Secondary IDE devices not detected
Posted on 2005-02-25
I just got a new system that I put together myself. Its a ECS pF21 Extreme Motherboard. Anything connected to the secondary IDE controller is not detected in the bios. It is however detected in the RAID BIOS. Needless to say I cant load XP if I put the harddrive on that controller because although the CD drive works, it does not detect any hard drives, If I connect the CD Drives to the secondary IDE controller, I cant boot from the CDrom to install it.
The interesting thing is that when I have the Hard drive connected to the secondary controller it will attempt to boot off of it even though its not detected in the bios, although since it is my old windows xp install from the computer I took the drive out of it wont load.
Ive tried clearing the cmos, both with the jumper and taking out the battery, I ave tried manually setting up the Hard drive, to no avail.
What gives? How come it detects anything I connect in the RAID bios but not in the regular bios?