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 CPU not recognized and checksum error - pls help ! - Forum Pls Help Me out guys ...!! - Forum IS THERE ANY HELP OUT THERE !!!!! (P5W DH, IDE , JMICRON) - Forum DVD drive not recognized in bios , no OS - Forum SATA to IDE Adapter, Drive Not Detected in BIOS - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer GhislainG a b 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 b 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: ForumSSD not booting or being recognized :-0 PLS HELP ?!?!? ForumZip 250 ( IDE ) not recognized in XP Forum500gb IDE Hard Drive , Old Motherboard, 137gb limit, and Windows XP ForumSata drive and dvd burner not always recognized on secondary ide channel ForumBIOS won't recognize SSD when hard drive is connected ForumPLS HELP IM GOING NUTS!!!! ForumWindows XP Setup Cannot Recognize My 80GB IDE Hard Drive Correctly ForumDVD recognized in BIOS but not windows 7 ForumPLS help me. This thing is driving me crazy. ForumBIOS suddenly stopped recognizing my hard drives ForumBIOS does not recognize SATA/ IDE drives Forum1 HDD vs. 2 HDD RAID-0 ForumNeed help with weird freezing lag in games. Forumcloning hard drive ForumCan't see drive in Disk Manager but can in Device Manager More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !