Bios not detecting harddrive

July 14, 2010 at 12:19:17
Specs: Windows XP
i reinstalled bios.and it still not detecting harddrive or cd rom,and wont install,in the bios

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#1
July 14, 2010 at 12:41:04
go in the bios and make sure they are enabed then set the hard drive to read first and the cd rom second. See if that helps.

Iron Sharpens Iron.


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#2
July 14, 2010 at 13:05:17
Thanks,but i have tried that,I have went into the bios,and select install and nothing,it dosent detect.the harddrive or cd.When i try to boot in windows black screen that,reads select proper boot device.

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#3
July 14, 2010 at 13:12:53
do you have a ATA hard drive and cd rom that uses jumpers or is it sata?

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#4
July 14, 2010 at 13:15:18
Thanks,but i have tried that,I have went into the bios,and select install and nothing,it dosent detect.the harddrive or cd.When i try to boot in windows black screen that,reads select proper boot device.

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#5
July 14, 2010 at 13:19:01
No this is a ide drive and cd rom.They wont enable in the bios,thats the problem.not detecting.i went to asus and downloaded the most recent bios and installed it.nothing.I even went and istalled older version nothing.

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#6
July 14, 2010 at 13:33:53
are the noticed in the bios at all?

Iron Sharpens Iron.


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#7
July 14, 2010 at 14:00:40
No,there nothing.its almost if they werent there.it dose see my thumb drive but thats it.thats shows up in the screen before you go into the actual bios.to set up your hardware.

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#8
July 14, 2010 at 15:08:12
"this is a ide drive and cd rom"

Were these drives seen at one time or did you just install them? It sounds like you either have a problem with the cables or you have the master/slave jumpers setup incorrectly.

If they are on the same cable, the HDD should be jumpered as master & the CD-ROM jumpered as slave. If they are alone on separate cables, they should both be jumpered as master. If the HDD is a Western Digital, there are different jumper settings for master (single) & master (with slave).

http://www.pctechguide.com/tutorial...


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#9
July 14, 2010 at 15:49:40
yeah,thanks.I am aware of this. the system was working before and the way i had it setup,this isnt something i just built or added it been running for awhile.now iam having this problem.the narddrive is spinning and its no doing the click of death either.

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