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SATA hard disk not recognized in BIOS

Q: SATA hard disk not recognized in BIOS

I have a brand new Foxconn A7GM-S 2.0 motherboad which seems to be unable to recognize my two SATA hard disks. I have ensured that the power connectors and SATA cables are snug, and have tried each pair of the six SATA slots on the motherboard. I also don't hear either hard disk powering up upon boot.

This board is a replacement for my older motherboard, which died rather suddenly. Both hard disks were connected to the old motherboard at the time of its failure, which leads me to wonder if the disks are damaged beyond repair. Do motherboard failures generally affect connected hard disks? Or is my new motherboard defective?

Specs:
CPU = AMD Athlon 64 X2 5050e
Motherboard = Foxconn A7GM-S 2.0 (BIOS version 8.00.14)
RAM = 2 x 2 GB GSkill DDR2-6400
HDD1 = Seagate Barracuda (160 GB)
HDD2 = Western Digital Caviar (80 GB)

A: SATA hard disk not recognized in BIOS

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Recently I decided to upgrade my hard disk storage space so I bought a Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 9 160GB SATA hard disk drive. Upon installing the drive I entered the Bios and went into "Intergrated Peripherals" section and set the BIOS to recognize P-ATA + S-ATA drives. When I reboot the new Maxtor drive shows up in Windows Explorer and functions normally. Also in Windows Explorer, my CD/DVD drive appears. However when I put a cd in the drive and click on the drive in Explorer I get the message to "Insert a disc into drive F:". The drive will not read the disc. When I went into Device Manager the CD/DVD drive shows up and says that it is functioning properly. Strange.....
So, I rebooted and reset the BIOS to the setup defaults (ie. P-ATA Drive Only) and when the computer boots up now the CD/DVD drive functions normally but the Maxtor drive is now not recognized. I understandObviously the Maxtor drive is not recognized because the BIOS is set for P-ATA drive only, but why when the BIOS is set for P-ATA + S-ATA is the CD/DVD drive not recognized?

My computer specs are as follows:

Processsor: Intel Pentium4 3.2C GHz (478pin/FSB800)
Motherboard: MSI i865G ATX
Bios: AMI Bios
RAM: DDR SDRAM 1GB (512MB x 2 / PC3200)
Video:nVidia GeForce FX5700 128MB AGP
Sound: CREATIVE SoundBlaster Audigy2ZS Platinum Pro
Hard Disk1:160GB Ultra ATA HDD (7200rpm)
Hard Disk2:Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 9 160GB SATA
OS: Windows XP PRo
 

A:CD/DVD Drive not recognized in BIOS after installing SATA hard disk

No one going to take a stab at this one. Please, I need some help here. Any advice would be appreciated
 

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I have two hard disks, one Seagate 120 GB one and another Maxtor d540x-4d
5400 rpm 40 GB UATA/100 drive. My problem is that the maxtor drive used to
work fine, but recently, it is recognized by BIOS and Device Manager in
Windows, but it is not shown by either the logical disk manager in disk
management or My computer. What is the problem? Any remedies? THanking you
 

A:Hard Disk recognized by bios, but not by My computer/Disk Manager

You need to partition and format a drive to see it as a drive letter in Windows.
 

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I currently have 2 SATA hard disks connected, then 1IDE hard disk on blue IDE slot and 2 IDE cdroms on the other IDE slot. I also have two other external drives each connected to a USB port.

The problem is that the IDE hard disk is not being recognised in BIOS, when I try to switch some settings in the BIOS IDE configuration I have managed to get it recognised but then the cdroms are not recognised, how can I get them all recognised?

Another problem I have is with the external drives. If I switch them on before the computer boots up the POST will hang, so I have to leave them off until the POST ends and switch them on while windows loads so they get recognised by windows with all their sharing settings intact. Is there a way to eliminate this annoying problem?

Thanks
 

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Hi all,

I know this is similar to at least one recent thread, but different enough to post.
I am upgrading my sister's machine from a 3.2Gb WD Caviar to a 40Gb Seagate U Series 5 drive, ST348023 from memory, ATA100.
The machine is running a K62 266, not sure of the Mobo, but obviously supports the AMD chip.
From what I have been able to glean from the Seagate site, this drive should be backwards compatible with any IDE connector, but when I stick it in, with the BIOS set to auto-detect all drives, the machine halts trying to detect the Seagate drive, although it will let me Ctrl-Alt-Del and also press Del to get into CMOS setup.
I have tried it as Primary Master, and as Primary Slave, both with the other HD on the same cable, and without it in at all.
Seagate's disk tools are able to detect that it is there, even when not setup in the BIOS. Seagate's disk wizard, which is an excellent tool for installing a new drive, told me that all I had to do was set BIOS settings to auto for that drive, and all would be rosy. It looks at what drive you have, what BIOS you have, and gives you instructions to suit. The documentation tells me that if the BIOS supports LBA and Large disk types, then all should be fine - it does.

Can anyone give me any ideas on what's going on? I have installed quite a number of hard drives in the past, but never come across anything like this.

Rich
 

A:Hard Disk not being auto-recognized by BIOS

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Yesterday while watching movie on my PC it appeared as black on the screen and stopped working. After restarting the PC it was not responding as the BIOS was unable to recognize the hard disk. It creates an unusual sound while BIOS searches drives.

1. I tried by bootting the PC using another hard disk but this HD does not appear in the windows.
2. I also tried to boot using Ubuntu live CD but failed to find my HD on it.

As it is not recognized by BIOS, I cann't use data recovery software to recover the data. I'm badly in need of all data in it.

Please someone help me in this regard to recover the data.


Brand: SAMSUNG
Model: HD252HJ
Capacity : 250 GB
Interface : Serial ATA 3.0 Gbps
Buffer memory : 16MB
 

A:My Samsung Hard Disk is not being recognized by BIOS

Try the freezer trick. Place your hard drive in zip lock freezer bag to protect it from moisture and freeze it overnight (or a few hours at least). Quickly hook up the frozen hard drive and try to boot from it. If it works, be prepared to copy your important data as soon as possible before the hard drive warms up too much. This is not a permanent fix but it may work long enough to save your data.
 

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I have a compaq CQ60 104TU laptop, my previous harddrive crashed and i has an external 500GB hardrive lying around. So, I opened it up and took the Harddrive out and inserted into my laptop.

When I am trying to load windows into it I get the error

Windows cannot be installed to this disk. This computer's hardware may not support booting to this disk. Ensure that the disk's controller is enabled in the computer's BIOS menu

The Hard disk has no data, and i don't have a CD-Rom, have made my USB bootable manually using DISKPART (this method of installation has worked for me before)

I have a InsydeH2O Setup Utility
Inside the BIOS the options available to me are:-

**Main**
->System Time
->System Date
->Diagonistic Log

**Security**
->Administrator Password <clear>
->Power-On Password <clear>

**Diagonistics**
->Primary Hard Disk Self Test
->Memory Test

**System Configuration**
->language <English>
->Processor C6 states <Enabled>
->Fan always on <enabled>
->Boot Options->

**Exit**

**No other options other than this are available to me in the bios**
Note:- In the BIOS Reverting back to Defaults did not work. I have already tried that

Please could you help me repair my laptop.

A:New Hard disk recognized by Windows7 but not by BIOS, install failed

8+ hrs and lots of viewers, but no answers...

giving it a bump here

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Recently bought Athlon64 3200+, Gigabyte K8NF-9 F11, 1GB RAM & 250GB SATA seagate hard disk. The problem here is that the BIOS (Award Modular BIOS v6.00PG) recognizes the harddisk to be only 130GB. Does Gigabyte K8NF-9 supports SATA 250GB hard disk or its's something I've done wrong? Pls help me out here. Thanks.
 

A:BIOS can't recognize 250GB SATA hard disk

I had a similar problem, I thought it may apply to you.

When I first installed my XP Pro on my system with a new Seagate 250 GB HDD, XP created the C: drive at 125 GB, basically cutting the disc space in half. The rest was just unformatted.

Go to "disc management", and you might find your missing 120 GB in unformatted space.
 

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Hi,

I installed an old 160GB Seagate Barracuda into my Win7Pro64 machine for some extra storage room. At first it worked fine. I cleaned it out and did a quick format in Windows.

Now Windows does recognize it at all. I see it in the BIOS but it won't show up in Windows.

Any ideas?

Thanks,

A:SATA HDD recognized in BIOS but not by Win7 Pro

Does the drive show up in disk management?

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the title says it all
it was working before the BIOS Update My Board is Intel DG31PR
Updated to the (http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Deta...=2839&lang=eng)
and i dont remember the old BIOS version
Help?

A:USB SATA is not recognized after BIOS update

You can check in your BIOS settings to make sure the USB ports are still enabled. THen, make sure they show up in Windows, and try other devices, such as a flash drive.

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I just rebuilt an old system using Windows 7 Home Premium after using WinXP pro for many years. The primary hard drive is WDC 150 Mg and Win7 is installed and updated to current with SP1. I dropped a second WDC hard drive in, formatted and was going to use it for a 2nd backup unit. Both of these are sata. Both hard drives are recognized by Disk Management but when I select Computer on the start menu ONLY the primary 150 Mg drive is recognized. If I plug in an external drive, both Computer and Disk Management recognizes the external drive. How do I have Win7 recognize my backup WDC drive so I can use it.

Thank you

A:hard drive NOT recognized in computer but IS recognized in disk mgmnt.

  
Quote: Originally Posted by PERSIL


I just rebuilt an old system using Windows 7 Home Premium after using WinXP pro for many years. The primary hard drive is WDC 150 Mg and Win7 is installed and updated to current with SP1. I dropped a second WDC hard drive in, formatted and was going to use it for a 2nd backup unit. Both of these are sata. Both hard drives are recognized by Disk Management but when I select Computer on the start menu ONLY the primary 150 Mg drive is recognized. If I plug in an external drive, both Computer and Disk Management recognizes the external drive. How do I have Win7 recognize my backup WDC drive so I can use it.

Thank you


Had similarities on my pc.

Goto BIOS, there you have 4 options.

Primary Master
Secondary Master

Primary Slave
Secondary Slave

Set it as follows:

Primary Master -----> Main Boot HDD
Secondary Master -----> EMPTY

Primary Slave -----> CD/DVD RAM
Secondary Slave -----> Secondary backup HDD
Hpe it helps!

Gala

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Just bought the MAXTOR SATA 300GB HDD w/16MB cache [6B300S0] and my BIOS will not detect it @ all!

MOBO: ASUS P4P800 Deluxe

I am already running [without any problems] a MAXTOR SATA 120GB hdd [6Y120M0] connected on SATA1 socket.

Attempt #1:Tried to plug in the 300GB drive to the SATA2 socket [as a 2nd drive].
Result #1: BIOS does not detect ANY drive, not even the original 120GB drive.

Attempt #2: Tried to plug in the 300GB drive on its' own instead of the 120GB drive to SATA1 socket.
Result #2: Could not even enter BIOS setup, PC froze after memory count.

Furthermore, I even held the drive in my hand with only the power cable hooked up to it, fired up the machine and felt it spinning, so I doubt it's a power issue. Tested the SATA data cable with the original drive and works fine.

I also updated the BIOS to the latest version to no avail.

MAXTOR told me to try their POWERMAX software on the drive, I don't know how it will detect it but will give it a go.

Open to suggestions.

Cheers.
 

A:MAXTOR SATA 300GB HD not recognized by BIOS...

I've had to use the powermax software to install maxtor drives before.

Also, you may want to make sure that the primary device on the sata channel is set to auto in the bios. If it has previous, or no drive detection information it may not autodetect.
 

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I Can't Install a sata hard disk with a PCI sata controller card.?
My mb is MSI KT4V with AMD athlon 1800.My bios is AMI.
There is no option in my mb for a sata hard disk so i brought the sata pci cotroller card.
In post it shows the raid in my pci slot but cant detect my hard disk. It is a Segate 7200 rpm 160 gb hard disk.My sata pci controller card come with a driver cd but i cant install its driver in dos mode. and i think its for the windows version.
How can i install the single sata drive in my comp.
please help me...
 

A:Can't Install Sata Hard disk With PCI SATA controller card

Probably some fakeraid BS..
You have to enter the RAID BIOS and configure the drive as a RAID0 array or something similar. If it doesn't detect the drive in the RAID BIOS either, look over all your cables. Make sure you have power to the hard drive and suchlike.
 

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The time has come for me to wipe the hard drive and re-install Windows 7 following a recent disastrous download that's effectively knocked out my Internet Explorer 11 and rendered Internet browsing difficult. My system has since become unstable and progressively slow and unfortunately, for some reason, I am unable to Restore to any previous installation. As I have loads of files I want to access, I've decided get a new Hard Disk and run the original H/drive (if possible) from a SATA drive Docking Station. So essentially, I would like to know if my Dell DXC061 will run and support a new Seagate 1Tb SATA3 7200rpm Barracuda. My BIOS is Ver. 2.4.0 dated 05/24/07. I have opened the CPU to see that the current drive connectors appear similar to those on the SATA Docking Station and think my old drive will fit it. However, it's now occurred to me that its possible the newSATA 3 drive may not be compatible with my BIOS or Motherboard. Any help or comments please? Incidentally I have most of my most useful files backed up on an external drive, so all, hopefully is not lost.

A:Upgrading Hard Disk from SATA to SATA 3 Drive

You need a SATA3 port to connect a SATA3 HDD to be fully compatible.

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Hi everyone

I am a newbie so please be gentle.

One morning my XP machine only booted the the XP screen and the blue harizontal bar just kept going in a loop and no further. Tried booting in safe mode and received the BSOD. Tried installing a fresh copy of XP to be told no drives were detected on the system.

Have now bought a new SATA hard drive, and disconnected the old one. On boot-up the new drive is NOT auto-detected and the BIOS states that no hard drive was found. There is no setting in the BIOS to manual force a drive recognition.

If I disconnect the cables attached to the new disk and reconnect the old disk the original problem is shown, which I am asuming means the cables are OK.

The motherboard is an ASUS A8V Deluxe, and the new drive is a Samsung HD 502HJ.

This is driving me daft and fast approaching a drop test of the computer from a great height!

Any suggestions gratefully appreciated.
 

A:SATA hard drive not recognized

Here ya go.
 

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hello, i just purchased a 120 gb ssd and installed windows 7 64 bit on my computer. I had a sata drive before with windows 7 64 bit too. Now that i want to make the sata my slave drive it does not show up in my computer. I have to say that i wanted to clean the sata drive and uninstall windows 7 and just use it for storage, so what i did was to insert my windows 7 disc and i deleted the operating system from there and then i quit the installation. is there anything i can do to make my sata drive appear in my computer and use it as a storage/application drive?

I already tried to connect both drives with only one sata cable that has connection for master and slave but it does not work and it does not work either with 2 separate cables.
 

A:SATA hard drive not recognized

What computer/mobo model?
SATA drives don't use a Master/Slave designation. They are connected to channels (0,1, etc.). I can't quite imagine what cable you found that has two SATA connectors.
Make sure the relevant channels are enabled in the BIOS.
 

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Hi
ive purchased a new Western digital 320gb SATA hard drive for my sons pc to replace a ide 80gb hard drive.
When connected and boots up the hd starts clicking and the light on pc stops flashing.
In the Bios the hd is showing with no name or size.
When i try and load xp from the disc it eventually starts to load then comes up with hard drive error.
Can you please advise if a faulty hard drive ?
 

A:SATA hard drive not recognized

The problem is likely a driver issue. Windows XP comes with few SATA/RAID controller drivers so it doesn't recognize hard drives connected to SATA connectors on most motherboards. One way around it is to go into the BIOS and change the controller mode to IDE. If you can do that, Windows setup should continue as if you installed an IDE drive.
 

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Alright well I've been working on trying to get this work for what seems to be forever now. At least a good week or so. Here's the deal:

I built this computer myself 3 years ago, and my current hard drive just fried and i had to replace it. So, i bought a new Hard Drive (250gig hitatchi deskstar: model number: HDT725025VLA380) and plugged it into the computer, bought a new Windows XP CD (old one was scrached for some reason) and started to run Windows XP so i could get everything back up and running. I go through, Press F6 on the screen that comes up to install SCSI/RAID drivers and such. Hit S to download from a floppy, then select the driver that has (Windows XP) next to it. hit enter, sends me back to the same screen i hit S on, then i hit enter again to continue.

Here's where the problem kicks in, window then sends me to the screen where you hit hinter to install a new windows, and then R to repair. I hit enter, and then it says "setup did not find any hard disk drives installed on your computer."

The drivers i tried to install are the Windows 2000/XP drivers (not the windows XP 64bit) that are on MSI's website for the motherboard I have:

K8T neo 2
MS-6702E ver:1

So, since it couldn't detect my hard drive, I have been on an everlasting quest to find out what I need to do to get my computer back up and running :'(.

p.s. Is there a way to see through bios if my hard drive disk is even being detected by the computer at all?

p.s... Read more

A:Can't get my SATA hard drive recognized by Windows XP!

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Hello
I recently changed my media playing computer from an old Pentium 4 ruining XP, to a modern slim HP computer with Win 7.
Because much all of my data was stored on one SATA hard drive, I removed it and placed it in my new machine.
after a short time messing about I was able to "import" the disk to the Win 7 OS.
one of the things I tried was setting the new HD to offline and than back to online.
The current problem I am facing began after installing new nVidia drivers, the HD is listed as "invalid" in the disk manege screen and I am unable to do anything with it

any suggestion
should I try and re install drivers? it is listed as "working properly"
will the disk be recognized in XP?

A:SATA hard drive form XP is not recognized by Win 7

Hi Ariel and welcome to SevenForums,

please post a snapshot of your disk managment output.





HOW TO POST A SNAPSHOT OF DISK MANAGEMENT DISPLAY

Run disk management:
WIN | type DISKMGMT.MSC | ENTER
WIN is the key with the wavy flag.

Maximize the output of Disk Management:
ALT Spacebar key combo | X key
Drag the field separators (such as between Status and Capacity) to show entire field.

Make a snapshot:
WIN | type SNIPPING | ENTER
Click the New button.
Drag the cursor around the area you want to snip.
File | Save as | select save location and name | Save button

Post the snapshot:
Screenshot - How to post



This site might be able to help:
MS Fix it Center Online

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I recently purchased a Seagate Momentus 5400.6 hard drive and a Sabrent USB 3.0 SATA Hard Drive flat docking station to connect via usb to my Dell XPS L702x laptop. Upon putting the hard drive in the external enclosure and connecting to my laptop via usb my computer is not recognizing this external hard drive in disk management. I can see it in device manager and it is listed as "Jmicron SCSI Disk Device". I can also see it in devices and printer listed as "Jmicron". However it is not recognized or listed in disk management and file explorer. I am a novice when it comes to hardware issues as I am more of a software guy but I have tried everything I can find on the net to no avail. ie uninstalling and installing the drivers, using seagate utilities (I cannot also see it in Seagates applications), disabling fast startup, windows devices and printers troubleshooting, etc. I suspect (maybe incorrectly) that this device is showing up as "Jmicron SCSI disk device" instead of a SATA drive but that is coming from someone who again does not know alot about the device/hardware side. I would like to make this external drive a full backup for my windows 10 laptop and any assistance that could be provided would be GREATLY appreciated. Thanks for any help you may be!

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I just built my first computer (specs in signature) with a SATA hard drive. I put the windows XP Pro CD and it formatted my Hard drive the it installed windows, but it says that windows could not start due to a hardware configuration problem. Is there some special thing I need to set to get it to boot from the drive or what? Any help would be greatly apreciated, thanks in advance.
 

A:Solved: Windows XP is not recognized on SATA Hard drive

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Hi -
I'm having a problem installing XP Pro SP2 on my new WD hard drive. The new HD is a SATA 6 Gps jumpered for 3 Gps. My problem is almost exactly like the one described here:

[SOLVED] Unable to install XP...Harddrive Error...

The solution provided there is exactly what i've found in other forums and blogs. Once I got past a floppy drive problem that prevented me from loading the SATA drivers using the F6 key solution, I finally was able to load the drivers from the floppy that came with my m/b.

However, after Windows setup started, it got to the point after loading some drivers where it showed me the blue screen giving me 3 choices - I chose to begin installing Windows XP. So I clicked Enter, and the next blue screen gave me the message "Setup did not find any hard disk drives installed on your computer."

I've tried several different configurations in the BIOS, but none worked. Right now, its at the default settings. SATA is configured for RAID since my m/b floppy contains RAID Drivers.

Man, I am at a loss. I have no idea why I can't get XP installed. Thank you for any help.

A:[SOLVED] SATA hard drive not recognized after F6 during XP Pro install

You want to set the SATA to work as IDE . . not RAID, unless you have a RAID array. . . and you want the SATA drivers, not RAID drivers.

If you set the SATA controller to work as IDE you do not need the drivers on the floppy

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Hello,
The ubcd4win bootable cd I made doesn't recognize sata hard drives. What drivers can I use to integrate into ubcd4win and how so my bootable cd will recognize my sata hard drive. Please help. I am a newbie.
Thanks
 

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The problem is pretty much sum'd up in the title. I have a 1TB Western Digital Blue Caviar sata HDD hooked up to the motherboard. A while back, when I went to go boot up the PC, the HDD busy light just stayed solid, and windows 7 took a lot longer than usual to load. When it does, I can't use the hard drive. I have tried to rescan for it in disk management and exhausted all most all the fixes I can find in threads on the net.

I know it's not a totally dead disk, because a couple times the C: drive (boot drive) automatically ran CHKDSK, it seemed to repair 1 or 2 small files, a file structure, or something, and then the D drive would return for a couple days before the problem returned.

I replaced the Sata cable with a new one, it started working again, but only for a few days. I'm kind of baffled on this one. Usually I figure these things out. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Have a good day.
AMD FX(tm)-8320 Eight-Core - Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. 970A-DS3P - AMD Radeon R9 200 Series -
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

A:2nd HDD (1TB) is recognized in bios, not in Win 7 disk management

Are C and D both partitions on this single WD Blue?

Or do you have 2 distinct drives?

Not sure what you've tried, but have you run any Western Digital drive diagnostic utilities?

Have you connected the problem drive to several different motherboard ports?

Please tell us about your "Pennsylvania" operating system.

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So after reinstalling my windows on a SSD, i cannot see my other HDD drive that I haven't even touched, It only shows up in device management in the disk drives, not in the disk management. It also shows up as dynamic. Tried using Partition wizard, but it shows that the disk is bad, so i tried converting it from dynamic to basic, but it fails to do so. I have files on it that I cannot lose, any suggestions?

EDIT: Fixed by itself, it now appears in the disk management.

A:HDD gets recognized by BIOS but I can't see it at Disk Management.

  
Quote: Originally Posted by aiceo


So after reinstalling my windows on a SSD, i cannot see my other HDD drive that I haven't even touched, It only shows up in device management in the disk drives, not in the disk management. It also shows up as dynamic. Tried using Partition wizard, but it shows that the disk is bad, so i tried converting it from dynamic to basic, but it fails to do so. I have files on it that I cannot lose, any suggestions?

EDIT: Fixed by itself, it now appears in the disk management.







Quote:
I have files on it that I cannot lose, any suggestions?


You can use Macrium ( free) to create the image.

http://www.majorgeeks.com/content/pa...2270j1060538j7
Be careful when downloading to always click "custom" and decline any of the crap it wants to add - i.e. changing search engines, home page, etc.

Make a boot cd( instructions on main page) and also after creating the image, do a Verify.

I do this by clicking Restore and browsing for the created image and you will see a link to Verify.

Put the image on a different internal hdd and if you have an external hdd, put one there as well.

Do an image backup periodically, (I do it once a week or after any major changes).

This will prevent loss of your files if you have a virus,corruption, etc.

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Hello, I have a hard drive here that suddenly stopped working. It is a Western Digital Scorpio Black WE3200BEKT 320GB 2.5" internal laptop hard drive. The computer started to behave oddly and wouldn't respond, so it was shut down using the power button. Upon turning it on, the computer displayed the typical "Windows was not shut down correctly," but after trying to bypass that, the computer displayed something along the lines of "no system disk found, press any key." This screen wouldn't go away. Upon running the built in hard drive test, the utility couldn't find any disks.

I took out the drive and plugged it into my sata to USB adapter. The drive spun up but Windows could not recognize it, nor could any disk utility. It seems like the drive has failed.

What could have caused this, and what can be done to recover the data on the drive? Thanks!

A:Potential SATA Hard Drive Failure, Spins up but not recognized

welcome to Seven forums.
It would seem the drive has failed. If you have another PC available try attaching it directly to its motherboard to see if it can be read. If not you can try a program called SpinRite by Steve Gibson, but it costs $80.

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Hi All,

I have an issue with the internal SATA HDD in my Pavilion dm4t laptop (PR #: XQ131AAR). The drive is working, when connecting via external USB enclosure is recognized by the PC, can read/write data, format partitions etc? When plugged in as internal HDD of the laptop, BIOS does not recognize it. When booting from Windows Installation Disk, the drive (and its partitions) are recognized, but I get the following message when trying to select a partition to proceed with Windows install:

Windows cannot be installed to this disk. This computer?s hardware may not support booting to this disk. Ensure that the disk?s controller is enabled in the computer?s BIOS menu.

Used external USB enclosure again, connected to a working PC and using TestDisk, I deleted the partition table (by zero writing it several times), then created a new MBR. When connecting back as internal drive, it is now recognized by BIOS and in the Windows installation screen, I can actually select a partition on the drive to install Windows on; the installation actually runs, but as soon as I get to the point of having to restart the PC during the installation process, upon restart the drive is not recognized anymore?

When I remove it, and repeat the same steps with TestDisk, it once again works, can start Windows installation, but it fails upon restart.

I have already read numerous forums on the topic, have tried various drive utilities. I also saw in one of the forums a suggestion to enable AHC... Read more

A:Windows cannot be installed to this disk... HDD not recognized in BIOS

Unplug all other HD's and peripherals,

Boot into BIOS setup, reset to defaults, save changes. If an EFI BIOS you'll need to decide if you want UEFI BIOS vs. Legacy BIOS. If UEFI follow these special steps for Install, otherwise enable Legacy BIOS or Compatibility Support Module to proceed with normal install:

Set DVD drive first to boot, HD second, set SATA controller to AHCI, Save changes and Exit.

Then boot into Windows 7 installer DVD or flash stick burned or written using tool and latest ISO for your licensed OS version here. I would use a fresh ISO written with tool in Step 2 as yours is in question.

At first installer screen Press Shift + F10, or enter System Recovery Options to open a Command Box, type:

DISKPART
LIST DISK
SELECT DISK 0 (after confirming Windows 7 target HD #)
CLEAN
CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY
FORMAT FS=NTFS LABEL="WINDOWS 7"
ACTIVE
EXIT
EXIT

Next click Install Now, then Custom install to Clean Install Windows 7 to the partition you created. If it fails then report back at which step and the verbatim error message.

In addition read over these steps to understand the tools and methods which work best to get and maintain a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7. The steps are the same for retail.

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BIOS does not recognize the FDD. Have tried 4 different drives and different cables, no go. Could the mainboard be the culprit?

Any words of wisdom?

Appreciate your help.

 

A:Floppy Disk Drive not recognized in BIOS?

This one takes the cake. Was waiting for it to auto-detect!!! Christmas is also coming.

The old brain is fried, been looking at this thing too long.

 

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HI ALL!

I have just bought a WD 1200JD Sata HDD. Installed it and enabled jumpers for SATA on MOBO. So far BIOS does not recognise the disc (I have searched) and if I go to the RAID SETUP on boot up the drive appears. When windows XP Pro starts it wants to install RAID controller. However it can't automatically find this.

Not sure what I need to do.

I currently have a IDE ATA WD1200JB HDD installed as master too.

Should BIOS recognise the drive? It does'nt so do I need a update? My MOBO is Asus A7N8X-E DELUXE. Surely not as my MOBO comes with SATA capabilities.

Do I need to use RAID with SATA? This is only optional right?

How can I get windows XP Pro to recognise it? Was thinking maybe need new service Pack, but I'd rather not! Could anyone explain what the RAID CONTROLLER is?

Hope this is clear guys.

Thanks

BBString
 

A:Sata Disk Not Recognised In Bios

you have a raid setting turned on, either in your bios or via jumper(s). if in doubt, reset your bios following the procedure outlined in your board's manual.
 

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Hello all,

After reading a lot of stuff and attempting fixes on my own (on three computers), I'm looking for help.

My external HDD Spire circa 2006 will not show up in Explorer; here's what I've done so far:

opened disk mgmt to partition it...not showing up in disk management
opened device mgmt ....shows up
disabled and re-enabled...no luck
uninstalled and reinstalled....no luck
updated driver .... "latest driver updated"

changed ports
changed computers (older version of windows)
restarted computers

on the third computer it shows as "working properly", but still does not show up in explorer. So...

opened CMD prompt
disk utility
list volume .... not showing up in list volume (as far as I can tell)

Does anyone have ideas? I'm not sure how I can fix any potential partition problems if it doesn't show up in disk management. I'm not sure if it's "working properly" why it won't show up in explorer.

I appreciate your help.

Elizabeth
 

A:External HDD recognized in device mgmt not disk nor BIOS ...

Part of it has likely failed, hard drives fail all the time and externals fail even more often.

First try another USB cable. If that doesn't work take the unit apart and remove the actual hard drive. You can install the drive into another enclosure to see if it's the enclosure has failed. You could also install it internally in a desktop PC and see if it works instead of another enclosure. Being that old it might be either a newer SATA interface or it could be the older PATA interface with pins; if PATA you'll need an older computer to connect it to as new computers don't have PATA connectors anymore. I wouldn't buy another enclosure for it if there is not important data on it that you must recover, being that old it's simply not worth it to just get the drive working.
 

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Got some problem here,just recently bought SATA 3.0 hard disk(samsung)and i forgot if my motherboard support this hard disk,after checking it only supports 1.5 SATA.I visited samsung website on how to force my Hard disk to run at 1.5,
I'd follow what the site told me to do but no luck still got the same problem ("Hardware Initiate failed,Please check device) (The BIOS does not be installed)

Anyone got an idea how to fix this,might be some BIOS set-up?Kindly walk me through,Im still using my trusted desktop Motherboard Asrock p4v8+ BIOS P1.50.Badly need help
 

A:SATA Hard Disk 3.0 to MOBO 1.5 Hard Disk

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Interesting. Not a problem cuz everything works fine.

But... in disk management... my boot drive (PNY 240gb SSD) is listed as in disk 1, with my data drive (Seagate 480gb SSD) listed as disk 0


While my BIOS says the PNY is connected to SATA 1, and the Seagate to SATA 2

should i be concerned? Can it be fixed? Does it need to be?

A:Disk Management vs Bios SATA drives

You do not need to be concerned.
By convention, all SATA ports are treated equally by the System. There will be no performance improvement based upon which port the drive is connected to (that applies to the standard chipset ports - any add on controller ports are a different story).

BIOS recognizes disks by which SATA port they are connected to, Windows identifies DISKS by an identifier code kept in the registry. Once a disk gets identified as Disk 0 it will remain Disk 0 until something changes.

IF you are OCD (like me) you can try this:
Shut down the computer, and switch off the power supply.
Disconnect the larger Seagate drive (SATA2 in BIOS, DIsk 0 in Windows)
Switch the power supply back on, and restart the computer. Enter Windows and check Disk Management to see if the PNY SSD is now Disk 0.
Shut down and reconnect the Seagate. Restart and see if it stays that way.
Let us know!

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I replaced the sound card in my HP Vectra VL series 8. The computer will not now recognize the single internal hard drive. I replaced the original card and it still says that there is no hard drive. I have checked all the cables and reseated the card. I used the Windows 98 start-up disk and it writes to the virtual disk, but still says there is no hard drive. In Setup it says, "None" following the "IDE Primary Master Device" heading.

Any help would be appreciated.

Don
 

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I have a hard disk that I want to clone my C drive to, and I connected it via USB external; it showed up fine, I formatted it. However, since XP doesn't recognize boot drives through USB I wanted to attach it internally before I cloned my system drive over for when I do a boot test.

However, the drive that showed up just fine through USB isn't showing up when I plug it into the MB. It is recognized and is powering up, because when the system posts, the initial screen shows it is connected, and it gets warm after a few minutes, so it's working and the system can detect it, it is just not showing up in Windows.

I checked, and it's set to Slave.

What's the problem?
 

A:Hard disk not recognized?

When you say windows doesn't see it, do you just mean it does not show up in My Computer or does it not show up in Disk Management either?

If it is just My Computer that you have checked, this could be because it is not formatted, or not formatted properly, or has no Drive Letter assigned to it.

To check Disk Management, go to Start > right click my computer > Manage. In the left hand side go to Disk Management. See if the hard drive shows up in there.

If it is there, but has no drive letter, right click it and assign one, or just do another quick format since it has already been formatted.
 

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I got a virus, had to reinstall OS. Turn everything back on and one of my drives doesn't show up. I find it in disk management but it's only a 1tera and it's showing up as 80gb unallocated, 23gb unallocated, 811gb healthy (primary Partition) but that one has no file system listed, nor does it give me any other options than properties and help. A second primary 260 gb healthy primary partition that is the same as the former, then another 16gb unallocated. It's only a 1 tera drive so something is wrong here. I suck at backup and have some important stuff on there. Anybody know what I am looking at here? Thank you.
 

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i accidentally wiped my hard drive and recovery partion on an HP Pavillion G6 laptop running a 500 Gig seagate hard drive and now it will not recognize the drive.i can not format it or do anything please help.

A:Hard disk not recognized

Try checking your hard drive connection power and IDA or SATA.

Shut down your computer, Take the cover off now find your hard drive and check to see if the power,IDE,or SATA connection are good and snug.

If the problem still exists then repair MBR
Repairing the Master Boot Record
If you want to restore the master boot record, you can simply type in the following command in CMD:

bootrec /fixmbr

You can also write a new boot sector onto the system partition with this command (which is often more useful):

bootrec /fixboot

And of course, if you just use bootrec /? you?ll be able to see all the options.

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Hi All
I have a pentium3 500mhz pc, that had win98 on a 20gb hard drive (64mb ram). I added another hard drive (xp) as the 98 was not booting.. I was able to boot from the xp disk (8gb) and retrieve the data from the 98 disk.
I then removed the modem...added a network card...and another 128mb ram...My problem now is neither of the hard drives are working!!! only the cd rom drive is detected...I have changed the jumper settings...removed the memory and network card....even tried booting with no cd rom..only h/disk (checked bios settings)...and still nothing

If anyone can shed any light on this problem...or let me know if there is anything else i can try....i would be really grateful!!
thanks
Gerry
 

A:hard disk no recognized

ukgerry said:

Hi All
I have a pentium3 500mhz pc, that had win98 on a 20gb hard drive (64mb ram). I added another hard drive (xp) as the 98 was not booting.. I was able to boot from the xp disk (8gb) and retrieve the data from the 98 disk.
I then removed the modem...added a network card...and another 128mb ram...My problem now is neither of the hard drives are working!!! only the cd rom drive is detected...I have changed the jumper settings...removed the memory and network card....even tried booting with no cd rom..only h/disk (checked bios settings)...and still nothing

If anyone can shed any light on this problem...or let me know if there is anything else i can try....i would be really grateful!!
thanks
GerryClick to expand...

At a guess, if you've checked all the jumpers etc etc, IMo it might be the second stick of ram, try removing it and see what happens

HTH
 

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My laptop wasn't running games as it should so instead of troubleshooting the problems we decided to do a clean install of windows 7. None of the drives would show up so we looked it up and used the driver cd that came with the laptop and they weren't on the disk. then we tried to boot from the OS to find the drives. We were able to find the drives but couldn't format them or delete any. We read through the options and it said files would be moved to windows old and we wouldnt be able to boot from it and we would be able to delete the partitions later. Windows wouldn't reboot after the installation and i had to choose which windows 7 to boot from so i restored the original to factory and tried again and it still didn't work. now there's a windows setup option and two windows 7 options during the boot screen. We did more research and we found out we had to change the sata settings in the bios to find the drives. I changed from the default intel settings to AHCI and booted from the cd. We were able to find the drives but couldnt delete any of the partitions. instead of formatting the disk and reinstalling they reinstalled again on the current copy of windows now theres three windows 7 options and one windows setup option and all of them go to blue screen. i tried to do it again but theres just an unallocated space disk that's about 100 gb. the 500 gb disk drive can't be found. while booting from the cd i ran diskpart and it says disk 0 is invalid. the computer had a RAID setup... Read more

A:Changed Sata settings in BIOS now disk is invalid

Unplug all other HD's and peripherals,

Boot into BIOS setup, reset to defaults, save changes. (If an EFI BIOS you'll need to decide if you want UEFI BIOS vs. Legacy BIOS. If UEFI follow these special steps for Install, otherwise enable Legacy BIOS or Compatibility Support Module to proceed with normal install.) Set DVD drive first to boot, HD second, set SATA controller to AHCI, Save changes and Exit.

Then boot into Windows 7 installer DVD or flash stick burned or written using tool and latest ISO for your licensed OS version here. The prompt for drivers normally means a bad installer, so try another if it repeats.

At first installer screen Press Shift + F10, or enter System Recovery Options to open a Command Box, type:

DISKPART
LIST DISK
SELECT DISK 0 (after confirming Windows 7 target HD #)
CLEAN
CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY
FORMAT FS=NTFS LABEL="WINDOWS 7"
ACTIVE
EXIT
EXIT

Next click Install Now, then Custom install to Clean Install Windows 7 to the partition you created. If it fails then report back at which step and the verbatim error message.

In addition read over these steps to understand the tools and methods which work best to get and maintain a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7. The steps are the same for retail.

After install you can adjust partition size or Create new partitions for data, etc. in Disk Mgmt. You are creating the partition here for the purpose of wiping the HD and marking Active which overcomes certain install f... Read more

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Hey all,
I had 3 hard drives connected to my pc with 1 IDE for booting windows and the other and the other 2(SATA and IDE) for storage. I did a reinstall of windows and now my IDE storage drive is not recognized by windows. I looked at the hard drives under computer management but it does not appear at all. It does show up in the bios though. I checked the jumper setting and even tried connecting via usb with an external enclosure. With the enclosure it just found the hardware but no drive on 2 different computers.

Recovering the information on the drive is ideal, but not necessary. That said, does anyone have any idea how to fix this? If I do not find a solution, is there any way to format the hard drive without windows? I thought about installing a different OS on another computer just to format the drive but was not sure if this would work or if there was an easier way.

Thanks in advance.
 

A:Hard Drive recognized by bios, but not windows

If you are using Vista/XP/Server 2003 or Seven, you can look in Disk Management.

Go to computer management (right-click computer then Manage)

On the left of the window, select Disk Management.

This will show not just the drives, but also the partitions on the drives.

It may be that the drive has become corrupt or is formatted in a way that Windows does not understand. Alternatively, it may just need to be assigned a drive letter.
 

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AMD Athlon 2200+ with 256MB of DDR Ram.
Biostar M7VIQ motherboard
60GB hard drive
DVD-ROM
DVD-RW

Computer has been starting erratically for awhile. Sometimes it will start., other times it fails and says "HARD DISK NOT FOUND..."

I think the hard drive it finished. With power on I do not feel that 'gyro' effect you normally feel from spinning platters in a good drive.

So I tried a brand new 80GB hard drive. After numerous reboots the BIOS finally recognized it. I was then able to install WinXP. When installation was complete, I did a few Windows updates. Now I'm getting "HARD DISK NOT FOUND..." message again.

Thinking the motherboard battery could be failing, I tried a new one. Made no difference.

I tried new IDE cables. Made no difference.

I set BIOS settings all to default settings. Made no difference. Tried optimized settings. Same thing.

I'm running out of ideas. Anyone have any idea what could be wrong?

PS: Bootup each time is EXTREMELY slow.
 

A:Solved: Hard drive not recognized by BIOS

DOH!

I'm an idiot. I removed the jumper from the new drive (not listed in jumper options) and it is seen every time by the BIOS.

Boots normal speed also...
 

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Hard Drives not recognized in BIOS or MY COMPUTER

Problem: An MSI 845 M/B, Socket 478, P4,1.7Gh, Windows 2000 Pro,128K SDRAM.

Primary Master: Maxtor 30GB,7200, partitioned 10- & 20; Primary Slave is 24X CD-ROM.

Additional hard drives are never recognized in BIOS or in MY COMPUTER, nor are drives that are attached to a Maxtor Ultra ATA /100 IDE Adapter card recognized. All possible settings in the BIOS have been tried, and jumpers, power, and ribbon cables have been triple-checked.

Firewire card recognized but message says it can’t start (Code 10).
I boot up the computer: The following is a device manager listing.

DEVICE MANAGER

IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers
Intel 82801BA Ultra ATA Controller

! ! ! Primary IDE Channel ……. [ Location 7 (0) ], IRQ 14, 01F0-01f7
03f6-03f6
“This device cannot find enough free resources that it can use”.(Code 12)
“If you want to use this device you will need to disable one of the other devices on this system.”

Primary Ultra ATA Channel – is using the resources of the primary IDE Channel
! ! ! Secondary IDE Channel …. [ Location 7 ( 1), IRQ 15, 0170-0177
0376-0376
Same message as Primary IDE Channel (Code 12)
It is not using any resources because of the problem.


Secondary Ultra ATA Channel.- is using the resources of the secondary IDE channel.

In “other devices” a PCI Device gets detected. Don’t know what it is, so I disable it.
In “IEEE 1394 Bus Host Controllers there is an exclamation mark next to the
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A:Hard Drives not recognized in BIOS or MY COMPUTER

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I have a Dell Optiplex GX270 that I installed a new Seagate Barracuda model

7500.10 part no. 9DJ04E-305 250 Gb hard drive in. The O/S, Windows xp,

installed but the hard drive is not recognized in the BIOS unless I install the

jumper in the master position, when this is done the computer boots to the black

screen that says "NTLDR missing". I have installed the NTLDR file in the folder I

found it in on my laptop but still get the same results. This is the only hard-drive

and I flashed the BIOS. Any help would be appreciated.
 

A:New hard-drive not recognized in bios yet loaded new OS

is the sata driver loaded?
 

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I have a hard disk that I want to clone my C drive to, and I connected it via USB external; it showed up fine, I formatted it. However, since XP doesn't recognize boot drives through USB I wanted to attach it internally before I cloned my system drive over for when I do a boot test.

However, the drive that showed up just fine through USB isn't showing up when I plug it into the MB. It is recognized and is powering up, because when the system posts, the initial screen shows it is connected, and it gets warm after a few minutes, so it's working and the system can detect it, it is just not showing up in Windows.

I checked, and it's set to Slave.

What's the problem?
 

A:Solved: Hard disk not recognized?

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Hello, can anyone help me with these:

I have bought new Verbatim Store N Go external hard drive (500 GB) for my HP laptop, which only supports USB 2.0.

Windows XP PS3 cannot recognize the device, once connected with 2.0 USB. If I try to connect it at friends laptop, it works instantly in 3.0 hub but also doesnt work with the 2.0 hub on the same computer, which runs Vista (it says USB device is not recognized)

I have followed the recomendations about disabling infcache.1 in c:\windows\inf\, still no success.

Thanks for any useful advice.
 

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Hi guys,
I will try to explain this.First i have Asus laptop N75sf and it comes with two hard disks Seagate ST 9500423AS each 500 gb.The one i use for storing documents movies etc. it is not recognized.But i can use the laptop because the other one is good and there is my windows installed.When i turn on my laptop the hard disk makes some noise more than usual but after a while it stops.Sometimes my laptop freezes completly and i cant move my mouse nothing.So what are your suggestions ? Did the hard disk stoped working ?or something else is the problem? My laptop is only 4 months old and it hadnt got any crashes like fell on ground or something like that, that can damage the HD.
Thanks in advance

A:hard disk not recognized on laptop

It could be one of your hard drives is failing and that is the noise you are hearing. It's only 4 months old so if it was mine I would take it to the place I bought it from.

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Sorry to join the group and start with a problem!

It all started a few weeks ago, my computer started to have problem to boot I used to receive a message "K BOOT FAILURE INSERT DISK AND PRESS ENTER", I had to turn the computer off and on and once every 20 or 30 attempts I was lucky to start Windows XP. I contacted HP and they asked me to disconnect the HD and reconnect it, did not work.
HP suggested to try recovering Windows XP, but didn't work either.

I assumed the problem was the hard drive, so I bought a new Seagate 200 GB and intalled it as master and the old as a slave, to do that I had the problem of booting it, I discovered that pressing F8 (safe mode) my computer started correctly.

So installed the new disk, re-installed Windows XP, installed SP2 yesterday and today I have the same problem, but the message is different "DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT DISK AND PRESS ENTER". I have not been able to boot even with F8.

While enetring BIOS it does not recognize the HD's, and yesteday while installing Windows XP it recognized both perferctly!

Can somebody help me??????
 

A:Hard Disk Drives not recognized

go back to bios
make sure you have the boot order correct
remove the old drive make sure new one is ide channel 1 or sata channel 1
boot again if it boots yer ok
add the old drive boot again
depending on how you loaded OS
you may have kept the old drive as active boot and it is going bad
the above will check to see if you install the new drive right
no boot install again without old drive in machine
is this ide or sata or both??
 

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Hello,
I brought a new 1 TB seagate free-agent external hard drive. I connected it to my laptop which runs windows VISTA.
when i connected it for the first time, there was no problem in my laptop recognizing it or its ( wotever installation if you call it so ). so I transfered all my data as a back from my laptop ( aprx abt 100gb) to the new hard drive, and even double checked it on the new hard drive and everything was fine. later i disconnected the hard drive via the SAFELY remobe hardware. Later after abt half an hour I tried connecting back the hard drive to my same laptop, but it would not just show up. i tried everything liek trying to restart my system, connecting and disconnecting my external hard drive, changing the connecting USB cable, tried on different systems ( vista, XP) but the it would just not work( but the light on the hard drive does glow up). I ve noticed that for teh first few mintues( say 5-10 mins) there is some kind of slight sound from the hard drive Now all the data is on this hard drive and i am lost. I cannot affrord a data recovery options as its very expensive.
so i was just praying and hoping that someone could please help me out of this mess. Can someone out there please help me .
Regards.
Ravi.
 

A:My external hard disk would not be recognized

My external is not always recognized. What I do and it seems to work is to power it up for a min. or two before plugging it into a usb port.
 

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Hello everyone. As of last night my HP dv6000 with Windows 7 won't start. At boot, it gives the message:

PXE-E61: media test failure, check cable
PXE-M0F: Exiting Intel Boot Agent

I researched this problem and found that this message appears when there is no apparent source for booting an OS. This is commonly either because the hard drive isn't connected properly, or the boot order is disorganized in the BIOS, but neither are the case here.

When I run a boot disk, my hard drive is recognized and passes every integrity test. However, the Windows 7 install disk does not show any storage locations (neither my internal hard drive or any external ones I have connected to test) - except, for some reason, when I choose to browse for a driver for hardware, and then my internal hard drive (and external devices I plug in) appear intact and fully navigable. Again, that's only in the submenu of browsing for drivers that is an option after the Windows installation process fails to recognize any storage media.

Any ideas why my computer doesn't notice the hard drive when booting, but seems to in every other scenario I can test?
 

A:Hard Disk Not Recognized at Boot

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hi guys,

I have been using this WD external hard disc from last one year. all of a sudden its not getting recognised in my computer. below are some details...

- I am using windows XP.
- tried restarting the laptop, no luck.
- change the USB cable that woks with another external HD.
- It is identified at the USB icon on the desktop as USB Mass storage device, but my computer will not recognise.
- In th disc management its not getting recognised.
- my laptop is recognising different hard disc drive and able to see the contents in it.
 

A:My external hard disk is not getting recognized

It's possible that the disk has gone bad or the controller inside the external enclosure has gone bad. One option would be to remove the drive from the external case and either install it in the PC or put it into another external enclosure and see if it works.
 

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HI. i am new here and this is my first message here. can anybody please help me?

my computer problem started when i turned it on and it said that due to some blah blahs that windows didn't started successfully. i was made to chose with safe mode, last known good condition (sort of) along with other things. first i picked safe mode and it just hanged. then i rebooted and choosed last known good con.. all it does was hang.

i borrowed my friends good hd and after setting my friend's hd to master and mine to slave, i accessed my files nad saw that nothing was wrong. i even scanned my hd for viruses and found none.

then i connected my cd drive to my computer (i have only one ide cable) and removed my hd. but my cd cant be recognized. then i returned my hd, make it master, added my cd drive, made it slave. nothing happens.

i returned my friend's hd set to master, mine to slave again. formatted my hd (formerly win xp, fat32) to ntfs. then i ghosted my friend's hd to my hd.
then i used my hd without cd drive.. i mean alone, and it booted up.

my problem is even if i connected my cd drive as slave, the cd drive is turned on and even can take in cd and eject it. but it cannot read any cd, saying there are no cd in it when i insert one.

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A:hard disk and cd drive not recognized

Try resetting bios buy using the jummpers or removing the battery (cmos battery) on the board that looks like quarter.

It always works for me


Best of Luck...
 

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I just recently bought a Samsung 3.5 500GB HD (HD502IJ) and I've already detected it using on my mobo Bios as a slave and is connected via SATA. I have another 160 HD installed via SATA and that is also being detected. My OS is WinXP SP2 and it is installed on a 160gb via IDE.

When I installed the 500GB HD I cannot see it under Disk Management nor under my computer but it appears on the task bar where it says I can safely remove the hardware, kinda like being recognized as a flash drive or something.

How can I make my computer recognize the new HDD.

Thanks,

A:Hard Disk not being recognized in My computer

Format it, create at least one partition.Disk Management In Windows XP - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/309000/ \Disk Management - http://www.theeldergeek.com/disk_management.htm Louis

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Hello! Having some serious issues, as it seems we all have. So, here's the situation. As a nerd truck driver I bought a laptop for skyping with the family and playing games. Laptop was working fine one night and the next morning I start it up and windows won't boot. Just gives me a blank screen with the infamous blinking cursor in the top left.

After searching the forums, it appears I need the Win7 install discs, which this computer did NOT come with. I may be able to get my hands on a reinstall disc, but I doubt it'll be a samsung laptop disc. I was, however, able to make a recovery disc from my wife's Dell laptop. I thought she had a reinstall disc, but we can't find it.

My current problem, and the most troubling, is that now BIOS doesn't even show the HDD. I checked the connections and they are fine, and I was able to put the SATA drive in my desktop and copied all my important data to my desktop. So I know the drive is good. Nothing is corrupted and all partitions, including the recovery partition is intact. I can't figure out why the laptop isn't showing the drive in BIOS now, though.

I've tried the recovery disc a second time, but it doesn't seem to want to boot correctly now. It worked fine when the HDD was recognized, but now it's getting to the blinking screen, then the cursor jumps to the bottom right and pixelates across the bottom of the screen like it's trying to load.

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A:Hard Drive first not booting Windows, now not recognized in BIOS

Ok, I got the recovery disc to boot again, but still don't have the HDD in BIOS yet. Only option that works in the recovery disc is the command prompt. searching for the HDD that way, but so far, I have only found D: which has the Dirs: Boot, and Sources, and a file called bootmgr. This is along with X: which is obviously the recovery disc. So far, I can't find anything else.

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Hi every body, I am new to this forum. I have fair amount of experience with PCs, including building them. Now I have a new problem. I installed a new HDD, configured it as the Primary 'o' drive (Cable Select). No other drive. The single drive is detected by the BIOS. When I try to install Win XP, the setup loads the necessary files, but when I hit Enter to install OS, I get a message saying "No hard drive is found".

I have tried different hard drives changed the cables, tried it as Master, nothing works, same message. Would appreciate your help.

A:Hard drive is recognized by BIOS, but not byWin XP installatio

Normally this has to do with Windows not having the drivers for the controller. Usually the driver is on a floppy disk or on the CD that came with the motherboard and will need to be put on a floppy disk.
During the install you will be prompted to press F6 to install additional SCSI or RAID drivers. This is where the controller drivers will need to be installed.

Can you list your motherboard specs and we may be able to find you them.

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Hello all,

I own a Portege 7010ct, which I want to use for driving my modeltrain, because it has a RS232 connection. The problem is however it doesnot recognise the harddisk anymore. I have bought another one which works perfectly in another laptop but when I put it in the Portege It says with the Windows installation that no harddrive is detected.

Looking in the Bios it also says that no harddisk is configured. I can't get however into the Bios to change that. Is it self detecting? What can I do to make the Portege recognize the harddisk? Thanks for helping.

Greetings Willem

A:Portege 7010CT - No Hard disk recognized

Hey Willem,

As far as I know this old notebook uses HDDs with IDE interface. Normally on all HDDs with this interface you have a jumper where you can switch between Master, Slave and Cable Select.

I would recommend checking this. Set the switch to Master and try it again.

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Windows 2000,
Toshiba HDD2934/MK1814GAV
Apricorn EZ-GIG PCMCIA card

I used to use the above configuration as an external hrad disk on my Dell laptop, but then it suddenly stopped working. One day I plugged the external drive into the PCMCIA slot of my laptop and, although the disk spun up as expected, the drive letter (E didn't appear in Windows Explorer, My Computer and was inaccessible at the Command prompt. According to Windows, the drive is working properly and it always spins up when plugged in or activated/enabled. I have even tried to install the configuration on other laptop computers running Win2K, including my latest machine (IBM ThinkPad.)

I'm running out of ideas and I don't want to just replace the drive because it contains some important data. Can anybody give me advice? I have even tried some utility software (such as Norton), but the partition doesn't seem to be recognized at all.

Can anybody help, please?
Many thanks,
James.
 

A:External hard disk no longer recognized

a couple thing you can do first is to test hd in another notebook,

also what you have is basiclly a harddrive in a pcmia card so all you have to do in theory is to take apart and if your notebook can take two hardrives install it (which i doubt it can) or buy an adapter and hook it up to a desktop computer ide cable the adapter cost around 5$ and i bought 1 from ebay for that porpose
 

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i have a 20 gig hd (maxtor) that is not showing in windows xp. the drive is NTFS and is fine and does show in cmos but once loaded into windows it is not there. i had the drive previously in another system as a slave only for mp3's. It was formatted NTFS prior to transferring mp3's to it. Now i've tried it as both master and slave to get the files off but am now having this problem of windows not seeing it when i go into windows explorer. any suggestions as to getting the files safely transferred. Thanks.
 

A:Solved: Ntfs Hard Disk Not Recognized

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I bought a new external hard disk box, and put my old hard disk in it. The old hard disk was formatted with a c: and d: drive, but my soft and windows only recognizes the c: drive, the other d: drive is ignored. Weird. Any suggestions?
 

A:External hard disk, only c: drive recognized

Even disk management ( if you're using XP ) doesn't "see" it?
 

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hi there,

recently had a crash and i could not install windows as the harddisk was not detecting. I attached another harddisk and after the installation blue screen it says "windows does not recognize hardware...etc..etc"

however after installing Linux (Ubuntu) it works the OS loads, but when windows is installed again i get the same message.

what might be the problem (i have tried different jumper settings as well)???
 

A:Hard Disk not recognized on Windows but does on Linux

What is the model and type of the hard drive?
 

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Hi
I Have SATA hard disk, when I checked the BIOS setup I found it had the "IDE sixth Master". Is there any way to make it "IDE Primary Master" or it never be "Primary Master".

Thanks
 

A:Sata Hard disk IDE

while your in the bios looking at the sata ide settings, can you just hit enter on the sixth master option, and then select primary master?? thats just off the fly...
 

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Hi

I'm need a little help setting up my hard disks. I have a Maxtor 320g SATAII hard disk as my main disk running vista on a ASUS AM2 mobo and I'd like to add my two IDE hard disk, 1 a 160g Seagate and a 120g Maxtor. I've also got a DVD writer set as secondary master.

I want to add the two other hard disks but when I connect them its only finding one.

I've got the 160g set as a slave which it finds both in the bios and through my computer but it doesn't find the 120g one which is set as master.

Is that the right way to do it or is there something else I need to do?

thanks
 

A:SATA IDE Hard disk

go to start> run and type in diskmgmt.msc

See if you can see your two other drives there. You may need to go and format them to make it visible on "My computer"
 

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Hi guys,

Have a bare bones system (soltek) and bought a number of bits (cpu, memory etc.) for it; the hard drive is a SATA type, but the connection on the mother board is IDE, is there any way I can connect the hard drive to the mother board? Hopefully I can just get a cable from the mother board (ide connection) to my SATA hard drive, is this possible or do you need to get an IDE hard drive?

Any ideas???
 

A:sata hard disk

The short answer NO. the long answer is you need a SATA controller to use that hard drive.

Adaptec and a few others make them:

http://www.everythinglinux.com.au/images/products/full/bfADA78020.jpg
 

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HP Pavilion zv5348rs (zv5000 series) had/has 60gb (original) hard drive in it. Running Windows XP SP-3 I want to change it out as there are bad sectors on it and it's making some strange noises

I tried replacing the HD with an HP (Seagate) 100 gb hard drive. Using the same Jumper Pin Settings as on the 60 gb

The hard drive is NOT recognized by the bios.

I can boot from cd rom, or USB but no way can I find a HD (other than the generic USB)

I put the 60gb back in and it is detected and will boot back up.

Any help appreciated.
 

A:Solved: HP Pavilion zv5348rs new hard drive not recognized by BIOS

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I just bought a wd 320 giga SATA hard drive. I have an asus a7n8x Deluxe motherboard. The SATA/Raid controller is installed or at least the bios says it is. The drive is recognized as the "primary", but it will not put it as the Master hard drive--only says it's the primary later in the bios post. Windows does not recognize it at all. When I try to install Windows XP, it says no hard drive detected, and tells me to hit F3 and Goodby. I have re-flashed the Bios about 2 dozen times with versions 1005 thru 1008 (the latest). I've changed the data cable. Nothing works. Anybody got a great idea i've missed? Would like to have the SATA, but will have to return it if I can't get bios to recognize it.
 

A:can't get bios to recognize new sata hard drive

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I have a Targa Ultra AN64 3700+. I had blue screen of death. I had to backup stuff from the drive so i disconnected it and used a USB Universal Drive to back up it to my onto my laptop.

Now the problem i have here is when I try to installed XP or Windows 7 it does not find the hard drives. It displays

Unkown Disk

<There is no disk in this drive.>

Things i have tired:

disable the SATA in the BIOS and still does not detect any of my hard drives.
re-enable it and it still can't find it.
When I go to Standard CMOS Features it can not detect any hard drives.
It detects it then it doesn't detect it. It comes and goes everytime. They don''t have any jumpers on them it came like that. It should be IDE 2 Master and IDE3 Slave.

I know some people are buying USB Floppy disk. I really don't want to buy anything else due to Christmas coming up.

Any ideas to get my PC going?
 

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Hi Guys
I have just fitted a SSD drive in my computer windows 7 64 bit system, when I installed windows onto the new SSD I just unplugged my old hard drive and fitted the SSD and just installed windows 7 and all worked ok.
But after the new install was working I was told I needed to make a change in the BIOS to alter the settings from treat Sata as IDE to treat Sata as AHCI.
I did this and all was ok with the new drive the installation worked and the new drive is running ok.
But now I have since read that I should have made the bios change before installing windows nad should not be done after the install,
So do I need to reinstall windows 7 with the bios changes to treat sata as AHCI before I install or will it work ok it seems to be ok but im not sure now.
I was also under the impression that I could still have my old hard drive fitted and just select the hard drive I wanted to boot from as the computer started, I wanted to do this so I could still has access to all my old stuff if I needed it.
But now my old hard drive will not boot until I change the Bios back to treat Sata as IDE, so is this not going to work or will I have to change the bios each time I need access to my old drive.
Also I have an Asus P6T SE motherboard so can I plug the SSD into any Sata port or is it better to plug it into number 1 if so how do I find which one is number one.

A:SSD hard drive do i use Sata as IDE or AHCI in Bios

See this tutorial: AHCI : Enable in Windows 7 / Vista

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I apologize ahead of time if this belongs more in the Hardware thread. I'm not sure if this is related to my OS (Vista Ultimate) or not.

I've had 4 SATA drives running smoothly on my system for quite some time. Out of nowhere, yesterday, my PC kept booting from the DVD-ROM drive, so I went into the BIOS setup, only to see that none of my 4 SATA drives were even listed where they normally would be!! It simply lists the location, then says "[None]" where it should list the drives' manufacturer name (eg. ST500AS#####).

I go into the setup section for each drive location, and hit "Enter" on the "Auto-Detect HDD" option. A small dialog pops-up for about 5-10 seconds, saying it is detecting the drive, but returns no values for all the drive attributes - just zeros.

I've followed others' advice and stripped everything out but my boot drive, but the BIOS still doesn't detect it. I've booted from my Vista installation disc and troubleshot from there, but even that won't recognize that I have a HDD attached to the PC.

And yes, I've already verified - via attaching my boot drive to another computer - that the drive will load (obviously, as a slave) and show all the files contained on it.

I'm suspecting I may have a faulty mobo, but that's a guess at best. If anyone can help me troubleshoot this issue, I would greatly appreciate it. I will provide further details gladly, if needed. Thanks in advance... Read more

A:BIOS won't recognize ANY sata hard drives

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Hi!!

I have a SATA Hard Disk, it was working ok then I stopped using the computer for about 3 months and when I turned it back on the Hard Disk is not showing in the BIOS or in the Disk Manager, what could have happend and is there ANY way it can be fixed?

Thanks!!

A:Hard Disk not showing in BIOS or Disk Manager

Did you reset CMOS? check in BIOS what method your HDD is using.

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I have a Simple Tech Pininfarina 320 GB external hard drive that is no longer recognized by two different PCs, even under disk management. When plugged into the USB, the PCs do try to install the driver, but fails. It is recognized under Devices and Printers as Unspecified and with the information Model-Simple Drive, Category - Unknown, and Status-Software is installing for this drive. The troubleshooter searches for a driver, but does not find one. Basically I get the information that "There is a problem wiht the driver for USB Mass Storage Device. Reinstalling the driver might fix this problem." But I cannot find a driver for this hard drive.

Can anyone steer me in the right direction?

Thanks in advance!
 

A:External hard drive not recognized in Disk Management

The system is telling you that there is a problem with a USB driver, check in the Device Manager for any yellow warnings. Under Universal Serial Bus Controllers you will see a driver for USB Mass Storage Devices, right click and uninstall it then reboot, Windows should reinstall it, or go to the motherboard's manufacturer's site and download and install the latest chipset drivers..

There are two other possibilities, the hard drive has failed or the circuitry in the enclosure has develpoed a fault.

Remove the hard drive from the enclosure and (if you have access to one) hook it up to the internal connections of a dektop PC. Or, purchase a USB Hard Drive Adapter (about ?10) from a computer store or eBay and then plug it into the USB connection on any computer and see if you can then access the drive.
 

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I want to report a very unusual virus, I think.

Dispite all attempts to clean the virus using traditional methods recommended on this site, CCLEANER, AVG, trojan removers, Spybot, on line scans, panda, HijackThis...etc...I just couldnt rid my computer of this virus.

My computer kept showing repeated disk activity which woudlnt stop - even in SAFE MODE. The activity slowed my computer down to a slow crawl, which prevented any use at all.

I rebooted with a BART'S BOOT disk, and ALL my hard drives were reported as not installed. YEOW! My main c drive was reported as empty. I went into the bios screen, and my hard drives werent detected.

So - I couldnt even REFORMAT - heaven forbid...because no matter what I did, the hard drives werent even seen by my compiuter. That was my first clue. Second clue, was that while even running BARTS BOOT disk, the repeated disk activity didnt stop.

Humm...I stopped to think...ok...shut down computer - unplug it - that worked once before - maybe it will work again. NO!
So...I opened the case, removed the BIOS BATTERY - restarted and VIOLA it worked...a quick ccleaner just to be sure and I was back!

Hope this helps someone.

A:Hard drive not recognized Boot Disk virus

One assumes you replaced the battery ?lets just make sure you ARE clean?Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your Desktop.Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan. If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself. Press the OK button to close that box and continue. If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.On the Scanner tab:Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.Then click on the Scan button.If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click on the Start Scan button.

The scan will begin and "Scan in progress" will show at the top. It may take some time to complete so please be patient.When the scan is finished, a message box will say "The scan completed successfully. Click 'Show Results' to display all objects found".Click OK to close the message box and continue with the removal process.
Back at the main Scanner screen, click on the Show ... Read more

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Hi everyone
I'm new here and even though i have been reading a lot of usueful threads , i couldn't solve my problem at all.

Well i have an external HDD Iomega 2Tb , that after a while stopped to work entirely.
At first i would get "corrupted data " messages on windows 7, but now i can't access any of its content, even though as soon as i connect it to my pc it DOES get recognized and has a letter assigned, but i just can't do anything on it.

I tried formatting it via windows but the proccess fails before even starting( it looks like any pc i connect it to, detect it at first(like a couple of seconds) but then its connection goes off even though its usb cable is perfect and i also tried connecting with several different cables just to be sure.

Then i used several programs, like "hard disk low level format tool" which as soon as i start the formatting process gives error strings and doesn't even start the process at all( remains stuck at 0%)

I also tried to use "Hard disk sentinel" program which gives it a status of 0% health and suggests me to back its data up. Too bad i just can't access it at all. it also states "REALLOCATED SECTORS COUNT"


I tried booting my pc with gparted and seeing if it could somehow formatting it and assign a new partition but it's like each program can access for a very short amount of time( the hdd led blinks as well) then it can't be accessed anymore and "gets lost" (its led stops b... Read more

A:External Hard disk Iomega 2 Tb recognized by pc but can't be formatted

Welcome to SF gabriel,

I would double check the connection by trying another USB port and changing the cable and let us know if that helps.

Sorry you tried different cables I see, does the drive show up in the bios? Does the drive have an alternate connection like esata or firewire you could try?

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Well, My SATA connection keeps getting unplugged from the hard disk side, and thus it keeps disconnecting while i am working on the computer, I sort of Surrounded the Plug with a rubber band so that it would stick, Well Since this is temporary Anyone Knows a better Connection or an extension that could help?
 

A:Hard Disk (SATA) connection

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I have a seagate baracuda 500 gb hard drive and it is giving me a headache installing in on my pc. Short story I have a pc with asus p5q motherboard, 2 gb ram ddr 3, and an ide hdd of 100 gb. I previously had the 500 gb sata installed but I had it taken uout of the pc for a while. Connecting the hard disk will result in one out of several fails : 1. I tried installing win 7 with both hdd connected. At the install screen i am only able to see the ide disk. I can see the sata hdd in bios, with both configurations for sata ( as ide or as ahci). 2. I tried connecting both of them and explore the drive after loading windows. The issue here is that the sata hdd was divided into 3 partitions (100 and 350) and my win only sees the 100gb partition. Needless to say I cannot open it or format it (tried with win format and several format tools). 3. Tries with xp install. I can see the 2 partitions in the setup but i am unable to delete or install.
Forgot to mention that I dont have a dvd wr and am using usb windows installers only. Also I tried using the ASUS EZ flash 2 from bios and it allows me to see the old folders on the hdd. Sata cable is new. I have 6 sata ports and I tried all of them.
What else can I do to fix this, and use the sata drive(either with the ide or alone)
Thank you in advance
 

A:cannot install sata hard disk

When installing any Windows OS, ONLY connect the HDD which will have the OS. Numerous issues can arise with other drives installed, most of them bad. Also, depending on the motherboard, install will only work on the SATA drive with the IDE drive disconnected.

If Windows can't alter the HDD, you can try use the drive manufacturers disk tools.
 

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Hello,

I thing I have a problem with my sata drive.

Windows 7 is working ok, and is booting up from the sata drive. The speed is only around 50 MB/s. Should it be more than this ?
HDD Details:

Interface SATA-II
Capacity 160 GB
Buffer 8 MB
Speed 7200 RPM
NCQ Yes

MB settings it's on SATA/AHCI because I also have a ata HDD 80 GB.

And why do I have the safe remove device in the bottom right corner ?

Can someone please explain ?

Kind regards.

A:Hard Disk Sata problem

It isn't a powered external USB drive?

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I've had some problems installing a new SATA HDD to my computer.
Actually i've 2 Maxtor 80 GB ATA133 on the primary ATA channel, and CD-ROM / DVD on the secondary ATA channel.
My motherboard is quite old, and doesn't have a built-in SATA controller. I've bought a PCI SATA controller with Silicon Image 3112 chipset, and a Maxtor 200 GB SATA HDD (6B200M0).
I've installed the controller and the HDD, but the system freezes just after displaying the SATA controller information ("press ctrl+s to enter RAID setup utility"). After that, i see black screen with 4 characters on the top left corner, ant the HDD led always on.
The only way to let it work properly is to unmount one of the two ATA HDD (the only one I can remove, because the other one is the boot HDD). If I do that, everything goes well, and winXP recognizes the controller and the HDD (189 GB).
What should I do to let it work with all the three HDD?
All answers will be appreciated! Thanks!!

My computer:
Intel P4 2.4 GHz
Motherboard Asus P4PE rev 1.03 (bios 1007 - the last one)
RAM 1 GB DDR333
Video: Matrox Parhelia 128 MB AGP
HDD: 2 x Maxtor 80 GB ATA133 (6Y080L0) on the primary ATA channel
DVD+-RW Pioneer (master on the secondary ATA channel)
DVD Asus (slave on the secondary ATA channel)
SATA PCI Controller Sunix SATA2000 with Silicon Image 3112 chipset
Win XP Pro SP2
 

A:SATA Hard Disk problem

SATA and IDE combinations often don't work very well. I had it and had to choose one or the other with my MSI Motherboard. SATA usually wants to default as the primary drive, and you can get conflicts within Windows. I suggest either SATA or IDE only.
 

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I received an ide/sata error, everything is gone on my hard drive. how do I fix this? i'm running vista and have mcafee
 

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Dear friends,

recently, I have some problems with a new hard disk I bought (SATA). I thought that my mobo had a sata controller but it did not. So, I bought a new PCI card and I connected my hard disk to it. Everything was fine but after a week some errors appeared and when my PC started it showed that it could not recognize the hard disk.
Then I thought it might be the controller and I replaced it with another one (different brand). Again things were fine for 2-3 weeks when sometime - again - during startup, my PC could not recognize the hard disk (showing the same errors).
The status now is that sometimes it recognizes the hard disk and sometimes not. This is very annoying !
Do you have any ideas what might be wrong ? Is it possible the second PCI SATA controller card being defective ?
Thanks in advance for your comments.
 

A:SATA hard disk controller

Perhaps its your IDE Cable, Check to see that its plugged in securely, (That the cables are out of the way, and not getting hot or stuff).
 

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I currently run several WD20EARX and WD20EARS drives (Sata 3 and Sata 2 respectively). Sadly the sata 3 drives perform worse than the sata 2 drives.

I'm looking to replace 4 of my drives. I like the reviews and performance of the Seagate ST2000DM001 drives, however, they are a little greedy with power consumption and only have a 1 year warranty.

Does anyone know of a good 2TB drive that is low power, has ratings equal to or better than the ST2000DM001, but with a minimum of 3 years warranty.

These drives are going to get quite a bit of use. Mostly used for media storage (such as movie backups and TV recordings).

I'd like to keep the price to AUD $600 if I could, but can go a litle higher if I must

I'd be willing to run 3x 3TB drives in place of 4x 2TB drives, as long as my Z68X-UD3R BIOS will support it. I would still boot from one of the 2TB SATA II drives.

Any advice is greatly appreciated

Edit: NCQ support would be preferable.

A:Hard disk recommendations (2TB) SATA III

WD RE4-GP, WD AV-GP, and WD Caviar Green are the 3 WD energy saving flavors with the RE being the enterprise series. The AV-GPs use IntelliPower for IntelliPark and IntelliSeek.

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Hello everybody!

I tried to put 2x SATA hard drives from my broken HP pavilion dv7 laptop( one is blank(D and other has windows 7 ultimate(C on it) to desktop pc(one and only HDD has xp professional on it) and one problem occured. Both of SATA disks are recognised but I could not acces Documents(c : ) nor desktop folders(c : )with my xp professional desktop PC. Is there any way for me to save those datas? I know that only solution to make all of my HDD functional is reinstaling windows on (C : ), but that will vanquish all the data from Documents and desktop.
I know that possible solution is to find very similiar laptop to pavilion dv7 and put HDD inside of it. Is there any other options?

Thanks in advance ,
Prepossession
 

A:SATA Hard disk drive

The reason you cannot access the files from the old machine is that they are not "owned" by you and may even be password protected. You will need admin access and take ownership of the folders, if they're not protected.
 

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I have a new PC with an Intel Dual Core processor an ASUS motherboard and with 3 nVidia hard disks (2 of which I want as RAID drives). I am trying to install Windows on it but whenever it tries to install, it says it cannot find any hard disks yet in the DEL setup thing it says that they are connected and everything.

I have tried doing the put some HD drivers on a floppy and then pressing F6 and all that but it still can't find them.

Any help please...? Thanks.
 

A:SATA Hard disk problems!

Well, you are on the right track as you'll need a floppy for the F6 option for the initial install to recognize and configure your SATA controller and thus see your drives.

What we really need is the precise model number of your motherboard. Do you have a receipt or can you see it silk-screened on the motherboard itself? ASUS motherboards usually have the model-number in big, white lettering near the expansion slots or by the CPU socket.

From here, we can better instruct you on how to make a properly functioning F6 driver floppy for your SATA controller.

Alternatively, most ASUS motherboards also ship with a cd. You can try booting off that cd to see if it present a menu for making a boot floppy image.
 

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HI

My desktop at home cannot be used anymore.

When I open the computer, the motherboard boots alright but then it displays this message
If I press F1, it displays the option of starting windows in Safe mode or normally. But either one you choose would make the computer go back to starting the computer again.

HELP!
 

A:SATA 1 Hard Disk Status Bad

looks like your harddrive is bad............ replace harddrive and you will have to reinstall windows
 

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I have upgraded from Windows XP Service Pack 3 to Vista on a Toshiba Qosmio G35-AVA600 which has two 80GB SATA hard drives. In Windows XP the drive was seen as one 180GB hard drive. No problem.

After I installed Vista the second drive is not showing and I can't format it from disk management services because it is not shown.

The wierd thing is that I am not missing any files, but perhaps I had not used any space on the second hard drive, therefore I wouldn't be missing any files.

Also, after installing Vista I checked the BIOS and it does not see my second hard drive, nor does My Computer but it is there as I have made no hardware changes. All I did was upgrade from Windows XP Service Pack 3 to installing Windows Vista. I have the latest RAID drivers from Toshiba which was updated after I installed Vista. The latest BIOS was installed from Toshiba website BEFORE I upgraded and it WAS listed in the BIOS.

I've read the many threads on second ATA hard drives but no one mentions that their BIOS does not recognize the drive as well as Vista.

How do I fix this problem?? Any help at all would be greatly appreciated!!

Thanks!
[email protected]
 

A:BIOS AND Vist Not Recognizing 2nd SATA Hard Drive

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some people change ide to ahci in the bios then it worked.

some people put drive on master, hey then it worked
Second PATA hard drive not detected in the BIOS? - Yahoo Answers

some people put drive on cs, hey then it worked
SATA to IDE Adapter, Drive Not Detected in BIOS - Hard Drives - Storage

What do I do to make it work for me?
The yellow led lights up
the sata cable plugged into sata port and tried multiple ports.
Under sata configuration I tried AHCI which caused windows to BSOD
I switched that back to IDE

This Asus p5qc has a PATA DVD drive lugged into MB IDE port
And a sata drive plugged into sata port.
And a sata drive plugged into sata port.

A:sata to ide adapter do not see PATA hard drive in the bios?

Following this guide, i made it so windows boots ok with bios setting to AHCI
AHCI : Enable in Windows 7 / Vista

Still the bios does not show drive with adapter connected.
I have tried 4 HD and a dvd drive.

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I've been having this problem for a few months now. I recently built my own computer, having been on a lap top for a couple of years, and found my old external hard drive. I plugged it in to the new computer, and it said something about needing to be formatted, which I promptly did due to nothing of importance being on it. I went to sleep, and woke up to see that it couldn't be formatted.

This is where my issue begins. It no longer appears in Computer, or Disk Management. Disk Management won't even load if I have the drive plugged in. There seems to be no way at all to format the drive, since Computer, and Disk Management both don't load when the drive is plugged in. Any help?
 

A:External Hard Drive is Not Recognized in Computer or Disk Management

I have a similar problem. I have an old external hard drive and it wont showed up or open under my computer or disk management. I tried to open it under disk management but there is no way to be found. The files F, G, H, etc are empty. I really appreciate an extra help here since I am not a computer expert. Thank you!!!!
 

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hi im ramkrishna
i need to install xp on my system...
but some error massege is comeing...
if any changes in bios settings........
please needfull meeeeeee



thankx.....

A:How to install xp on sata hard disk with out fl0ppydisk

slipsteam the required drivers into the xp disk
then use the slipstreamed disk for the install
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So I am not computer stupid, so I ran my rkill on my computer to stop what was on it so I could run my malwarebytes. I ran my malwarebytes and it found what was causing the issues. I removed and restarted my computer. Ran the malwarebytes again to see if it was really gone. Didn't find anything. Here is my problem. NOTHING IS BACK TO WHERE IT WAS.. My computer background is still all black. there is no programs under my start menu. I go to add and remove programs they are there. But why in the heck is my computer not where it is supposed to be. This is where I am stuck. how do I get it back to like it was, because what was on my computer infecting it is gone. ???? HELP!!!! Its like they are still hidden my programs that is..
 

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I have a problem. when trying to install XP I can't get the drivers to load from the CD it wants them In A: drive and that's too much information for a diskette, Can anyone help me out on this?
 

A:Installing Hard disk sata Drivers

It depends on the motherboard but often the SATA/RAID drivers are not just copied directly from the CD to the floppy. Motherboard driver CDs often have drivers for different chipsets and different operating systems. In these cases a utility program on the CD is used so you can select the correct drivers which will fit on the floppy diskette. Directions on how to make the SATA driver floppy are usually in the motherboard manual.

It would be better if we knew what motherboard you have.
 

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Hi,

Recently my 320GB Seagate Hard Disk faced a problem and had to be replaced.

Am running Win7 x64 on my new 1TB WD Hard Disk. However, there was some important and slightly sensitive data that I still want to recover from my old Sata Hard Disk.

Chronology of events before replacement:

Mid-July: Hard Disk was working fine. I had to go out of town for a month. PC was not being used during that period.
Aug 11- I returned home, but PC refused to boot. Even the BIOS screen or the name of the motherboard does not appear. Just a blank screen. After a couple of hours of replugging in all the hardware and power cables, the PC booted and worked normally.
Aug17- PC refused to boot, repeated the same procedure of unplugging the hardware etc but this time i noticed that one of the connectors of my hard disk appeared slightly chipped off at the edge (cant remember if its the power connector or the sata connector). PC worked normally after a couple of hours of playing around with the hardware.
Aug 18- PC was freezing, every mouse click was taking a couple of minutes to respond. I tried rebooting but the faced the same problem as the previous two times. Unplugged the HardDisk and used an old IDE hard disk to figure out if its indeed the hard disks problem. The old IDE hard disk worked.

I went and purchased a new SATA hard disk which works fine now, absolutely no issues.
But i wanted some of my data from the old disk, so I tried connecting the old Hard Disk back but cant get it to bo... Read more

A:Need to recover data from a Bad Sata Hard Disk

Partition Wizard Bootable CD allows user to manage partition directly with partition manager bootable CD.
Free download Magic Partition Manager Software, partition magic alternative, free partition magic, partition magic Windows 7 and server partition software - Partition Wizard Online (last one "bootable CD"). Download it and burn it. Boot from DVD. Does it see the SATA-disk? Does it see all partitions?

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Bought this SATA hard disk(250GB) a few weeks ago and fixed my computer. I am using Gigabyte K8VT800M as my mother board.

I see a exclamation mark on on the icon of "VIA SATA RAID CONTROLLER" in my device manager. It is not a question mark behind, so I guess the drivers are installed.

The hard disk is running.

However, I can't seem to detect the SATA hard disk(Can't find it in disk management), is it because my motherboard doesn't support SATA II?

It says here: http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Support/Motherboard/FAQ_Model.aspx?FAQID=1724&ProductID=1711&ClassValue=

If I have to change the jumpers settings, how do I do it?
 

A:Problem installing SATA hard disk

You only need to install the raid controller drivers if you're going to set up a raid array.
 

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Hi everyone

I have a SATA hard drive in my desktop PC, which I am now getting rid of. I want to reuse the SATA drive with my new Mac Mini, and I think the only option is to use it in an external enclosure and attach it via the firewire interface.

Can anyone point me towards somewhere that will be able to supply me with the parts I need? I have tried one seller on eBay but he has been particularly vague on whether the caddy he supplies is supported!

Thanks for reading
 

A:Solved: Using a SATA hard disk from PC with Mac Mini

You can use either FireWire or USB and it is a shame that FireWire 800 enclosures are so expensive ($60-75) as it would be twice as fast as USB or FireWire 400.
Here is an enclosure made to look like a Mac accessory for $35.00 http://www.adorama.com/MACGS350SUA....ping Site&utm_campaign=Other&utm_source=gbase
 

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Hi Alls
i m Basically a Technician
Today i m Facing one problem in Windows 7
System is Acer Aspire T6524 (I search on Internet and that is Acer Emachine)

Windows XP is running Fine
i m trying to install Windows 7 on this Desktop System
i have IDE DVD Rom
and Sata Seagate Harddisk, 4 check also new WD hard disk
i try alot of time to install but it always says on Drives Page.

No Driver were found. Click Load Driver to Provide a mass storage driver for installation

i tried WD Hard disk to check but Same error
i check its BIOS Setup. there is no configration About AHCI and IDE
i Reset its CMOS.
i Change its Ram
i change its Power Supply

But the error is Same No Hard Disk.

I Hope i Will Find Solution from here
Thanks in Advance
Sorry 4 mine Bad English

A:Setup Did not Detect Sata Hard Disk

You'll need to preformat the Win7 partition using a 3rd party partitioning manager like Free Partition Wizard CD.

Then try running the Win7 installer from the XP desktop, directing the Custom install to the 2nd partition.

This may solve the driver problem. If not, locate the SATA contoller driver for your model and put it in the Win7 installer on the link at bottom left of the Custom drive maps screen.

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hi i am seeking your help as a last alternative to send my computer to a technician as i really cannot figure out what is going on.

i m having a problem with my sata hard disk with mobo asus k8v-x. it was working a few days ago until the other pc hard disk corrupted and in order to verify that it is a corrupted hd, i connected it to the asus pc with 2 hard disk on a sata configurations with no jumpers. evidence showed me that it as a corrupted hard disk as the same problem occured and somehow afterwards the pc let me format the corrupted hd, which beforehand was showing the fatal blue screen error inviting me run scan disk.

the real problem comes now. the hd is recognized in the bios but it wont boot giving me the error "insert a bootable device" and a fresh copy of windows won't do either. i downloaded the raid drivers but it showed me an error ( pressing f6 in setup beforehand) to install them something line 1122 or something like that.

Did i need to create an array to coonect both?
10x in advance
 

A:Emergency Problem with sata hard disk

Corrupted hard drives are usually also broken hard drives.

Reinstall the suspected bad drive in the old computer but note the make/model and serial number of the drive as you do this. You will need a second computer to do the next step.

Go to the drive manufacturers website and download their hard drive checking software. You may have to burn this software to a CD or write it to a floppy. Now place the CD/floppy into the old computer with the corrupted disk and boot the machine. Enter the computers BIOS and change the first boot device to you CD/floppy whichever is appropriate and allow the computer to boot into the software. Run the tests. Chances are your hard drive will come back as bad.
 

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