ostromd October 23, 2011 at 11:29:26 Specs: CENTOS, 1G
I have a k7s5a mb and an external 1tb USB SATA drive. How do I get the bios to recognize the 1tb drive on boot, it just hangs at the bios screen, unless I power it off until the grub boot screen appears
Unplug the external drive and restart. Does it boot properly? If OK, then plug external drive and wait to see if it is recognized. May need 15 minutes if the directory is scrambled. Look at drive contents. If you had failed to use "safely remove hardware" or turned the system off before data was completely written you may have damaged the data.
Apparently the system is slow in recognizing the drive and reading the FAT and directories at cold boot. That is somewhat normal. I have a 500GB external that takes more than 10 minutes to be fully recognized on a slow computer (200 MHz).
you can wait until doomsday, the drive never appears unless you power it off until after the bios posting is complete. It has nothing to do with the drive, it's the bios. since it is so old, they won't update it to recognize 1T drives
The information on Computing.Net is the opinions of its users. Such
opinions may not be accurate and they are to be used at your own risk.
Computing.Net cannot verify the validity of the statements made on this
site. Computing.Net and Purch hereby disclaim all responsibility
and liability for the content of Computing.Net and its accuracy.