No IDE options

June 19, 2009 at 07:26:54
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So I just bought new parts, built my computer, haven't installed anything on it and it doesn't show and IDE ports in the Bios. My motherboard is an xfx x58i it has 1 IDE port and 6 SATA ports and the bios only recognizes the SATA ports on the Main screen, the IDE Master and Slave are nowhere to be found.I'm on AMIBIOS ver.08.00.15 and my build date is 03/30/09 and my Bios ID is X580A100. Now in all my manuals and on all the online guides it shows AMIBIOS 08.00.15 with a build date of 11/10/08 and a Bios ID of X580A0FF I've been wondering if the problem is that I don't have the same bios, as if the manufacturer loaded the wrong bios onto the motherboard? could that be possible?
I really want to be able to use everything my board has to offer so it would be great if someone could send me the proper bios or help me find it. I can't install anything since all my optical drives are IDE and not SATA.

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#1
June 19, 2009 at 07:31:14
There is no main screen in the BIOS settings. Are you calling the POST screens at start up the BIOS?

Tap del at start up to enter the BIOS screens.

Your manual should explain where to adjust those settings.


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#2
June 19, 2009 at 07:36:48
don't worry i got into the bios by pressing del and there's no IDE Master or Slave, all I get is SATA 1A to SATA 3B and then AHCI and USB configs, no IDE port recognition anywhere it's driving me mad.

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#3
June 19, 2009 at 07:56:46
by Main screen I mean the Main tab, you know, in the bios you have Main, Advanced, Boot, Power, Overclocking, and Exit, In the Main tab all I have is system information, time, fopply enabled, then my SATA ports and then AHCI and USB there's no IDE options at all. I've even tried updating my Bios it went from build 01/01/09 to build 03/30/09 thanks to a self installer file i got from a support guy at the manufacturer and still no IDE options anywhere. I'm beginning to wonder if I have to get a sata optical drive to install my motherboard drives that will enable the IDE ports to work or even be recognized, is that possible?

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#4
June 19, 2009 at 08:09:55
Look on one of the later screens for an option to enable the IDE controller. It is probably currently disabled. Probably in the advanced screen.

Do you see an IDE port on the motherboard?

Did you look at your manual. The manual should explain the use of each and every setting in the BIOS.

Do you have any IDE devices currently connected to the IDE connector?


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#5
June 19, 2009 at 08:21:19
I have 1 IDE port on my motherboard and the manual shows bios options that I don't even have on mine, it's so wied.

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#6
June 19, 2009 at 08:30:50
Manuals are sometimes printed for the entire series of motherboards. Some will have the features, others may not.

That said, if you have the port then you should have the BIOS settings. Did you state you flashed the BIOS? If so, are you sure you used the correct version for your board.

Look at the model and version printed on the board itself. Usually somewhere on the edges.


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#7
June 19, 2009 at 08:51:08
Thise here is the exact motherboard that I have. http://www.xfxforce.com/en-us/produ...
It has an IDE port. Only one. And it doesn't seem to work, I can't seem to find the model or version anywhere on the board.

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#8
June 19, 2009 at 09:24:04
XFX are not a user friendly company IMO. I can't access the site to even download a manual without registering. I am not doing that. There only appears to be one version of the board. If there are BIOS updates they would probably be to fix something or to allow faster processors. The IDE should work but I keep coming back to the manual. Why are you resistant to read it?

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#9
June 19, 2009 at 10:32:30
Check in the BIOS for PATA option.
That needs to be enabled for the IDE.

SATA = Serial ATA
PATA = Parallel ATA


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#10
June 19, 2009 at 11:35:44
There was no manual, i had to print one out from the disc that came with the board and it shows bios options which i do not have.

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#11
June 19, 2009 at 13:38:08
Here's some BIOS screenshots...which options don't you have? Did you physically have the IDE/PATA devices connected yet? maybe the BIOS options are hidden until the drives are auto-detected?

http://www.motherboards.org/reviews...


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