Some machines definitely can be too fast to detect Disk drives reliably -
some BIOSes have a start-up delay option to cover this - my "Blue
Lightening" system, with a "Mr.BIOS" does
> > >I helped a friend daisy chain two 1 GB WD drives in his computer last
> > >night. He has a Gateway 2000 P5-90 with Enhanced IDE Controllers.
> > >He is running Windows 95. When he turns on his computer, the CMOS sees
> > >the drives, but Windows 95 doesn't see the second drive until he reboots
> > >the machine. For some reason, after rebooting Windows sees both drives.
> > >Has anyone else seen this problem? If so (or if not), do you have any
> > >suggestions?? What would cause this sort of malfunction?
> > >Thanks for your help, in advance.
> > >Monte Kalisch
> > >P.S. For the benefit of other readers, could you please post to the
> > >newsgroups (and copy to mail).
> > If this happens on a Power up but not on a Reset it could be his
> > computer is too fast, you may need to put in a delay on boot up before it
> > checks the hard drives.
> How does one go about doing this? The computer could be too fast, but I find that somewhat
> difficult to believe. Too fast? (They could sell a lot of computers that way! 8-) Seriously,
> thanks for your note. Do you know how we'd change this to help make the drives work together?
> Monte Kalisch
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