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Problems with motherboard detecting HD as secondary

Q: Problems with motherboard detecting HD as secondary

I am migrating my motherboard (IWILL - KK266) over from an old case with a 300WT Power supply to a new case and a different HD. I'm having a problem with the Motherboard recognizing the 40G HD as a primary master. It's showing up as secondary drive and won't boot. I tried switching cables; pin assignments and using a good drive that works on one of my other PCs. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance.

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A:BIOS not detecting Primary/Secondary Master and Slave

hello and welcome to TS.

what brand and model is that motherboard? assuming that you did in fact do everything right, it does sound like a problem with the motherboard.

the power supply could also be causing this. what brand and model is it?
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A:XP Pro - Startup stalls after detecting primary/secondary masters and slaves

I would open up the case and make sure all drive cables are well seated at both ends. If still no boot disconnect the slave drive [both data and power cable] in question and see if the system comes up
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Hi and welcome to TSG.

What operating system are you using and is it 32 or 64 bit? Based on the fact you say it is only showing as 3.25Gb I would suspect that you only have a 32bit operating system. The only way you will be able to use more than that is to upgrade to 64 bit.
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A:motherboard is not detecting hdd

Hello and welcome arv I take it you mean it isn't being seen in the BIOS? Plus how old is the machine and is this the original Hard drive??
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A:Motherboard not detecting RAM

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A:Solved: Motherboard Not Detecting Full Memory Capacity

You have 64MB of RAM going towards onboard video. Onboard video shares the system RAM since there is no dedicated RAM available for the onboard video. On most BIOS's, you can set how much RAM gets shared with the video card. Hope this helps.
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What motherboard brand / model are you using? You probably need to download and install the IDE drivers for it.
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A:Problems With Secondary Machine

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A:secondary hard drive problems?please


Why not take the drive back (restore it back) to where you had it and see if everything is O.K. with that. You might even select a date that is not so far back and see if you can do a restore with that and see if your D drive works that way.
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A:Secondary IDE problems/CD DVD/Boot hangs

SP2 is not related to this problem which is happening before Windows loads.

Check your connections to the optical drives and also try a new cable. If the problem continues remove one of the optical drives (perhaps the CDROM first) at a time. Remember of course to make the necessary master/slave jumper changes or position changes if you are using cable select.
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A:secondary hard drive problems

how did you format drive
what kind of drive
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A:Problems with Secondary Hard Drive

Right click on the drive in My Computer (unless it's not showing there?). Choose properties. Choose tools.

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A:secondary hard drive problems please help

Lets get some more information regarding the D: HDD:

Go to Disk Management and in the upper right pane, post what is shown under the headings, LAYOUT, FILE SYSTEM & STATUS. In the lower right pane, what does it show as the type of partition (e.g. is it blue, for primary?)?

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A:Secondary Hard Drive Problems

sounds like a failing drive. You had trouble with it so you replaced it and now its giving you problems as a slave drive but everything else has changed in the system right? I had a similiar problem with a 20 gig maxtor - slow as hell but no errors at all, not even a smart failure. I had to be patient with it until i got the data off they sent it away for warranty. If your in a similiar situation formating it won't help.
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A:Hard drive failure, switched to secondary, having problems now

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Have you tried booting in to "Safe Mode" ?. If not and you don't know how to, please read the below tutorial.

Safe Mode

Let us know whether the system can boot to "Safe Mode" without issues.
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At the risk of repeating what you know, "Not enough RAM". That's why your system might start fine, but then starts to choke.
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There is not a significant detectable difference between DDR333 and DDR400.
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You will first have to create one or more partitions on it, won't you?

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Welcome Bob,

Can you give us a screen snip of Disk Management ?
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A:Lowering sound volume and detecting headphone problems!

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A:Keyboard problems, and problems with Motherboard/BIOS. Please help!

Hmm i've seen this ACPI not compliant blue screen more than a few times and often a BIOS update will fix the problem.

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A:Motherboard problems

'i have connect evreything'

If troubleshooting, disconnect almost all that stuff and start with 1 hard drive, 1 cd drive, 1 ram stick.

Both 24 pin and 4 pin power supplies connected?

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Sounds like you may have fried something. What motherboard are you using?
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Did you put it back the same way?
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A:Motherboard IDE problems

Sometimes it can be a faulty CD/DVD Drive causing it too.

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Here is

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A:new motherboard problems

The first thing that comes to mind is to pull a stick of RAM and try with just one - in fact pull everything not needed to get the computer to run. Use 1 RAM, 1 HD, 1 CD, 1 Floppy etc. If it doesn't work then switch sticks and try again - if it still doesn't work then try a different RAM slot.
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A:New Motherboard and CPU problems

Hiyya MC and welcome Mate am not real sure of what you are asking here for instance the OS is this a new OEM, retail, or what for the MSI board?

If you installed an OS on the Giga mobo then it will be tied to that one, so that OS will not be accepted by Microsoft as a genuine copy on the MSI board. I know this doesn't answer your query per se' but it's a start.
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