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ATA133 refusing to be accepted

I have FoxConn SIS 755 CHIPSET MOTHERBOARD containing a "SIS 5513 UDMA controller under Device Manager under the AtAPTI controllers, and a Samsung Hard Disk drive (HDD) model 1604n 160 gig max interal drive. By my understanding i HAVE a 80 pin conductor cable plugged correctly from my Primary IDE plug on the motheboard to the HDD...the cable reads 300v and some other specs on it. I compared that info to a "80 pin conductor cable" search at through the shopping link. I believe i have the correct cable..I have updated the mobo UDMA CONTROLLER driver to I204A which is a 5.30 mb unzipped file which i had to do a Google search to find..FoxConn support via the website is basically nonexistent. I was told the IDE version of the HDD, which i have, does not require drivers. My computer, when i set to use DMA TRANSFER ACCESS mode, it refuses to boot. it will only work on PIO MODE 4 which is the same thing as ATA100. POst test screen always says, no matter what i adjust in BIOS, "no 80 pin conductor cable connected" I have tried three different brands of the 80 pin cable...yet no results..pls

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Re: ATA133 refusing to be accepted

Obviously mobo error, have you tried re setting bios from 'JBAT1' terminal, jumper from pins 1-2 to pins 2-3 then back on 1-2. Start up again and set time and select the auto detect HDD in standard bios settings see if correctly identified. save settings and restart pc

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