View Full Version : A7N8X Deluxe 2.0 weirdest problem

11-14-03, 06:19 PM
I have a problem with the IDE detection at Boot.

A7N8X Deluxe 2.0 weirdest problem:
I have a Maxtor 120Gb 7200RPM 8MB on Primary IDE as Master, and a Asus CRW-5224A as slave on the same primary IDE. Even tried slave on Secondary IDE, same problem.

The problem is that every time there is a CD in the drive, the system takes a long time to detect the HD and CDRW. It sort of waits for about 6 sec before detecting whats on the IDE. And if your are thinking that its in my boot sequense you are wrong... only have Maxtor on 1st boot, second, third and other are all disable.

When no CD in the drive, I boot in about 14 sec (From Power to WinXP welcome screen) Realy fast...

With 6 sec more its still fast, but I wonder wy it does that.


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11-14-03, 09:57 PM
anyone ??


11-14-03, 09:57 PM
did you disable boot other device??

11-14-03, 10:06 PM
Yes thats not the problem... only have hd on boot

11-14-03, 10:07 PM
does the cd drive function fine in windows??

are the jumpers set correctly in the cdrom/harddrive?? also dont use cable select for the jumper, instead use the master/slave settings.

/edit: never mind about the 2nd ide, you already triend on a second ide channel

11-15-03, 12:12 PM
Yeah my computer takes ages to boot then there's a CD in my ASUS E616 drive. It sux but it's can't be helped.