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Windows 7: Can't connect IDE hard drive to SATA motherboard

23 Dec 2009   #11
raf051888

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Try the jumper as slave.


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24 Dec 2009   #12
Minnesotamike

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Doc,

Yes, it is recognized in BIOS. That is, when I can get into BIOS. Recently, I can't even do that with the drive connected.

raf051888,

I have tried the setting on Slave, Master, and Cable Select. Nothing changed the outcome.

Mike
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24 Dec 2009   #13
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Sometimes when I have connected an IDE HD via the USB adapter. I have to go to Computer Management >> Disk Management & then initalize the HD first, then I can format from within Disk Management. Then it seems to work ok !

Jump on board the Trial & Error Testing Train, we don't give up easily


" Doc "
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24 Dec 2009   #14
Minnesotamike

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Hi Doc,

At this point, I'm riding first class on the train! As I mentioned previously, I can't even get into Windows with the drive connected. The few times I did make it that far, it kept telling me the "Device was not ready". I haven't been able to get into Windows for awhile now. Thanks for not giving up.

Mike
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24 Dec 2009   #15
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Mike,

I have to work a half day today, but I put on my Thinking Cap & check in later on this

Doc's train looking into the Future ?

" Doc "


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24 Dec 2009   #16
Minnesotamike

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Doc,

Thanks. I'll send you some snow as payment! If you don't get back to this today, have a great Christmas.

Mike
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24 Dec 2009   #17
Adrian

 
MOBO Specs

Attached are MOBO specs for support look to this link.
Motherboard Specifications, IPIBL-LB (Benicia) - HP Customer Care (United States - English)

Hope this helps.


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24 Dec 2009   #18
Adrian

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Minnesotamike View Post
I have a problem and it's driving me nuts. I am new to Windows 7 and I'm not sure if I am missing a setting, in 7, to get this to work. Here's the problem.

I just bought an HP system (see specs) with SATA connections only. I have an IDE drive from my Windows XP system that I would like to install in my new system. I have tried a controller card and an adapter. Neither have worked. When I start the system, I get to the start up screen that gives me the option of entering BIOS, Boot Menu, and a couple others. Lately, it just stays there. If I leave it alone, it will go no farther. If I select either of the options, it says, "enter xxxx....", but it goes no where. If I disconnect the drive, it starts up normally. When I can get into BIOS, the drive is recognized and the original drive is set as the first to boot. I have even tried all the SATA Controller settings (IDE, RAID, AHCI) and nothing.

There had been a few times that I actually reached Windows, but the drive was listed as unallocated and I could do nothing with it. If I tried, I got the error message "Device not ready". Unfortunately, I can't even get that far anymore.

A format was suggested, so I copied all my data to my external drive and formatted in XP. No luck. I keep hearing that either setup should work, but it doesn't. The system is completely updated and the drivers for the controller card are the Windows 7 drivers from the manufacturer. Any thoughts on what to try? I do want this installed internally, not by USB. Thanks!

Mike
Welcome to WIndows 7 support.
Mike, lets try the obvious, if you are able to access your bios using F-10 at boot, select your boot priority to your SATA Drive as first boot.
Regards,
Adrian
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24 Dec 2009   #19
Adrian

 
RAID

Are you set in BIOS to AHCI, or SATA for storage devices?
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24 Dec 2009   #20
Adrian

 
Disk management

Mike I re-read your post, it seems that Windows 7 does post and boot but the IDE drive is showing as Un-Allocated. Doc has suggested that you use the following:
My Computer\Management\Disk Management\

Are you familiar with this procedure?
If not I can walk you through it.

Adrian
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