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Puter worked fine with 2 wd raptor drives in raid config. I took them out and put in idd drive and loaded windows xp on it and then I put in a new maxtor 160gb drive and now the bios does'nt detect any hard drive. It detects the floppy and cd only. I also tried a new 800w ps but no change. I tried ASUS but never got a reply. Thanks for any help. Jim

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Please make sure your HDD are in proper configuration. An IDE device have two cofigurations. Master and slave. Any motherboard will have two IDEs. Primary and Secondary. You can connect two drives to one IDE in Master and slave configuration. This is determined by setting a small pin called jumper setting. You should visit the following website to know more about setting jumper for a Hard disk. This way you could solve your problem.

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