BOIS not detecting HDD devices???

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mrbreeeeze00

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hi guys. working on a buddies PC who was trying to install a new CDRW. Dont know what was done before I got it but now it doesn't detect any IDE devices. Tried all configs of master, slave and CSL; primary and secondary; boot sequence and all but still no luck. I can hear the HDD kick in so I know its getting power. Changed IDE ribbons and connected only HDD and floppy and still nothing.

The board is and older MSI K7T Pro, the HDD is a newer 40GB WD IDE.

any suggestions would be great
 

crjdriver

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Have you entered the bios to see that each ide channel is enabled and set to auto detect?
 

crjdriver

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It is possible that the ide controller on the mb has died, however having both die at once is somewhat rare. I would start with just one device on ide1. Boot the system and see if it is detected. If so, you can add one device at a time until you find the one that is causing problems.
 

mrbreeeeze00

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Thanks for responding. I currently have only the HDD connected to IDE1 set as Master and nothing. Haven't tried connecting it to IDE2 but when I had the ROM drives connected there it wouldn't detect them either.
 
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