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    Angry Another GA-P55 IDE DRIVE PROBLEM

    I have just installed a new GA-P55 m/b and it can't read my Seagate Barracuda IDE drive. I don't want to reinstall XP - any suggestions??

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    Default Re: Another GA-P55 IDE DRIVE PROBLEM

    Does it show in BIOS?
    If it does maybe you just need to initalize the disk first..

    Right click - My computer - manage -> disk management

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    Default Re: Another GA-P55 IDE DRIVE PROBLEM

    do you have ide selected in the bios? and try with native sata port 0-3 enabled and try with it disabled too,is the hdd formatted in ntfs?
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    Default Re: Another GA-P55 IDE DRIVE PROBLEM

    Thanks for the quick replies.
    1. Yes shows in bios.
    2. HD taken directly from P4 m/b. What do you mean initialise?
    3. Unable to access windows menus -refer 2nd comment in this thread.
    4. Have tried IDE and HDCI? in bios
    5. Have tried Native & Disabled
    6. Will try Sata port 0-3 now........................

    I need to get this sorted before Monday as I use it for work. So your help is much appreciated.

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    Default Re: Another GA-P55 IDE DRIVE PROBLEM

    you cant use ahci it will need seperate drivers before os install,do you mean you just pulled a working xp hdd from your pentium d pc and put it into the p55 pc?

    if so it wont work,you need to first save all your files and data,music/videos/pictures ect and then format the hdd and do a fresh clean install of windows xp,all the mb drivers from the pentiumd will be different to the p55 hence it wont boot up and run

    you would be better buying a cheap sata hdd and doing a fresh install,then plug in your ide hdd and drag all your files over onto the new hdd,you will see better performance with a sata hdd too
    Last edited by wazza300; 12-11-2010 at 07:40 AM.
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    Default Re: Another GA-P55 IDE DRIVE PROBLEM

    Yes transferred P4 to lastest m/b.
    Nuts!

    Before I do that as its a pain to reload all the programs - a friend suggested that I get the P4 working again then delete the drivers and then transfer.

    have you heard of this as a solution?

    New HD last option.

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    Default Re: Another GA-P55 IDE DRIVE PROBLEM

    you wouldnt be able to delete the drivers that are in use though? ive never done it so i cant say,i know its a pain but its far quicker imo to save files/format and fresh install

    EDIT: save the program folder to dvd data disc,then when you do clean install you can drag the programs you want over from the dvd to the new install program folder,you will find most if not all of your programs will still work without re-installing them,then just make a shortcut of each program to the desktop
    Last edited by wazza300; 12-11-2010 at 08:11 AM.
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    Default Re: Another GA-P55 IDE DRIVE PROBLEM

    Ya, you can try a repair install as linked above, that should work, the last option with "Repair"

    Then once done you will only need to reinstall all the latest updates and service packs, your files and programs will be untouched.

    Do a backup first though just in case.

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    Default Re: Another GA-P55 IDE DRIVE PROBLEM

    Quote Originally Posted by wazza300 View Post
    you wouldnt be able to delete the drivers that are in use though? ive never done it so i cant say,i know its a pain but its far quicker imo to save files/format and fresh install
    Yes you can! However that was just the start of a fresh load of problems. Having removed the drivers tried it in the new m/b (didn't work) transfered back again and then it wouldn't work except in safe mode.
    Tried restore but kept getting a blank screen. Thinking the computer had hung rebooting half the day.
    This morning tried the crt monitor and it worked. Problem was restore was doing its thing and I couldn't see (lcd imitiation) so kept rebooting halfway through the process.

    Morel of the story: Don't piss with the system devices by deleting mb and ide drivers.
    Last edited by Chisel; 12-12-2010 at 02:42 AM.

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