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PATA Harddisk connection

I am having difficulties connecting PATA Harddisk to my K8Vmx motherboard. Please guide me on how to connect it to the board and how to boot the system from this device

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Hi Murtazasoni, if you have the manual for K8V-MX motherboard you shouldn't have any troubles. You can download it from this link, Win XP; http://support.asus.com/download/download.aspx?modelname=K8V-MX&SLanguage=en-us
The IDE data ribbon only connects to the PATA drive & motherboard in one direction. Please see the top of page 1-22 for instructions. Most data ribbons for IDE drives have three connectors. The connector farthest from the other two connectors (Two connectors very close to each other), is plugged directly to the motherboard as shown & explained on the top of page 1-22.
If you are only connecting 1 PATA drive to the data ribbon, connect it to the last connector on the ribbon, leaving the next connector for another PATA drive.
Setting the jumper on a PATA drive. Every hard disk drive has a large white sticker on it. This sticker includes information about the drive. Things like the model number of the drive. There is also information regarding how the drive is to be set. Example: if the drive is to be the only drive in the system its jumper should be set to (Master drive only). If there is another PATA drive in the system connected to the same ribbon cable than change the jumper on the drive to, (Master with a Slave). The second PATA drive's jumper must be set to, (Slave). Connect the power cable to the PATA drive ['s]. Re-check all connectors (internally) before closing the case. Boot the system & press the Delete key on the keyboard every two seconds until the main bios menu opens. Open your manual to the top of page 2-7. Here you'll learn how to move about while in the bios. At the main menu you should see your PATA drive. Listed to the right of Primary IDE Master you should see the model number of the PATA drive listed. If not than the drive was not connected correctly. Shut down the system. Unplug the power cord from the system, open the case & re-check the data ribbon for correct orientation, solid insertion & solid insertion of power cable to drive. Connect the power cord to the system & boot to the bios again. Once the drive is listed go to the title Boot, section 2.6, page 2-27 & follow the instruction through to page 2-28.
Open your CD-ROM drive & load your windows CD, close the CD drawl.
Save bios changes & exit. The system will auto restart.
The system should start loading windows if you set the boot device correctly as shown in the manual.
If you find this too difficult to follow, suggest you ask a friend with more PC knowledge for assistance.

Good luck!
Mike

Posted on Sep 09, 2008

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