It could be an issue related to the Boot order selected on the BIOS. So please go to the “BOOT” tab and check under the "Boot Driver order", if the hard drive with the Operating System is the first one on the list.
Please let me know.
When I boot with my 1 OS hdd it shows it on top, when I boot with the 2 drives, I cannot get into the BIOS.
Ty for your time.
Are you able to see something on the screen? Any error code?
Which power supply are you using?
Is there fan activity?
Are the hard drives spinning?
With the two harddrives attached it just hangs on the intel splash screen, I can see the F2, F7 etc, but I can not press them.
Its from Silenzio, 600W.
Fans and harddrives are working.
Ty, are you using the latest BIOS version? Please let me know which is the current BIOS version?
I was using the second-latest version, since the problem occurred I have (previous to this discussion) both used the jumper to enter the bios and restore it to defaults and I have succesfully updated it to the latest version. This has made no difference.
These are some other recommendations for this issue:
- Please test the system out of the chassis, with minimum configuration (motherboard, processor, 1 memory stick and power supply) please use the onboard video.
- Remove the CMOS battery and leave the system without it for about an hour. Then put it back on and restart the system. http://www.intel.com/support/motherboards/desktop/sb/CS-028780.htm?wapkw=clear+cmos+battery#datetime
- Please add the hard drives to the blue SATA connectors.
- Please download the Marvel SATA drivers and try to connect the hard drives to the gray SATA connectors: https://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&DwnldID=21756&lang=eng&OSVersion=%0A%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%0A%09%09%09%09%09%09%09&DownloadType=Drivers
- Please use another power supply in order to test the system.
- I would also recommend you to update the firmware of both hard drives.
Let me know the results.
"Its from Silenzio, 600W."
Sounds like probably ~250W Chinese time bomb.
Lots of such such cheap high watt weird brand PSUs are best used as paper weights... and they might be too light for even that. (because of lack of/wimpy components)
And try drive in different port and with different cable.
I have connected the second drive to another computer and deleted its partitions (I had previously just formatted it already) and formatted into 1 new partition. When I put it back in, it did post and I could redivide it into partitions as I wished to without any further incident.
Ty sylvia for your time invested in this issue. I still do not understand why this board wouldnt allow it, but I'm satisfied.
... and to any who which to know, silenzio models are from Taiwan, like most of the stuff in any of our computers.
Sounds like there might have been some kind error in MBRs of that drive or something which somehow caused conflict with other drive.
silenzio models are from Taiwan, like most of the stuff in any of our computers.
You mean like in movie Armageddon: "Components. American components, Russian Components, ALL MADE IN TAIWAN!"
Actually most PC parts have never been done in Taiwan. I doubt even in component level TSMC is doing enough for that with lots of semiconductor manufacturing everywhere.
And while Beijing and Taipei have whole shipload of political disagreements many Taiwanese makers have production factories in China. Like for example one of the oldest PC PSU makers, Seasonic. And those of Linkworld Electronics which is apparently the maker of that Silenzio. (whose site has specification clearly only for cheap old design PSUs)
Lasercat, I'm glad to know your system is now able to boot with 2 drives.