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Hard drive recognized as slave drive

I have a fic va 503+ motherboard the primary hard drive is a western digital 60 gb its recognized as a slave drive even in auto detect in the bios

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Along with habib_101s solution, make sure it is on the end connector of the IDE cable, The middle connector is always the slave drive. Also if the IDE cable has a red or blue connector on one end - that end plugs into the motherboard - don't try to reverse it , especially if you see a small hole in the cable near the colored connector.

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You probably need the change the jumper on the hard drive itself. The jumper looks like a thin little cap that covers a set of pins on the back of the hard drive. You should see it next to when you power supply connects and most drives will usually have a diagram on how to change the jumper from a slave to a master.

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Gateway gt4016 motherboard

It has Parallel ATA

PATA or also generally known as IDE,

1) Harddrive:
101311 - Western Digital, 200-GB, 7200RPM, PATA harddrive,

2) Motherboard:
105553 FIC KTBC51G

Product Views; F - Primary IDE Connector,

Left side of motherboard, near the black long Ram Memory slots.
This is where the Harddrive plugs in.

Product Views; E - Secondary IDE Connector;

Near the black long Ram Memory slots, and next to the blue Primary IDE Connector.

This is Serial ATA, or also known as SATA,

Uses this style of SATA data cable, and connector on motherboard,

(NOTE* Color does NOT matter for cable connector.
Color really doesn't matter, for a SATA connector on the motherboard, either.

You are supposed to plug the Primary SATA harddrive, into the SATA 1 connector, on the motherboard.
The beauty of SATA is, that you can plug into any Ol' SATA connector on the motherboard, that you want to.

BIOS will find the harddrive with the Operating System on it, and will find all the other SATA devices plugged into the motherboard, too )

You do NOT have SATA.


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Nov 30, 2012 | Motherboards

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Have a FIC K8-800T Motherboard. Works fine with 1 SATA drive. Does not recognize second SATA Drive if drive is very large

During the boot process you will see on the screen to press a certain key to enter setup

Press and hold that key during the boot up process to enter BIOS the scroll down to advanced bios features press enter change your first boot device to IDE-1 means Pri slave escape then press f10 to save to cmos to restart

you will have to have master with slave set up

you can find the jumper location next to the power on a hard drive and the settings for plastic jumper location is usually printed on the top of a hard drive

IDE-0 means Pri master ?
IDE-1 means Pri slave ?
IDE-2 means Sec master ?
IDE-3 means Sec slave ?

Hope this helps

Apr 20, 2011 | FIC K8-800T Motherboard

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Sometimes it boots to my SATA hard drive, sometimes it doesnt

Dear friend you i think you have to operating system in to hard drive.. Please... format the IDE hard drive... if IDE hard drive is Primary hard drive then go to the BIOS, In BIOS go Boot Sequence you may see there Hard disk Priority option.. Let set Sata hard drive as first one.. Then your computer Boot from sata Harddrive... thanks...

Please do this first.. Set sata as first hard Drive from BIOS Hard disk Priority Option.. then Format IDE Hard drive..

Thanks Sumon.. i think it will solve your problem..

Mar 27, 2009 | Motherboards

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945GCT-M/1333 recognize Primary IDE Master as IDE 3 Master

Start by simplifying the configuration. Disconnect the second IDE cable from the motherboard and disconnect the power to the DVD drive. Disconnect the SATA device. On the #1 IDE cable, connect the master drive to the connection on the end of the cable. Connect the Slave drive to the middle connection on the cable. Start the computer and press the key indicated to enter setup. Verify that drives are properly indentified as master and slave. If they are, shutdown the computer. Now add the IDE DVD drive to the end connection on IDE cable #2. It should be set as a Master drive. Start the PC again and go into setupand verify that the DVD is IDE #2 Master. Shut down the PC. Add the SATA device and start eh PC again. Go into Setup to verify that all of the drives are properly identifed. Restart the computer and let it boot into Windows. Open Windows Explorer to view the drive settings. If the drives are all present, but the letters are not what you want, click on START and then right click on MY COMPUTER and then left click on MANAGE. Under Storage click on DISK MANAGEMEN. The drives will all be displayed with their assisgned letters. If you need to change a drive letter, right click on the drive you want to change and select 'Change drive letter . . .'. Change it to a hight letter in the alphabet, then change the dive you want in the original postion to the now vacant letter. Finally change the original drive to the first available letter. Example: C:=IDE M1 D: E:=IDE S1 Change D: to H: then E: to D: and finally H: to E: they drives would then be: C:=IDE M1 D:=IDE S1 E:=IDE M2(DVD). Restart the PC and the drive should come up as you want them to be labled.

Good luck and please let me know how it works ouot for you.

Feb 26, 2009 | EliteGroup ECS 945GCT-M/1333 Motherboard -...

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945GCT-M/1333 recognize Primary IDE Master as IDE 3 Master

Hello. Some motherboards set SATA1 as IDE primary master, for compatibility. Try connect the DVD RW to SATA2 or SATA3 Port.

Feb 26, 2009 | Motherboards

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Jumper settings for an AMD 550 mhz K6-2 chip.

If you still have your manual, see page 19. Set CPU External bus frequency (100MHz) as shown & CPU to bus use 5.5x = 550MHz.

You can download the manual here:
There seem to be more setting after going over the manual.
Any of these power supplies will work with the FIC board. All come with the 20-pin ATX main power. Some come with 24-pin power connector that you just do not use.
As far as finding a power switch for an ATX power supply try looking to a Good Will store. Most places have old PC parts for sale cheep. or try here:

Good luck skivvynine!
Hope you find all this helpful.

Dec 17, 2008 | FIC VA 503A Motherboard

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Wrong Hard Drive capacity

first you change ribbon data cable which connect hard disk

it may not be supporting more than 32 gb capacity.
first you only connect the only hard disk test for detection

Jul 05, 2008 | Compaq (166361-001) Motherboard

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Setting up a Computer to install Windows XP Professional.

Pedro -

I'll assume each of these is an IDE device, meaning each has a wide connector versus a narrow SATA connector commonly found on newer hard drives.

Your motherboard should have two IDE channels, labeled IDE 1 and IDE 2, Primary IDE and Secondary IDE, or something similar. Each IDE channel can support two devices.

For best performance between the drives, you will want to have the Hard Drive connected as Master(Drive 0) on the Primary IDE channel; The CDROM should be connected as Slave(Drive 1) on the Primary IDE channel. Connect the DVDROM as Master(Drive 0) on the Secondary IDE channel, and the ZIP Drive as Slave on the Secondary IDE channel.

When connecting the drives, make sure you set the jumpers correctly; Both the Hard Drive and the DVDROM should have their jumpers set to Master, the CDROM and Zip drives should have their jumpers set to Slave. An alternative is to set the jumpers for every drive to Cable Select(CS), allowing the physical connection of each drive to determine whether its a Master or Slave device.

If your Hard Drive is a SATA device, connect it to the '0' or '1' SATA connector on the motherboard. Have the DVDROM set up by itsself as Master on the primary IDE channel, the CDROM as Master on the Secondary IDE channel, and the ZIP as Slave on the Secondary IDE channel.

Hope this helps!

Jun 11, 2008 | ASUS P4S8X-MX Motherboard

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Second Hard drive

it seems like it is not recognizing the hard drive, the error is coming from the cdrom/dvdrom. make sure that the hard drive is jumpered to slave,and the cd/dvdrom is put on the other ribbon cable set at master drive

Apr 09, 2008 | ASUS M2N-MX Motherboard

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Primary IDE interface fails to load

many new motherboard does not recognize slave mode on if single ide drive connect
verify both drive set is master or not after that you attach to primary your harddrive and secondary cdrom

your reset problem is wirering connection see your motherboard manual

Mar 03, 2008 | Jetway (V2MDMP) Motherboard

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