Goosed motherboard?

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MickL

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I think my motherboard is goosed/fried - hopefully someone can help besfore I burst into tears!!!!!:(

Heres the situation......

My ususal hardware set-up is as follows:

I've got 3 hard drives installed; 1x120gb SATA for the operating system (XP pro), 1x60gb IDE for all of my standard data (Word docs etc) & 1x80gb IDE for 'entertainment' (where I rip my music to for my ipod & storing photographs).

A couple of days ago I got a read/write error to the 'entertainment' drive as I was trying to play some music. I then tried to open a file from my 'data' drive but got a message saying that the disk structure was corrupt & unreadable.

I've spent the last couple of days trying to access the two IDE drive but to no avail so initially assumed that both had failed at the same time :mad:

Today I've tried to access a floppy disk in my PC but getting no joy with that - I don't get anything, not even the 'click' that a floppy drive usually makes as it starts.

I've checked to see if it was a PSU issue (by using a brand new PSU that I've got) but it doesn't appear to be.

I've also checked to see if its a hardware problem with the floppy drive by using a floppy that 100% works & get the same 'non-event'.

I've changed all the ribbon cables between the motherboard & the 2 IDE drives & the floppy and am now getting frustrated!

When I enter BIOS, it recognises that the SATA, IDE & floppy drives are connected.

The SATA drive works persectly (enabling me to submit this post).

Because of the situation that I've just discovered with the floppy drive I was wondering if the two IDE drives are still ok (fingers crossed as there are some precious files on them) and that its a problem with the motherboard (ASUS K8V-MX).

Has anyone any views?
 
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Since you have no trouble using the SATA drive, I can't see the motherboard being bad. Unless, of course, the IDE controller is gone.
Check Device Manager for any yellow ? beside any devices, indicating that drivers for that particular device is missing or corrupt.
 

MickL

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Hi Flags - no yellow question marks appear in Device Manager, everything appears ok (although I've removed the IDE hard drives as a precaution).

The fact that no floppy drive works (even a working one from another PC) still seems to lead me to believe that its a motherboard issue.
 
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Try this. Go to Device Manager and Right click on IDE Controlers>uninstall. Reboot. Windows will find new hardware and reinstall them. Sometimes it works.
 
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