Okay, here is the layout: I am upgrading my current PC (custom built and runs like a gem) and building a new one from parts laying around..
Asus A8V Delux mobo
1) I bought the sound blaster audigy 2 platinum. Sound cards works perfectly, but I cannot get the addon piece (that allows remote control to work). I am out of IDE ribbon slot connectors (I think that's what their called) on my mobo. I have one from my Harddrove and one from my CD-ROM. I have no where to connect the one from my new addon piece. I tried connecting it with the slave end of my CD-ROM IDE ribbon with no luck. What can I do to get that working?
2) The floppy drive will not detect any discs. I have the ribbon cable running from the drive to the mobo properly. My PC detects the drive.
3) I currently have a marvell yukon onboard 10/100/1000mbps NIC. When I open the baby up in device manager my highest setting is 100mbps full/half. What's going on with this? Where's my 1gs option? Do I need to download extra software?
PC in building:
Old-Genuine Intel (I believe it is, supports P4) mobo
Harddrive: Western digital 100AA 10gb
1) Originally to a drive not detected - system halted. So I checked my IDE cables etc. and tried to boot into BIOS to check to see if my PC was detecting the hard drive (as master). When I was in BIOS, I could not scroll up or down, it was as if my keyboard just stopped working (it was connected fine and I got to bios my pressing DEL+F10). I then shut down and attempted to reboot and get back into BIOS. Since that reboot, I have not been able to get anything on my monitor. The PC boots up fine however nothing is displayed on monitor. The monitor works fine with other PCs however with this one I am building it does not. Any ideas?
2) Whenever a power my floppy drive with a 4pin connector from my power source it smokes and the wire melts, producing a horrible smell. The only thing I have connecting to the drive now is my IDE ribbon for it. Any ideas why it melts all my 4pin connectors?
-notes- The hardrive was spinning fine and I could hear it was working well on bootup.