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Motherboard BIOS doesn't detect IDE HDD

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April 3, 2013 6:52:55 PM

PROBLEM: My Mobo BIOS doesn't detect IDE HDD. I've tried to change any IDE cable but it's also not working. Even changing the hard disk or putting the IDE hard disk on other IDE slot. My computer has only two IDE slots. I have to install Windows Operating System to my computer and of course it would need a CD/DVD ROM Drive for the installation DVD and a hard disk drive to install the OS.

Model: Asus P5GD1-VM Motherboard
Version: 0602
Chipset: I915
Date: 09/06/2005-16:48:11
Onboard Sound: Azalia (swa)
Onboard LAN: Exist (wl)
BIOS Size: 512 K
BIOS Type: AMI

CPU: Intel Pentium 4 LGA-775 (0602)
Hard Disk Drive: Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 (ST3802110A)

Thank you very much in advanced! :)  :D 
a b V Motherboard
April 3, 2013 9:09:19 PM

First, fix your clock as it will cause it's own problems.

Have you checked the jumper settings on the drive and it's position on the cable? It should be in the far plug on the cable and the jumper should be on master.

Also, check the bios settings and make sure the IDE controller is enabled.

Have you done these steps?
April 4, 2013 11:07:12 PM

BadPeteNo said:
First, fix your clock as it will cause it's own problems.

Have you checked the jumper settings on the drive and it's position on the cable? It should be in the far plug on the cable and the jumper should be on master.

Also, check the bios settings and make sure the IDE controller is enabled.

Have you done these steps?


How to fix my clock? How to check the jumper setting and where are those?



a b V Motherboard
April 5, 2013 11:46:47 AM

No, I mean set the time. Highlight the numbers and use the page up and page down buttons usually. If you restart the computer and the time has changed back, this is indicative of a dead battery (which causes its own problems).

The jumpers are on the back of the drive where all of the other connectors are. There will either be a diagram on the label of the drive or printed in tiny letters on the logic board right next to the jumpers.



This image is just an example, it's different for every drive.
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