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IDE Failure

By LordBoreal51
May 7, 2005
  1. Hi, I have a DFI Lanparty UT 250gb board with and AMD64 @ 2 ghz and suddenly I cannot see any IDE devices. Only the floppy seems to work.
    Please Help!

    AMD Athlon 754
    DFI Lanparty UT 250gb
    Geforce MX 4000 128mb
    Hitachi 160 hd
     
  2. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    Bad or loose IDE-cables come to mind, or a brown-out which upset your BIOS.
    Check both.
     
  3. vnf4ultra

    vnf4ultra TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,388

    By saying your cpu is "@ 2ghz" it makes me think you're overclocking. If so, do you have the pci/agp buses locked. If not they could be running out of spec.
     
  4. LordBoreal51

    LordBoreal51 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I was not overclocked at the time of the failure. A week or so before I reverted back to me normal settings.
     
  5. LordBoreal51

    LordBoreal51 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I replaced the cables and both flashed and reset my BIOS. None worked.
     
  6. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    Your previous overclocking probably damaged the mobo.
    Start with a barebone system (1 stick RAM, video), check BIOS etc, then work your way up by adding 1 item at a time and booting/checking.
    Disable RAID if any.
    Check all capacitors on your mobo, if any have a rounded top, or are oozing liquid, you are definitely in trouble. Take this check seriously, you need to take the mobo out!
     
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