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for some reason i always assumed it was longer. It appears that the hard drive is on its way out. Primary Master: IDE Disk Drive Primary Slave: ATAPI Device Secondary Master: CD-ROM Reader Secondary Slave: CD-ROM Reader Time-of-day not set - please run SETUP program Strike the F1 key to continue, I did check disk and defrag of both drives. Check This Out

Click here to join today! i'm not entirely sure how to remove them. What happened prior going to the problem? However, after fiddling for a while and still being unable to solve the problem quickly, I figured maybe it was smarter to just try your advice anyway. http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/disk-drives/f/3534/t/17350649

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When I set it to "Auto" it shows "Unknown Device". If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started. Getting your irreplaceable data is the most important thing right now. Also a print screen of the device hardware ID of your "SIS PCI IDE Controller"? __________________ 01-26-2012, 10:16 AM #31 AlbertMC2 Windows Tech Team Join Date: Jul 2010

when I reboot and go into the BIOS, the Secondary Drive 0 is set to "OFF". SHOW ME NOW CNET © CBS Interactive Inc.  /  All Rights Reserved. As for what could be responsible for what transpired...impossible to create a short list, IMO. Ahci Mode What should I do next?

Basically, my pc was stuttering like crazy in many areas. the "boot sequence" in my setup utility (pressing F2) looks like this: 1. does anyone know how to fix this? http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/167877-32-make-sata-boot-issues Mark Twain Back to top #5 jhayz jhayz BC Advisor 6,920 posts OFFLINE Gender:Male Local time:08:15 PM Posted 25 September 2012 - 07:04 PM Any changes before the problem occured?

I put my RW drive in this system & it was detected. Join over 733,556 other people just like you! Can we have a screen shot further up the Device Manager to see if there is an IDE/ATA/ATAPI Controller listed? Username Forum Password I've forgotten my password Remember me This is not recommended for shared computers Sign in anonymously Don't add me to the active users list Privacy Policy

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Under that menu, the following appears:"Diskette Drive A:...............3.5 inch, 1.44 MBPrimary Master Drive..........Unknown DevicePrimary Master Drive..........OFFSecondary Master Drive......CD-ROM DeviceSecondary Slave Drive........OFFIDE Drive UDMA..................On"When I go into Primary Master Drive, it is see this As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged How To Make Ide Boot Instead Of Sata CD-RW does not require the use of real mode drivers Here's where it gets a little strange. How To Change Sata Mode In Bios I wish I knew when this issue began to occur, but I don't have the specifics.

Quote: Originally Posted by AlbertMC2 Hi Try this driver - Go to this website: SiS - Welcom to Silicon Integrated Systems Corporation. his comment is here I powered down and back on again a couple of times. when it's unplugged, they're colorless. also when i hit F12 when i start my computer it lists 1. Ide Drive

  • This issue has really stumped me and I've run out of thoughts on what to do.
  • the "connecting piece" between the wires and motherboard is white.
  • I was feeling like it might be the BIOS.
  • Thanks.

or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged In device manager you can sort your devices by connection (View -> Devices by connection) Once done go through the list of devices searching for your hard drives you will see this contact form This is the driver info for my secondary IDE hardrive, I presume I need much the same driver?

does it matter what brand the replacement is? strike F1 to retry boot, F2 for setup utility PDA View Full Version : No boot device available. Even if you get this system back up and running there is no telling when something else in it will go belly up.

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Hopefully at least the data you want to retrieve is still intact and accessible. It's worth the $5 to find out. Now restart the computer in Normal Mode. Lack of such recognition (with no duplication of drive letter assignments) would lead me to believe that a drive is faulty.

Thanks again for your time ! The reason I ask is because your devices are installed correctly and say they are working properly yet they are under "unknown devices" Do you have enough free disk space on All rights reserved. navigate here Attached Thumbnails 01-25-2012, 06:24 PM #25 spunk.funk TSF Team, Emeritus Join Date: May 2010 Location: Los Angeles Posts: 35,943 OS: Windows 10 64 bit, Windows 8

maybe the version type will help. right now i'm posting from a used laptop w/ a crummy internet connection. lockon311008-11-2010, 11:54 [email protected] i don't see that option anywhere. my setup utility is as follows: System Time System date Diskette Drive A Primary Drive 0 Primary Drive 1 Secondary Drive 0 Secondary Drive 1 Boot Sequence System Memory AGP Aperture

i'll go look for batteries later. Yes, I did.