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When the POST is run, it finds the drives then reports:   Primary IDE channel no 80 conductor cable installed Secondry IDE channel no 80 conductor cable installed   What does this mean

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Check your Ide data cable it seems 40 pin conductor cable .

Replace them with 80 pin conductor cable.your problen\m has gone.

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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)


Jul 30, 2012 | MSI 865PE-NEO2-LS Motherboard

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Wont recognize the primary master IDE. Do I need to replace the MB or is this a known problem. Have tried diff drives and cables...

Don't wish to down a motherboard manufacturer, as it isn't good business, but I would use a SOYO mobo for a frisbee.

You've indicated that the primary master IDE isn't recognized?
Is this by looking in BIOS Setup?

Have you tried to set the harddrive's parameters manually in BIOS Setup?
Set the Cylinders, Heads, and Sectors?

The Cyl, Heads, and Sec information for each harddrive can be found by looking at the label on the top of the harddrive.
If it isn't listed go to the harddrive manufacturer's website, and use the model number off of the harddrive, to find said information.

Example using Seagate harddrive,
Barracuda, Model number ST3500830A

A) 16,383 Cylinders
B) 6 Heads
C) 63 Sectors

Also depends on what flat ribbon IDE cable you're using.
With a 40-wire flat ribbon IDE cable the primary harddrive plugs into the Middle of the cable.
With an 80-wire flat ribbon IDE cable, the primary harddrive plugs into the End connector of the cable.
(Both styles of IDE cables have 40-pins. Actually 39 as 1 is not used)

(Look under the heading - Connecting Your Hard Drives)

Plus you may want to check the continuity of each flat ribbon IDE cable's wires.
Use a multimeter set to Ohms.
Due to the age of these cables they can go bad.


Jul 24, 2011 | Soyo SY-K7VME Motherboard

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No chakdisk dirct power off

Replug your hard disk drive and your memory card. Reset also the bios by shorting the jumper to 1-2 pins or simply remove the button shape battery for a minute and put it back again. Check also for any damage IDE cable.

Good luck!

Thanks for using Fixya.

Jul 27, 2010 | MSI : P4MAM2-V (7095-010)...

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MSI RS482M4 Mobo not recognizes USB port on XP SP2-3 boot.

Try to find application that load the CPU at 100% by seeing TASKMANAGER.

To start TASKMANAGER press CTRL+ALT+DEL on the keyboard, select PROCESSES TAB, click on CPU to order by CPU load and find process that come near to 100%.

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Ide channels not working right after updating dvdrw firmware Set on ide channels should be Primary ide Hard drive primary master. Primary secondary hard drive. Secondary master dvd (read only) Secondary...

usually when you update or re-flash the dvd rom.
it will state :- ensure that the drive to be flashed should be jumper set as master. if there were other drives connected to the same ide channel. this could have caused damage to the other drives connected. Or the IDE Channels themselves.
The only suggestion I have for you. is to remove all the drives. disconnect the power from the computer. and remove the cmos battery, for 10-15 seconds. resetting the computers bios back to defaults. then re-settup the drives ensuring that the jumpers are correct for each drive. i.e 1 slave and 1 master on each ide cable.
Mike @ Compurepair.

Mar 26, 2009 | ASUS A7V8X Motherboard

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make sure you pushed the ram ships in all the way.also make sure that you didnt unhook anything from the mobo when you opened your computer.

Feb 19, 2009 | MSI P4MAM2-V Motherboard

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Hello Benjamin2663,

Your error could be several things, but here is what to do to make it work....Listed in order so do them and then see if you get the error and if you do then do the next fix....

Load the set up defaults in the BIOS Setup. This may get it all to work.

Use an 80-conductor cable connected in the Primary IDE socket on the motherboard with the other end connected to the hard disk. You see you may be using an old type of cable and/or it may be connected to the secondary IDE channel. Installing the right cable in right socket will solve your problem.

Double check your cables and jumper settings. As long as you have confirmed them to be in their
correct positions, you go straight to the BIOS and enable Smart Drive capability for your hard drive.

Set all your drives to be Auto detected and reboot the PC.

IF the message and problem still appear you must now go to Device Manager and go to System. Open Systems and go to IDE ATA/ATAPI Controllers, and you will now see primary and secondary channels. Click on the primary channel first and open the properties box.

Next go to the advanced settings and make sure the transfer modes on device 0 and device 1 are set to DMA if available. Do the same for the secondary channel as well and allow the PC to reboot.

If all that fails, go and have your motherboard checked out for faults.

Hope this help you.

Sep 12, 2008 | Intel Motherboard

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Computer won't run windows and come up with a trap-handler error

on the IDE Port, set the jumpers to the hard drives/cdrom on CS(Cable Select) this lets the BIOS and the ribbon cable decide which is primary (Master) and which is secondary (Slave) on that IDE cable. if they were configured wrong you would get an error.

If the IDE channel is no good, try switching the primary and secondary IDE ribbon cables.

May 26, 2008 | Intel Motherboard

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MS 6712 motherboard

check the cables, and if all connection pins are on the drives or on the motherboard. Not all the needed communication routs between the drives and the motherboard are working....
U can also try another IDE slot (if more than 1)
If all checks ok, try a BIOS reset... (but most probably is just the cables ...)

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Secondary IDE not working

Try to check if there are some capacitor has been damage. Replace the capacitor in each specific specification. You can do it yourself by using soldering iron.

Hope this is helpful to you.

Please vote me if I'm done correct solution.

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