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no recognition of secondary IDE drives

By waikaloadolphin ·
Asus p-5ad2-e premium pentium 4 550 socket 775 2 western digital 120G hard drives on IDE primary master and slave on the secondary IDE I have 2 digital max dvds the secondary IDE can connect RAID configuration i have bios set to IDE Windows XP Pro with service pact 2 will not recognize the dvds as being connected i have updated bios for asus and drivers for the digital max dvds they are dected on second page of start screen as drive 0 drive 1 not recognized in device manager, add new hardware,,, when installing updated drivers says dvd's not found

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by dmiles In reply to no recognition of seconda ...

Make sure your dvd's are connected one as master/the other sMy Device Manager has a yellow exclamation point next to my primary and/or secondary IDE controllers.
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The driver(s) for the hard disk controller(s) were not properly initialized when you booted the computer to Windows. When this occurs, a "NOIDE" entry is placed in the registry. When this happens it prevents Windows from initializing the driver(s).
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If the Secondary IDE Controller is not listed under the Hard Disk Controllers in the Device Manager, then the driver is not properly installed. This causes the CD-ROM drive (Or any device connected to the Secondary IDE Controller) not be detected. If you have an Intel chipset, you can read about the problem as well as download a patch. If you do not have an Intel Chipset, you need to contact your motherboard manufacture for an updated IDE patch/driver. You can also try to slave the drive off the primary hard drive to see if it works.

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by odudu de cox In reply to no recognition of seconda ...

i suspect your problem tobe at the jumper settings .if u have 2 HDD set one to primary master and the other to secondary master and the 2 dvds to primary slave and sec slave respectively . reoboot your system , enter setup and enter drive config , if u're using win Xp , press f3. u shd be able to the system shd be able to detect the drives .

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by odudu de cox In reply to no recognition of seconda ...

i suspect your problem tobe at the jumper settings .if u have 2 HDD set one to primary master and the other to secondary master and the 2 dvds to primary slave and sec slave respectively . reoboot your system , enter setup and enter drive config , if u're using win Xp , press f3. u shd be able to the system shd be able to detect the drives .

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by TheChas In reply to no recognition of seconda ...

Sorry I did not take a closer look at your question sooner.

You have an interesting motherboard.

While I did not find it mentioned in the manual for your motherboard, it is common the on-board RAID IDE controllers will NOT recognize anything other than a hard drive.

Since you only have a primary and not a secondary IDE controller, you have but one option:

Connect your hard drives to the Primary RAID controller.

Connect your DVD drives to the standard IDE controller.

Enter BIOS setup, and make sure that your RAID controller is listed as the first boot device.

You should now have access to all drives.

I have seen a few instances where this style of IDE configuration has problems booting with a CD drive as primary master.

Chas

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Help- I'm having the same problem Chas

by tybojunke In reply to

But my DVD is a SATA connection not parralell. Any sugestions?

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