Intel ?? motherboard

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Punkychan, Sep 25, 2002.

  1. Punkychan

    Punkychan OSNN Addict

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    I tried to upgrade my PC by installing a second hard drive (Maxtor 40Gb) connected as slave to my IDE cable it doesn't work.If connected separately, ( I mean 1 only as master) it works fine, but connecting both master and slave, it won't .You'll only see a black screen on the monitor.
    Questions: ?
    1.I've heard of BIOS upgrade, how doo I do that ?
    2.I went to Intel's website trying to upgrade, but don't know which one to upgrade.
    3.I've read in the forum sometimes back there is an IDE BIOS upgrade.How do I do that ?
    Can some give me a link ??
    Thanks. Anyway,my motherboard is IBM 82810e 810e Intel chipset.I think its an OEM since its been bundled with my PC.
    Help.
     
  2. 2z

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    Have you tried setting the jumpers to cable select ???
     
  3. mudguts

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    well for start you
    1. if it is an ibm board u will have to get bios update from ibm oem manufacturers site ( lest if you try to flash bios from intel site, you could make board inoperable)
    2.have set the jumpers on the new hard drive to slave.
    When they leave the factory they are usually set to master or cable select by default.
    try reading the jumper settings instruction label on the hard drive
    :)
     
  4. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

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    Some drives have two different master settings. Master alone and master with slave present. Have you checked this?
     
  5. Punkychan

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    Thanks guys for the reply.
    But upon reply to Two ZizZagColt45, which HDD is set to cable select ? the master (40G new) or the primary ? (20G old) ?
    Reply to Mudgut, I've set the jumper to 'master' and 'slave' as on Maxtor's guide, but what I see is a blank black screen, the HD 'sounds' to 'move' (there is a sound) but nothing on the screen.Real pitch black man....
    On reply to Zedric, I even went through the Maxtor's website (the tutorial) and configured as they instructed...stilll...I see darkness on my screen.But the funny thing is., if each of the HDD is fixed seperately, (one each at a time, and all as 'master'., the Windows will load as normal. What I have in mind now is to attached it to another PC (which also runs XP Pro) and see what it gets..maybe I'll get news for everyone....but I still like to try that 'old' mobo...Any more clues ??
    (This matters is getting more interested for me...hmm..maybe for the benefits of everyone later.
     
  6. 2z

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    its the slave jumper settings
    change them to cable select

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  7. Punkychan

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    Sorry for the late reply.Was busy tinkering with that PC and the HD problems,now I had found the fault.Since both my HDs are Maxtors., I have to configure both into 'cable select '.Such a way, it will work but as to previous jumper selections, (master/slave, master/cable select ) the 2nd HD won't be recognised.Anyway, thanks for all your help,guys.Will post a thread if there is another problem.Thanks again.