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PostPosted: Sat 07-03-2004 2:38AM 
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I recently moved my computer from one case to another (the first case only had room from one HDD and I needed a second. I'm guessing somewhere durring the move the Motherboard was damaged. Everything works fine but it no longer recognizes my CD or DVD drived.

Both have the jumpers set, are powered and are atteched, my best guess is the secondary IDE port on the MB is shot. Anyone have a suggestion as to what I should do? I would like to be able to install software and burn cd's again.

Was looking on newegg and found a "Promise PCI to ATA controller Card" but
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I'm running Windows XP home, and not a server. If I have to I could buy a new MB but would rather not, or an USB CD-RW/DVD drive. But once again, would rather not have to. Any suggestions?


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if you haven't yet, and assuming everything is hooked up correctly,

-try a new cable
-put the cd in as a slave on the primary
-check behind the board to see if there is a metal spacer somewhere there isn't supposed to be.

the promise card will work with xp home.

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-did
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Thanks though


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I know that this might be a long shot, but you might check your bios settings uner "Integrated Peripherals" to see if both controllers are enabled in the bios. I know that I've had that problem once and that's how I fixed it.

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Unless it is a badass motherboard (assuming that it is indeed the source of the problem) I wouldn't trust it. Motherboards are fairly cheap... take the $15 you were going to spend on a promise card and put it towards a new, reliable motherboard. You can get a cheap abit for $60... and they are ususally awesome.


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If you want to check the motherboard I'd start by clearing the CMOS... if that doesn't fix it try flashing your BIOS. Of course, do this after testing your drives in a different, working PC.


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Thanks for the advice guys. Solved the problem, turned out the board was touching the case where the IDE connection was and shorting it. Maybe thats what robertd ment by checking for the metal spacer, not really sure. But anyway some electrical tape between the board and case fixed the problem. thanks again guys.


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PostPosted: Sun 07-04-2004 10:45AM 


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Drummer0316 wrote:
Maybe thats what robertd ment by checking for the metal spacer, not really sure.


lol, normaly the first solution is the correct one around this forum.


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