I have a problem with the primary hdd. It does not boot up, well, it tries to boot up but then the system shuts down and goes back to the boot process. I checked in bios and shows that the primary IDE master drive is not present and only the optical drive in secondary IDE master drive is present but the SATA drive does show in boot menu.
I am not able to have it formatted. during the windows set up page it tells me the hard drive is not present.
Thinking that the problem is with the hard drive, i plugged it in another mainboard and it worked fine but the bios on that main board shows the Second Channel IDE master as the SATA drive (it is an MSI mainboard). So, i am thinking that i may have missed a setting/s for windows setup to recognize the hard drive.
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there is no diffrence between primary & third ide hdd ,if you install nay booteble hdd in master so system try to from that frist .
boot sequence of motherboard is try to boot from primary master first
then Primary slave then secondary master and then master secondary ..................,
SHUT DOWN COMPUTER AND CLEAR CMOS BY RESETTING JUMPER ON MOTHERBOARD AND THEN RETURN JUMPER TO NORMAL POSITION OR USE RESET BUTTON. UNPLUG ALL HDD SATA CONNECTORS FROM HDD. BOOT COMPUTER TO BIOS. MAKE SURE ENABLE ALL SATA IS ENABLED, PRESS F10 AND EXIT.YOU WANT TO SHUT DOWN AGAIN. NOW REATTACH SATA HDD AND CONNECTORS AND BOOT TO BIOS AGAIN. NOW HIT F10 AND LET COMPUTER RESTART AND LOAD INTO THE OS. LOGON AND CHECK DEVICE MANAGER..SHOULD BE THERE. IF NOT CHECK MOTHER BOARD WEB SITE FOR BIOS UPDATE. IF BIOS UPDATE DOESN'T DO THE TRICK, SHUT DOWN AND DISCONNECT THE IDE DRIVE, UNLESS IT CONTAINS YOUR OS. TRY BOOTING TO BIOS AND CHANGE ORDER OF 1ST BOOT OPTIONS, HIT F10 AND EXIT AND ALLOW COMPUTER TO BOOT TO OS, THEN LOGON, GO TO DEVICE MANAGER AND REMOVE IDE AND RESTART, ONLY IF THIS HDD DOES NOT CONTAIN OS. YOU SHOULD BE FINE AFTER THIS, OR INSTALL YOUR OS ON THE SATA HDD.
Boot up into your Bios and make sure your SATA is enabled and set, then save. Make sure your primary drive is on SATA 0 and your second is SATA 1, I tend to start my optical drives at SATA 5 and work my way down to avoid changing ports on an upgrade. Also make sure your using \hard disks complient with your SATA controlers version.
your HDD may be bad. I have had a number of HDD that appear fine in the BIOS but won't format either via the install disk or separately via a Linux boot disc.(You can somtimes hear them clicking on and off [seeking])
If you are mad keen on the drive, then D/L 'Hirens Boot Disc' and boot into the DOS mode (it also has a Mini XP mode).and use the HDD format utlity 'killdisk'. This will remove anything on the drive, format it and set it up ready for a fresh install.
If Hirens Boot Disk can't see the SATA drive then its stuffed.. for sure..
Dear friend you i think you have to operating system in to hard drive.. Please... format the IDE hard drive... if IDE hard drive is Primary hard drive then go to the BIOS, In BIOS go Boot Sequence you may see there Hard disk Priority option.. Let set Sata hard drive as first one.. Then your computer Boot from sata Harddrive... thanks...
Please do this first.. Set sata as first hard Drive from BIOS Hard disk Priority Option.. then Format IDE Hard drive..
Thanks Sumon.. i think it will solve your problem..
Hi rafiqbrush, let me go over a few things for the P5B MB. There is a total of 5 serial ATA SATA drive ports on the board & one ATA IDE/PATA port. The 4 main SATA ports are numbered, 1 - 4. Your primary SATA drive must be connected to SATA port 1. Your second SATA drive must be connected to SATA port 3. See page 2-26 in your manual. All SATA drives are seen as master drives. Once the two SATA drives are connected (As per manual), boot to the bios main menu. At the main bios menu make sure your bios shows both SATA drives. Than go to the bios title "Boot". Make sure your primary SATA drive 1 is listed in the boot order. Save & exit the bios. (SATA drive 1 must have windows installed on it). Link to Asus P5B web site; http://support.asus.com/download/download.aspx?modelname=P5B&SLanguage=en-us
Good luck rafiqbrush! Thank you for using fixya. Mike
You must enter setup at boot and select the CD/DVD as first boot. Then ensure that the BIOS settings have SATA enabled. When CD/DVD is first boot watch the screen for 'press any key to boot from cd' message is displayed. The boot screen will say how to enter setup. Typical buttons are F2, Delete, F1, F10 -you did not say which manufacturer. OEM trumps mobo maker with BIOS setup.
There is no problem about that because my system here was all removable storage detected.its thesame (SATA) ..If try to safely remove that you cannot remove because it was use by the system so don't worry about that.