I am trying to add a slave IDE drive (a Seagate ST380011A). 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 drive is recognised perfectly if it is configured as a master on the IDE channel (with the existing system disk temporarily disconnected).
4) Seagate diagnostics confirm drive and controller OK, when (a) existing system drive is connected by itself, (b) new slave drive is connected by itself.
5) Windows XP recognises both the system master and slave drives 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.
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?[/b]