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01-22-2005, 05:06 AM
Today on my ASUS A7N8X-E Motherboard my IDE Controller went out for my harddrive. So now it wont read the harddrive at all in the BIOS. So i figured hey take the motherboard back and then i thought well i can't warrrenty is dead. So i said what if i use a ata133pci ide controller card instead of buying new mobo, so i put it in and hooked the harddrive to it. i get this message: Windows could not start because of a computer disk hardware configuration problem. Could not read from the selected boot disk. Check boot path and hardware. I really hope someone smart can get me out of this one using what i have, because i duno what to do.

Thanx DarkNess4Ever

Darth Sushi
01-22-2005, 06:05 AM
Before you go the RMA route, try changing cables, then changing from primary to secondary just to make sure it's a controller problem. If you have access to another machine, try checking the HD on that PC.

Also, disconnect other IDE device when testing. Sometimes a bad CD/DVD drive can cause problems.

IDE controllers are about $25 but you can buy a new MB starting at around $50.


01-22-2005, 03:02 PM
It does work in another computer because i tried it and everything was fine, i switched cables out but that didn't change a thing , i have the controller card and all but it wont still load windows off it, and i can't get a new mobo cause i am broke, and the warrenty is out on this one.

01-22-2005, 03:27 PM
It has to be on the same spot the MBR says. So if it was one Master Primary when you installed xp on it, it has to be on that for it to boot up. If you have an old hd, install xp onto that then boot onto the old one. You will only be able to access the files on the current one and not boot to it.

01-22-2005, 04:00 PM
I have the h.d. set to master and pluged from h.d. to the controller card and nothing happens it don't boot, reason i did this is .because my h.d. ide controller on mobo went out, so this help?

peat moss
01-22-2005, 04:12 PM
Check here ? http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314477/EN-US/

01-22-2005, 07:14 PM
I can't do this because it doesn't detect ne harddrive in BIOS

01-22-2005, 07:31 PM
how do you know that the motherboard's IDE is broken?
whatr happend if you plug in the drives to the board?

01-22-2005, 08:49 PM
It detects dvd-rom/dvdrw on both IDE Controllers, but when you plug a harddrive up it doesn't detect in BIOS on either controller, also when i plug the h.d. into another comp it shows up fine and works. Thats why i said it is broken.

01-22-2005, 09:42 PM
bad IDE cable possibly?

01-22-2005, 09:59 PM
tried another cable still nothing dude

01-22-2005, 10:20 PM
It detects dvd-rom/dvdrw on both IDE Controllers, but when you plug a harddrive up it doesn't detect in BIOS on either controller, also when i plug the h.d. into another comp it shows up fine and works. Thats why i said it is broken.
If it detects the optical drives then the controller has to be working.

How did this problem start?

01-22-2005, 10:42 PM
Like my power on my case went out and i turned it back on but now it won't read a h.d. in that computer at all

01-22-2005, 11:41 PM
bad power cable? tried hooking it up to a different molex\power connector?
actually, do you hear the drive spin up when the comp is turned on?

and in the BIOS, while the drive is hooked up to master on primary IDE cable, go to standard cmos setup or something similar and press the button it says for "autodetect."
see if that does anything.

01-22-2005, 11:58 PM
I have tried the Autodetect and it doesn't show anything at all, everything else is getting power and working ok in BIOS. Also i don't hear the harddrive spin when it boots up.

01-23-2005, 12:03 AM
Did you try another power cable? Perhaps only one of the 5v or 12v lines are dead.

01-23-2005, 12:04 AM
I just booted the computer to check what rossco said and went into BIOS and now the h.d. is showing up and working, thanx everyone for all your help, now i jus gota get my wireless mouse to tlk to the receiver.

01-23-2005, 12:14 AM
What exactly was the problem?

01-23-2005, 12:22 AM
I am not really sure at all it just worked so i am going to leave it alone like it is

01-23-2005, 12:41 AM
if the drive wasn't spinning up before then there's probably osmething wrong with the power wire.
if you have problems again try switching the power connectors around.

01-23-2005, 12:54 AM
ok man i will try that next time, and thanx again for everyone's help

01-23-2005, 02:22 AM
Ah. So DarkNess4Ever = DarkClown12 :dry:

01-23-2005, 02:27 AM
Ah. So DarkNess4Ever = DarkClown12 :dry:
you didn't know? :unsure: