Pata hard drive

I cannot get my motherboard to pick up my Pata hard drive it is set to be a Master using a 80 channel port. I thought I may be need to flash the BIOS but I can't even get the motherboard to pick up an old IDE hard drive. The Motherboard is a Soyo P4VSA I really don't want to replace this motherboard and help is needed.
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  1. First, a dumb question. Did you also attach a power connector to the drive?

    If you boot into BIOS, is the drive seen? Is the EIDE controller disabled?

    Just a few basic questions to direct the research.
  2. I've seen some drives where the jumper setting for standalone is different than the setting for Master.

    Is this a known good drive?
  3. I figured it out myself and I am sorry if you felt my question was dumb to me it wasn't. I don't that is a very nice reply to someone requesting help maybe you should watch how you answer people.
  4. Best answer
    He wasn't saying your question was dumb, he was saying he wanted to get a simple question out of the way first. It's called an idiom in English. Which is not the same as the word idiot, so don't take it as an insult.
  5. Best answer selected by mpointon.
  6. No offense meant!
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