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ECS K8M800 bios can't detect hd pata seagate

My mobo ECS K8M800 bios can't detect hd pata seagate st380215a 80 gb, I use a pata with 10gb of seagate together with dvd recorder and a cd recorder,
sometimes, the hd 80gd is recognized by the bios, when it's alone, but with the 98 boot disk the fdisk catn' find the hd.
I have tried as master and slave and nothing.

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  • leogvt Feb 01, 2008

    I have tried all positions with the jumpers

  • Dr_Roger May 10, 2008

    I have a Wintergreen machine that was equipped with a Linux OS. I
    trashed Linux and installed Win 2000 and later upgraded to XP
    Pro. Worked beautifully until the Wireless Router failed and 127
    invaders played havoc with my machine. Backed up files and tried
    to reinstalled XP. After files installed, the machine rebotted
    and would not complete the installation but rebotted and started the
    install process over again.

    Check into BIOS, the HD was not being recognized. Had the HD
    tested and they said it was dead. Purchased a new WD 320
    drive. I am having the same problem in that BIOS recognizes
    the drive but tells me that BIOS is off for that drive.

    I cannot find anything in BIOS that turns on or off BIOS access to the drive.

    Can you help?

    Dr. Roger



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Posted on Feb 02, 2008

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How you setting the jumper, pls refer to mobo manual book or HDD or your DVD/CD recorder. i gues your problem is in setting the jumper. thx

Posted on Feb 01, 2008

  • BlackMobo Feb 02, 2008

    i don't know how you try to setting the jumper(cause you are not tell clearly here), if the problem is with the mobo, when you put alone the 80gb hdd may be you won't detect it.

    from your description i assume that you have four drive(1. Hdd 80gb, 2. hdd 40gb, 3. DVD recorder and CD recorder) isn't it? ok if so,
    #1. try to install just HDD 80gb and hdd 40gb first, sett the jumper to Primary and
    secondary Master, it's up to you whether 80gb or 40gb that is the master. if it's
    detected with the bios, usually it will detected with the fdisk too., then try to install
    the DVD and CD Recorder to Primary and Secondary slave.




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