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SATA Boot Errors?

By legion989
Oct 21, 2005
  1. Im getting an issue where after a computer is started, it will not boot from the SATA drive. The VIA loader screen comes up and it lists the wrong model hard drive (lists it as Maxtor CALYPSO instead of Maxtor JD900 or whatever). It then whines that there is no Disk to boot from. However if I unplug the SATA drive, start the computer, then plug it back in and restart again, the VIA loader will see the correct HD model then boot without problems. My question is why is this happening?
     
  2. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,994

    sounds like a via problem, more spedifically a bios problem. do you have the latest bios for your mobo?
     
  3. legion989

    legion989 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I havent updating the BIOS. I dont know why I should really, the computer is about 2 or 3 years old and has only begun to act up now.
     
  4. MrGaribaldi

    MrGaribaldi TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,512

    Sounds like you have a problem with the cables...
    Are you bumping into the case a lot? Or is the cable in a position that slowly disconnects it?

    As for the update, it can fix a bug in the firmware that might be cause of your problems.
     
  5. Masque

    Masque TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,058

    What's your motherboard model? I do know that with some ASUS mobo's, specifically the K8V Deluxe (in my case), there is a fix. Please read this quote from Asus' site.

    Hope this helps.
     
  6. legion989

    legion989 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Ill try updating it, but this still doesnt explain why this started to happen now considering the computers been around for 3 years.
     
  7. legion989

    legion989 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Updated the BIOS, nothing changed.

    Its still reporting a Maxtor CALYPSO in Ch0: when that is the incorrect model...
     
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