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ASUS P7H55-M doesn't detect IDE optical drive

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I have purchased a pre-overclocked Asus P7H55-M motherboard / Intel i3 540 combo. I am going to use one SATA HDD and one IDE DVD RW drive. The motherboard only has one IDE sockets and several SATA sockets.

The problem I am having is that the BIOS only detects the SATA HDD and completely ignores the optical drive.

I have tried the following set ups:

  • Setting the optical drive to Master/Slave/CS
  • Moving the SATA drive to socket 2 rather than 1
  • changing the optical drive with a spare
  • changing the IDE cable
  • Changing what connector to use on the IDE cable
  • I cannot see any option in the BIOS relating to IDE.

Any ideas?

Thanks

---EDIT 14/11/10 - 15:39 -- SOLUTION:

The IDE controller was disabled within the BIOS. The setting was under advanced > onboard peripherals - I missed that option when checking the BIOS. oops!

Thanks

Answers

Is it detected with no SATA drives connected at all? First things first get it recognized. Is there a hard disk pre-delay option in the BIOS? if so turn that up (OC boards might think they are waiting long enough when they are not, had that problem before).

The IDE controller was disabled within the BIOS. The setting was under advanced > onboard peripherals - I missed that option when checking the BIOS. oops!

Thanks

Don't forget to add a power connection to the IDE drive. Sometimes a case gets busy with cables and you don't notice one is unconnected.

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