My computer went just fine two days ago, it was normal. Yesterday I have tryied evrything I know to fix the problem. I started my computer yeterday and it had changed primary and slave in the BIOS. So it started good but afterwards it came up:
"Press Ctrl + S to ENTER setup menu or ESC to skip waiting
1st Primary: ST3200822AS 186 gb (my HDD with the XP installed)
2nd Primarey: (sata device not found)"
And this was with the default setup in the BIOS.
Then it came up " Reboot and select a proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected Bootdevice and press a key"
I have tried with XP-cd and when i want to reinstall XP then it doesn't find the hard drive with the operating XP installation. This is when in BIOS in MAIN On "Chip SATA" is on "RAID MODE" but when I change it to "NATIVE MODE" then XP loads about 2 sec. and then the computer reboots. But I can find the HDD when i want to reinsall XP.
A few minutes ago I started my computer succesfully, but I did this through pushing "F8" and bringing up the "BBS Popup" and from there I choose the HDD with the XP installation and it worked.
In the BIOS in MAIN:
Pimary Master: Maxtor 6B200P0 200gb
Secondary Master: _Ned DVD_RW ND-350 My DVD writer
And this is in RAID MODE, my HDD with the XP installation isn't there!:sad:
In BIOS, BOOT, HARD DISK DRIVES it reconizes my HDD:
1st Drive Maxtor
2nd Drive 3M-ST320.... (<-----My XP installation!)
So I dont know what to do, why did this happen, I have checked my cables in the computer too.
Please help, Sorry about all the writing.:lol: