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cokefizz3000

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#1 12 years ago

Ok I found my dad's old external 300gb Harddrive and took it apart. Now I Have a Maxtor 300gb Internal Harddrive that is ide format, but I only have 1 IDE slot on my mother board. I removed one of the two Disc Drives so I could put in the Harddrive since I believe my other 38 gb sata is on the fritz. It was working fine, until my computer just shut off, I was trying to use both of them at the same time the Sata and the IDE it was fine, but the IDE overheated, and the computer shut off. So I undid the IDE and tried to reformat the 38 gb but, my keyboard doesn't work. It is fine and dandy until i get the the blue screen asking my to press enter to continue formatting. At that point the keyboard no longer works... and I can do nothing.... :( HalpPlx.




*The.Doctor

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#2 12 years ago

Have you tried it with both a PS/2 and a USB keyboard?

Did you set up the disc drive and hard drive with the master/slave settings? If nothing else you might just have a crappy IDE controller.




FN_lewrbm69

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#3 12 years ago

how do you only have 1 IDE plug? you should have 2 on mobo and a master, slave making 4 ide hook ups. set the jumper in the back yo cabel slect.




Homer Gonerson

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#4 12 years ago

There should be 2 IDE cable spots on your motherboard. IDE-0 for hard drives, and IDE-1 for cd/dvd drives. The Hard drive IDE cable hooked into IDE-0 should have 2 connectors free, does it not? If not, try borrowing one from a friend.




Bs|Archaon

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#5 12 years ago

Some boards only have one, the intention being that hard drives used in the system are SATA rather than IDE, leaving two IDE connections for optical drives.




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#6 12 years ago

Indeed. My mobo only has one IDE connector since it uses SATA hard drives.




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#7 12 years ago

Sorry for not replying soon my modem got struck by lighting soon after writing that, but I have a new one. Anyways I fixed my problem, I ended up taking out the CD-RW drive and leaving the DVD reader in and took the 300gb and put it in a floppy drive chassis. So its all good some heating problem earlier but those were resolved. It is so nice to have so much harddrive space as opposed to a 40 gb. I can fit all my anime/software on there and still have 200gb free. The only downside is that I am stuck with a flash drive to transfer data quickly between computers. Not that big a deal though. Soon I will change mobos and get 2 ide and 4 sata so I can have INSANE STORAGE (IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROPHECY!!!). Can you say terabyte, I'll save myself that agony until I get a job and money though. :P




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#8 12 years ago

Don't bother changing mobos, the only ones I know of with 1 IDE port are pretty high-end, so why change it just for a second IDE port? They're dying out anyway. Buy a PCI card with either IDE or (preferably) SATA ports. And yes, I can say terabyte. Got one, in fact. :p