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#1 Qas

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Posted 01 May 2006 - 07:02 AM

Hello my computer does not recognize my motherboard nor my CD drive.
When my HDD is connected (Sata) the start up screen for the motherboard just stops it freezes like its found something incompatible. When I take the hdd out it does not freeze this is same with all HDDs. I tired different sata ports.

I think itís the Motherboard before I get a warranty claim on it can anyone give any other ideas. (Could it be the CPU)

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Posted 01 May 2006 - 09:39 AM

Have you cleared the CMOS or tried to set the BIOS to automatically recognize your drives?

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#3 Qas

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Posted 01 May 2006 - 09:43 AM

yep tried that it does not it just say DETECTING DRIVE ................ they nothing

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Posted 01 May 2006 - 10:32 AM

What kind of motherboard do you have? Maybe we can help some more if we had the make/model (wow I never thought I'd say that for a computer part) of the motherboard.

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Posted 01 May 2006 - 02:22 PM

You also have to enable SATA in the BIOS.

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Posted 02 May 2006 - 11:33 AM

yep enabled sata

its a mexcano thats all i no i will check later on but atm i am in school

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Posted 02 May 2006 - 12:13 PM

I've had something similar happen to me. Come to find out I had the jumpers in the back of the drive set incorrectly. I set them accordingly (master and slave) and then it worked fine. Just some food for thought.
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Posted 02 May 2006 - 12:22 PM

Typically SATA drives do not have jumpers.

Does the drive spin when the PC powers up?
Does the drive work in another PC?
Will the PC detect the drive if you disconnect the CDROM?
Can you get into the BIOS before the PC locks up? If so does the BIOS detect the drive?

I would try testing those things, perhaps even swapping out the data cable.

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Posted 02 May 2006 - 02:33 PM

Typically SATA drives do not have jumpers.

Does the drive spin when the PC powers up?
Does the drive work in another PC?
Will the PC detect the drive if you disconnect the CDROM?
Can you get into the BIOS before the PC locks up? If so does the BIOS detect the drive?

I would try testing those things, perhaps even swapping out the data cable.


yes teh drive spins
yes the drive works in another PC
No the mother board does not deteced i allso taken everyout my pc left my HDD, CPU and Ram to check still did not work

Yes i can getinto the bios before the pc looks up and the Bios does no detect it

The MB is Mexico (GA-8I945PM) motherboard

http://support.packardbell.com/uk/item/ind...sn=049681820226

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR HELPING GUYSSSSS

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Posted 03 May 2006 - 10:43 AM

It's not a Mexico motherboard. They probably had it made in Mexico. That, sir, is a Gigabyte motherboard. I could tell from the model number. You could try to update the BIOS from the BIOS page at GigaByte

Edited by legoman786, 03 May 2006 - 10:43 AM.

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Posted 03 May 2006 - 11:12 AM

yep that is right it is made my Gigabtye but i dunno why then cal it mexic thanks well i cannot update the it becuase it does not detect the cd drive i have got a warrenty calim on it hopefully come on firday and ill tell you how i got it thanks EVERYONE who helped

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Posted 03 May 2006 - 11:25 AM

No problem... Tell us how it all goes on Friday! I didn't help for nothing. :thumbsup:

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Posted 05 May 2006 - 05:08 AM

new motherbaord arivied

New motherboard fitted

New Motherbord WORKED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!(MY COMPUTER IS WORKING)

TAHNKS A MILLION YOU LOT

Can i just ask i downloaded the motherboard bios the new one from gigsbyte site it dont work. It says press enter nothing happens.

Normally i you have to do it through bios but you can do it by windows its like a batch file any idea how you do it thanks

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Posted 05 May 2006 - 09:23 AM

Ok new motherbord works BUT
it came with the Gigabyte Bios not the Mexcano Firmware as my is a packard bell machine i need to run the Mexcano motherbaord or ill have lots of probems.

I cannot flash the botherboard with the Packard bell firmware (Error)

Is there soming that will let me delete the bios so the cmos is blank. and i can re flash it using packard firmware thanks

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Posted 05 May 2006 - 11:13 AM

Hello i need my bios on a floppy as the bios is corputed and PB dont have the floppy Version they have ther Cd what do i do

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