IDE drive not recognized in BIOS... pls help out guys.. Tags: Hard Drives BIOS Storage Last response: December 3, 2008 3:45 AM in Storage Share vhin088 November 23, 2008 11:50:45 PM i currently have an 80gb sata hdd as my main drive, as i install a 40 gb ide hdd., the bios cant see the ide drive, i already tried moving the jumpers from master to slave but then, it doesnt see it, im just planning to use the ide drive as an extra storage drive, what should i do??, More about : ide drive recognized bios pls guys bobbknight November 24, 2008 12:03:14 AM you may need to enable the ide controller in bios. vhin088 November 24, 2008 12:07:13 AM ah i see., somebody told me about flashing the bios, im not familiar with that lol., Related resources IDE hard drive not recognized in BIOS however CD drive recognized - Forum Smart drive fail to boot , guys help me pls! - Forum Pls Help Me out guys...!! - Forum BIOS does not recognize SATA/IDE drives - Forum My dvd drive is not recognized by my bios and pc due to virus help - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer GhislainG a c 82 G Storage November 24, 2008 12:36:34 AM bobbknight suggested that you enable the IDE controller, not that you flash the BIOS. What motherboard do you have? vhin088 November 25, 2008 3:19:42 AM asus p5vd2vmse., you're right ghislaing., bobbknight is right., my sata controller is set to raid configuration, i just need to set it to IDE., haha. thanks guys., i vhin088 November 28, 2008 11:23:42 AM its not stll recgnized., theres no menu for the ide controller., GhislainG a c 82 G Storage November 28, 2008 8:14:53 PM I checked the manual and you are correct. That motherboard doesn't have a setting to enable or disable the IDE controller. According to your motherboard's manual: You need to use an 80-pin cable (one should have been included); the blue connector has to be connected to the motherboard. Are the settings for Primary IDE Master and Primary IDE Slave all set to Auto? You can leave 32bit Data Transfer set to [Enabled]. vhin088 December 3, 2008 3:45:47 AM oh is that so., ill try doing that., thanks for the effort ghislaing, Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Help me out guys!! My pen drive is messed up (virus) Forum Old rebuild? Bios does not recognize ide hard or CD drives. Forum HELP. BIOS not recognizing ANY hard drives): Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !