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HDD and Dvd drive not detected

by kwajkid76 / June 11, 2012 11:28 AM PDT

I am putting together a computer. Have a new motherboard, LGA 1156 and intel core i3. Motherboard only has sata connection for the drives. My hd and dvd both have ide connections. I got me a couple of ide to sata adapters. There's small led that lights up on the adapter board, it light up on both drive for about a minute, then goes out. My motherboard setup menu does not see either drive. I don't here either drive working when I turn it on. I'm wondering if I should just break down and get a new sata hdd and dvd drive, or try and my these work. Any suggestions?

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I rarely see thos adapters work
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 11, 2012 12:01 PM PDT

But when they do I had to try all the IDE jumper combinations. GOOD LUCK!

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Play with it
by Willy / June 11, 2012 11:42 PM PDT

This is far too early in the build to use adapters where they are so basic to the boot. The BIOS itself has no chance to acknowledge the devices because it sees something else(adapter) though it hasn't the means to accept as the bios based routines don't allow such or similar. Review your adapter manual/guide and follow its instructions. Overall, too much is being expected as this stage of the boot. Get at least a SATA HD if all else fails to work. Once you get true SATA HD to work, you should be able to use the adapter for the IDE HD to allow its later use. -OR- use the old IDE drive mounted in an ext. USB case. The below link may help:

What I have done using a SATA HD installed and then older ext. USB DVD drive(mounted in USB case) to boot-up and install the OS, etc. AIso, the jumpers on IDE devices need to follow their convention. The bios is setup to boot from USB. When it comes to adapters I tend to shy away from them as "primary boot" devices. These usually work well as secondary devices or 2nd HD, etc..

tada -----Willy Happy

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by ecigcharleston / June 19, 2012 2:57 AM PDT

Unplug power cord and check cable of HDD and Dvd Drive that it is well pluged
Reset BIOS

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