I got a weird problem with a motherboard: It will not recognize my CD-ROM drive connected to its one IDE channel, and my SATA drive comes up as 'having a problem'. The motherboard is an Intel DQ965GF, running a 2.4GB, Core2 Duo processor. The CD-ROM in question is a Toshiba XM-5702B.
- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box above.
- Better answers use proper spelling and grammar.
- Provide details, support with references or personal experience.
Tell us some more! Your answer needs to include more details to help people.You can't post answers that contain an email address.Please enter a valid email address.The email address entered is already associated to an account.Login to postPlease use English characters only.
Tip: The max point reward for answering a question is 15.
This particular motherboard does not provide IDE connections for external devices. The safest option would be to use an IDE expansion card that will plug into the PCI bus and provide normal IDE connections for your devices.
A quick search to google for "ide expansion card" will provide many good results.
i see do you use only 1 ide cable?if you only have 1 ide cable and it is connected to to of your drive...you must put one of your drive's jamper to slave....it must be the cd rom drive...hope it works...
You're Intel motherboard does support up to 4 SATA hard disk drives including SATA CD-ROM / DVD-ROM drive, reader/writers. This MB also includes two serial ATA IDE ports. The most likely reason you're system is not booting is because all SATA ports are all seen as Master drives. By connecting the SATA DVD-ROM drive the bios auto configured the SATA ports. You'll need to enter the bios when you're system boots-up. Press the F2 key on you're keyboard right after hearing a single beep. You will than enter the bios main menu. Listed at the main menu are devices connect to the motherboard. (Instruction on how to move around in the bios is listed at the bottom of the screen). Mainly, the hard disk drive or (drives) and the SATA DVD writer. You'll need to open the Boot tab. Look for boot order. You want the boot order set like so; First boot device: [Floppy disk] drive; if one is connected. Second Boot device: [Primary Hard Disk] drive. (The drive with windows installed on it). (This drive may be ATA IDE or SATA; you did not provide that information). Third Boot device: [DVD-Rom] drive. Save and exit the bios. The system will auto restart. You're windows operating system should load correctly after the auto re-start. The SATA data cable and the SATA power cable should be checked for good connection. It only takes a little bump to make either loose. Here is the link to Intel for you're motherboard; http://downloadcenter.intel.com/SearchResult.aspx?lang=eng&keyword=%22+D102GGC2+%22
No Boot (system does post) - Hard drives not detected
Check jumper settings on all IDE devices
Verify that IDE controller is configured correctly in the BIOS
Check to make sure that the drive is connected to the correct controller
Make sure drives are configured correctly for RAID
Verify Onchip IDE configuration for ICH5 SATA operation is set correctly
Test drives with different IDE/SATA cables