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.
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.