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Thread: EP45T-UD3P not detecting IDE drives

  1. #1
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    Mar 2009

    Default EP45T-UD3P not detecting IDE drives

    I've got a weird problem and I just can't figure out what's happening. I built a new machine last week and got everything working. Installed Windows XP and all the drivers that came with the Gigabyte GA-EP45T-UP3P. Then I switched everything off and plugged in the old IDE hard disk from my old PC so I could get the data copied over to the new Sata disk. Since then it doesn't matter what I do PC doesn't recognise any IDE device. I've tried 3 IDE hard disks, a DVD-RW and a DVDROM. I've tried 2 or 3 different IDE cables. Set the jumpers to master and slave. Hard disks and the DVDs are getting power because disks have a vibration feeling to them when I touch them and I can open/close the DVD drives.
    BIOS detects the hard disk but it shows a size of 1220GB while the disks are only 80GB.
    DVD drives were getting detected as Floppy drive in windows (nothing in BIOS) so in BIOS I've disabled the floppy drive.
    SATA/IDE controller under Integrated Peripherals is set to IDE.
    Please help because this is driving me nuts. Thanks

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2008

    Default Re: EP45T-UD3P not detecting IDE drives

    I dont know but intergrated Peripherals could be the Purple SATA ports on the board. U need to make sure your IDE Settings are not set to AHCI set it to IDE and maybe Native mode off. That may be a place to start.
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