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Posted on Saturday, January 19, 2002 - 10:39 pm:   

i just bought a new hard drive and have an older cd rom. i have each on seperate IDE cables, HD on IDE 1, cdrom on IDE 2. for some reason my BIOS wont detect them and i cant boot to or from anything.
Posted on Sunday, January 20, 2002 - 9:27 am:   

Motherboard model and bios? Harddrive make and storage size?
Posted on Sunday, January 20, 2002 - 10:23 am:   

motherboard: ecs k7s5a
hd: quantum fireball 30 gig
Posted on Monday, January 21, 2002 - 5:29 am:   

Check the harddrive on another machine to make sure it isn't at fault. Also check jumpers on the harddrive. Quantum is now Maxtor so you should be able to download the setup/diagnostic utility for the drive.

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