Primary ide channel no 80 conductor cable installed
I need some help with this. I tired most of the suggestion given for this error and none worked .
Basicly i have PC running and i came back and found it rebooting .
Then at IDE scan i got
Primary ide channel no 80 conductor cable installed.
Secondary ide channel no 80 conductor cable installed.
I have 3 Harddisk and 1 Dvd-rom . (4/40/80 GB) Primary Hard disk is 40Gb .
I'm using 40 channel pin( the older type) , 3 X 256 DDR-ram(dont think its ram but )
I went into Bios and all four is detected with no problem but can't load em.
I've tried switching conductor cable , different position on conductor cable (furthest and also middle) , Changing jumper switch , adjusting bios , tried to reinstall windows as a technician at a computer store suggested(cant even get near to load from cd) .
I've even removed the other 2 harddisk that isnt primary to get it to work and only get primary ide error since no secondary in place . Try setting jumper to primary , slave , and all the other options with jumper switch.
In Standard CMOS feature menu it detect Primary harddisk as "ST340016A" Its a seagate Baracuda 40gb.
I have tried Load Optimize default and Load Fail safe default but both did nothing . I enter the F8 screen and tried every feature there and didnt get anything to work .
What other suggestions can i try but short of format / getting 80 channel cables(the newer type) ?
Would greatly appretiate any suggestions .