Be sure it's a new 80 conductor IDE cable then go with what works. Be sure the master if you use that is at the end and the slave is in the middle. I have run across CDRW drives that create this issue so be sure to try another.
I have Fujitsu Siemens W26361-W30-Z2-01-36 motherboard, and only one working IDE cable slot. HDD is detected only when i use cable selection, but when i select master or slave for HDD, it isn't detected When i select master or slave it isn't detected, but when i do the same with CD RW it's detected, or when i use cable select on two CD RW. I have tried 3 HDD, and all are the same, but when i connect them to another PC they work fine, even with the same jumper positioning that don't work on this motherboard. I was thinking i could install some Linux distribution from USB, but BIOS doesn't support USB boot, and floppy IDE slot also isn't working. Please help.
Sorry for my english, it's not my native language.