I am trying to add a slave IDE disk (a Seagate ST380011A 80Gb - identical to the supplied ST340014A system disk except double the capacity) to the primary channel of a SCENIC X102.
The slave disk is not recognised or detected by the BIOS.
1) I have tried cable select and master/slave configurations.
2) I have swapped the IDE cable.
3) The new disk is recognised perfectly if it is configured as a master on the IDE channel (with the existing system disk temporarily disconnected).
4) Standalone Seagate diagnostics confirm disk and controller OK, when (a) existing system disk is connected by itself, (b) new slave disk is connected by itself.
5) Windows XP recognises both the system master and slave disk which work prefectly OK, except that Add New Hardware must be executed to pick up the slave after each reboot because the BIOS will not recognise the second slave device.
6) Until the Add New Hardware dialogue is executed, the drive activity LED stays permanently illuminated. After the drive is added to Windows, the LED behaves normally.
I am sure this is a BIOS issue. Clearly the drives and the controller are working because Windows can use them perfectly OK.
Anyone else suffered anything similar?