I have a P4 C800 deluxe mobo, and i'm running it with 2 WD SATA hard drives,
1 Maxtor IDE, and a Plextor CD writer/reader.
When i turn my computer on, it sometimes wont boot in to windows.
It tells me to replace the system disk.
So i have to go into the Bios, in wich i find that for some reason,
its trying to boot from the Plextor.
I simply change the Boot drive to my C drive(wich is
the first WD drive), and it boots fine. When i do this, i am
hitting F10 / save changes and exit.
Anybody know why the computer keeps choosing to boot
from the wrong drive?
BTW, It booted fine for months, and then started to do this recently,
seemingly out of the blue.
I havent touched or moved it. It runs perfectly, once it boots
You were right. I had to change the order of the IDE chain.
Instead of the Plextor, it should have been my F drive first.
I dont know why it didnt affect anything at first. I think i
may need a Bios update as well. But i need to install a floppy
drive for that. Something i didnt think i'd need, but it looks
like they're still good to have around here
and there. LOL
The other related item I forgot to mention concerns the little jumper pins on the hard drive itself. You may need to put the little plug on the appropriate pins. If your BIOS has cable select, you may not need to do this.