Bios is not recognizing any drives

Posted on 2006-05-20
Last Modified: 2010-04-26
Hi, I have just removed an bad k7s5a pro motherboard and replaced it with a k7s5a motherboard.  Now the board wont recognize any of my drives, I have a 20 gb. hd as primary, a 300 gb. hd as secondary, in ide1, and a cdrw as primary, dvd as secondary on ide2.  The bios trys to auto detect at start up but fails, I tried auto detect in the bios but it wasn't successful there either.  I'm guessing that the problem is very simple but Im missing it.  Please help if you can, i need resolution fast.

Question by:Gordyjb
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    Accepted Solution

    Try only one drive at a time on one cable.

    If that doesn't pick up any of the drives you have a motherboard problem.  Also check you are using the correct type of cables.  One othe possibility is that you have not enabled the IDE channels in the BIOS.  Also check that.

    If it does pick up the drives you may have a conflict with the jumper settings on the drives.  There should be one master drive and one slave drive on each cable.  

    If that doesn't work you may have to make the jumpers autoselect on the drives and try it like that.

    Author Comment

    I did try one drive at a time and seemed to be able to get them runing that way.  Thank you for your help.

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