First post, by _StIwY_
Hello i got an AST Bravo MS-5166 machine ( P1 166mhz - Intel 430TX chipset - ATi Rage 3D ) without an HDD.
So i put inside an HDD already used for testing, and the CD-Rom was working no problem, i also copied some datas in the Win 98 SE desktop. Perfect.
Then i decided to leave the HDD inside WITHOUT a fresh installation, since it was working, but after some reboots...D: disappeared, and i can't get it back anymore, even with a fresh install of Win 98 SE.
This is what i have tried already:
1- Tried other PATA cables....no success
2- I tried the CD-Rom in another PC, and it is detected and working no problem...so the drive is ok.
3- Changed IDE 1-2 channels - Slave - Master etc.....no success.
4- Installed Intel chipset drivers......no success
5- Did a clear CMOS then tried again....no success
6- Did a fresh install of Win 98 SE from another PC, then disconnected and connected the HDD to the PC, there is still no D: even after Intel drivers installation...
Nothing worked! I'm going crazy.
It's like the CD-Rom drive got permanently deactivated in the BIOS, but there is nothing which tells you if is detected or not. It's an old BIOS, i searched online for an updated version without luck. Any ideas ? Thanks