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Hard drive Please help me install an ide hdd with the sata being master.I can not get it to read the ide when hooked up.

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  • jumawan Dec 09, 2007

    The drive is not recognized and what setting would I have to change to read it in the bios. The computer I have is the acer powerfg model.

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I will poke around and see if that works.Thank you again and Ill be in touch.

Posted on Dec 09, 2007

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Have you gone into the BIOS to see if the IDE drive is recognized? If not, you may need to alter a BIOS setting to tell the system you'll be using both SATA and IDE drives. If the drive does appear in the BIOS then it may be a Windows setting that's causing the problem.

Let us know.

Posted on Dec 09, 2007

  • ohiotom Dec 09, 2007

    I went to the Acer site to see if I could find a manual with your computer's BIOS options in it but I don't think it's available.



    I think Acer uses their own BIOS so I'm not sure exactly what you'll see, but on my system the SATA/PATA settings are under IDE Configuration. I can choose from SATA, PATA, and SATA+PATA. When running both SATA and PATA drives I need to choose SATA+PATA.



    Poke around in your BIOS and see if you find anything that sounds like this. Just write down the original settings of anything you change so you can at least get back to where you started.



    Let me know.

  • ohiotom Dec 09, 2007

    One other thought I just had. If you have a CD or DVD ROM in the computer are you using the same IDE cable to connect the CD/DVD and the new HDD? If so then you need to be aware of the master/slave or cable select settings on each of these devices.

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I’ am very familiar with ASUS motherboards. I am thinking you have posted two questions or more referring to the,
ASUS K8V-MX board. When you sign into you're FixYa account you than need to click on you're profile. Within you're profiles are the questions you have posted. Click that question to add or see the expert's answer. If you need another question (about the same item) re-post within that same question. You can even copy the link to an older post & past that link into you're next question. (Than I can read you're last question & my responce).
LP you have me all mixed up. I'll answer the question you have posted above. In the future please provide you're old post so I understand better.

There is nothing wrong with IDE 250GB drive or the SATA drive.
The problem you are haveing is setting the correct settings.

The ASUS K8V-MX can support two serial ATA SATA drives. The SATA drive's can only run at 1.0 version. 1.5GB transfer speed & not SATA II, the 3.0GB speed.

How to setup the SATA drive?
Please disconnect any other drives (IDE) & a second SATA drive that may be connected to the system. Except the CDROM drive.
Using you're manual the SATA drive should be connected to SATA1 port. Page 1-24 in you're manual.
Put you're windows CD into you're CD-ROM drive & boot the PC. You will see, Press any key to boot from CD... (press any key on your keyboard). Windows will start to install. Durring installation of windows the system will restart. You will again see, Press any key to boot from CD... (DO Nothing)!
Just allow windows to conintue on its own. Windows will continue to install it's self. This will happed once again, & again do nothing. Windows will finish installing it's self.
After windows has finished, load the ASUS CD into you're CD-ROM drive & install it's driver software. Restart the PC.
You must register windows. Do so.
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If you have an IDE drive 250GB in size & you installed windows on it. You must erase the drive or it will conflict with you're new installation on the SATA drive. To do this, look on the IDE drive & you will find a large white sticker. Printed on there is instructions of how to set the drive pin. Set the drive up as a slave drive. (This is only temporary).
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Find the 250 IDE drive, it should be drive letter D or E. Right click the proper drive letter & format the drive.
( Do Not format, Local_Drive C:\ ). Once the format is complete, power down the PC by clicking on the start button & click turn off the computer. Once off, unplug the power cord. Change the pin on the 250GB IDE drive to Master with a slave. Take the 40GB drive & change it's pin so the 40GB drive is a slave.
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If you have you primary HDD set on Cable select, and the secondary HDD is set on anything other then Cable select (with the jumper settings on the back of the HDD) then there will be an error.. Also, if you primary is set to master/slave and the same for the secondary, it will cause problems.

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Yes, you can use, Please see label attached to the harddrive for a jumper setting to become primary harddrive.

in the DVD rom there's also a label on it. but the most common setting is slave is in the center.

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c-cable select
s-Slave
M- Master
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connecting to the other end of the IDE cable.

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