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Sean Kendle Sep 17, 2003, 08:35pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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I'm swapping my friend's P3 mobo with my own old Asus P3 mobo.

I did the physical swap and formatted his harddrive. Now the primary IDE slot won't recognize anything! I've tried everything I can think of... swapping the IDE cables, etc. Each time, the secondary IDE slot (IDE 2) will recognize whatever is plugged in: either both CD-ROMs or the HD... but not the primary IDE.

Do you think I may have damaged my board at some point and now the IDE1 is broken? If not, what can I do!? Is there anyway to plug the HD and a CD-ROM drive into the same IDE?

HELP!


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Nick M. Sep 17, 2003, 10:47pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Swapping MOBOs - IDE connectors not working
i dunno how but in the bios you might have the slot turned off. try either checking the bios. restoring to defaults. or flashing it.

Jim B..... Sep 18, 2003, 05:40pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Swapping MOBOs - IDE connectors not working
Hi did you say you have formated the hard drive after the swap....if so it must have recognized the hard drive being ther .......was it connected to IDE 1 at the time of format

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Jim B..... Sep 18, 2003, 05:47pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Swapping MOBOs - IDE connectors not working
Another thing to look at is the jumper setting on the hard drive on ide 1 make sure is is set to master....and yes you can have a hard drive and cd rom on the same cable just set the jumper to slave on the back of the cd rom

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Sean Kendle Sep 29, 2003, 10:14pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Swapping MOBOs - IDE connectors not working
Yeah, the BIOS is set to recognize both, but the Primary slot is being ignored. I successfuly set up both the hard drive and the CD-RW connected to one IDE cable on IDE 2.

I did all the formatting and reinstalling AFTER I swapped mobos. Which, I knew was correct, after just having swapped my own Mobo. (This one is my old one.)

So should flashing bios and updating possibly fix the problem?

I'm really frustrated over here, and can't figure out why my perfectly good mobo suddenly doesn't recognize the PRIMARY IDE SLOT.

I don't think I handled it improperly. I'm fairly sure I was very careful not to discharge any static electricity into it... but would that even matter anyways?

Well... if nothing else he looses one CD drive... oh well it's worth it for the new 32mb video card I sold him for $30 to replace his mobo/vid card/sound card combination board O_o


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