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System won't recognize secondary slave

By phildavis516 ·
My system (An AMD Athlon 650, based on a Gigabyte GA-7IXE motherboard) was originally configured with both a primary IDE master and slave and a secondary IDE master and slave. The two drives on the primary channel were Western Digital UDMA 66 hard disks. The first a 6.5 gig and the second a 30 gig. The drives on the second channel were first an Acer 50x cdrom drive and the slave an Iomega ZipCd 650 8x4x32. The primary master hard disk crashed and was removed, system was reconfigured with the30 gig as the primary master. After reconfiguration the system will only recognize the secondary IDE slave about 1/3 of the time. I installed an old 80 meg IBM hard drive as a temporary primary slave to see if it would correct the problem. With amaster and slave on both channels everything works fine. Without a primary slave they system will not recognize the secondary slave most of the time and routinely locks up requiring reboot. Bios and all drivers have been updated. Any Ideas?

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by dmiles In reply to System won't recognize se ...

Check the cable connections to the motherboard and make sure that cables are seated properly,this should apply to the drives also,if it is showing up sometimes it seems as though the connectors may not be setting correctly

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by tjc In reply to System won't recognize se ...

The more I think about it the more I kind of remember that you have to have the primary filled up before you can start using the secondary, or have a slave on the secondary.

So my suggestion is to either keep the 80 meg drive in and/or move everything up a notch. That is take the slaves primary to be a secondary on the primary cable and then make the secondary cable slave to be a primary of it. and see how it goes.

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by bigduck In reply to System won't recognize se ...

One thing that has worked for me in the past is to move the jumpers on both devices on the seconday channel to the CS position rahter than having one set to slace and the other to master. The position on the cable will keep them in the correct order. Sometimes the AMD chipsets seem to prefer devices set to the CS jumper position.
I hase set up many machines using boths secondary devices with only one primary device and never had a problem other than as described above.

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by c-koehling In reply to System won't recognize se ...

Hi Phill, let me tra to help You.
If you wanna to Use the WD HDD as Single (No other IDE Component on the First IDE Connector) take the Jumper just out or putit horizontally on the Lower pins(Jumpers) of the HDD, that kann help you, and the at the CMOS see if there are some Specifications for the Drive, if there are, select the HDD as automatic select.
If this didn't work, just let me know. Write me an E-Mail

Cecil

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