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bios doesnt recognize hdd, but dvd does

Postby draganp » Tue Mar 08, 2011 13:12

I've changed the PSU, after thar the bios doesnt recognize hdd (it is some ibm IDE model), but dvd rw does. I tried another 5 IDE HDDs but only one has been recognized, just in master mode. I also tried many cables, and another psu, bios reset.... All those 6 hdds another computer/bios recognized with no problems. The motherboard is Siemens D1495.
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Re: bios doesnt recognize hdd, but dvd does

Postby sabrex » Tue Mar 08, 2011 16:22

Not sure DVD is IDE set to master - you connect onto the same cable an ide also set to master you might get this problem. Is the DVD drive set to slave ?

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Re: bios doesnt recognize hdd, but dvd does

Postby draganp » Tue Mar 08, 2011 16:34

I tried to connect dvd and hdd onto the same cable (master-slave, slave-master), I tried hdd and dvd onto different cables, I tried to swapp cables, ide controllers. If I turn on pc without ide cable connected to hdd, then I hear how hdd works, but if I turn on pc with ide cable connected then it looks like the hdd is dead.

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Re: bios doesnt recognize hdd, but dvd does

Postby IXL » Tue Mar 08, 2011 21:21

How OLD is that HD ? Sounds to me that it could be a old type ide... Have you another HD to test with?

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Re: bios doesnt recognize hdd, but dvd does

Postby draganp » Tue Mar 08, 2011 21:46

That HDD has worked in that PC until PSU has changed. It is some IBM 60 GB model. I wrote in my first post that I have tried 5 hard disks and just one has been recognized, just in master mode, but all those HDDs have been recognized in another PC with no problems.

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Re: bios doesnt recognize hdd, but dvd does

Postby IXL » Wed Mar 09, 2011 11:06

Ive had this problem before several times on old Mainboards ( thats why I asked how OLD the HD was ) not how many you have tried. Ive noticed that some new PSU's ( for some reason ) dont power up older hard drives properly. Ive experienced this problem about 10 times over the years and it drives a man crazy. Im not saying its the same issue as you.

The only other thing I can think of is when you say tried different HD's cables, have you tried both 40 and 80 wired versions of the IDE cables?

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Re: bios doesnt recognize hdd, but dvd does

Postby draganp » Wed Mar 09, 2011 12:30

I think that I tried both 40 and 80 wired ide cables, but I will check again.
I tried few PSUs, but all PSUs were "new type"... I will try the PSU from my HP d350 and let you know.
The recognized HDD has a spec. 5V 500mA 12V 700mA, all others HDDs need a less amperage. For example, the same HDD like the recognized one (IBM Deskstar 61,5 GB) needs 5V 300mA 12V 500mA.

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Re: bios doesnt recognize hdd, but dvd does

Postby draganp » Thu Mar 10, 2011 16:25

I tried both ide cables 80 and 40 wired, psu from hp d530, but the same hdd has been recognized only...

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Re: bios doesnt recognize hdd, but dvd does

Postby sabrex » Tue Mar 15, 2011 13:50

Scratching head :? try another PSU ?

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Re: bios doesnt recognize hdd, but dvd does

Postby IXL » Tue Mar 29, 2011 16:12

Update BIOS ?

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Re: bios doesnt recognize hdd, but dvd does

Postby draganp » Tue Mar 29, 2011 16:46

IXL wrote:Update BIOS ?


at least 3 times ;)


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