Hi I have an asus A8S-X motherboard and I have taken out my old IDE hard drives and put in 2 new Sata drives, My pc will boot up but it will not recognize my second drive and when I go to CMOS it shows them as 3rd master & 4th master drives, whats going on here.
This motherboard only supports SATA 1 and is not good at the step back feature that SATA 2 has for backward compatability.
If you have SATA 2 drives, see if the your drives have a jumper to set the to 150Mbps transfer rate for backward compatability with SATA 1.
If you have SATA 1 drives or PATA drives you may be dealing with the partition/format problem mentioned above.
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hi check the master and slave settings if you are using IDE hard drive. if using SATA drive check bios setting is set to detect drives at boot up some motherboards use ide settings for Sata drives if this is not the problem check ram is inserted in the correct slots on the motherboard too
get to the bios boot section
( on starting the computer hold down the delete key until the bios screen shows
in that section you will see boot preference
organize the sequence that the unit will boot from save and esc
so sata hard drive =1
external hard dive =3 etc
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 make sure all leads that are attached to your drives dvd\cd 3 1/2 inch floppy have secure connections and are not faulty even the electic extensions or just replace them they are probably old and faulty a computer needs its connections to have an end so any faulty leads will end up with a computer error hope this helps
Good Day sir, hi, Have you tried to enable the IDE on BIOS setup. If the Bios setup did not solve the IDE problem, check the IDE port of the HARD drive, check if there are bent pins.
If still wont work, you can buy a PCI to IDE/SATA card, this is an expansion card in PCI format with IDE and SATA port.We use this card incase the IDE or SATA on the motherboard gets bad. Connect it on the available PCI slot. Then connect the IDE cable of the Hard disk to this card. Thats it.
Check the BIOS settings at boot up to see if you can select the primary hard drive there. Several motherboards have this option and it's buried in the boot settings. Let us know how it works out and good luck...
All you need is the hard drive manufacture's setup software. Flashing you're bios is not the answer. On each drive (SATA & IDE) is the name & model number. Go to the Mf's site & download the free setup software, tools & utilities. Most sites will list software you can download to creat a bootable floppy disk or software to creat a bootable CD. Run the software on the SATA drive. Than unplug the SATA data cable & connect one IDE at a time. Again down load the Mfg's setup software. Do the same for the other IDE. Disconnect the data cable for the IDE drives. Do a fresh install of windows. (DO not allow windows to format the drive)! Just install windows & the motherboard drivers. Than update windows. Durring reboot press & hold the power on button on the PC untill it powers off. Connect the two IDE drives. Check the pin settings on the IDE drives. Set AS; Primary IDE drive 1 as master with a slave. Set IDE two as a slave drive.
Check the bios Boot setting. Make sure the SATA drive is listed in the boot order. Save & exit the PC. Windows should boot just fine.
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