a dell dimension 8200 dell pc 768 rdrm
bios version A09,xp pro sp3
i unplu pc to clean pc by inside...then when connected the problem started.i had the same problem like 2 years ago,forgot how to solve tat problem.
,,if i turn pc it boots normally,shutdown normally..
the problem is when i hit reboot,,i have
secondary hard disk drive 0 not found ....cd/dvd player drive D
secondary hard disk drive 1 not found ... dvd burner drive E

i try almost everything..unplug cables,swapped cables
-remove cmos battery then boot to windows,turn pc off,reinstall battery,,boot again....
same problem when i hit reboot...............
---could this be a virus?..i run avira =no infection..even in safe mode.

-i change from slave to master,and select switches..=NO..fix

so if there is anything i can tryplease let me know.
thanks in advance.

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Posted 23 November 2009 - 05:15 PM

IF you power the computer down completely and turn it back on does the problem persist?
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Posted 23 November 2009 - 06:41 PM

yes if i normally shut down pc..and then turn pc on..pc works fine..can see and work with both drives.
but,if i hit reboot i get the message...and then i have to press F1




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