Detect IDE devices error

By KindledSpirit
Aug 27, 2005
  1. My computer gets as far as Detect IDE devices just after a ram check doesn't make a sound and hangs there any ideas?
  2. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    Check/reseat all your drive cables as well as the mobo-side of them.
  3. KindledSpirit

    KindledSpirit TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 25

    Thank you for the reply i did take a look inside after i sent that message and the master EIDE cable was completely fried i mean burn mark yellow all the way through. 10months of constant use (probably in a few older machines too)
  4. fkaJames

    fkaJames TS Rookie

    IDE device issue

    I'm a newb, too, and it happened to me. Check your jumpers on your devices -- the hangup could be caused by having 2 devices set as master simultaneously, which some bioses get hung up on. Good luck.
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