I have a Gigabyte 8s655fx v1.1 its been running without problems for at least a year, suddenly it cannot find my starup drives or ide device. I have updated all the drivers but it can work all day then I switch off and switch on later and no ide drives found. If I persist and reboot 6 or 7 times it will work but again and until I switch on after being off for a while can u help??
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Re: pc sometimes cannot find ide devices
You can try wiping the cmos settings, as they may be corrupt, find the JBAT1 terminal on your mobo and put jumper across pins 2-3 then back to pins 1-2.
Boot up pc and reset time, date and get the bios to auto identify drives, normally F12 depending on mobo.
Also check that your cmos battery isn't low as it may keep losing the settings.
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This particular motherboard does not provide IDE connections for external devices. The safest option would be to use an IDE expansion card that will plug into the PCI bus and provide normal IDE connections for your devices.
A quick search to google for "ide expansion card" will provide many good results.
The "Native IDE" mode causes the motherboard to "report" to the Operating System that the installed SATA drive is an IDE drive, rather than reporting "no IDE drives installed", and then requiring the Operating System to load a SATA device-driver to interface with the SATA drive.
Using RAID to "mirror" your hard-drive is a very-cool way to provide a "real-time" and "up-to-date" backup.
Should one of your drives suddenly "die", the other will continue to work, and you can buy another hard-drive, re-establish the "mirroring", and continue to work productively -- no fiddling with offline/stale backups.
RAID stands for Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks.
The RAID system uses multiple number of hard disks to give a fast and fault tolerant storage using several disk controllers.
There are various levels of RAID, for info on RAIDs check out http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Standard_RAID_levels
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..
Ok, you have 2 x UDMA ATA 133/100/66 Bus Master IDE ports on that motherboard, so you can support 4 ide devices. It is important that you split your devices between the 2 available ide channels (each channel has a seperate ribbon cable). For example if you have 1 hard drive and 1 cd drive you'd want to place each on a seperate channel. If you have 2 hard drives and 1 cd drive it's best to place each hard drive on a seperate channel and the cd drive on the same channel as one of the hard drives. You have to make sure the jumper settings on the drives are correct (1 master and 1 slave) when placing 2 drives on the same channel for example. Most likely your jumper settings are not correct and are causing this problem. The jumpers are located on the rear of the drive near where the power cable is plugged into the drive. Most hard drives have the jumper setting printed on the hard drive. Once the jumpers are correct you should be ok.