My pc is not detecting ide hardisk, even i swap the data cable of cdrom from hardisk, yet cdrom is only detected. I have ecs l7vmm2 motherboard attached with 1.6 ghz amd duron, and 2 128 mb pc266 ram, with builtin video. what could be the possible problem and repair for that?
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Re: hardisk not detected
Is this the only HD in your system? If so, make sure the jumper on the drive is set to Master. Also make sure you use the Primary IDE controller. Make sure the IDE controller is enabled in the BIOS also.
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double check cable from the mainboard to your hardisk like IDE or SATA together with the power cord just make sure if its fully inserted. boot up the the pc press delete to check UP THE BOIS IF THE HARDISK is connected. let see how it works.....
Once your powered on the CMOS battery is no longer an issue. If it isn't reading the IDE or SATA channels it could be because they are not set in the BIOS. Check your BIOS setting and double check your cable connections. You also need to make sure, for IDE devices, that one of the drives is set to Master and the other to Slave otherwise they confuse the board and cancel each other out.
Power off the system & unplug the power cord. Open your PC case. To remove any static build up from your body, touch the metal bottom of the case before touching any internal parts. It sound like the primary IDE data cable is loose or the power cable to the drive is loose. Try disconnecting both & than re-connect them. If that does not stop the issue, replace the data cable for the primary IDE drive. Click on the link provided. The site will explain IDE connections & the differences between a 40-pin IDE data cable & an 80-pin data cable. (Pictures included & lots of helpful information). http://www.mikeshardware.com/howtos/howto_connect_ide_hd.html
Try the above first. If the problem continues the issue could be the hard disk drive. Mike
If you purchased a full retail hard drive the drive came with Data Life Guard tools. Boot to the Data Life Guard cd and follow the prompts to set up your new drive. This should by pass any bios limitations.
If your drive didn't come with the Tool cd you can download it from Western Digital's site.