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New motherboard old hard drive problem

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by jenkco, Feb 13, 2008.

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  1. jenkco

    jenkco Thread Starter

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    Hi
    I purchased a foxconn mother board bundle into which I intended to place my old hard drive cd rom, cd writer and dvd writer in.
    I first formated my hard drive while it was in my old machine, then placed it along with my cd rom into the new case and instaled windows X/P.
    I then went on to place my cd and dvd writers into the new machine one as master the other as slave, I also slaved the cd rom off to the hard drive. When I rebooted the machine windows would not recognise my hard drive I disconnected both slaves setting the hard drive back to master but only the cd writer is being reconised in post and the bios.
     
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    put the harddrive as master on its own... in ide 1 on the motherboard (at end of cable)
    put the dvd burner as master ide 2 on the mobo then either the cd burner or the cd rom as slave
    make sure all cables are snug and power plugs are in good
     
  3. jenkco

    jenkco Thread Starter

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    I have set up Hard drive, CD writer and DVD writer as you suggested and have discarded CD Rom but am still getting a message that no drive found when booting up also a message that windows file missing or corrupt.
     
  4. crjdriver

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    Go back and recheck your connections; both the ide and the pw/molex. It is very possible you knocked/pulled something loose while in the case.

    Recheck jumper settings as well.

    I agree that you should keep optical drives on one channel and hd on the other.

    It would also help if you posted your exact specs.
     
  5. MysticEyes

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    Install only your newest optical. Does the HD show when it first posts and in the BIOS?
     
  6. jenkco

    jenkco Thread Starter

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    The only way that I could get it to boot to windows was to set the hard drive to master and the cd writer to slave on ide 1. I could see both drives in the bios but not on post, getting message no drives found.
    I then set the dvd writer to master and placed it on ide 2 which I could see when the machine first posted but not in the bios.
    I let windows boot up and looked in control panel where all drives where present.
    I tried cd's in both drives and they loaded so i'll think I will leave it at that unless anyone has any suggestions.
     
  7. MysticEyes

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    You should re-do the whole install from scratch including a format. Why you would try to format in one machine and move the HD is beyond me.
     
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    Post your exact system specs. It sounds to me like you have a board with multiple controllers.
     
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