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Cmos wont detect hard drive properly

Last response: in Storage
November 22, 2012 3:57:58 AM

My CMOS dosen't detect my IDE hard drive properly and hence the m/c doesn't boot. But when the same hard drive is put in another m/c it works perfectly fine. The mainboard which doesn't detect my drive is Gigabyte and the other one is Asus. Pl. help me out.

a b G Storage
November 22, 2012 5:05:06 AM

Try Change the CMOS battery, it could be worn out because of aging....

It common problems with IDE and weak battery....

The batt itself sells almost everywhere....
a b G Storage
November 22, 2012 6:29:08 AM

Sorry but a weak battery is not going to make the CMOS not detect the hard drive. Yes a dead battery would mean that the CMOS settings would be lost when the PC is powered down but the BIOS would still be able to detect the hard drive.
a b G Storage
November 22, 2012 9:17:30 AM

it happen with my old hp rig if the batt weak it cannot detect the IDE HDD.. (true story...)

installing new batt fix it, so it worth to try..