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11-Jul-2012, 01:24 PM #1
Motherboard will not detect IDE HDD
Hi

I've just put together a machine from second hand parts:
E4500 C2D
asrock 945gcm-s
512mb DDR2
Radeon x1950pro
40gb IDE HDD

The machine boots to BIOS fine, but does not detect the HDD and there is no option to detect, it just says 'Not Detected'.

On loading it just says 'Rebot and Select proper Boot Device'.

Any ideas?

Thanks very much.
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11-Jul-2012, 01:47 PM #2
It does not detect the DVD either on the same cable. I have tried 2 different cables.
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11-Jul-2012, 02:01 PM #3
Possibly the molex power connector then. There may be no power at the connector.
Either that or the IDE ports on the mobo are not working.
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11-Jul-2012, 02:02 PM #4
Bit more info......what is on the Hard drive?

How many IDE ports does the PC have?

Does the Hard drive have jumpers on the back and what are they set at? Try Auto detect
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11-Jul-2012, 02:05 PM #5
These are jumpers
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Bit more info......what is on the Hard drive?

How many IDE ports does the PC have?

Does the Hard drive have jumpers on the back and what are they set at? Try Auto detect
1 IDE port on mobo

HDD jumpers set to Master. XP installed on HDD.

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Possibly the molex power connector then. There may be no power at the connector.
Either that or the IDE ports on the mobo are not working.
The HDD spins and the dvd opens and closes, but won/t read a cd

Is there a way to check the IDE port on the mobo?
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12-Jul-2012, 11:11 AM #8
Okay so it gets a bit more weird. I've tried it with 3 HDDs, but it only seems to work with one of them and it never works if the DVD is also connected on the same IDE cable. I've got the HDD jumpers set to master with slave. Is that right or should it be single?

It doesn't matter what jumper settings I use with the original HDD it never registers on the same cable (but I know the drive works). What could be causing this? Is there a deeper issue here? How do I set up to detect the DVD ROM?
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12-Jul-2012, 02:10 PM #9
Try and set the jumpers to cable select and have you tried another cable and also try only the Hard drive.

Pic below just an example
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12-Jul-2012, 02:27 PM #10
Here is the Manual for the motherboard - good section on BIOS configuration settings. I would go for getting the Drive to work by itself before complicating it with additional items - http://www.asrock.com/mb/manual.asp?Model=945GCM-S
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