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MSI P965 Neo, IDE problem???

I Have my new mobo the MSI P965 Neo but no ata drives only two ide hdds and i can't get them to read as the main hdds how do i set this up sp i can install windows? ive tried everything and i can't seem to figuer it out

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Re: MSI P965 Neo, IDE problem???

Please check the drives are "Jumpered" correctly, with the First Drive set as "Master" & second drive set as "Slave". Here is a link to help....

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What is the correct Integrated Peripherals setting for PATA/SATA with a IDE hard drive on Primary IDE channel as primary system drive, CD Burner on Secondary IDE channel and a SATA DVD Burner on a SATA...

Integrated Peripherals Menu

1) USB Controller -> Enabled
2) USB Device Legacy Support -> Keyboard + Mouse

3) Use the Down Arrow, and highlight ->
On-Chip IDE Configuration. Press the Enter key.

On-Chip ATA(s) Operate Mode - > Native
ATA Configuration -> P-ATA + S-ATA
S-ATA Keep Enabled -> Yes
P-ATA Keep Enabled -> Yes
P-ATA Channel Selection -> Both
CombinedModeOption -> P-ATA 1st Channel
S-ATA Ports Definition -> P0-3rd
Configure S-ATA as RAID -> NO

4) C.S.A Gigabit Ethernet -> Auto
5) Onboard 1394 Device -> Enabled
6) Onboard Promise IDE -> Disabled
7) AC97 Audio -> Enabled
8) Set Super I/O -> Leave Alone

However let's not cut hairs here.
MAIN thing you need to do F-I-R-S-T, is to write down the settings as they are, BEFORE making changes.

In case a mistake is made, you can go back into BIOS Setup - Integrated Peripherals, and change the settings back to the way they were originally.
This way you can at least use the IDE harddrive, and IDE optical drive, with no SATA optical drive.

Then steam under your collar, find someone who knows more, than Ol' Joe.
(Better to have you ********** at me, than leave you with a non-working computer)

Don't forget to Save Changes, or it will be like you have done nothing at all.
(Need the User Manual for that mobo? Post back in a Comment)


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Once you reset the bios everything goes to manufactures default settings. You will need to make some changes within the bios. You'll need the help of the manual. See page 3-20.
If your operating system is loaded on to the ATA IDE drive make sure you set bios settings as follows:
Connect the ATA IDE to MB primary master IDE port.
Connect the ATA SATA drive to the MB's first SATA port.

ATA Configuration
Set as, [P-ATA+S-ATA]
S-ATA Keep [Enabled] Set to [Yes] This enables the SATA controller.
P-ATA Keep [Enabled] Set to [Yes] This enables the IDE controller.
On-chip IDE configuration, "ATA Configuration = [P-ATA+S-ATA]".
Next go to Boot menu. Make sure the ATA IDE drive is chosen as boot device three.
First boot device [Floppy] (If you have a floppy disk drive connected.)
Second boot device would be [DVD/CD-ROM] drive. This should be connected to the MB's secondary IDE port & the DVD/CD-ROM drives Master/Slave jumper, set to Master.
Third boot device [ATA IDE drive]
If your boot drive is the SATA drive than set: third boot device to the SATA drive.
(Hard disk drive with operating system loaded on it).
Save your changes & exit the bios.
Keep in mind all ATA SATA drives are seen as Master drives. SATA drives are seen by the SATA controller & in order by their connection to the SATA port number.
Save & exit the bios. The system will auto restart. Windows should start.

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Secondary IDE channel

the motherboard you have can only support 4 SATA Drives. if you want to use your IDE drives, you have 3 options: 1) buy a SATA to IDE Converter which is around $20-$25. (if you selected this, you can fix the drives into the internal of the pc). 2) buy USB to IDE converter $10-$15. (if you want to fix the drive inside the pc, remove one PCI slot casing cover at the back of the computer casing and use the USB slot at the back of PC). Hope this helps. Good Day!

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2) buy a sata cd/dvd rom use the ide on both harddrives (1 set to slave)

3) depends on your budget, buy a sata drive + sata cd/dvd rom so your main drive is on sata (faster than ide) then you only have your second drive as your backup drive on ide.

i had the same problem when i rebuilt mine, i went for the seperate harddrive and cd/dvd rom and my 320 gb ide as my backup drive

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The bios (MUST see the drive). If the bios does not see the drive neither will windows!
The down below port (as you mentioned) is for IDE devices. IDE1 by name. Use your ATA IDE port for the slower IDE drives or cd-rom drives. (This board does not have a second IDE port).
If the WD drive is a SATA drive connect it to the SATA 2 port. See your manual. Go to page 1-4.
As show in this pic below.

2711d19.jpg Is the WD 500Gb drive SATA or IDE?
It's suggested when adding a new drive into a working system, the user should setup the drive by using the manufactures guide. Click on this link & download WD's pdf file:
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SATA configuration for MSI P965 Neo --- JMicron hell!

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