Hard drive detecting

April 8, 2009 at 05:50:53
Specs: Windows XP, 3.0
I have motherbord inter 865pe-a and i have one IDE drive 250 GB other one SATA drive 500 GB problem is IDE drive not detected by motherboard some time detecting it but SATA drive no problem.
How can I fix it

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April 8, 2009 at 06:03:54
First, you should try replacing the IDE cable from the motherboard to the hard drive. If the problem then persists, you will know its not the cable.

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April 8, 2009 at 06:07:32
Where are you seeing the drives being identified? In the POST screens at start up?

If that is the case and the IDE drive is only showing sometimes then you may have a defective cable or a bad connection.

I assume the IDE controller is enabled in the BIOS screens?

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April 8, 2009 at 11:37:24
If you have a spare power connector try it, or try swapping the power connector with the optical drive (if it's IDE)

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