When I tried to Make two hard disk together(One Slave,One Master)the Mother B only detect the master ,sometime not(No IDE 1 detect)But always it canot get Slave..specially this problem apper for MAXTOR Harddisk....I make All IDE AUTO..but No change,same done...Can anybody help me....
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Re: Cannot get harddisk
Check both hard drives for jumper position. A typical layout will be: master jumper in master position (see label on back or top of drive), then slave drive jumper in slave position. These jumpers are small and sometimes require the use of needle-nose pliers. Also, the data cable issue: A typical dual drive cable looks like one connector that is physically at the end of a cable yet farther apart than the other two. This gets connected to the motherboard. At the other end of this cable, you will see a connector (for master drive) and nearby, another connector (for slave drive). If your drives support the CAS mode (cable select), then it is irrelevant which connector these drives belong to (assuming you use the 2 closer connectors). If not, it is is imperative that the drive jumpers be properly positioned as described above.
Finally, if the above steps were followed and still same problem, then change the BIOS setting from AUTO to forced type. Some BIOS's require the CAS mode to be present on both drives. This can get complicated, but simply write down the settings from each drive (ex: cylinders, sectors, heads...) and then type in these settings at the BIOS screen.
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there is no diffrence between primary & third ide hdd ,if you install nay booteble hdd in master so system try to from that frist .
boot sequence of motherboard is try to boot from primary master first
then Primary slave then secondary master and then master secondary ..................,
There are several component we need to consider in order for us to give you a more appropriate solution to your dilemma.
1. There are pin configuration at the back of your hard drive which can be switched from one combination to another. These pins is for boot sequencing. Try switching your hard drive pin configuration from master or slave to auto detect or IDE detect. 2. IDE cable must be inserted correctly. IDE cables have red lining on one side which indicates the proper insertion. Red Lining must be facing the red wire from the power supply cord. Try looking a closer look.
However, we need to ask you a few questions to give you a more direct answer. Kindly provide the following. 1. Is you hard drive an IDE type it SATA. 2. Motherboard specs. 3. Memory allotted.
Should you have any questions, feel free to approach us.
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.