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 ..................,
I will show a trick about how to install an operation system when you have an erased sata Hdd ..and cause of the lack of a raid driver it is blocking the boot and not let you boot even from cd ... Insert the boot-able installation cd ...choose to boot first from cd ..and to trick the computer just remove the power supply from the Sata Hdd ...This way you will make it go on and boot from cd ...Keep in mind that the primary drivers and files that are loaded when the installation starts ..are not stored on the hdd..so it will not see the drive missing ...after it starts to load files...and before getting to the agreement ..just plug the supply back to the Hdd.. in this point the primary drivers will be already loaded ..and the computer it is already seeing the hard drive ...and will continue the installation like on any other one without any problems... Good Luck !
Put the Windows CD disk into the CD-drive.
Turn the computer off.
Turn the computer on, and immediately look for a message like "press F12 to change boot order", or something like that. Tell the computer to first try to boot from the CD-drive. When it boots, the installation process will start.
Remove harddrive make sure it is set to master. while hard drive is out boot up computer it will boot to the motherboard. Find the boot menu and set your cd drive as the first device. Save and shut down the computer. Install your hard drive now boot up and as soon as you can insert disk.
Shut down the computer.Disconnect the ide cable from hdd .Just connect using primary hdd and boot the computer. Shut down the computer. Connect the secondary hdd both IDE and power cable. Restart the system and go to bios . Check if the both hdd are detected in bios. If detected boot to desktop. If not detected reset bios settings to default.Restart computer and check. IF still not detected shutdown computer.Disconnected secondary hdd and primary hdd,connected secondary hdd to primary ide connecter and check in bios. If still not detected try connecting secondard hdd on different computer and check.
1. DOS disk doesn't recognize SATA, that's the truth
2. You're going to have a problem if you install OS in your computer (solution: do not select SATA in HDD type but rather IDE)
3. For your SATA HDD to become primary (boot first) try to select your SATA HDD as devic first to boot..
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
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.
Check the bios to see if it made the pata drive primary. If it did the system will try to boot off of your backup drive and you could think that it is not seeing your sata drive. If that is the problem you must go into the drive configuration and make the sata primary.
Using SATA, there is no Primary/Secondary Master/Slave connection. Each HDD is connected to One port straight.
As for partitioning, you can either use Fdisk or you can boot straight from the Windows CD and create Partitions and load Windows.