Mystery of the hating motherboard!~
August 16, 2005 4:13 AM Subscribe
New motherboard cannot detect harddrive and it's driving me nuts. Let's solve this crazy mystery together >.<
posted by EvilKenji to computers & internet (14 answers total)
I wrote another ask thread earlier concerning my computer not being able to boot. Turns out i had to replace the motherboard. So i bought an asus P4P800-E, computer booted to bios, that's a good sign. However, it cannot detect my WD1200BB drive. I have tried various bios settings (messing with SATA settings...this harddrive is ATA not sata), i have tried messing with the jumpers on the harddrive, and tried using a different ide cable. So far nothing works.
Half the time, the motherboard simply can't detect the harddrive. Sometimes, depending on bios settings, it will see an IDE drive plugged in, when i leave the bios settings it immedietly does not know the drive is there. If i put in a DOS boot disk, i cant even see C:. It gives me various messages, but most of the time just simply tells me to reboot and select proper boot device or insert media. I even tried to plug the harddrive into secondary IDE to no avail.
I have also thought the powercable that was plugged to this harddrive wasnt supplying it with any power, so i plugged this particular one into a fan and the run ran.
I find it hard to believe that a motherboard cannot support this harddrive!
I wanted to flash the bios but i have no idea how to flash it with boot media.