Okay when i set my hardisk as primary i was unable to boot into windows, unless i set the Hdisk into slave then i wont be able to enter windows. the problem is, if i set my hdisk to slave than it wont recognize it, "please select boot drives or insert boot media". when i enter bios, without doing nothing, just save and reboot, then my mobo will recognize my hdisk as slave. any idea? oh btw if i restart after that it's ok, unless i shutdown my comp, then it wont recognize my hdisk againnnn, help me
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Try putting the jumper on your drive to CS (cable select) and make sure your hard drive is located at the end of the ribbon cable. This is assuming you are using a 80-conductor cable and not 40. If you happen to be using a 40-conductor cable (unlikely) make sure its on the middle of the ribbon cable. See if this works.
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You have to reformat or repair your operating system. there is an option when you start to reformat/repair your operating system, but first you should back-up your files to other computer, make your hardisk as a slave to other computer, there is a jumper on the back of the hardisk, place it on the slave pin then put it on the other computer without taking off the hardisk of the computer you will used
The file can be copied from different computer using the same operating system and same version..It can only be done if you can hook up your hardisk from that computer and make it as slave...go to search file and search for the NTLDR file and its directory. copy the file and save it to the same directory of your hardisk slave. If file copying is successful, disconnect your hardisk from that computer and connect it to your laptop, then try to boot.
If that did not work, you can repair your missing file by running your windows installer. Make your cd rom as first booting device and run the setup of windows, when prompted, press F8.. follow some instructions. After searching previous windows system press R key to repair the system.. The set up will restart your unit once its complete.
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Floydage, some ribbons are different in the orentation of pin#1. try a differnent cable...but you said that you tried that right.? have you tried to make sure you have the latist BIOS. It could be this paticuler drive have a different bios it self...and yes drive's do have chip's and software in them. If nothing ells just load the OS to that drive anyway and than change the drive letters in windows.
Windows XP does -not- have native SATA support and therefore will not recognize a SATA drive without first installing 3rd party drivers. To go around this problem without installing drivers check your BIOS. There might be something in there where the bios will emulate an IDE controller.
If not, you'll need a floppy and the sata drivers. A flash drive will also do if the motherboard bios supports legacy USB. To find the drivers, simply go to the motherboards manufacturers website.
first let the motherboard detect your hardisk, if the motherboard detects your hardisk, that means that your hardisk is just ok, then pull out the memory of your mobo and clean it out with a pencil eraser, then turn on your computer, if the problem still the same, pull out the processor also and clean it with a pencil eraser also, and insert back the processor to its proper place, then turn on your computer, if the problem is still the same, just repair or reformat your hardisk by using a windows installer, and make a backup of your files that are important. hope this help
Test the CMOS BATTERY..TO MAKE SURE ITS GOOD IF NOT REPLACE.If it test good leave out for 5-10 minutes replace.motherboard bios should now beat default settings.reenter the bios.move cd to first boot.save changes.if you do not save changes it will not work.place.computer should now boot from disk.
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Hi emceedrive, I gather you are using ATA/PATA IDE hard disk drives? Each hard disk drive has a large white sticker on it. Listed there are pin settings to set the IDE to Master or slave & Master with a slave. (We want to leave you're drive with windows on it alone). Not changing its jumper or not adding a jumper for now. We are not hooking up you're second drive just yet either. Oh, please you're not an idiot either. Unplug the power cable from the PC & open you're case. Please open you're ASUS P4P800 SE manual to section 2.2.3 Motherboard layout. We want to connect the data cable to SEC_IDE1 first because once PRI_IDE1 is connected you will not be able to connect SEC_IDE1's data cable up to the DVD drive bay. So grab a data cable for you DVD drive. It may have three connectors on it. Plug the connector that is the furthest from the other 2 connectors on the cable into the motherboard slot named SEC_IDE2. The data cable only goes in one way. Run the remainder of the cable up to the DVD player but do not connect it to the player yet. It is ok to fold the data cable which will help in routing it upwards to the DVD bay. Than connect the data cable to you're primary master IDE drive. (The one with windows already installed on it). The data cable should look just like the DVD data cable. Again you want to connect the furthest connector on the data cable into the MB slot named PRI_IDE1. For now it’s best not to install the drive into the drive bay. Stand it up next to your case or lay it down flat with a sheet of paper under it. Connect the power cable to the drive. Plug in the PC's power cord & power up the PC & start pressing the delete key every two seconds until the bios main menu loads. You should see the Primary Hard disk drive listed at the main menu. Now go to the title Boot in the bios. Open boot order. The boot order of the devices should be as follows. Boot device 1. (Floppy Disk Drive) Boot device 2. (DVD Disk Drive) [None shown it’s not connected to the system]. Boot device 3. (Model number of your Primary IDE Master HDD). Once this is set, save the bios & exit. The system should auto restart & windows should load. Let windows finish loading. Than shut down windows normally. Unplug the PC's power cord. Since you had to remove a DVD drive you'll need to set the remaining DVD player's jumper on the drive to a Master & connect the data cable & power cord to it. (You may have to remove the DVD to see where the Master pins are located. It will be marked on the DVD player near the pins). Now take you're new drive, do not insert it into the drive bay. Look at you're Master drive's white label. Set the jumper on the master drive first. It should be set as a Master drive with a slave. Connect a jumper for this. Go to you're new drive. Again look at its white label. Set this drive's jumper as a Slave drive. The Master drive should be connected to the end of the data cable. The new slave drive should be connected to the next in line connector. Once all data cables & power cables are connected plug in the PC's power cord & boot the system, again pressing the delete key every two seconds until the boot main menu loads. Now you should see the Primary IDE Master drive & you're new Primary IDE Slave drive listed. You should also see the DVD as the Secondary IDE Master. Go to the title "Boot" again. Set the boot order as mentioned above. Save & exit the bios. Windows should load as it did before. Once windows has finished loading open windows Explorer & see if you're new slave drive is listed. Shut down the system & unplug the power cord. Unplug the slave drive & mount it into its drive bay. Take a black marker & mark the side of the drive as slave. Disconnect the Master drive & connect it into its drive bay. Reconnect the data cables & power cables. Check all connectors before closing the case up. Re-connect the PC's power cord & boot the system. Everything should be fine. If you have a problem getting the data cable connected to the slave drive because its closer to the DVD drive as opposed to the Primary IDE Master drive you can make the slave drive a Secondary IDE Master (Change its jumper setting according to the drive’s label for Master with a slave) & connect the DVD player as a Secondary IDE Slave. (Change its jumper to slave). Change the Primary IDE Master drive’s jumper as a Master with no slave, single drive. That all.
Good luck emceedrive! Take your time. Any troubles please post here. You should be fine though. Mike
Hi Banyar, lets check the main menu & the boot order in you're bios. Start up the PC, as soon as you see any display on the monitor press the delete key every 2 seconds until the bios main menu loads. This is also where you can see the time & date. List on the left is; Primary IDE Master Primary IDE Slave Secondary IDE Master Secondary IDE Slave Across from these on the right is the matching device. If you have one hard drive the bios will show its model number on the right. Ex: ST150322A. (You're drive will be different). If you have more than one hard drive the second drive, (Should be listed as Primary IDE Slave). CD-ROM drives would be listed as, Secondary IDE Master & Secondary IDE Slave. Write down the model name of the Primary IDE Master on paper. Now go to the title, "Boot" in the bios. Use you're manual & go to page 2-25. High-light, Boot Device Priority & press enter. Set the order as shown in the manual. Make sure the 3rd boot device is set to the correct hard drive listed from the main menu. The model you wrote down. Once set save & exit the bios. The PC will restart. You should no longer receive the error message & windows should boot normally. If windows does not load normally than it is possible that the Primary IDE master drive is not the drive with windows installed on it. You must find the correct drive with windows loaded on it. Connect that drive to the Primary IDE master port. You may need to reset the drive’s pin settings so it is seen as the primary drive. Than change the 3rd device in the bios boot priority list with the correct drive. Windows demands that the operating system be located on the, Primary IDE master port. Please read pages 2-12 & the top of 2-13 in you're manual.