I just did an upgrade to my home system and I have been having trouble with
my secondary IDE drive ever since. Here's the deal...
The original system was a PII-350 with 2 hard drives - the primary is a
40GB Maxtor Model #94098U8 and the secondary is a 9GB Seagate Medalist Pro
9140. These 2 drives have coexisted in my system for the last 6 months.
Prior to the rebuild I moved all critical data to the 9GB drive.
Over the weekend I removed the PII motherboard and replace it, the processor
and the memory with a 1.2Ghz Athlon Thunderbird on an Iwill KK266
motherboard with 512MB of RAM. When I began reinstallation of the saoftware
I built the system with just the 40GB drive in it and started with a fresh
installation of Win2K. Everthing went perfectly with the installation.
After getting Office 2000 and a couple other pieces of software installed I
decided it was time to install the 9GB drive to get at my data. I
reconnected it a rebooted. When the system came up everything looked normal
and I was able to go through the login as I would normally. Then just about
the time I would expect the system to be done loading it simply rebooted. I
double checked the drive connections, jumpers etc and found nothing out of
place. Every restart gets to the same point and it reboots. When I remove
the drive the system performs normally again.
I have tried removing both of the CDROM drives thinking that maybe the
system was running out of power but that didn't help. I actually have 2
fewer cards in the expansion slots now than I did before the rebuild. I did
not move the game port card or the Voodoo 2 card into the new system.
When I put the drive into another system with a PII450 in it and configured
the drive to be the slave it worked fine.
I am stumped. Any ideas? Hate to think I may need to find another method
of getting at the over 8GB of data on that drive in order to move it.