Is it normal for the BIOS on the K7S5A m/b to take around 40 seconds to detect the harddrive. The drive is a 40 gig Western Digital Cavar Drive. It is on the primary ide hannel and is set to master (by the jumper on the drive). Also a sheilded cable is being used. The drive is set to user in the bios. I have also tried to boot with it on auto setting but this does not make a difference. Everything works ok its just that it seems to take ages to detect the hard drive upon each boot. Has any one else had this or knows what may be causing it. The m/b is running the latest bios.
With a WD drive as single drive on an IDE channel DO NOT USE Master/Slave jumpers (as stated on the drive).
If there's a second drive on this channel make sure master/slave jumpers are set correct(on both drives) and the 80 wire UDMA cable is installed in the correct way :
Blue connector to mainboard and black connector(opposite end) to master drive