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By kgalbreth ·
One of the machines we have is a Soyo Dragon 7 Mainboard, with an AMD Athlon 1800+ Processor and a Western Digital 40 gig 7200 hard drive. The hard drive is the master with a DVD as the slave.
The second master is a Sony CDR, with no slave.
Thereis no Raid Assembly.
The problem, is that with a "soft" reboot, the machine doesn't recognize the hard drive. Both CD drives show up in the POST screen, but the Western Digital does not.
If we do a power down and reboot, the machine recognizes all drives.
Any help???
We have replaced the Western Digital and the problem still exists.
Thanks,
Ken

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by PaulP In reply to Boot Problem

A friend of mine was having a similar problem. Even though it was brand new, there was a bios update available which he installed and that corrected his problem.

Soyo has updates for the Dragon line available at their site.

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by csmith In reply to Boot Problem

This is not the only BIOS that has this problem.
If you are afraid to "flash" the BIOS, or if you want to verify the BIOS problem, move the DVD to the secondary IDE.
The problem will "disappear".
(Leave the DVD as slave, just plug in the secondary IDE cable to the DVD.)

Regards, Chris

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by kgalbreth In reply to Boot Problem

This solution solved my problem.

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by dpalsen In reply to Boot Problem

I had this on a machine because the power supply tried to power down the drive, and couldn't get it spun back up in time on a warm boot. You may want to check the power supply.

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by zlitocook In reply to Boot Problem

Soyo is putting out motherboards with out full testing. I have four friends who have bought the new boards and tryed to use them with all the features and had to apply updates and fixes from Soyo. Go to soyos web site befor adding any video or special card to see if they support it.

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