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My secondary ide is not letting me play music or open files
i get a invalid win32 application
i have tried everything but to no avail
i hear i can set my ide to 32 bits
im useing a7s333 motherboard with a amd 1900
pc desktop
running windows xp pro
730mb memory
2-40gb hd
sound blaster live
10/100 ethernet nic card

everything works except the secondary ide

also it appears to work when i place it on the primary
i dont want to do this as i have two hdd's

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  • theataband Mar 08, 2008

    i already did this

    there are no problems with any of the parts or the motherboard

    does any one know how to set the bios to 32 bit for the IDE

  • theataband Mar 10, 2008

    just because you havent a board of this doesnt mean i have to automatically format the harddrive

    i would expect that from a newbie or an unexperienced tech

    as well

    the ide connector was already dected by the bios

    there was and is an update on the computerand mb

    i formated the harddrive and even installed a new hd

    i even aquired the manual

    i even tried to put a 40 80 ide ribbon and still got the same results

    i wont need further comments to this post as the main cause is the ide connection not the south bridge

  • Stephen Scheneman
    Stephen Scheneman May 11, 2010

    This is probably a stupid question, but is your secondary IDE controller enabled in your bios?



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Format system and reinstall oprating system
if problem still continue so update bios
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  • Harshad Patel
    Harshad Patel Mar 10, 2008

    not any other solution because ide connector directly attach with

    south bridge your bridge may be faulty so i will advise you purchase PCI TO IDE card .



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