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My new k9A2 motherboard is a beauty. however, it's having a fit. It only detects optical drive when it's connected to the IDE drive by itself. When i try installing a IDE drive in either master or slave with the correct jumper settings along with optical it wont detect either optical or hard drive. I tried using a SATA drive but similar problem. This motherboard wont detect any hard drives.
here are the specs
500W power supply
MSI k9A2 CF bios ver. 1.4
AMD phenom8650 3x
liteon 20x DVD writer
ATI Radeon HD3450 512mb DDR2
320GB EIDE Western Digital Caviar SE
250GB SATA seagate baracuda ES.2
2G DDR2 RAM
Windows Vista home edition
I once heard someone say you have to have the Sata controller enabled also to run the combination of both being detected. Go into your Bios and make sure IDE & SATA controller are both enabled. You did not mention if your optical drive was Sata or not. They are not too expensive and worth the money. Just hook it up to one of the purple Sata connectors on your board. The IDE I would configure the Master - Slave all on one cable to the IDE connector, There is only one anyways. A little tinkering & you should get it figured out. I've been having worse problems with mine all week but just now getting a few bugs out. Good luck!
Posted on Mar 05, 2009
Try bios settings it may be set for a particular hard drive not yours and not on auto detect set for auto detect
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
One bad lead can cause a computer to continue on a cycle or to shutdown or fail to detect your hard drive
Test all leads that attach to your hard drive including electrical extensions,IDE,SATA
the leads from your motherboard to your hard drive make sure they have a secure connection and are not faulty or just replace them there probably old and faulty
hope this helps
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