I received a error "secondary ide channel no 80 conductor cable installed." I inspected the cable... it's ok. I think it may be the bios... I want to try to remove the battery, but I'm not sure where the battery is.... would it be about the size of nickel located on the other side of the mb from the bios?? any other suggestions? T HANKS! JOHN
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Re: cmos checksum error
That warning (and it's just a warning) is telling you that the IDE port can handle an 80-pin cable, but you've only got the standard 40-pin cable attached. There is no problem, but that message will always come up unless you use the faster cable. (cheap item)
The title says something about a CMOS checksum error, so i'll answer that too. That usually happens when someone has reset the BIOS back to defaults either by shorting the reset pins or by removing the battery (which looks exactly like you described).
You'll probably want to go into the BIOS and set things back up... date and time etc.
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This error is not the same as a CMOS Checksum Error, which refers to corrupted values of the CMOS settings, the ones you set through the BIOS setup program. This error means the contents of the BIOS code itself are damaged.
During the boot process you will see on the screen to press delete to enter setup Press and hold delete during the boot up process to enter BIOSyou can load failsafe defaultsor load optimized defaults ,press escape then press f10 to save to cmos to restart click start control panel date and time you can make your adjustments to the date and time from there also right click on the date and time on the bottom toolbar (bottom of screen)you should seeAdjust date and time tab hope this helps you
That depends upon the IDE cable you are attaching the CD ROM to.
There are two IDE cables attached to the motherboard, on IDE 1 connector/cable will be your boot hard drive (C drive) and this will be jumpered to Master and you can attach the CD ROM drive to this cable and set the jumper on the CD drive as Slave.
On IDE 2 connector/cable if there are no drives attached to this cable then the CD ROM drive can be jumpered as Master or Slave..
If there is another drive on the same IDE 2 cable then look at the jumper on that drive, if it is jumpered to Master then the CD drive needs to be jumpered to Slave. If the existing drive is jumpered as Slave then the CD drive needs to be jumpered as Master.
Both drives on the same IDE cable cannot be jumpered with the same setting.
If it is a SATA drive, check the manual of the motherboard for SATA options/configuration in BIOS.
If it is an IDE drive, I suspect a bad configuration.
Set the jumper in CS (cable select) mode. You may connect it to the primary (end) or to the secondary (middle) connector of the IDE cable. Be sure there is no other drive on the same cable. Turn on your computer and verify if there is any changes in BIOS.
If the drive is not seen in BIOS the cable or the unit may be damaged or incompatible with your computer.
If the drive is seen in BIOS turn the computer off.
Now, you may add any other drive (if any) on the remaining connector on the same cable as it follows :
- set the jumper as Master or Cable Select if you connect the drive to the primary connector (end), or
- set the jumper as Slave or Cable Select if you connect the drive to the secondary connector (middle).
You want to install a CD Drive. Ok you are Following these steps....
Unplug the power cable from your power supply and open your Computer case.
Determine which drive bay you are going to install a CD-ROM into. You should pick on of the uppermost drive bays
Before you install a CD-ROM, make sure you have the proper jumper settings. You are only installing a single CD-ROM, set the jumpers as MASTER. The jumper settings are different for each CD-ROM drive, so consult your owner's manual so you know which pins to cover up.
Once you have the jumpers set, install your CD-ROM in the computer's case. How you secure the CD-ROM in one of the uppermost drive bays depends on your case. Some CD-ROM drives have to be screwed into the drive bay.
Connect the power to the back of the CD-ROM drive, then connect the ribbon cable to the back of the CD-ROM drive. Your ribbon cable has three connectors, one in the middle and one on each end. The middle connector is a SLAVE connector that is used if you would install an additional CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive.
Connect one of the end connectors to the CD-ROM drive, and connect the other end connector to the appropriate spot on your motherboard. Note, hard drives and CD-ROM drives have the same style of connector on the motherboard. You want to connect your CD-ROM drive to the motherboard slot that isn't red or is the highest numbered of all the IDE slots.
Power on your computer after you plug it in. Your computer should recognize the new CD-ROM. If it doesn't, go into your motherboards BIOS and search around for the IDE channels, they need to be set to automatically.
First your XP should have the system files means bootable files and do the format of the dard drive then do the drive partion and start the xp instalation. you are still you are not clear of this problam cheeak with another pc with working status
Please remove the jumper from hard drive and instal as additinal storage on another mechine and cheak the harddisk the drive is ok then delete the all data and do the fresh partions
Still you are not solove the problam goto the nearest service center they will clear the problam
If you have other Optical Drive in your computer like a CDwriter then installed it where that LG 52x CDROM drive. Observe if the same problem occur after 2 or 3 hours.
Try connecting the CDROM drive to the IDE ports (Secondary IDE port) like setting its jumper to Master.
Ensure that the connection to its power supply is firm.
Change the setting of your POWER OPTIONS which is under the CONTROL PANEL and change the setting for TURN-OFF HARD DISK to NEVER.
I would think either your IDE cable is faulty or the IDE connector on the motherboard, try swapping cables or use a double IDE cable on IDE 1 connector.
You may have a faulty drive ide connection input in which case a new DVD Rom is the answer, only cheap nowadays.