I was so glad to find this site. I had my Plextor 716A eide drive disappear overnight. Second time this has happened with a 716A. It is seen by my bios at startup and is listed in device manager (see screen shots) but that’s it - cannot access in XP. I tried to uninstall / reinstall which had Windows find the hardware, but quit at the driver install telling me there was a “problem” and my hardware might not work properly. (ahem) Thanks Microsoft for that great bit of help.
So, I just finished installing the latest 925 Intel Chipset drivers - figured why not? Re-boot, no change. Then the ridiculous 45minute Plextor diagnostic using TDK disc - ejected after awhile which I gather means there was no problem. Atapi and power cables all good. So, can anyone shed some light here?
I did search the forum for sometime and found a few similar problems, but those drives were sata not eide.
Any help would truly be appreciated!
Forgot to add the bios is 1.10 Running XP Pro SP2. Motherboard ASUS P5AD2-E AMI bios 1005.002. 2gb installed.