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    pc won't recognise ide drives or cd drives.

    just transferred my pc into a silverstone TJ05 case and also changed PSU to an OCZ modstream 550 watt. Since then, it has not recognised either of my ide drives or either of my cd drives. It does recognise my sata drive.

    I have made sure that the power cables are connected properly into the PSU and the drives. I have also checked the ide cables and eve swapped them over on the drives and the mobo and they are still not recognised. Any suggestions? They worked fine in prev case with thermaltake PSU.
    I do know everything, just not all at once. It's a virtual memory problem.

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    Have you tried to clear the BIOS?

    My K8V Deluxe needed the BIOS reflashing every few weeks, same as my SE version.
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    tried that and no joy.
    I do know everything, just not all at once. It's a virtual memory problem.

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    Do the Drives/ HDD's actually power up (HDDs can u hear the Disk, Drives the LED)

    But i am sure u checked that so..

    Check that in your bios that all the IDE channels are enabled (i don't have ur mobo, but i can disable IDE channels and leave SATA's on )
    [Might need to look in your Mobo Book for the Options in the BIOS]

    then if it still doesn't work.

    If u have a spare machine handy run the devices in there... and if they work then we know theres motherboard problem... or powersupply :|

    then test back on the old Thermaltake..

    then u can report back?

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    Make sure you have NOT connected to the RAID controller one.
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    SOunds daft, but have you tried different cables/are you plugged in to the right places on the psu.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dougal
    Make sure you have NOT connected to the RAID controller one.
    That might be your problem, because i know theres extra IDE channels on some board, they are for IDE HDD's in RAID Configs

    But most people normally read their mobo book so just check to see if its in the rite plug

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dougal
    Make sure you have NOT connected to the RAID controller one.
    haven't connected it to raid. Thing is, I've just transferred my sys from 1 case to another(see 1st post) and changed the psu. I have plugged the ide drives into exactly the same positions on the mobo as I did before, in the old case(when it worked).

    I've double checked the psu and the ide connectors and all seems ok. can't think of anything else it could be.

    normally I'd think it was the psu as it was the only thing(connection wise) I have changed. When you plug the cable into the psu(as it's a modular PSU), it's same type of socket you get for any normal power connection in a pc(ie same type of power connector as an ide drive has). As it's such a basic connection(and very hard to get wrong as connections on PSU are colour coded) then I can't believe it's this.

    seriously stuck.
    I do know everything, just not all at once. It's a virtual memory problem.

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    Do the drives spin up? If theyre quiet just place your hand on it at start up, you should be able to feel the vibrations, if it doesnt you have a psu issue, if it does you might still, grab a volt meter and test out your voltages, maybe something as simple as a dry join in the psu somewhere.

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    IDE connectors round the wrong way?

    New cables have a tab to stop you connecting it the wrong way, but most old ones dont.

    Red stripe on cable should be towards the power connector

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    im experiencing the exact same problem atm. i've just bought a new hard drive. no nothing will spin up.. so we thought the problem could be the motherboard, so i bought a new one of those to no avail. 3 different hard drives and nothing spins up (i get power to the cdrom but that isnt recognised either).

    i've tried 2 different psu's. the cabels can only go in 1 way, the jumpers are set correctly too... im about ready to throw it out the window

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    I had this prob once when I used a 40 core IDE cable instead of an 80 core
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    Here's how i got my hard drives and cdroms recognised....

    i put everything back in my old case....


    now i just have problems installing windows ... JOY!

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    and what about your new psu? maybe incorrectly wired?

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