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Did you try different SATA cables?


I had a problem where my SATA Optical drive wasn't being detected and it turned out to be a faulty SATA cable.
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I can save settings to profiles, and I have one as "Factory" which is like, out of the box stock, and I also have a "Stock", where my FSB, voltages, and all that stuff are at default but everything else is tweaked. The "Stock" yielded the boot disc error. Since I couldn't access the profile selection, I used the CMOS reset button on my mobo, in effect doing the same thing as Factory. After that point, it booted up fine with three drives (80/250/500), regardless of what profile I use. Can't get more than that though.

So now here I sit, back at my overclock, with 80/250/500 drives detecting.

At least I've made /some/ progress with my internet issues...
How strange...? I'm wondering if it is in fact the motherboard starting to crap out on you? I can't really think of anything else to try at this point. Sorry...
    
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Did you try different SATA cables?


I had a problem where my SATA Optical drive wasn't being detected and it turned out to be a faulty SATA cable.
I thought that at first too, but I tried different combinations of three drives in different SATA ports, and I've gotten every drive to work, and every port to work. Haven't changed the cables though, but essentially I'm only able to get three drives at a time to work.

I will probably send an RMA request to ABIT.
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So I contacted ABIT for an RMA request, which was granted. One issue though.

They're making me responsible for shipping the board back to them. While paying for shipping seems a bit wrong in an in-warranty repair situation, I think the lack of having appropriate packaging to ensue its safe arrival at their facilities poses a problem. I don't want to just stick it in a box and hope any damage that may incur during shipping is taken as shipping damage by ABIT and my RMA is still honored. I also don't have any anti-static bags that can fit a mobo... I have tons that can fit video cards and hard drives, but none that size.

I sent ABIT an email regarding this pretty much immediately after obtaining the RMA confirmation the other day, but have yet to receive a reply. I'm going to wait until Monday, perhaps they are closed for the holidays (expected).

In the mean time, does anyone have any advice on how to obtain a motherboard-shaped box and motherboard-sized antistatic bag? I might be able to find the retail box for my board, but I doubt I would have left the bag in there after taking the board out in the first place.
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Ok, I'm back at school, and now the situation is a bit different.

I can get the 80GB, 250GB, 500GB, and DVD drives to detect fine. The IDE Detection on the BIOS screen is fast, and boot-up is back to my normal speed.

However, the problem raises its head again once my 1TB drive is connected. I can't get it to detect.

I recently purchased a new mobo (DFI X38) and am waiting for it to arrive, as well as an external enclosure. If I am unable to detect the drive with either of these hardware changes, what can I do to either recover the data, or format the drive so I can use it as storage? There's nothing on there that I really need and can't get again, but it would just be a lot of effort in ripping DVDs and backing up program discs for a looooong time.
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