Rage719 Posted November 4, 2006 Posted November 4, 2006 Hello, I do not post / view here very often so I apologize if anything is done incorrectly or such however I could not find the issue anywhere and I believe it is a very atypical problem. My issue I am having is with a DFI LanPartyUT Expert. The issue is that I have two PATA hard drives and 1 DVD Rom Drive however the only drive that gets detected is my main hard drive. The really weird part is, when I boot into windows both drives are there and function perfectly fine! This bothers me for several reasons, one being, since the DVD drive is not detected I am unable to boot from this Drive. Another being that boot takes far too long (I am assuming the IDE detection is timing out) Initially not all drives would boot together as they do now. In order for them to boot correctly I had to put each hard drive on a seperate IDE line. In addition to this they both had to be set to Master. ( I assume if they were both set to Slave it may work as well.) When they are not set in this configuration, and just the two hard drives are connected (ie Same line Master Slave, different lines Master Slave) it will detect both drives perfectly fine and even get to the windows loading screen very quickly, however it will ALWAYS blue screen with a MACHINE CHECK EXCEPTION. THinking that it was my Windows installation I wiped both drives and installed Windows on only one drive and I still get the same error message. I have tried all the various configureations that can be set for these drives, in other machines they work perfectly fine. With all of that being said, I would like to be able to get the BIOS to detect these drives at boot rather than only windows detecting them. In windows my main drive (Primary Master) is running in Ultra DMA-6 whereas the other drive (Secondary Master) and DVD drive (Secondary Slave) are running in Multi-Word DMA Mode 2 (which I have never heard of before). My Primary Master is a Maxtor 250GB 133 Drive My Secondary Master is a Western Digital 80HB 100 Drive The Bios does not detect them. Windows Does. When they are detected by the BIOS, windows Blue Screens. Any help / suggestions you can give would be greatly appreaciated. If I have left anything out, sorry and I will gladly add it. Hopefully my Signiture is here and setup correctly if not I will update that. Thanks in advance for this really frustrating problem! Quote Share this post Link to post Share on other sites More sharing options...
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