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MS 6712 motherboard

Unable to boot XP - tried the main and spare back up HDD with XP installed.
At boot up displays "IDE 0 no 80 conductor installed"- bios still picks up the HDD type.
Tried HDD on IDE 1 same as above "IDE 1 no 80 conductor installed"- after bios the screen is out of sync displaying random data.
The system only has RAM, HDD, and AGP installed now for testing the fault.
Help - has the motherboard gone faulty, or what?

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  • colfix Feb 01, 2008

    Thanks for you help -I have solved the problem:-

    Tried one of the HDD on a spare pc and the screen was the same -random data on screen, so tried the spare HDD, same result, for some reason the 2 HDD's had been corrupted?? Reloaded XP on the main pc and pc is now ok - but at boot-up 'no 80 way ribbon cable connected to IDE-0' is displayed, -this I do not understand, but pc is ok - many thanks.

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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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