Edited by Scrilla, 14 November 2008 - 02:35 AM.
IDE HDDS not recognized
Posted 14 November 2008 - 02:27 AM
Posted 14 November 2008 - 04:16 AM
Edited by phillip22, 14 November 2008 - 04:17 AM.
Posted 14 November 2008 - 01:40 PM
Edited by Scrilla, 16 November 2008 - 09:06 PM.
Posted 14 November 2008 - 05:08 PM
Can the BIOS see the two IDE drives? If not, its usually either a board problem, a configuration problem or a cable problem.
If the BIOS can see the drives but Windows cannot, its a software problem with Windows.
298Gb usable of a 320Gb drive is normal due to the rounding. The drive is sized on 320 thousand megabytes RAW and unformatted with a Gb as 1000Mb. In actuality a Gb is 1024Mb, therefore the difference works out to about 22Gb. There's nothing wrong with the drive. A 500Gb drive "only" comes up as 465Gb and a terabyte drive (1000Gb) will probably come up as 930Gb or thereabouts.
Posted 15 November 2008 - 01:09 AM
Posted 16 November 2008 - 01:48 PM
1) IDE controller on the board isn't turned on is or faulty.
2) The drives are either both master or both slave. This can also be caused when one drive is master, the other is cable select but connected in such a fashion that the Cable Select drive would be a master. If you're using Cable Select it's a good idea to ensure the cable is the right way round - the two connectors close together connect to the drives.
3) The cable is defective or you're using Cable Select with a 40-way cable. 40-way cables do not support the Cable Select ideology for some reason. It's also entirely possible the hard drives are mislabelled so you may be causing a conflict without realising it. Connect one drive at a time and see what it comes up as.
Posted 16 November 2008 - 08:57 PM
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