Hey guys, kind of a long story.
Dec 23 - I had taken my hard drives out, both IDE, and put one in temporarily to install an OS on it for my friend. After we were done, I put my Hard Drives back in and everything was good. Dec 24 - I turned on my computer and it went to my desktop, but my wallpaper didn't show. Then I remembered that all my media was on my secondary D Drive I used for media. I went to my computer and D wasn't there So I rebooted and everything was fine. DEC 25 - My computer stopped recognizing my primary slave completely. D WOULD NOT show up. Rebooted, nothing. So I opened up my case and removed D off of my connections, rebooted. Then I rebooted after putting D back in. Gone. Then I rebooted with C out but D in. It recognized. Then I put C as the slave and D as the primary. NEITHER SHOWED. (This is all on my BIOS now mind you, not Windows.) Then I put C back ONLY and on Primary. Didnt Show. Put it on Slave. Shows. This is now the only configuration I can get to work, C on the Slave Slot (Shows up as master still) adn I really need to get to my D drive.
Is there something wrong with my IDe controller, or maybe the cable? Or is it my Mobo getting ancient? To my dismay I also found out that day my Mobo has FOUR SATA ports (something eMachines fails to tell anyone about in the specs of my model, ANYWHERE, and that I was oblivious to for 2 years now, through installing the second Hard Drive, more RAM, and a new GFX Card).
Anyway, yeah google isn't helping, maybe you guys can.
ON A POSITIVE NOTE!
I blew my HDTV savings on a new PC! (Figured I don't need another TV that much, our Plasma is just fine)
And not just any PC, I'm building a Mini-ITX PC. For just over $420 on Newegg, I got:
- Apex Black and Silver Case w/ 250W Power Supply
- G-Skill 2x2GB DDR2 PC8500 Dual Channel
- AMD Athlon 64 X2 Brisbane 5600+ 2.9Ghz 65W
- ZOTAC GF8200-C-E AM2+/AM2 NVIDIA GeForce 8200 Mini ITX AMD Motherboard
- WD Caviar Black 7200PRM SATA 3Gbs/sec 1TB
I'm thinking I MAY need to get a bigger Power Supply, but I doubt it as I got the 65W Brisbane...I would have gotten one of those 65W Phenoms but I didn't have $200 to spend on a processor and I don't do PC gaming, lol.
What you guys think?