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hi

i am trying to repair a Pc for a mate of mine and bought him a new motherboard...it was from a tech market and is a EMachines OEM board, it came with a 1.3GhZ processor fitted with it. now onto the problem:

the motherboard can find all of the drives (CD,DVD, Floppy) as slaves or primary drives. on either the master or secondary channels. the HD is found occasionally if i do a MB reset ( it think its a MB reset, its in the settings of the BIOS anyways

what could be up with it?? the HD is just taken from the original machine (which was a EMachines aswell) but is formatted with a XP disk. as i thought that might fix it, i tried re-installing windows but then it wont boot from the HD after

what could be wrong?? is there some sort of setting wrong??

Any help would be much appreciated!!

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in bios if you do an autodetect does it find the drive and id it correctly
with correct values?

can you manually input its values into its location in the bios?

if everytime the machine boots it needs to autodectect the hard
drive it could be an occassional problem.
 

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Howdy,

do you mean you put the Hard drive in with the new motherboard....then you installed XP on the drive

Or you pout Xp on the HDD from another PC and then put it into with the new motherboard?

Did you install the motherboard drivers...

Have you checked in Bios and does Bios see the HDD?
 

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johnpost said:
in bios if you do an autodetect does it find the drive and id it correctly
with correct values?

can you manually input its values into its location in the bios?

if everytime the machine boots it needs to autodectect the hard
drive it could be an occassional problem.
no the hardrive is not found at all and just comes up as "none", i can set my own values but to be honest i dont know what to put in, then when i boot the XP disk that finds the HD fine.

bonk said:
do you mean you put the Hard drive in with the new motherboard....then you installed XP on the drive
Have you checked in Bios and does Bios see the HDD?
nope it finds the CD drives and therefore can boot of them, then the XP disk finds the HD, bios cant though

thanks so far
 

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Make sure the hard drive is jumpered correctly.

you would probably want it to be the master and any other
things on that channel be the slave.

if hard drive is only thing on that channel it should be jumpered
as being the only device.

having the jumper wrong would cause detection problems.

the values to put in manually are often printed on a label on
the hard drive. if there is only a model number on the hard
drive then you will need to go to the hard drive maker website
to get the values.
 
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