okay i think i found my motherboard
yea it was detected in bios thats what i see when i enter device manager the motherboard is an elitegroup ht 200 geforce 6100 thats what it says on the boxOriginally Posted by ciper
Can you expand the IDE/ATAPI controllers and check for primary and secondary?
Im looking up specs on your MB. Can you tell me the model number of your CD?
Is your HD PATA or SATA?
Edit: Here is your MB http://www.ecs.com.tw/ECSWebSite/Pro...uID=46&LanID=9
Sorry for doubting you. You are right that it only has one Pata port. It has two sata ports.
So to double check did you try booting the CD with the hard drive not connected at all?
Last edited by ciper; 07-03-2007 at 10:37 PM.
Yup there you go thats my mbOriginally Posted by ciper
And i think my hardrive is SATA
Does the HD use a cable like this (sata)
Or like this (pata)
oh okay yea its PATAOriginally Posted by ciper
Are you using an 80 pin IDE cable and putting the CD in the middle set on slave and the HD at the end set on master normally?
So can you try disconnecting the HD, setting the CD as master and try to boot from it with the HD not attached? If that doesnt work then your CD might be dead.
The reason I say to remove the HD is because in the past (years back) there were some HD and CD that wouldnt play well together on the same cable. Did this HD and CD ever work together on the same cable?
k ill tryOriginally Posted by ciper
You are changing the jumpers on the drive right?
ummm no not that i dont have anything connected there all i have is the PATA connection and power connectionOriginally Posted by ciper