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Re: Strating up problem
Please update MB with the latest bios version: http://www.ecs.com.tw/ECSWebSite/Products/ProductsDetail.aspx?detailid=685&DetailName=Bios&MenuID=1&LanID=9 Flash from a floppy disk. Re check bios after flash. Go to Boot section. Make sure you have the correct drive listed in the boot order. If trouble still continues. Go to the serial ATA SATA hard drive's manufactures site. Download the tools/utilities & set the drive up with their bootable floppy disk software. (Do this without the IDE connected to the system). Try installing windows. You shouldn't have a problem. (The bootable floppy can also test the drive). Luck! If problem returns, please include detailed results. Mike
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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 ..................,
When the system is booting go into the bios settings. The option for sata drive detection may need to be turned on there, once verifying that option is on save & reboot the pc and it should detect the sata drive.
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.
Try Hirens Boot CD. It has a lot of programs on it to detect format etc. I think your hard drive has a missing or corrupt MBR and it needs to be replaced. When I have had a hard dive not recognized I hve used Super Fdisk to format and reset hard drive. On the boot disk