Question about PC Desktops
I have recently installed a Gigabyte S -series motherboard on my PC which only has one Ide connection so had to get ide cable with 2 connectors to connect Hard drive and cd-rw.
I started the PC up and fans started whirring and everything seemed fine so I went to open CD-RW to put in in Motherboard Chipsets,Drivers CD and CD-RW drawer will not open seems dead.
A friend asked if i had changed jumper settings on HD & CD-RW which I hadnt, so tried changinging jumper setting on HD from CS to Master and CD-RW to Slave from CS.
Restarted PC and still nothing.
I have bought another CD-RW to see if that was the problem but still nothing.
Any ideas on how I can cure this problem as until I can load the Motherboard drivers I wont be able to use my PC.
Hi, please check the power connector to the drive. if it is ok, restart the pc, enter BIOS setup, check whether the drive is detected or not in the drive configuration. if not there, check the jumper settings once again. for the new motherboards with one IDE and SATA interfaces, jumper settings are important. once i had the same problem.
Posted on Jun 22, 2008
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During the boot process you will see on the screen to press a certain key to enter setup IDE-0 means Pri master ?
Press and hold that key during the boot up process to enter BIOS the using arrow key scroll down to advanced bios features press enter check to make sure the first boot device is set to your hard drive
IDE-1 means Pri slave ?
IDE-2 means Sec master ?
IDE-3 means Sec slave ?
IDE-0 means Pri master ?
the leads from your ((motherboard to your hard drive)) make sure they have a secure dust free connections and are not faulty or just replace them they could be faulty
make sure all leads that are attached to your drives dvd\cd 3 1/2 inch floppy have secure connections and are not faulty or just replace them they could be faulty ?
even something as small as an electrical extension or a faulty fan lead can cause this problem
a computer needs all of the data and electrical current to travel through every working device and to have an end to be able work properly
motherboard and a hard drive any leads between them will fail before your motherboard or your hard drive if its a flat ribbon 40 pin type IDE replace it this will be the first to fail check all electrical extensions make sure they are securely seated even the cd/dvd floppy drives need to have current go through make sure these drives are working
make sure the CPU central processing unit has thermal paste and dust free and is securely seated
make sure your computer ram modules are securely seated with no dust in sockets also Cmos battery has charge with no dust in the socket some motherboards cmos batteries are soldered in
hope this helps
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