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Secondary IDE Controller

Posted on 1998-09-09
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everytime a turn on my micro, that secondary ide controller is not recognized and the cdrom device is noy recognized too.So a must restart sometimes 3 times until these devices appear correctly in device manager. How can I correct this problem? My OS now is win98 but with win95 I had the same trouble. Thanks.
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no, thanks.
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by:jcnork
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I had a similar problem.  I had to reset my BIOS settings by flipping a switch on my motherboard and then have the BIOS redetect the hardware.  You may want to contact the motherboard maker to get instructions on how to do this.

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Are you sure that BIOS recognize it? If so, please check what's going on your system. Open control pannel and SYSTEM. Is there any marks like ! or X - they mean some problems are in cofiguring your system. After that, you must tell us that informations.
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by:juslee
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Oh! I omitted one thing. What's up when you boot your computer as a DOS mode. DOS cannot recognize it, either? (I mean 2nd IDE)
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petereilering earned 100 total points
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Your BIOS setting as probably AUTO
Do not use this
You must fill in the specs of your hard drive in BIOS
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Bios is in auto. So I think the problem is in windows because in device manager appears that yellow mark !. I Found out one more trouble: IRQs are rejected by mini door. Thank you
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