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Well if the pins are missing then in its place will be dots of Welding.
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i highly doubt the pins are missing lol, wouldnt it not work?
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I mean there are two pins sticking out, between the BAT and the polarized dots. But it seems they are part of somekind of connections. I'm not sure at all and I don't want to force it. Could I just use some other metal to connect the two + and - dots, so I'm sure I don't damage anything? I'm not saying they are missing but there are two pins, stuck on the motherboard, and I have no idea if they are made to plug something on or to be removed but if I break it off, then I'm screwed. I wish there was a command, or an option in BIOS to clear the CMOS.

Okay guys, does anyone knows how can I change my Hard Drive controller w/o having to do a reinstall or update?
    
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THose are for a berg connector. Its a little jumper that allows you to select options. Look at the back of your hard drive see that little connector thats a berg connector. Now pull it off and put on the 2 posts this will clear your cmos as your mother board shows the normal state is not connected or empty. by placing this connector on the 2 posts it allows the cmos to clear. Now after you do that put it back on yhe correct posts on the hard drive and you should be good to go.

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Hello, if anyone is running windows xp on a SATA300 Hard drive, can you tell me if you need to buy a physical controller to install on the motherboard. My north bridge is Nvidia Nforce 4 SLI Intel Edition, and Southbride, MCP04. And I don't know why but the Hard drive seems not to be detected in BIOS. Though my computer boots, detects it on POST and can log to Windows.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Emmanuel
Hello, if anyone is running windows xp on a SATA300 Hard drive, can you tell me if you need to buy a physical controller to install on the motherboard. My north bridge is Nvidia Nforce 4 SLI Intel Edition, and Southbride, MCP04. And I don't know why but the Hard drive seems not to be detected in BIOS. Though my computer boots, detects it on POST and can log to Windows.
I dont have SATA300, SATA300 is SATA2 and you dont need an extra controller for it as if the motherboard supports SATA2 it will already ill have a SATA2 controller.
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All sataII hdd's will have a jumper on them to allow them to work on sata 150 mobos, its what I have got
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Quote:
Originally Posted by frostbite
All sataII hdd's will have a jumper on them to allow them to work on sata 150 mobos, its what I have got
Yes SATA2 drives are backwards Compatible as such for the older boards.
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Ya but that's not the problem. In BIOS options, I can't locate my Hard drive, because if the Hard drive as problems, I need to see specs but in the BIOS. I only see:
Primary:
Slave:
Primary: DVD-ROM....
Slave:

And another question, one said that you can clear CMOS with hard drive???!! Lurch Chaos. How is that possible?
I should have bought IDE sniff! They are easier to use.
    
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OK your jumping thoughts. My suggestion was to use the berg connector from the your HD to short the jumpers to clear your cmos. As for the drive not being seen by the OS rember windows sees a sata drive as a removable HD. and will treat it as such. Have you installed the mobo drivers yet? check the manufacturer for updated sata drivers found here
http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Support/M...ver&FileID=898 it has the sata drivers you will need for the os to pick up the drive.
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