Dear fellow CS'sers,
I"m using Asus P4P800, P4 2.6c, 1Gram,
IDE1 Master - HDD1 (jumper set to master)
IDE1 Slave - HDD2 (jumper set to slave)
IDE2 Master - DVDRW
IDE2 Slave - Empty
SATA1 - HDD3 (jumper set to chip select)
SATA2 - Empty
I was trying to fish out data from a friend's HDD, conntect it to IDE1 Slave, but its jumper was in Chip select mode. The BIOS had problem detecting some/all of the IDE devices. I changed the jumper to slave mode. After a few boots, BIOS could detect and I managed to backup most of the data in my friend's HDD.
Tried to connect back my HDD2, and BIOS couldn't detect some/most of the devices!! Tried different combis, HDD1/2/DVDRW disc to IDE1/2 master/slave, to no avail.
HDD1 managed to boot like 3/50 tries, but when connecting the HDD2/3/DVDRW back one by one, the BIOS would detect nothing at all!
Can BIOS be affected by some virus or how can I 'reset' the BIOS. I wouldn't want to format my HDD1 (OS is installed there) if possible.
Any advice is appreciated