I'd do a scan on both drives, checking for any bad sectors for the hard drives. However you say it's checking IDE drives which makes me wonder about your CD/DVD drive(s). Do you know if your CD/DVD drive is IDE? Maybe that's the problem. If so, they're not expensive, and they're easy to replace.
Something strange began to happen some weeks ago.
When I start the PC it stays half a minute on the first page after the line "DETECTING ID DRIVE".
Than it refuses to recognize 1 of the 2 HDs.
But the funny thing is that when windows appears I have no problem whatsoever accessing both disks.
Rebooting the PC, the 2 HDs are recognized without delay on the first page after DETECTING IDE DRIVE.
What does this symptom mean?? I am a bit worried about my HDs which are quite new.
AMD Athlon 64x2 Dual Cuore 4200+ 2200 mhz
Gigabyte Motherboard M61PME-S2P
4 Gb RAM
Nvidia GeForce 9800 GT
Sound Maker Value PCI audio Acceleration Card
2 Seagate Barracuda ST2000DM 001-1CH164 SCSI disks
Windows 8 Professional 64 bit