I have 2 hard disks (Western Digital Caviar 30 GB WD300) in my old computer. Both are alone on their IDE channel as master.
When I go in the BIOS, both drives are correctly showing in their respective places. In the POST I see them and SMART is reporting OK for both drives.
But when DOS show up (starting up with a Windows 95 boot disk), only C: is available. What's strange is that C: is the Secondary Master drive.
Both drives have a primary DOS partition (created them with FDISK) and were formatted using FAT32. I managed to format them by only connecting one drive at a time.
The problem is that when both drives are connected at the same time, only one shows up (always the second master one).
I tought it could be a jumper setting so I tried nearly all possibilities (master, cable select, no jumpers...). I also tried to put them both on the same channel in master slave with the same results.
Anyone have an idea what's going on?