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Msi motherboard Hi I have a NEW MSI K9MMV motherboard 1 gb ram etc. Now when I cable up the hard drive as master and cd rom drive as slave (IDE H DRIVE) nothing happens. If I just power both devises up without the IDE cables everything works fine,....they power up BUT once I connect the cables nothing happens. Also there is no signal going to the screen from the on board VGA. Does anyone have any idea whats up with it ? thanks Kieran

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Re: msi motherboard

I have faced the same pbm and i solved it , if u r using two ide drives, thats msi having one ide port, so change the cable ie blueside in to ide cd drive and remaining to hdd it will works,

Posted on Nov 25, 2007

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I had the same problem. Do you have an AGP card installed. If you follow the instructions given with the board they want you to install your AGP card before you power up the MB and install any drivers. It appears that this prevents the VGA drivers to load properly.I had to go into CMOS and disable my AGP settings than remove the AGP card. This allowed the MB VGA output to operate. I than reinstalled all drivers.

Also you can only drive 2 IDE devices with this MB. That limits you to 1 hard drive and 1 cd/dvd drive. A PCI drive card help.

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Try using the cd rom on the second cable as a master.
Let me know whats up

Posted on Nov 16, 2007

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SOURCE: Connecting an IDE HDD to a SATA port using an IDE to SATA converter

Not complete product...need to buy additional adapter for IDE to SATA power source.
IDE drive will have to have the power source hooked up as well as the adaptor hooked up.
Installing the adaptor only will not work. Your computer should have the 4 pin plug for the power to the IDE drive, other wise you will have to buy another adaptor.

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SOURCE: 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.

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Next put your cd\dvd drive on the other cable on the secondary ide (the name is usually IDE2).

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Pedro -

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