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[Solved]Urgent Help Required! Mobo not reconizing HDD.

post #1 of 10
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Here's the 411.
I got a computer for free from a closing business. Everything was working fine until I went in and tinkered with some stuff (I was trying to install my old HDD because it had Ubuntu and everything installed already). Well the **** hit the fan and now nothing is working. I can boot from a CD but that's about it.

The only things I can tell you about the mobo are:
It says P4 Titan
the BIOS is a "Gigabyte DualBIOS"
The screen comes up and has a energy star logo
It also has an American Trends logo.

So this is what happened. It originally had a RAID1 setup with two HDD. I took out the RAID1 card and tried to plug my other HDD directly into the mobo. Well, a black screen came up and said
Sec Master Drive - ATAPI Incompatible Press F1 to Resume?

So I was like "Oh crap" and tried to set the RAID1 back up. Apparently I screwed up something, because the same warning came up.

The only other thing I can tell you is that on the back of the RAID1 card, the two LEDs that dectect the HDD are green. The LED above the letter "M" is blinking green, and the LED over the letter "S" is red...

Please help... I just want it to work. I'd rather not mess with the RAID1 and just have the one HDD if possible. I'm fine with wiping any of the three.
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post #2 of 10
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Hate to bump so early, but I really want it to work.
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post #3 of 10
Have you tried clearing the cmos?
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post #4 of 10
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Have you tried clearing the cmos?
To be honest, I don't even no what cmos is. Sounds like something to do with astronomy.
How do I clear them?
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post #5 of 10
If you look on the motherboard for a battery the cmos jumper will be located near it and it will be labeled. Power down the system unplug it move the jumper to the other setting let it set for a couple of min then move it back then plug it in then power up. Most of the time the cmos is three pins the jumper will be covering two of them when you want to clear it just move it till it covers the free pin the one in the middle will always be used.
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post #6 of 10
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Okay... I have no idea what I'm doing but I'll try it...
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post #7 of 10
wait, try to enter bios

Generally there is a display or you can try pressing either delete, f1, f2, f4, f10, f12 (most common ones) to access the bios

You may be able to use the single drive by changing the mode for the hds to IDE. You'll probably have to reinstall due to the OS installs only the drivers that particular mb needs to work.

Worse comes to worse use ubuntu live boot (from cd) and install cpuid and look at what processor and mb you have (so you know what to dload drivers for)
post #8 of 10
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Quote:
Originally Posted by buster2010 View Post
If you look on the motherboard for a battery the cmos jumper will be located near it and it will be labeled. Power down the system unplug it move the jumper to the other setting let it set for a couple of min then move it back then plug it in then power up. Most of the time the cmos is three pins the jumper will be covering two of them when you want to clear it just move it till it covers the free pin the one in the middle will always be used.
Dude you kick so much butt you don't even know! It works fine now! You Epically pwn at life! If only I could +REP you more then once.
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post #9 of 10
You get used to resetting the cmos alot when overclocks go bad just ask any member here.
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post #10 of 10
actually with the Asus P5B all I have to do is switch the power off the psu for 5 seconds and reboot (or unplug from wall for 5 seconds)

But yeah resetting cmos is old school
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