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M/B will not see my IDE hard drive

Bios setup does not recognized any hard drive (IDE). Tried 3 different HD.

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Re: M/B will not see my IDE hard drive

You really don't have enough information here for anyone to offer any detailed answers. I have had problems in the past with the ribbon connectors being connected incorrectly to the wrong devices. I mean, if the connector can support 2 devices, make sure the correct plug (ends or middle) is connected to the motherboard (or device), in the proper orientation. Also on the hard drive, check to make sure that the jumper in back of the drive is set properly for master or slave device. If you have another device connected to the ribbon cable, one HAS to be a master, and the other HAS to be the slave drive. Finally, check through all your BIOS settings relating to the connected EIDE and ATAPI drives you are using, to make sure all the settings are where they should be. If you are not sure how they should be set, use the "Save with failsafe settings". This will reset the BIOS to the most basic, usable settings.

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Re: M/B will not see my IDE hard drive

You ned to post also the model of your mother board, or computer

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