I have just done an apgrade using the foxconn 945G7MA-8KS2H motherboard. I have installed my super ata hard drive on IDE1 (actually tried 3 of them) and a cd drive on IDE2 (again 3 different drives) the system seems to only be able to register a drive on one channel at a time or both on one? After a week of tyring i sent it back at the suppliers request, only to get the same board back?? with the same problem?? I had tried a bios upgrade that they sent me by email but without any luck. Is there anything I'm obviously missing before I phone them back and look stupid?
Are you using a 80 pin super ata cable or a old 40 pin?. Have you tried different jumpers on the drive`s slave/mater/cable select?. Have you made sure that all the channels are turned on in the bios?. Make sure they are all set to auto. I know you probable checked all these things already. But just wanted to make sure that you didn't over look some thing simple.
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4) C.S.A Gigabit Ethernet -> Auto 5) Onboard 1394 Device -> Enabled 6) Onboard Promise IDE -> Disabled 7) AC97 Audio -> Enabled 8) Set Super I/O -> Leave Alone
However let's not cut hairs here. MAIN thing you need to do F-I-R-S-T, is to write down the settings as they are, BEFORE making changes.
In case a mistake is made, you can go back into BIOS Setup - Integrated Peripherals, and change the settings back to the way they were originally. This way you can at least use the IDE harddrive, and IDE optical drive, with no SATA optical drive.
Then steam under your collar, find someone who knows more, than Ol' Joe. (Better to have you ********** at me, than leave you with a non-working computer)
Don't forget to Save Changes, or it will be like you have done nothing at all. (Need the User Manual for that mobo? Post back in a Comment)
According to Intel 945G chipset supports Celeron D up to Core2Duo. Intel
Gigabyte's 945 DS3 even supports up to Core2Quad. GByte
Foxconn has 3 mobo bios from there site. Foxconn
According to their date: Latest to oldest
4BFF1P56No Version4BFF1P40 Have you tried installing the no version bios?In my experience some latest bios have some problems with other devices so try to use the no version bios. or try a different mobo bios with the same chipset from Foxconn. below are two foxconn mobo models i can't see the difference. 945G7MA-8EKRS2945G7MA-8EKRS2H Update at your own risk.. hope this helps, thanks for posting.
you will have to set one as a slave or set as a raid pair During the boot process you will see on the screen to press a certain key to enter setup Press and hold that key during the boot up process to enter BIOS the scroll down to advanced bios features press enter change your first boot device to cd,press escape then press f10 to save to cmos to restart (note after you have loaded the operating system you must go back and change the first boot device to your hard drive) The BIOS is AMI. Under ADVANCED SETUP: The options listed for 1st,2nd ,3rd Boot device include:
IDE-0 means Pri master ? IDE-1 means Pri slave ? IDE-2 means Sec master ? IDE-3 means Sec slave ?
try this first. (If I am understanding you correctly).
Power on the PC, press the Delete key every two seconds untill the boot menu loads. Go to the title, Boot. Set you're boot device's in the correct order. They should be listed as follows.
1st Boot device Floppy drive. (If a floppy drive is connected).
2nd Boot device CD-ROM/DVD drive.
3rd Boot device Hard drive.
(If you're CD-ROM drive is not listed in the bios main menu, than you're CD-ROM drive is not connected correctly). Please check the CD-ROM data cable is firmly & correctly connected), also check the power cable is firmly connected). If you are using more than one CD/DVD-ROM drive on the same data cable, check that you are listing the correct CD/DVD drive in the boot order. To change the drive's order while in the Boot menu, see page 34 in you're manual.
If the above does not address you're problem, please describe the issue/problem again.
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