Bios unable to find Hard Disk

By pillotez
Sep 27, 2005
  1. Hello all,

    Here is my problem. I have mainboard Asus P3b-F with 500mhz Intel proc. Because computer is planed for routing I use adapter IDE_to_Compact Flash, and CF 256MB card. I must mention that CF is working on every other comp (even on P1).
    On this computer in BIOS it physically sees Card (when I switch from auto to Manualy configure). Also other test programs from BootCD does see CF card as a regular 256 disk.
    Every time I start computer if BIOS is switched to Auto find ( no matter if it is on Ide1 or Ide2) comp cant find CF card ( Detecting Primary Master - None .. etc). If it is switched to manualy it cant boot system from it (cant find system).
    Other "regular" Hard disks are working on this comp, and as I said this CF is working on other comps.
    Does somebody know how to solve this problem.
    I have 128mb SDRAM PC133 ( motherboard supports PC100 memory), but it still works with regular hrad disk.

    Thanx in andvance
  2. Blakhart

    Blakhart TS Rookie Posts: 353

    In such an case I would forgo the cf stuff and just use an old smaller ide drive. Cf may not live long as an os drive anyway, due to the nature of flash ram.
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