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ASRock K7VM3 2nd IDE won't detect any drives

I had an ASRock K7VM3 motherboard that died and I never had any problems with the board so I bought another identical board. Now it won't detect any drives on the 2nd IDE. I have tried every combination of drives and jumper settings but the 2nd IDE will not detect any drive...PLEASE HELP!!! Thank you.

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  • sayful May 08, 2008

    yes I have the some problem, i don,t detect my 2 IDE bus controller. now and NTLRD file is also missing, Pls help me to How to solve this problem?

  • Anonymous Jan 14, 2009

    Same problem. Mother worked fine until yesterday, when power supply died. I replaced it, but it gave me a lot of trouble until the computer started. I cleaned contacts at RAM, add-on video card and it came to life. But it is now very unstable: at first, it began recognising randomly the DVD drive ( even with the several different drives i tried: SONY CD, SONY DVD, LITE-ON DVD Combo. Now it doesn't recognise any of them. I tried changing flat cables too. Now it boots XP normally but freezes up after a variable amount of time, from a few seconds to a few minutes after booting is completed. Voltages are a kind of strange, as Everest reported: low cmos battery and under 5/12 v for the mainboard. I'll try another power supply. Any idea? thanks



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Changing power supply again solved this issue. Now motherboard behaves normally. The previous power supply works fine with other motherboard, but not with the K7VM3. There must be some slight difference that is not tolerable by K7VM3.

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Go into the BIOS and make sure the 2nd IDE channel is enabled and set to auto detect.

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