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Solved: Secondary IDE Woes

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by johnnieq, Jan 24, 2007.

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  1. johnnieq

    johnnieq Thread Starter

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    WinXP OS
    Intel P4 3.0GHz CPU
    512MB DDR RAM
    ASUS P4S800 Rev. 2.01 Motherboard

    This machine was running fine. A card reader with USB ports was installed in a free bay.

    Since then the Microsoft wireless USB keyboard/mouse combo quit working.

    And now both CD drives are not being recognized. Not in Windows or in the BIOS.

    I removed the card reader/USB device. It still can't see the CD drives.

    I tried a good hard drive on the secondary IDE and it is not seen.

    Any ideas anyone? :confused:
     
  2. telegramsam

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    What does your device manager look like? Any exclamations or question marks?
     
  3. bonk

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    Good-Day,

    How did you set the Hard drive on the Secondary IDE as Master or as Slave or as Cable Select?
     
  4. johnnieq

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    Device Manager shows no problems.

    I tried the hard drive as Master on the Secondary IDE.

    What is really odd is that anything connected to the secondary IDE does not show up in the BIOS.

    And until just recently, both CD drives were present & fully functional.
     
  5. telegramsam

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    I think I'd try resetting your CMOS
     
  6. johnnieq

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    I had tried setting all BIOS settings to default which did not fix it. But resetting the BIOS is an excellent idea. I'll try that & post my results.

    Thanks.... :)
     
  7. bonk

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    I would check the cable on the Secondary IDE and check the connections ....and to be sure replace the cable.
     
  8. johnnieq

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    Tried a new cable already.
     
  9. brite750

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    it may have died, I have a MB here with the same problem
     
  10. telegramsam

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    so you cleared the CMOS and still nothing?
     
  11. johnnieq

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    I just cleared the CMOS. Reset parameters and restarted computer with same results. No secondary IDE devices are seen.

    I tend to agree with brite750. I think this motherboard is finished.

    Oh well, at least they're cheap. Found a new replacement for less than $100.

    Thanks everyone for the suggestions! :)

    I'm marking this thread as Solved. Replacing mobo.
     
  12. brite750

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    sorry about that, I got excited, i thought i was going to be able to fix my old Asus A7V133 mb:D
     
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