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Thread: Adding Secodary IDE Drive Causes Reboot - Windows XP Pro - Asrock 880GM-LE




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    Default Adding Secodary IDE Drive Causes Reboot - Windows XP Pro - Asrock 880GM-LE

    When I add a secondary IDE drive, Windows XP Pro boots normally until it gets to the Desktop. Then a small bubble message appears as it normally would when a new hardware component is installed, telling me a new desk drive has been found. But then the computer reboots. If the secondary hard drive is removed, everything works fine and the computer will boot up normally. It doesn't matter if I boot from an IDE drive or a SATA drive, if TWO IDEs are connected to the IDE cable the computer will always reboot shortly after reaching the Desktop screen. Any suggestions? Thanks.

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    Default Re: Adding Secodary IDE Drive Causes Reboot - Windows XP Pro - Asrock 880GM-LE

    Is it possible for you to switch the HDD's positions on the IDE cable and retest?

    Both IDE jumpered correctly?

    Tried using a different IDE cable?
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    Default Re: Adding Secodary IDE Drive Causes Reboot - Windows XP Pro - Asrock 880GM-LE

    I've tried everything I can think of. I jumpered one IDE as Master, the other as Slave. I tried both with CS (cable select). I changed IDE cables. I tried a brand new IDE cable. With two IDE drives connected, I can boot into DOS with a Windows98 startup floppy disk and Norton Ghost (old DOS version) can see both drives ok. So maybe it's a motherboard problem with Windows XP Pro (hardware or driver?) or I just need to reinstall Windows (not so good).

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    Default Re: Adding Secodary IDE Drive Causes Reboot - Windows XP Pro - Asrock 880GM-LE

    Have you tried using a diagnostic disk from the drive manufacturer to test the drives, and make sure there isn't an issue with one of them?

    You can download the Ultimate Boot CD, it has the diagnostic utilities from all manufacturers on it.

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    A fellow Michigander!
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    Default Re: Adding Secodary IDE Drive Causes Reboot - Windows XP Pro - Asrock 880GM-LE

    The hard drives are ok. I've tried them on other computers and they work fine. I also have have several other drives I've connected and the same problem happens.

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