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Old 07-27-05, 08:52 PM
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Problems with new motherboard. Can't detect hard drive.

I just got a Chaintech NVIDIA nForce4 Ultra motherboard with PATA and SATA Raid.

I can't get it to detect my IDE hard drive. I'm trying to hook up a plain old ATA hard drive. I have it hooked up to the IDE0 Master and it doesn't see a hard drive in bios. I have a DVD drive hooked up to IDE1 Master and it see's it. I turned off the SATA in bios. But I'm not sure what else I didn't do. I haven't used a motherboard with raid before. Raid is disabled but it still isn't working. I've tried 2 hard drives. The post screen gives me a code of 75 but I can't find any info that tells me what that means. Both the Chaintech webside and manual are no help. Thanks for any help.

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Old 07-27-05, 10:58 PM
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I had similar problems on my ASUS p4p800. It can't detect my old Quantum HD. It also show some problem when I plug my old Pioneer DVD-ROM (the pc went off by itself everytime I try to access some data from the particular drive) I went high and low looking for the answer, but the only possibility to fix that is to update your BIOS.

However ASUS is notorious for keeping it BIOS software & procedure out of date so I haven't been able to solve that. I hope you had better luck.
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sounds like a jumper issue.

some older drives and newer motherboards don't mesh with drives set as master or cable select with nothing else on the chain. try single.

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