Please help with IDE.......


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Ok, everything is working just fine. No problems. Then, all of a
sudden my CD/DVD disappear?? A re-boot only detects one.....and
another re-boot detects them both.

Fine.....a couple of days later, they are gone again, and this time
will not re-detect. So, I switch some cables, putting a HD in the
onboard IDE and re-boot.....that HD is not recognized.......

Seems like the IDE port went bad? How? I have an ASUS
P5B.......WTF? It just goes bad??? I need some opinions......in the
device manager it only shows SATA connections.

Mind you, the BIOS sees the CD/DVD just fine......it is only Vista
that cannot see it. I did a system re-store from 4 days ago with no
luck........

Anyone? Why can the BIOS see it and not Vista? Can I do anything
before I waste $300 buying a new MB and possible a new CPU & memory
and have to re-install???

Thanks for any help......
 
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the wharf rat

Anyone? Why can the BIOS see it and not Vista? Can I do anything
before I waste $300 buying a new MB and possible a new CPU & memory
and have to re-install???
What's Computer Management -> Storage -> Disk Management tell you?
You should see something like CD-ROM 0.
 
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        What's Computer Management -> Storage -> Disk Management tell you?
You should see something like CD-ROM 0.
Thank you for replying. The admin section does not show the CD-
ROM's. Again, the BIOS sees them upon boot. But Vista does not see
them. If the BIOS sees them, then what gives? I plug a HD into that
IDE port and Vista does not see that drive either, so, is there a
proble with Vista??? I did a restore and it did not help.......

Under IDE/SATA in the device manager only shows the SATA stuff......
 
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        Ummmm, are they jumpered correctly?  If you have them set for cable
select re jumper them as explictly master and slave.

        You might try reinstalling the chipset drivers:

http://support.asus.com/download/download.aspx?SLanguage=en-us&model=....
Well, everything worked fine last week. I've installed nothing. Only
thing was the bad weather here in Chicago and my computers shutting
down because of the power failure. UPS ran out of juice.

Now, one might thing something went bad.....but the IDE port and
nothing else??? Seems a bit shallow to me. Anyhow, they worked 2
days ago......the BIOS sees them, which means the port is not bad.
Why can't Vista see them? That is the question.........

I'll try these drivers and all and see what happens. Worst case, I
guess I re-install and re-install 100+ apps.....SUCKS!!!!
 
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Well, everything worked fine last week.  I've installed nothing.  Only
thing was the bad weather here in Chicago and my computers shutting
down because of the power failure.  UPS ran out of juice.

Now, one might thing something went bad.....but the IDE port and
nothing else???  Seems a bit shallow to me.  Anyhow, they worked 2
days ago......the BIOS sees them, which means the port is not bad.
Why can't Vista see them?  That is the question.........

I'll try these drivers and all and see what happens.  Worst case, I
guess I re-install and re-install 100+ apps.....SUCKS!!!!

Ok, just installed and it did not detect the port. If the port was
bad, then you'd think the BIOS could not see it either......

But since the BIOS can see it, and the CD/DVD can be seen from another
port on the MB, what do you think??? There is only 1 IDE on the P5B,
and I have a promise controller for the other IDE devices. When the
CD/DVD are plugged into there, they are seen fine......

Something with Vista and that port went nuts......
 
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the wharf rat

Something with Vista and that port went nuts......
Are you sure the CD hasn't failed? Does it work on an ide->usb
cable, or in another machine?
 
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Not Even Me

it is also possible the driver for the chipset has become corrupted.
I would try removing/reinstaling the eide controller just to be sure

Well, everything worked fine last week. I've installed nothing. Only
thing was the bad weather here in Chicago and my computers shutting
down because of the power failure. UPS ran out of juice.

Now, one might thing something went bad.....but the IDE port and
nothing else??? Seems a bit shallow to me. Anyhow, they worked 2
days ago......the BIOS sees them, which means the port is not bad.
Why can't Vista see them? That is the question.........

I'll try these drivers and all and see what happens. Worst case, I
guess I re-install and re-install 100+ apps.....SUCKS!!!!

Ok, just installed and it did not detect the port. If the port was
bad, then you'd think the BIOS could not see it either......

But since the BIOS can see it, and the CD/DVD can be seen from another
port on the MB, what do you think??? There is only 1 IDE on the P5B,
and I have a promise controller for the other IDE devices. When the
CD/DVD are plugged into there, they are seen fine......

Something with Vista and that port went nuts......
 
E

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        Are you sure the CD hasn't failed?  Does it work on an ide->usb
cable, or in another machine?

Well, it the port was bad then the BIOS should not see it. But the
BIOS sees both drivers, and if I hook them to another IDE controler
Vista sees them........

But they do not appear in the device manager and are not picked up on
Add New Hardware........
 
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Ok, everything is working just fine. No problems. Then, all
of a sudden my CD/DVD disappear?? A re-boot only detects
one.....and another re-boot detects them both.

Fine.....a couple of days later, they are gone again, and this
time will not re-detect. So, I switch some cables, putting a
HD in the onboard IDE and re-boot.....that HD is not
recognized.......

Seems like the IDE port went bad? How? I have an ASUS
P5B.......WTF? It just goes bad??? I need some
opinions......in the device manager it only shows SATA
connections.

Mind you, the BIOS sees the CD/DVD just fine......it is only
Vista that cannot see it. I did a system re-store from 4 days
ago with no luck........

Anyone? Why can the BIOS see it and not Vista? Can I do
anything before I waste $300 buying a new MB and possible a new
CPU & memory and have to re-install???

Thanks for any help......
Uninstall and reinstall the driver.

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