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Hard Drives not reconized.


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#1 diepartbrandin

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Posted 15 February 2009 - 10:49 PM

I have a IBM that is designed for the xp, not sure what model it is, It has a Pentium 4 and two 20gb hard drives. It has no operating system, I'm trying to install xp as the os. But the hard drives are not showing up.

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Posted 15 February 2009 - 11:15 PM

are they recognized in the BIOS? and what kind of hard drives are they, IDE or SATA? if they're IDE (which Im guessing they probably are) the jumper settings may be incorrect. One needs to be set as master, and the other as slave. You can find which is which by removing the drive, by the plugins there is a square filed with pins, and there should be a jumper (little piece of plastic that covers 2 pins) and there will be markings somewhere on the hard drive telling you where to place the jumper to set it as either master, cable select, or slave. Make sure its all plugged in to, it wont recognize the hard drives if the power plug or the IDE isnt hooked up.

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Posted 15 February 2009 - 11:25 PM

It is IDE, not sure if bios sees it or not. How do I tell am trying the jumpers now.

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Posted 15 February 2009 - 11:33 PM

when you get to the boot screen (first screen after you turn the computer on) you have to press a key-with most computers it is f12 or the del. key. there should be a key on the screen somewhere that tells you what keys do what in theory. from there there should be an option to click on standard cmos features, and that will tell you what hard drives and optical drives you have installed on your computer.

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Posted 15 February 2009 - 11:41 PM

Ok the hard drives are showing in bios, Know when I restart the computer I get two beebs, and know the cd rom will not read, before it was and when I ran the xp cd is when it told me that the hard drives were not reconized

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Posted 15 February 2009 - 11:50 PM

Sounds like the problem might be with the IDE controller on your motherboard, does it recognize the CD drive in the bios as well as the hard drives? and are you sure you didnt accidently unplug the CD drive when you were working with the hard drives? and did you ground yourself when you were swapping parts out?

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Posted 16 February 2009 - 12:13 AM

Thanks for your help, I accidentally unplugged the ide cable from the mother board to the cd rom xp is installing now. I will post again if I have any trouble.

Thanks again

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Posted 16 February 2009 - 12:15 AM

np. was the problem the jumpers?

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Posted 16 February 2009 - 12:30 AM

Jumpers it was.

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Posted 16 February 2009 - 01:58 AM

well, glad i could be of help-feel free to ask again if you have any problems. :D

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