P2B IDE Detection

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Asus P2B board

Everything is working fine and I have a hard drive on Prim Master and DvD
Rom on Sec Master

On other pcs I am used to seeing all 4 channels displayed on the first boot
screen and
although both the attatched devices are showing correctly in their
respective channels the info is not present on screen?

What I get is:-

Detecting Primary slave
Detecting Secondary slave

right below this is gives the name of the dvd rom but nowhere does it
mention the hard drive or any of the master channels.....now logic says that
it doesnt show the masters because it detects them but on other pcs it
always shows all 4 channels

Is it something in bios that I havent set right? Or is this normal?

If I attatch something to both slave channels will i see none of them on
screen at boot up?
 
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"Lazarus" <lazzyspad@theranch.com> wrote in message
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> Asus P2B board
>
> Everything is working fine and I have a hard drive on Prim Master and DvD
> Rom on Sec Master
>
> On other pcs I am used to seeing all 4 channels displayed on the first
> boot
> screen and
> although both the attatched devices are showing correctly in their
> respective channels the info is not present on screen?
>
> What I get is:-
>
> Detecting Primary slave
> Detecting Secondary slave
>
> right below this is gives the name of the dvd rom but nowhere does it
> mention the hard drive or any of the master channels.....now logic says
> that
> it doesnt show the masters because it detects them but on other pcs it
> always shows all 4 channels
>
> Is it something in bios that I havent set right? Or is this normal?
>
> If I attatch something to both slave channels will i see none of them on
> screen at boot up?
>

If you use the IDE Detection screen and the drive geometry is specified in
the first BIOS screen then they don't show. It only shows the ones set to
AUTO.

The CDROM is always detected whether you have AUTO, NONE or any other specs.
 
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m.marien wrote:

> "Lazarus" <lazzyspad@theranch.com> wrote in message
> news:clml3k$1jc$1@titan.btinternet.com...
>
>>Asus P2B board
>>
>>Everything is working fine and I have a hard drive on Prim Master and DvD
>>Rom on Sec Master
>>
>>On other pcs I am used to seeing all 4 channels displayed on the first
>>boot
>>screen and
>>although both the attatched devices are showing correctly in their
>>respective channels the info is not present on screen?
>>
>>What I get is:-
>>
>>Detecting Primary slave
>>Detecting Secondary slave
>>
>>right below this is gives the name of the dvd rom but nowhere does it
>>mention the hard drive or any of the master channels.....now logic says
>>that
>>it doesnt show the masters because it detects them but on other pcs it
>>always shows all 4 channels
>>
>>Is it something in bios that I havent set right? Or is this normal?
>>
>>If I attatch something to both slave channels will i see none of them on
>>screen at boot up?
>>
>
>
> If you use the IDE Detection screen and the drive geometry is specified in
> the first BIOS screen then they don't show. It only shows the ones set to
> AUTO.
>
> The CDROM is always detected whether you have AUTO, NONE or any other specs.

.... so if you set the slave channels to NONE, they won't show either -
and the system will boot a couple of seconds faster ;-)
 

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Guys.....thanks a lot!

Never seen this before and it was bugging me and thanks for letting me know
how to get rid of the remaining 2 "detections" because it was a pain
pressing F4 to skip all the time!


"P2B" <p2b@sympatico.ca> wrote in message
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>
>
> m.marien wrote:
>
> > "Lazarus" <lazzyspad@theranch.com> wrote in message
> > news:clml3k$1jc$1@titan.btinternet.com...
> >
> >>Asus P2B board
> >>
> >>Everything is working fine and I have a hard drive on Prim Master and
DvD
> >>Rom on Sec Master
> >>
> >>On other pcs I am used to seeing all 4 channels displayed on the first
> >>boot
> >>screen and
> >>although both the attatched devices are showing correctly in their
> >>respective channels the info is not present on screen?
> >>
> >>What I get is:-
> >>
> >>Detecting Primary slave
> >>Detecting Secondary slave
> >>
> >>right below this is gives the name of the dvd rom but nowhere does it
> >>mention the hard drive or any of the master channels.....now logic says
> >>that
> >>it doesnt show the masters because it detects them but on other pcs it
> >>always shows all 4 channels
> >>
> >>Is it something in bios that I havent set right? Or is this normal?
> >>
> >>If I attatch something to both slave channels will i see none of them on
> >>screen at boot up?
> >>
> >
> >
> > If you use the IDE Detection screen and the drive geometry is specified
in
> > the first BIOS screen then they don't show. It only shows the ones set
to
> > AUTO.
> >
> > The CDROM is always detected whether you have AUTO, NONE or any other
specs.
>
> ... so if you set the slave channels to NONE, they won't show either -
> and the system will boot a couple of seconds faster ;-)
 

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