Master HD always shown as Slave

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by studiosound, Jul 4, 2003.

  1. studiosound

    studiosound Guest

    I just got a new motherboard (Epox 4g4a) and when I booted up for the
    first time I noticed the Bios was identifiying the hard-drive as being a
    slave - despite it being jumpered as a master and being connected to the
    primary connection of the first IDE connector.

    This happens whatever I do - I've connected it to IDE1 and IDE2,
    connected to both the primary and secondary connectors, and changed the
    jumpers to cable select and slave but nothing makes a difference.

    Is there something I'm missing? It's not a HD fault as it works fine
    with my other MOBO
    studiosound, Jul 4, 2003
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  2. studiosound

    Richard Guest

    I'll second checking the cable, even on a new system.
    Those wires are extremely thin and will break easily.
    I've racked my brain over fixing a similar problem, decided to replace the
    cable and all is fine.
    Recently I lost cable connection for no reason. Tech guy came in and after 3
    hours couldn't figure it out.
    He did everything but try a new USB cable.
    Once I swapped cable, I was back online.
    Wrote an e-mail to tech support saying I found the answer and explained
    everything the tech guy did, and that's what they said, that it sounded like
    a bad cable.
    Richard, Jul 4, 2003
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  3. studiosound

    Shep© Guest

    What make of drive?
    Shep©, Jul 4, 2003
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