Problem Detecting IDE Devices with NF7-S 2.0

Discussion in 'Abit' started by Xavier, Nov 8, 2003.

  1. Xavier

    Xavier Guest

    Hey guys, I just bought an NF7-S board and am in the process of building
    it. I ran into one problem, and that is with my harddrives. The motherboard
    would freeze at the part that says "Detecting IDE Devices." Well, I did my
    research and sure enough, it's my older Western Digital harddrives which
    seem to cause problems with this board. One of them will not be detected at
    all no matter how I run it (whether it be in Dual Master/Slave mode or just
    Single mode). So I've tried everything I've read in different forums (mostly
    playing with the jumpers) and the thing that worked for me was cutting the
    first two wires on the IDE cable (the red one and the one next to it). I'm
    willing to live with this if it fixes my problem, but my question is, will
    having these two lines cut cause problems in the future, such as data
    corruption? What do the first two wires on an IDE cable actually do? Thanks
    for the help!

    Xavier, Nov 8, 2003
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  2. Xavier

    J Morita Guest

    Device manager > ide controller > driver > choose Microsoft standard
    controller > reboot
    J Morita, Nov 9, 2003
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    dr_hardware Guest

    WD drives are known to have this problem. If using the drive as a single OS
    drive, the jumper should be *removed* (it says this on the drive, itself, I
    believe). Don't know what leads you cut, but repair them and run the drive
    without the jumper and all should be OK.
    dr_hardware, Nov 9, 2003
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    homer Guest

    the red line is the reset line, it does no harm cutting that line.
    i used to cut that line, when i had my h/d in my old amiga
    it stops the h/d spinning up and down when you reset
    the computer.

    what the second line is just a ground line from what i can find out

    hope that helps
    homer, Nov 12, 2003
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