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Old 05-07-2006, 01:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Angry Why doesn't it work?

I've put my machine together, finally. All rigged up, everything plugged where it should be (Or at least i think it is) it even boots up! However, it gets as far as the first screen in which it says about temperature and what i'm using, and at the bottom of the screen it has an error message saying: IDE channel 1 no 80 conductor cable installed. what exactly does this mean?

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Old 05-07-2006, 01:25 PM   #2 (permalink)
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From google researching

Most of the newer hard drives come with a smart capability built in to
the controller boards on the drives themselves. If you go into your
BIOS and you look at the advanced settings and the many options that
are there, you might find an area where you can enable or disable Hard
Drive Smart Capability.

My suggestion to you is; go under the hood and double check your cables
and jumper settings. As long as you have confirmed them to be in their
correct positions, you go straight to the BIOS and enable Smart Drive
Capability for your hard drive. You can continue using the 80-pin
cables when you turn this feature on.

Also, set all your drives to be Auto detected and reboot the PC. If the
message still appears you must now go to Device Manager and go to
Systems. Open Systems and go to IDE ATA/ATAPI Controllers, and double
click to expand. You will now see Primary and Secondary channels. Click
on the Primary Channel first and open the properties box. Go to
advanced settings and make sure the transfer modes on device 0 and
device 1 are set to DMA if available. Do the same for the Secondary
channel as well and allow the PC to reboot.

The key to solving this problem is to turn on the Smart Capability
Option in the BIOS. There is nothing wrong with your motherboard, the
IDE Channels or the drives attached. This is configuration problem all
the way.

Or try another IDE slot...

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Old 05-07-2006, 02:14 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: Why doesn't it work?

Originally posted by small256
what exactly does this mean?
that its connected with a 40wire ide cable , you need to change to 80
(you can tell by the connector colors, all black = 40 , blue/grey/black = 80)
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