Bios cannot detect any drives!

Posted on 2003-03-01
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Last Modified: 2010-04-03
Just purchased a new motherboard (ECCS Elitegroup K7SOM+ 5.2c) with AMD Duron Slot A (1Ghz).
Plugged in and boots up fine.
Attached are 1nr floppy, 1nr CDROM (secondary master), 1nr 2.5Gb (primary Master) and 1nr 40GB (primary slave).

Problem is the bios will not detect any of them except the floppy.

Auto detect is not working. Any ideas please?

I try to enter the drives as user or CDROM where appropriate but no joy.
Question by:ross1234
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drcspy earned 225 total points
ID: 8049576
have you tried to enter the drive CHS info 'manually' ? also you may try just ONE drive at a time as master to see what is recognized also you may find that SOME systems prefer one of the drives as 'cable select'....

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ID: 8049593
Yeah just beat you to it.

Unplugged the drives and tried them one by one to find my problem child.

They all worked! turns out I put an old IDE cable in and this screwed everything up. I put a new cable in and everything is running sweet.

Currently installing my OS.

Thanks for the help trying one drive at a time was right. Funny how things click when you take a step back and relax.


Expert Comment

ID: 8049617
thank YOU :-)

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