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Help please, none of my IDE drives work.

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August 8, 2012 12:00:22 AM

Hello,
Well I started this thread because I am having issues with IDE drives.
My motherboard is an ASUS P5Q Pro and it doesn't detect any IDE drive I connect to it (not detected in either BIOS or windows).
I have the latest BIOS installed, I tried my IDE DVD ROM and it gets power (I am able to open/close the tray) but it is not detected in BIOS or window, I tried connected my old IDE HDD but that isn't detected either, both the HDD and the DVD ROM work fine when I test them on a friends' computer but they don't work on mine.

Can someone point me towards a fix for this because I need to use the DVD ROM very often and I am on an extremely tight budget so I cannot afford a SATA DVD ROM at this moment.

Cheers,
skyrus :) 

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August 8, 2012 12:17:48 AM

What did u do?

Post description of changes u made, everything.
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August 8, 2012 3:10:16 AM

Are the cables (IDE) ok? Master / Slave jumpers set correctly? Tried to use the secondary connector instead of primary / vice-versa?

Might not be a "fix", you might have a bad IDE controller, but without testing the cables and both master / slave / single drive jumpters, and primary / secondary connectors, we won't really know.
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August 8, 2012 7:43:46 PM

Yeah the cables are ok, my drives don't have any jumpers O.o, tried using secondary connector, doesn't work even if I plug in only 1 device at a time.
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August 8, 2012 8:07:14 PM

What's the settings in BIOS Integrated Peripherals, one of the settings should be IDE and not AHCI...
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August 9, 2012 1:21:51 AM

Yes that setting is set to IDE.
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August 9, 2012 1:58:30 AM

Ok then... check the manual to make sure other BIOS settings are correct

If the BIOS settings are correct, you should see the IDE drives in BIOS; otherwise the possibilities could be:
1. Master Slave conflict (just use one IDE, and set the jummper to cable select);
2. IDE cable issue (replace a IDE cable);
3. This ASUS motherboard is famous for its IDE chip (marvell), and you said that you have the most recent BIOS...
4. Good luck ;-)
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August 9, 2012 11:07:35 PM

Tried, still nothing.

someone yelp !!!
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