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ajs1980

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i have recently switched cases and power supplies. i upgraded to a power supply with more wattage. before transfering everything to the new case and power supply, all 4 hard drives i was using worked fine. I transfered everything to the new case that was in the old case, and configured everything the same way. now 2 of the hard drives wont detect during boot.
ive ruled out a power supply issue, and know that all connectors from the power supply work. ive ruled out an issue with an ide cable. when i plug any or both of the 2 hard drives that dont work, into the secondary ide channel, the computer locks up after the speed test. after removing everything from the secondary ide channel and reboot, i get the error "cmos checksum error" defaults restored. then boot again and dont get that message. ive tried to install the hard drives in another computer, and the drives arent detected their either. also, even when i try to connect a cd-rom to the secondary ide channel, i get the same problem ( and the cdrom worked fine before on that channel) ive tried clearing the cmos by shorting the pins on the board with the jumper, ive tried removing the cmos battery and putting it back in, still doesnt fix the issue. i also noticed that one of the hard drives in question, when plugged into the ide and power connectors, the board on the hard drive heats up rather quickly, but i dont feel the hard drive spinning..... could flashing the bios or replacing the cmos battery possibly fix this??
anyone have any suggestions??
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Fenor

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You most likely don't have the jumpers on the HARD DRIVES set correctly. Make sure that one is jumpered to be a MASTER and the other a SLAVE. Don't have them set on CABLE SELECT because that causes many problems. I suggest you do the same for the 2 other hard drives that are be detected correctly to minimize any other problems in the future.
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Also you could have a bad BUS cable, if the above doesn't work try switching the bad cable out.
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the jumpers are set correctly..the ide cable is not bad, i switch ide cables between the hard drives that work on the primary, and both cables work fine..
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