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AMD Socket-A Based VIA KT266A Chipset ATX Motherboard
AMD Recommended Motherboard
D: DDR266 SDRAM R: Promise IDE-RAID (0,1) A: CMedia 8738 6-channel hardware audio on board G: Universal AGP Pro slot O: Overclocking, set up FSB by 1MHz increment N: 10/100 Mbps Ethernet by ICS PHY Controller
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Processor Click here for maximum CPU support Click here for maximum Front Side Bus (FSB) support Interface Socket "A"(462) Chipset Type VIA KT266A Chipset Description VIA KT266A / 8233 CE Version Chipset Supports 200/266 MHz FSB Form Factor ATX Memory Type DDR SDRAM Memory Description Three DDR 2.5V DIMM sockets support up to 3GB*. 184-pin PC2100/PC1600 non-ECC, unbuffered DDR SDRAM memory. *recommended to use 3 sticks of DDR200(PC1600), or 2 DDR266(PC2100) memory on this board. Expansion Slots Five 32-bit Bus Mastering PCI slots (V2.2 compliant) One Universal AGP Pro slot (supports 1x/2x/4x modes) Expansion Slot Types Five 32-bit Bus Mastering PCI IDE Type UDMA 33/66/100 IDE Description Four independent channels for 8 IDE devices (2 for RAID) Supports up to PIO mode 5 & Ultra DMA 33/66/100 Two PCI bus mastering ATA E-IDE ports Audio Description On board CMI 8738 audio chip providing 6-channel audio solution IO Port Description Two RS-232 serial ports (16550 UART compatible) One parallel printer port (SPP/EPP/ECP mode) One FDD port (supports 3 modes, 1.2/1.44/2.88MB FDD) Provides IrDA with optional cable for transceiver Provides 6 USB ports (2* rear, 4*front) IO Connection Description PS/2 Mini-DIN mouse & keyboard ports Two USB ports One RJ45 connector Two D-Sub 9-pin male serial ports One D-Sub 25-pin female printer port Audio I/O: LINE-OUT x 1, LINE-IN x 1, MIC JACK x 1 One game port BIOS Description Award PCI BIOS with ACPI function Supports multiple-boot from E-IDE / SCSI / CD-ROM / FDD / LS120 / ZIP 2 Mbyte Flash ROM Health Monitoring Description On board voltage monitors for CPU Vcore, +3.3, +5V & +12V CPU fan speed monitor CPU temperature monitoring through flexible thermal sensor Dimension Description Four layers, 30.5 cm x 23 cm (12" x 9.05") ATX form factor
Certification FCC Class B & CE EMI Regulation CompliantPC99 Compliant Compatibilities WinXP / Win2000 / WinNT / WinME / Win98SE / Linux / FreeBSD Warranty All SOYO products are designed to offer stability and flexibility, and are tested to ensure highest reliability. We offer a 1 year limited warranty on this SOYO product.
IF THERE IS ANOTHER IDE PORT FOR A SECONDARY DRIVE i WOULD TRY TO SWITCH OVER TO IT . IF NOT THE MOBO MAY HAVE A PROBLEM WITH THE IDE PORT. VEIRFIED THAT THE DRIVES ARE CORRECT AND TRY TO CHANGE THE BOOT ORDER IN BIOS .
You didn't indicate if your Hard drive is a SATA or PATA. So, I'm going to assume the problem your having is that the drive is a PATA, and your trying to install another PATA drive, when the board only comes with one IDE slot for PATA style drives. What you need to do is to exchange the CD ROM drive for a SATA drive, so you can put it in one fo the SATA ports. If they are both SATA, then just plug it into one of the SATA ports.
Good Day sir, hi, Have you tried to enable the IDE on BIOS setup. If the Bios setup did not solve the IDE problem, check the IDE port of the HARD drive, check if there are bent pins.
If still wont work, you can buy a PCI to IDE/SATA card, this is an expansion card in PCI format with IDE and SATA port.We use this card incase the IDE or SATA on the motherboard gets bad. Connect it on the available PCI slot. Then connect the IDE cable of the Hard disk to this card. Thats it.
Once you reset the bios everything goes to manufactures default settings. You will need to make some changes within the bios. You'll need the help of the manual. See page 3-20. If your operating system is loaded on to the ATA IDE drive make sure you set bios settings as follows: Connect the ATA IDE to MB primary master IDE port. Connect the ATA SATA drive to the MB's first SATA port. ATA Configuration Set as, [P-ATA+S-ATA] S-ATA Keep [Enabled] Set to [Yes] This enables the SATA controller. P-ATA Keep [Enabled] Set to [Yes] This enables the IDE controller. On-chip IDE configuration, "ATA Configuration = [P-ATA+S-ATA]". Next go to Boot menu. Make sure the ATA IDE drive is chosen as boot device three. First boot device [Floppy] (If you have a floppy disk drive connected.) Second boot device would be [DVD/CD-ROM] drive. This should be connected to the MB's secondary IDE port & the DVD/CD-ROM drives Master/Slave jumper, set to Master. Third boot device [ATA IDE drive] If your boot drive is the SATA drive than set: third boot device to the SATA drive. (Hard disk drive with operating system loaded on it). Save your changes & exit the bios. Keep in mind all ATA SATA drives are seen as Master drives. SATA drives are seen by the SATA controller & in order by their connection to the SATA port number. Save & exit the bios. The system will auto restart. Windows should start.
If you are using a SP2 XP or Vista installation disk, then the SATA drivers are usually not needed as both have the drivers built in. SATA is far better to use for your hard drive. If perchance the drivers are needed, they should have come with your motherboard but I highly doubt they will be. I haven't had one yet in a new installation where the drivers were needed.
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Hi Conor, every SATA drive is a master drive. With that in mind you're SATA must have windows installed on it. Please disconnect the data cable & power cable's from the IDE drives.
(Do not reconnect either IDE untill you have finished).
Install windows on the SATA drive. Install all the needed drivers, than update windows. When finished Check the pin setting on the IDE drives. Set one as the "master with a slave" & the other as the slave. Than you can add both into the system. If you had windows on one of the IDE's just delete the root files on that drive so it does not conflict with the new windows on the SATA drive. Go in the bios make sure you have the SATA drive as the boot drive & not either of the IDE drives. If the system still shuts down after all this, try replacing the data cable for the IDE drives (Both should be on the same data cable). Swap the power connector from the CD-ROM drive to the IDE.
Next, if you're system still shuts down after adding either of the IDE drives, than swap the ports. Connect the CD-ROM to the primary IDE port on the board & the IDE hard drive to the IDE slave port. (This is for testing only). Double check all power connections from the power supply to the motherboard. Leave the case opened. Look at the board when booted. Watch for the the case LED's lighting up & flashing cr-rom's LED flashes, look at the CPU fan. Make sure all fan's are running & listen for the drives running.
Let me know if anything changed or not. Post any thing odd or if any thing did or didn't work & I'll go from there. Everything is a test & error soulation. One change at a time.