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Liteon CDRW/DVD not recognized by BIOS

Q: Liteon CDRW/DVD not recognized by BIOS

Installed Liteon LSC Slim Combo drive in Toshiba Tecra 9100. Dual OS (Win2k and XP) with PartitionMagic boot. Get IDE 1 error on boot. OS boots anyway. Win2k device manager shows no CD drive. There are two ways to get it to work 1) Remove and re-insert while hot - Win2k will find new hardware and install; 2) Delete and re-install secondary IDE channel - Win2k will find and install. However on next boot -same failure - IDE 1 error and no CD drive.

A: Liteon CDRW/DVD not recognized by BIOS

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Has any one heard of the Lite On Brand of these two drives? If so then opinions please! I have found a couple with black bezels (which is what I need/want for my new case) but I am unsure of the quality. The CDRW Comes with Nero 5.5 software if that helps.
 

A:LiteOn CDRW and/or DVD Rom?

This is the only info on Liton Drives I could find.

I have a liton CDROM and have had no problems in about a year. This link was last modified in 01/02
http://www.rojakpot.com/Reviews/Lite-On_241040/241040_01.htm
 

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I purchased the lite-on 52x24x52 cdrw drive. But when I insert a cd, the cdrom icon in my computer doesn't change to the cd icon like its supposed to..and if i try to open it, it says not ready..as if there's no cd in there. it burns cds fine though... i have windows 2000 pro.
 

A:Problem with Liteon cdrw

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Situation:

Laptop with a USB 2.0 PCMCIA card, external LiteOn LS40125s CDRW (40x12x48), Windows XP - most up to date firmware and drivers for both burner and USB card
Problem:

Computer locks (but does not freeze) when CDRW connected to USB 2.0 card and card inserted in PCMCIA slot
Testing Tried:

Mouse works with USB 2.0 card
CDRW works with USB 1 port (built into computer)

If CDRW in drive, computer locks up (meaning the mouse can not move and programs do not load), but when I pop out the CARD, normal operation resumes. HOWEVER, normal operation does NOT resume simply by detaching my burner while leaving the card in the slot.

Can anyone out there help me? I am ru
 

A:USB 2 CDRW Issue (LiteOn - XP)

**Addendum**

If CDRW in drive should read, If CDRW drive is connected to the USB 2 card
 

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Hi
I have a Problem with my liteOn CdRW drive.
It was working great before i formated my Computer.
Now I'm running WIN98 SE , But the Cd burnning Software not recognizing the CDRW Drive (None compatible drive !!)
I checked the cables everything was fine!
Maybe there is a problem but i didn't remove or change anything before formatting my computer.....

It's reading cds but not working as CDRW

anyone has an idea or can help with this thing ?

I have P4 1.7Ghz
512mb SDram
30Gb
64mb ATi 7200 card with DDR
 

A:LiteOn Internal CDRW drive

Check that your burning software CD doesn'y have an update file on it. Generally the cd has a seperate folder with an update file on it, you run this and the ASPI layers are update and the cd-writer is then recognised.

If no update, visit the software manufacturers site and get the latest patch/ASPI layers and you should be operational.

Failing that you need a newer version of cd-writing software.
 

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Back in May, I took the hand-me-down Dell Dimension 2300 I'd given my sister, replaced the mobo, cpu, heatsink, ram, and installed Win 7 Pro x64. All necessary drivers installed fine. The floppy drive, partitioned hard drive, DVD drive, and CD-R/RW drive installed & appeared fine, and even Magic ISO.

Now, we need to install a new version of Norton, so pop the CD in and-- The DVD, CDRW, and Magic Iso drivers are all "corrupted or missing." I can hear them spinning & reading the discs. They don't show up in Explorer, or Disk Management. In Device Manager, they are correctly identified, but have yellow exclamation points next to them. I tried installing the drivers again downloaded from the Dell website, but to no avail.

Help? Need these disc drives back online. =/

The devices themselves are:
LITEON DVD-ROM LTD163 ATA Device
MagicISO Virtual DVD-ROM0000
SAMSUNG CD-R/RW SW-240B ATA Device

A:LiteOn DVDROM & Samsung CDRW driver probs- Win7 install on old Dell

Can you please find out in the Device Manager and let us know what error code these optical drives put out.

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all of a sudden my computer will no longer recognize my e drive, which is were my lite on DVDRW SOHW-1633S is located, so i can not open any disk, at all, nor can i play any disk at all. has any one had this problem before? if so will they share how they were able to fix this problem? thank you from roger burks
 

A:liteon dvdrw sohw-1633s not recognized

Does the bios recognize your DVD-Rw?
 

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The CDRW was installed 2 weeks ago and everything was fine. Today my pc doesnt recognize it. Only the CDR is shown in the device manager, the CDRW isnt there anymore.
Where did it go?

Thanks in advance.
 

A:CDRW not recognized

If you can post more info about the operating system ... configuration ( cd-rw set as slave/master ..etc)
 

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I have an IBM 550 MHz computer running Windows 98se that contained an LG model no. gce-8523B CDRW that was working perfectly, I made a music CD just last week with it. I decided to move the CDRW to another computer that I have, which is an IBM Netvista, 2.4 GHz and running Windows XP. The Netvista had a CDROM in it that was working great and I disconnected it, installed the LG CDRW, attached the black colored interface connector of a double connector secondary IDE cable, attached the power cable correctly, attached the audio cable, and left the jumper set to the master position as it had been in the other computer. When I turn the Netvista on the BIOS recognizes the LG as a CDROM and the power light blinks on and off a few times, but when XP is fully up and running the CDRW door won’t open and this drive does not show up in “My Computer”. My understanding is that XP contains most of the drivers required to operate these various CDROMs and CDRWs, so I am baffled as to why this working CDRW is not recognized as a viable drive by XP in this computer. If there are any experts out there that have some tangible advice as to what I might try to get this LG working in the Netvista I would really appreciate the help.
Thanks.

Skigeezer
 

A:CDRW Not Recognized By XP, HELP

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My computer is not recognizing CDRW's. Everything I try just tells me that theres no disk in the D Drive. It recognizes CDR's just fine. What's wrong and what can I do?
 

A:CDRW Not Recognized

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working on a friends system and his cdrw drive light stays on and is not recognized by winxp after installing wmp9... no restore point made when wmp9 installed so how to remove or get cdrw functionality back?
 

A:cdrw not recognized...

Look in Device Manager and see if it's there with an error code. If so, post what the error code is.
 

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Have Gateway AMD 1 Ghz, Win ME, since I added Napster and a NIC card the CDRW is no longer recognized. Drive letter gone. What should I try first?
 

A:CDRW no longer recognized

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I called Tech support and they gave me some BS about detaching and reattaching the IDE cables, so I did. The gosh darn Thing is not recognized. I have Windows XP. Heres the kicker. Its recognized in BIOS as the secondary master. Doesn't make sense. who can help me????
 

A:Internal 40x/12x/40x CDRW NOT RECOGNIZED

Hi vprmatrix18, welcome to TSG.

How many drives do you have? If just the hard drive and the CDRW, then it appearing as secondary master is fine.

Once you get to windows, does it appear in the device manager? My Computer?
 

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Hi,
I have an IBM netvista win win 98 on it and I did a fdisk and reformated the drive and my external cdrw liteon drive isn't shown in device manager or my computer. When I plug to the USB it isn't seen. The cdrw came with nero as the install program. My printer and the wireless router are working on the USB so it seems to be fine.
Any ideas?
Need help
 

A:USB external cdrw not recognized

Try and find the drivers online. Probably at liteon's website
 

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I've installed a new CDRW (HP CDWriter 9710i), on a system with an existing DVD/CD drive. Win98 will not boot with the new drive.

Here's the setup: CDRW is set as Slave, existing drive is Master. Both connected on Secondary IDE, on same cable. The cable is slotted, so it cannot be flipped or installed incorrectly. The floppy and HD are on separate cables. The system is a Quantex PII 400.

I can get the CDRW to open - eject its tray - before Windows loads, but once Win98 tries to load (and freezes), the tray will not open. I've tried every combo of jumper settings; Slave, Master, Cable select. The only difference is that on Cable select, the system boots up, but the new drive is still not recognized (no drive letter in Explorer). Also, in Device Manager, there are no reported conflicts, and no exclamation points. I've tried a new data cable, different power plugs, and tried the CDRW alone, with the existing DVD/CD disconnected - no go.

HP's support page listed several .vxd files which are known to cause problems. The only one I found on my system was SCSI1HLP.VXD, which I renamed. Didn't help.

Whew! There you have it. I hope someone can help.
 

A:New CDRW Not Recognized In Win98

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I am running win98 on a compaq pro desktop with 64M, Intel pentiem II 400MHZ, and only 150 meg free on a 10 gig drive (which is why I got the burner). I got a 52x external cdrw by magicspace. It came with an installation cd, which appeared to install the exe file (which should have the driver info) with no problems. When I restarted like it said to, I hooked up the burner to one of my two usb ports. A box then came up which prompted me thru a series of steps searching for the driver. I don't think this should happened. I looked and a "usb storage" folder was placed on c drive, and it contained an uninstall folder, an .inf file full of code, and a usbsearch exe. I even tried using the browse in the driver search to point to this inf file but it didn't recognize it as a proper driver> I am stumped. Must I remove some existing driver from my usb ports? When I checked hardware profiles in systems the usb infpo at bottom listed 2 items, an intel blabla, and a usb root hub. I don't know what all that means. Also, the box for this burner says that this works on win98SE. Is this different from win98?Must i go into device manager and remove existing usb devices or something? Thank you in advance.

PS i cant contact the manufacturer just yet for various reasons.
 

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I did a search on this, but was unable to find an clear answer. After rebooting my computer, it suddenly no longer recognizes the CDRW drive. Everything had been working fine until that point. I went into the BIOS setup and the drive is not being detected at startup. I have the exclamation point in the yellow triangle and I'm getting the "Code 10" error. I searched the windows knowledge base but got lost in the maze of error messages there. What happened? I haven't added any new drives or programs, and everything was all right earlier.
 

A:cdrw drive not recognized

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Hi,

I have a Dell Dimension 4700 that was working OK. I had on IDE an optical drive: a CDRW Samsung unit (48x32), that I used with Roxio 5 without problems. I recently bought a second optical drive, a LG DVD burner that I set up as slave on the IDE channel. I installed the Nero package that came with the LG unit for burning DVDs. They worked OK for a few days, but then when I rebooted the computer it failed to recognized the master drive (CDRW PATA-0).

The BIOS setup showed that the PATA-0 was inactive, and of course was not showing in the device manager of XP. I tried to automatically search for hardware changes in the device manager but found nothing. The only recognized drive was the DVD burner on PATA-1. I went again in the BIOS to set up as active the PATA-0, but still did not recognize the CDRW.

I went to this link: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;314060
and tried the "Guided Help" to remove the upper and lower filters of the registry because that was apparently the problem (conflict between Nero and Roxio). Before trying the guided help I uninstalled both Roxio and Nero. After that I rebooted I still can't see the master optical drive.

I tested the cable changing the connectors, leaving as master (and only unit) the DVD burner. It was recognized, so is not a cable problem. The CDRW unit has power (green light on, tray goes out, and tries to read any CD), but can't get it recognize by the system. I also tried to take out t... Read more

A:optical driver not recognized (CDRW)

Here's a link to a similar problem using CdGone
http://forums.techguy.org/windows-nt-2000-xp/574473-cd-dvd-drives-no-longer.html
 

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My Philips CDD4801/71 is being recognized by my XP Pro as XXilips CDmwzyueso...rw.. and when I try to use the firmware update it doesnt recognize it as philips so it doesnt update.. Someone help me please

A:Philips cdrw recognized as xxilips..HELP!!!

Welcome to Tech Support Forums zachnraff..............:D

Are you sure the IDE cable is connected the right way with pin no. one oriented properly?
And is it jumpered properly.

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Hi,

I recently purchased an external CD writer, Philips
CDRW 400 (PCRW464 MK2)Model Number PCRW464K47, which I
tried to connect via Philips USB cable to my Compaq
Presario Notebook (1200)running WIndows 98 SE. The
computer failed to
recognize the CDRW upon installation. Since, I have
looked for driver updates at Freecom and elsewhere on
the Internet. None of the drivers I downloaded was
recognized. I am very frustrated at this point.
Philips Tech Support only thanked me for contacting
them but did not provide any solutions. Could you
suggest any solutions?

Thanks

Thilo
 

A:Philips external CDRW is not recognized

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I have Windows XP on an Emachines 1 year old computer. 2.97GHZ 80gb Hard Drive
I have an Iomega external CDRW and it has been installed to my system and assigned Drive J. Then I bought a Maxtor External Hard Drive and installed it when the CDRW was not hooked up to the system. The External Hard drive was assigned Drive J also. When I plugged in my CDRW and then showed up in My Computer as Drive K but then it quickly disappeared from the list. A Windows window popped up saying that there was a problem with an unrecognized USB device. I searched the internet and found a Microsoft article that said this problem can occur because the original device is still identified by the registry as the drive it was originally assigned (in other words Drive J which the Maxtor External hard drive now has). I followed their instructions and uninstalled the device and asked Windows to scan for any hardware changes which it did and found new hardware but the device is still not recognized in My Computer. It showed up in Device Mgr as "Unknown Device" under USB Controller. I then reinstalled the software that came with the CDRW drive but now Device Mgr does not recognize it under DVD/CD-rom drives but only has it listed in USB Controllers as Mass Storage Device with a yellow exclamation mark. Ok. Then I turned off the Maxtor External Hard Drive, pluged in my CDRW drive and it works fine. Device MGR now recognizes it in DVD/CD-Rom drives and there is no exclamation mark under USB Contro... Read more

A:newly installed Ext HDD prevents Ext CDRW from being recognized

Create a file with NOTEPAD containing the following lines and save it as FIX.REG
-------------------------- cut after this line --------------------------------
REGEDIT4

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Environment]

"DEVMGR_SHOW_NONPRESENT_DEVICES"="1"
-------------------------- cut before this line --------------------------------

Double click on FIX.REG and say yes to the Merge Into Registry question.

Unplug ALL USB devices.
Open Device Manager.
View, Show Hidden Devices.
Uninstall all devices under USB Controllers.
Uninstall all devices under Disk Drives that you know are not present.
Uninstall all devices under Storage Volumes. Say no to any reboot prompts until you are finished. Also, if a Storage Volume doesn't uninstall, ignore it and move to the next one.
If you have a yellow ? with unknown devices, uninstall all of the entries there as well.

When this is done, reboot TWICE.

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Now, connect the CD/RW drive and assign it the letter you desire in Disk Management.

Disconnect the CD/RW drive.

Connect the external hard disk and assign it the desired drive letter in Disk Management.

Now connect both and see if they stop fighting.
 

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Hello,

My CDRW drive somehow suddenly cannot be recognized. Brand and model is LITE-ON LTR-0841; my OS is Windows 2000 Professional.

So I ‘uninstalled’ the device, then attempt to re-install it through Control Panel / Add/Remove Hardware / Add/Troubleshoot a Device, the Device Status states:

“This device is not working properly because Windows cannot load the drivers required for this device (Code 31)”

What can I do?

Jenny
 

A:Windows suddenly doesn't recognized my CDRW

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I tried installing the following from the dell website “Firmware Flash for HLDS GCE-8400B HH 40X CDRW Version A02”
The download created a bootable floppy. When I tried to install, the installation went to about 75% then froze. After re-starting the computer, I get the following black screen:

Secondary hard disc drive 0 not found
Secondary hard disc drive 1 not found
F1 to continue
F2 setup

F1 boots the computer, slowly, and after booting, the cdrw is not recognized at all in my computer

All other discs and drives are recognized

Any suggestions on how to correct the problem?
 

A:CDRW not recognized after firmware flash update

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Hello Everyone.

I have a Compaq nc8239 laptop with the Matshita UJDA765aDVD/CDRW running WinXP pro.

The device is seen by the computer but it is not loading leaving me unable to view, hear do anything with any CD or DVD.

In Device Manager / Matshita UJDA765aDVD/CDRW / Properties I get the message:

"Windows cannot load the device driver for this hardware. The driver may be corrupted or missing. (Code 39)

Click Troubleshoot to start the troubleshooter for this device."

I was doing some research and many people seem to be having a similar problem but no one seems to have a solution.

Help!!?!!

Thanks
Jim
 

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First off, thank you in advance for any responses... onto the situation. In roughly six days now, I will be getting married!! We are trying to compile our music onto various cds to be played.... using nero six point something (sorry), we burned music (various formats) onto a cdrw, which we then put into a dvd player for verification of readability... we know for sure that the dvd will play the cda format.... In nero, we selected burn audio cd, which is supposed to convert all files to cda automatically. Also, we reinserted into the computer it was written on, windows media player will recognize it as an audio cd, but will not immediately display the tracks in now playing, as it would a factory audio cd, it must be selected from the drop down. Any ideas as to why the dvd (or any other player) is not recognizing it as an audio cd and playing it?? Time is of the essence, as my fiance is getting VERY crabby on the subject.... Thanks again!!!
 

A:Solved: cdrw burned with nero not recognized in other players

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my cdrw is not in the bios-should it be?
It is in the control panel under system but i'm not sure what boxes to check.

Under cd rom, setup tab, options box there is one that was checked when I installed the cdrw called disconnect. Should I check that (it was checked by default).

Also sync data transfer and dma.

The drive is supposed to be 48x but it is pretty slow, more like 8x.
Can I change that in any way?
 

A:cdrw not in bios

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OK here's the problem....
2 weeks ago I changed my 2nd hard disk. Since then and a reformat and reinstall of winXP, I can no longer detect my CDRW.

All my devices detect fine in the bios, so they are all powered etc. However it is in winxp that my cdrw doesn't show up. I have a pioneer DVD-rom which detects fine on the primary or secondary channels either in master or slave, and my HD's detect fine too in winXP. OK THIS IS THE IMPORTANT BIT I THINK: When I connect my Acer (Benq) 2010A CDRW to one of the IDE channels it not only doesn't detect in winXP but also stops the detection of the other device on that channel (on the same ribbon cable). In the case of being on the 2nd IDE channel it stops the DVD-rom from detecting, and even weirder, when in slave to my primary HD it stops the computer booting and just hangs at the POST screen when it normally detects to OS.
I have done all the usal stuff in Device manger, and all the settings are as they should be for IDE detection. I have played
with all the jumper settings, and I am now on cable select (all though it makes no differece to the problem whether I'm on cables selct or master/slave settings). I am completely miffed and it's taken me a long time to get this far. Can anyone throw me any ideas? Cheers John.

Below is my system summary....

SiSoftware Sandra

Processor(s)
Model : AMD Athlon(TM) XP1600+
Speed : 1.41GHz
Model Number : 1600 (estimated)
Performance Rating : PR2045 (estimated)
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A:CDRW does not detect in XP but will in BIOS

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I have a 533mhz Celeron-mmx system with 512megs sdram running Award PNP BIOS Extension v 1.0a. When it boots up, I can freeze the screen and see that it recognizes both the Phillips CDRW as secondary master...and the Toshiba CDROM as secondary slave. On the second black and white screen prior to win98se coming up...it says:

Sec. Master Disk: CDROM, Mode 4
Sec. Slave Disk: CDROM, Mode 3

However...when I run the CMOS setup and have it try to recognize my IDE devices...it sees both my 15gig hard drives...
but neither the cdrom or cdrw. At the far left of the screen...it says "!Y"..then a bunch of zeros...then "NORMAL" on the right. Is this what it's supposed to be doing?

Is the system seeing the secondary IDE devices..and Win98se failing (which seems to be the case to me) or the other way around?
 

A:BIOS won't recognize cd & cdrw

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I need help on flashing the bios of my CDRW drive..Lite-on LTR-52246S. I found the .BIN file, but how do i run it? I think i need a flashing program..but where do i get it? I'm running XP.
 

A:Flashing CDRW BIOS

Why do you need to flash it should be the very first question? If the flash fails for any reason you could end up with a dead drive.
 

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Hello,

Need some help. Was given my mothers old pc. I am familiar with some hardware issues, but this one has me stumped. The bios won't recognize the hard drive or cdrw. I have swapped out old ide cables with new ones and did get it to recognize the hard drive, so then did the same with the cdrw. Worked for a little while. Rebooted and again in bios setup does not recognize either. It's a Dell Dimension 4300, don't know the motherboard specs. Need to research that yet. This pc has not been over used. I have been to the Dell support sight and found download to flash the bios and upgrade it from A02 to A06. Won't be doing that till this weekend. Just want to know if that will help or could it be something else. Also, when it did recognize the hard drive it booted to XP and no problems. It seems after I connected the cdrw and rebooted after bios recognized both drives I received unknown device for my primary 0 and secondary 0. Any help on this issue would be great.

Thank you hu_nr
 

A:Bios not recognizing hdd or cdrw.

Same problem

I'm having the exact same problem with my Dimension 4300. I updated the BIOS to the A06 version and that did not help. Did you happen to solve the problem? If so, could you please e-mail the solution to me at [email protected]? Thank you.
 

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I have an old PC (Compaq Presario Desktop 7470 ) that i purchased from a yard sale. I removed the old HD and replaced it with a quantum 30gb at Lct 20 HD that had Windows ME OS on it. I booted the pc and it booted fine except windows booted up in 16 bit color. I shut down and booted again. same thing. i shut down a third time and checked BIOS settings, then set them to default. Now BIOS doesn't recognize the HD or the CD-ROM drive. I have checked all connection, reset BIOS, removed the CMOS battery, I literally have tried everything I can think of to get things going on this old PC, but I am at the end of my rope. I will say that scandisk will recognize the HD and says it is OK. I have also taken the HD out and hooked it up to another PC and it boots up Windows ME just fine. I have also tried every jumper setting on the HD and Cd-rom to no avail and the only drive that shows up in BIOS is the 3.5 floppy drive which will boot up a Windows ME Boot Disk. I don't have a problem installing a fresh OS but want and need the PC to recognize the drives before i can do that correct?
I am ready to pull my hair out!! Can anyone please help me?!!!?
 

A:HD recognized by scandisk but HD not recognized by BIOS

probably the booting sequence is wrong due to the fact that you told the BIOS to load the preferred defaults. If you have a standard BIOS:

*go to advanced BIOS settings.... your going to see a big list of options .

<< check this picture for visual example>>
*take a look at the first , second and third boot device and change them to:

1- HDD - 0
2- HDD - 1
3- HDD - 2

Alternate them accordingly.

**probably the reason why your pc booted up at 16 bit the first time , may be
because you haven't installed the drivers for your video card yet.
 

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Hi, anybody know how to fix this? I can't boot any cd's or dvd's with my gateway solo 9550, no matter what I try in the bios I can't get it to boot, no way to make to bios "see" it either, BUT the cd drive works perfectly once vista has loaded! No " ! " in device manager or anything. I even downloaded and flashed the bios, no diff. still not showing any cd drives installed in bios

 

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Hi guys,
last attempt at trying to fix this. I've just recovered my Thinkpad R40 (2722 model). However now the cd drive isn't seen in device manager or the Bios.
I have run IBM diagnostics and this came up with the messsage 'No cd-rom/dvd drive or MSCDEX device driver installed'.
I have tried the edit of the registry, replaced the drive with a known good one, used cd gone etc..
The drive powers on and spins - but just simply isn't seen.
Relaise this might be a quick fix for someone with more knowledge than me..

Oh yeah - should have said - computer is running XP.

Thanks in anticipation
 

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On an Asus Desktop M32AD. At boot, the F1, CPU fan error screen. I threw a new power supply and a gtx 950 in there. No problem. But I reconnected the hdd and DVD drive backwards in the 3/6GBS ports or whatever and my only hdd was showing up as removable media in the notification area. So I fixed that and now I get a CPU fan error at boot and my BIOS doesn't recognize the cpu fan even though it runs and everything is connected properly. I can just disable the CPU fan monitoring in the BIOS, but that's pretty weak. Any idea of what's going on here? Tons of threads, but nothing of value to me.This is a new computer, all new parts, putting the GPU and Power supply was easy, and there has been no issue with those and I've connected everything properly. I keep checking and trying to find out what the deal is. Really don't feel like sending my computer in. I'd buy another fan if any of you think that would work.

A:CPU Fan not recognized by BIOS.

I recently had a similar problem with a Compaq Desktop running Vista that had a noisy CPU fan. I found out that the computer required the 4-pin [conductor] fan, wouldn't work properly with a 3-pin fan although the fan did operate. Apparently it's all about the signals back to the motherboard about the fan being at the right speed, the CPU is properly cooled, etc.

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I was restarting a computer and when it booted up it said to put in a bootable disk. So I tried a 160 gig hd with xp on it and it found it.
But when I tried not 1 but 2 new 500 gig WD hd it does not see them in the bios.
This is a windows 7 home premium computer. I am not sure what to do to get the laptop to recognize the hds.

Also I put the 2 wd harddrive one at a time as a secondary hd in the desktop computer I had and it would not recognize them either

I am not sure how to fix this
 

A:New HD not recognized in Bios

Hi! What do you see in Disk Management? You may have to assign it a drive letter.
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/change-add-remove-drive-letter#1TC=windows-7
 

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I am unsure if this is the right board to post in, but:
Last night I accidentally dropped my Dell XPS L401x (oops). It has had worse falls, but now when I try to boot it up there is a whirring/beeping noise as the machine tries to load, and it shows an error message:

"Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller Series v2.35 (06/14/10)
PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable"
and later
"Reboot and Select proper Boot device"

When I enter the BIOS I notice the Fixed HDD says (0.0GB).
I've already tried to disassemble the machine but I do not have much experience and have no idea what might have gone wrong, so I put it back together.

What should I do?

A:HDD not recognized in BIOS?

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It could be this fall actually damaged the HD making it unreadable.

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Hello-

I am having trouble trying to figure out why this is happening to my system. I have four HDs connected to my machine. I have two of them connected to a Promise ATA100 PCI card, and the other two are connected to the Primary and Secondary IDE controller connections on my MB. When I boot up my system, all four drives are detected by BIOS. When I get into Windows XP Pro (SP2), only three of the drives show up under the My Computer screen. I have rebooted several times, and sometimes, the fourth drive does show up in WinXP. I have run chkdsk /f on the problem drive, and it comes back as clean.

Can anyone speculate as to why the HD is not detected correctly every time?

Thanks in advance.

A:HD recognized by BIOS, not by Win XP

Thats a tricky one. Maybe you should try a raid format.

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Okay, first let me mark down my system:
AMD64 3000+
Crosair 512 MB DDR PC3200
Sapphire Radeon 9800xt
Asus K8V deluxe
HDD1: Hitachi 120gb S-ata
HDD2: Maxtor Diamond Max Plus 9 (80gb) IDE <= trouble maker!.

Okay, here is the problem. I just bought a new system and want to move all my files from the old on to the new one. The old one will still be used so it cannot be formatted. I plug it in (jumper still set to master) and it boots from the IDE disk (winxp pro), now I don't want this, I want it to boot from the s-ata disk, on which my configured Windows XP pro is installed.

So I change the settings of the IDE disk to slave. It boots from the S-ATA disk (whoohoo) but fails to see it in windows/bios (DOH!). What am I doing wrong and what can fix it.

Confused? So am I.

Cheers

Seb
 

A:HDD not recognized (not even in BIOS)

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Back to the table of knowledge again! Think I have two problems, maybe one is causing the other? Hard drive is not being recognized...on startup I get "inaccessible boot device". I go into bios and see there is nothing listed for a primary HD and also note that it also says "CMOS battery low" and "CMOS memory size wrong". The PC has been sitting in the attic for about three months since my son gave up on the HD issue but ol' computer impaired here thought I would give it a try. Would sitting with no power cause the battery to drain off?

MOBO is an ECS(?) K7S5A
HD is one that was left over from some other unit. My son said I had to change HD's so's not to loose his info on the original. HD is good cause I put it as slave in my PC and it worked fine. Not sure how much memory installed but the stick is in the DDR slot.

I know..kinda sporadic info but maybe can give someone as idea of whats wrong?

Thanks for viewing this thread!
 

A:HD not recognized in bios

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Hello all,

I had two machines. A dell and an Hp which I received from an office. The hp was more up to date. The dell had my software on it. I am fairly facile with hardware so I opened the case and tried to add the dell HD to a what appeared to be an extra bay below the Hp Hard drive.

I adjusted the jumpers to CS and poof, nothing. So, I took out (disconnected) the dell drive. Then I had the Hp drive up and running in windows internet ready etc...Well, so I figure time to try the other hard drive again.

No dice. It won't boot and seems only to want to recognize the older HD as Primary master. I tried switching the cable order -- nada. I tried changin the jumpers to master/slave appropriately. Nothing. So, I decided to just go back to barebones.

Well, now, it's not even recognizing the HP drive. "There is no boot drive present...please insert boot disk or drive..." It is not recognized in BIOS at all. Even with P/P OS turned off. If I disconnect the harddrive, I can get the windows repair CD to boot, but since it doesn't recognize the harddrive that's somewhat moot.

My next attempt will be to download maxtor's diagnostic test and see if it will find and test the drive. If not, maybe somehow it got screwed up. Otherwise I am out of options besides, replace that drive.

Any help anyone can offer would be greatly appreciated. B/C as of now I have 2 machines that both worked in front of me, however both of the are just glorified paper weig... Read more

A:HD Not being Recognized by BIOS

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Didn't see my issue covered in the forums.

Anywho....
I recently built a new machine, installed a new SATA HDD with windows and everything runs great. Tried to connect my old IDE E drive after installation to avoid any unnecessary formating. BIOS does not even recognize the drive. Checked cables, tried every possible jumper combo (see http://wdc.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/wdc...p.php?p_faqid=702&p_created=1037222373#jumper)

I originally had this connected through an IDE to SATA converter but it was not recognized then. Tried the alternate jumper adaptations and the only one that showed up was a slave drive on IDE that had zero space and no name, still did not boot or show up in windows.

Any suggestions?
Old IDE hard drive is not being recognized in bios

Thanks
Victor
 

A:IDE HDD not recognized in BIOS

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After leaving my comp. on, I came home to a blank screen with a message that comp.was shutdown because of heat issues, (I use 3 working fans)
Well, XP is not seen and comp.tries and tries to reboot. Cant safe boot. Cant even boot to bios. Am about to install Windows 7RC to 2nd drive (only one of two recognized). Cable connections seem to be good on both.
Whats going on here people? Is this MOBO fried?
Asus P5B-E
Intel E6600
XP Home
 

A:BIOS not recognized

If the other drive is not recognized,that hard drive may have failed.
Disconnect it and try your install on the detected drive.
It may be that the fail drive is also hanging the bios.
 

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So I unplugged the Drive to spot out some problem with windows not installing correctly and now the Drive isn't being show in the Bios or on boot, it has power cause it opens the tray correctly and I tried resetting the bios to defaults.

How do I fix this. And I'm in the process of reinstalling Windows so I'm limited in what things I can do.

Thanks For Reading.

A:DVD Drive not Recognized in Bios

It would seem to be a connection issue. If necessary, try a different connector. A Guy

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Hello,

I am trying to upgrade a hard drive on a desktop pc (Advent T9306 - Motherboard: MS 7091 Ver:2). The problem is the drive is recognized in BIOS, but not when trying to perform a fresh install of either Windows 7, or XP. Both programmes tell me no HDD is detected.

So basically, the computer works no problem at all until I try to plug in one of my sata 1tb HDD's. One of them is Hitachi, the other is made by Samsung. Both 1tb, both sata. The Samsung is brand new out of the box.

These 1tb drives work in my other desktop pc no problem.

Now, when I plug one of my many old sata 40/60gb HDD's into the machine it recognizes them completely!?

Could this be that the computer does not recognize drives of this size as it is old? I have tried changing all settings in BIOS with no joy. I have even installed XP on one of the drives using another PC, then plugging it into the problem computer. It starts to load XP then restarts, and continues in a loop.

Please help as I have wasted my weekend off work on this!

Many thanks.
 

A:HDD not recognized by windows, but OK in BIOS?

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Recently whenever I go to start my computer the bios will get to the screen that reads "Dell" and says f10 for setup, and so forth. It gets half way loaded and just stops. When I let it sit for around 15 or so minutes it says "Cannot find bootable drive." or something like that. What is odd though is that the first time it happened I just restarted my computer and it let it go. The next time it took four reboots to load, then six, and so on. I reset the bios by shorting the jumpers and it fixed the problem for a bit, but it is back now. Any ideas?
 

A:Solved: SSD not being recognized in bios

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I have Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 500 GB, it's maybe about 6 months old. It was working fine this morning, but after a power outage (behind surge protector) and a reboot, I got an error "hal.dll" is missing. So I went to work and looked it up and saw that IE 8 might be the culprit. So when I got home, I started to go through the process of recreating the boot.ini file that I thought was destroyed by IE 8.

Well come to look closer, I couldn't even find the drive in the BIOS. My secondary HDD was there, but not the one I was looking for. I tried in 3 other comps, and no dice, nothing shows up. The platters were spinning, but it's almost as if the firmware isn't responding or the driver for the drive, or something.

The data isn't so important that I'm willing to pay $1000's of dollars to get it back, but I would like to know if this is something anyone has experienced, a HDD to just die with no wawrning or anything. Also, if I get a HDD witht he same firmware etc, is it possible to just switch the electronic part, my pc board part, and possible have it work, just throwing out ideas.

Any comments or thoughts appreciated, thanks!
 

A:Solved: HDD not recognized in BIOS

If it is only 6 months old it should still be under warranty
 

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Okay at first it could sound very simple on how to fix it but it's a bit more complicated than that so please hear me out
First of all im very new to this so forgive me if I posted this in the wrong section.
Okay so went shopping and asked some computer technicians to build me a computer and all now that I'm trying to install windows 7 32 bit ( or 64 bit) when i get to the part " where do you want to install windows 7 "
i see this : Disk 0 unallocated space 3.9 GB
okay now the thing is there are 10000 of threads like mine but the difference here is that i have a 500gb hardrive , why on earth is only showing this one with only 3.9 GB ?!?!?
there are no more partitions and all the options such as " delete , format , etend and so on are disabled ,
only " New" is available which whatever i try prompts with an error and cant change anything,
i checked my BIOS ( now im a bit noob ) and on SATA settings the only thing i could find was my Optical Drive i couldn't find my hardrive listed there
now i've tried IDE, ACHI as well same thing.
Please help me out here
here is some spec details on what I'm using :
Motherboard : Asus Mainboard INTEL S1155 H61 P8H61 B3
Memory : 2x 4GB Ram DDR3 PC1333
> HARD DRIVE > : Seagate HDD Desktop SATA III SV35 500GB 7200RPM 32MB
Graphic Card: SAPPHIRE VGA PCIE ATI 7850 2GB DDR5 256BIT
CPU: Intel processor S115 CORE i5 2500k 3.30ghz
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Any help would be appreciated
UPDATE: This is an absolute raw harddrive installin... Read more

A:HDD is not recognized by Bios and Windows

Hello Raeion. Welcome to the forum.

When the hard drive is not recognized in the BIOS it means that either the drive is defective or there is a connectivity problem.

The first thing to double check is connectivity. This is how I would proceed:
(Please use proper static precautions!)
Disconnect the hard drive (I assume there is just one) - power and data cables.
Boot the machine and go into the BIOS settings > set SATA mode to AHCI and leave it there.
Reboot the machine, check the BIOS again. Should be in AHCI mode and you should see the DVD drive listed on it's port.
Shut down and carefully connect the hard drive again. Recheck the data cable connection to the motherboard.
Start up, go into BIOS settings and see if the hard drive is listed (when you start up, listen for the drive to spin up)
If not listed, shut down and try a different SATA port on the motherboard
If still not recognized, try a different data cable (the one on the DVD drive is known good).
Let us know what you find.

EDIT:
If you had this machine built for you then you may want to just take it back and get the technicians to fix the issue. Don't leave the store until you can see the drive recognized in BIOS.
If you were to damage something doing your own work you might void any warranty.

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Hi everyone,
I have a seagate hd, it's set to single/master, it's the only harddrive in the machine, but my bios doesn't seem to see it.
I'm totaly stuck! if anyone every had this problem, i'd appreciat any help!

Pezus
 

A:Harddrive not recognized by bios

First thing to do check to see is the ide cable is bad try another if so, make sure your hard drive is attached to the master not the slave end of the cable, also if you have another hard drive swap that out to see if your seagate HD is good. be patient more is on the way.
 

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I recently installed Windows 7 onto my computer and one of the hard drives is not displayed in Windows.

It is listed in the boot sequence and in BIOS.

Does anyone have an idea as to why it would be in the BIOS but not available through Windows 7?

Thanks.

A:HD Not recognized in Windows 7 but in BIOS

- by a process of elimination - and starting with basic principles..
- firstly,
- have you checked that all the drives are properly connected?
- press each connection firmly into it's slot on the HD and on the motherboard, as well..

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We have a model HP z820, very powerful machine, with the basic hp image we have on there, win7 32, windows recognizes the DVD in windows but in the Bios it does not recognize it.

Note, this is SATA and the bios was already updated.
 

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Hi

This question is for "JIMBEAN & CRJDRIVER" on your thread for HDD recognized by BIOS but not Windows.

You mentioned that you used O&O Disk Recovery if the HDD do not get recognized by Windows how will the O&O Disk Recovery recover the data??

Your help in this matter is much appreciated
 

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Hello All You Brilliant Brainiacs. My son is a budding brainiac and he's driving me bananas with his half knowledge. He installed a 40g hard drive into our computer and it refuses to recognize it. I can't do much on the computer since it keeps telling me it's low on disk space. Even simple printing is asking it too much.
So after reading on the forums a bit I realized perhaps we need a bios upgrade. My computer is a Pentium II.
We have no sound now, and for 3 days the colors were all goofy. We're fixing one problem at a time, but I'm wondering about what I need to do to get the pc to recognize the HDD we just installed. THank you!!!!!!!!!

Rily8
 

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The title says it all. Why is this. (Windows XP)
 

A:CD drive not recognized by bios

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I have a Dell Demension 8300 (Windows XP). I was getting an error that the battery was low. I replaced it and now my DVD drives are not being recognized in either BIOS or in the OS at all. The drives have power and open and close and seem to be spinning but the computer is not recognizing them.

I am wondering if this is a problem in BIOS since i replaced the battery, or maybe if the cable needs replacing. The DVD drives worked fine before I replaced the battery. Could this just be coincidence that the cable went bad too?

I would appreciate any help with this.
 

A:My DVD drives are not being recognized by BIOS or OS

Just to cover this base, make sure the data cable didn't come loose while you were changing the battery.
 

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Have XP v. 5.1 build 2600 running on P IV 2.53 with 2GB ram on Intel D845PEBT2, 80 GB HHD IDE, 500 GB SATA and 400 GB Firewire External. I am trying to install a new Seagate Barracuda 1TB Internal and it is not recognized by the bios. I have tried multiple SATA cables and tried downgrading with the HDD jumper. My SATA ports are onboard the MB. Have tried removing all drives and trying only the new drive and it's still is not recognized. Any Suggestions?

A:1TB Barracuda not recognized by BIOS

The typical solution is to update the BIOS if a new version is available. Until the BIOS can recognize the HDD, Windows cannot access it. The Seagate tools disc may have a software workaround. Have you tried running the Seatools application? It may work from within Windows, if not, you could boot from the CD.

And this post should likely be in the hard drive forum.

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Hello

I have 500gig seagate drive that will not show up in BIOS
Tried on 3 different motherboards
Its a SATA drive

Does anyone know of any good utility programs that will scan the SATA controllers in an attempt to locate this drive
the drive was working yesterday without issue
no power surges etc..... just decided to not work during a update/reboot of system.

I have tried some utilities but without it appearing in BIOS, I guess there is not a whole lot I can do
Was hoping someone may know of a utility that will search the SATA controller for anything connected to it etc..

Thanks
 

A:500gig HDD not recognized by BIOS

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hello, i got a Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3 mainboard some time ago i noticed by accident that my windows only showed 2 gb instead of 4gb i dont know exactly what caused it anyway. i tried putting in each of the 4x1 GB ram modules by one and tried every slot by one, too every stick worked and also every slot, however, then i tried adding one more at a time and it kept showing 1gb - until i put in all 4.. then it only showed 2 GB instead of 4 (in BIOS and windows 7 64bit) i tried buying a new battery since ive read that a low battery could cause it. didnt help though also bought 4GB new ram (yes its supported, checked it). and its still the same, it only shows 2gb ( or 3gb when i put in 4 of the new and 2 of the old) i also did the latest bios update, and used default bios settings nothing of that helped in bios when my pc boots it also shows "ram modules used 2 and 3" when 4 sticks are in - or " 0 and 1" when only 2 are in.. id really appreciate help
 

A:Only half of RAM is recognized by BIOS

Most common cause would be unsupported RAM. Aside from that motherboard fault or BIOS issue.

I assume you've check the RAM support list here: http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=2748#sp
 

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Since I got my Inspiron 1525 with Windows vista from Dell, it has never worked without the power cord. The battery is not recognized by the system and has never worked.
 

A:Battery not recognized by BIOS or OS

Hi and welcome to TSG.

I would have been contacting Dell technical support as soon as I noticed the problem.
 

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I have a AK75-EC DFI mobo, Duron 1.4Ghz cpu, PC-100 128MB RAM. Installing new os but can't get my new GeForce2 MX400 AGP card to work. I'm booting with Win98 boot disk and PCI video works fine. I've had other OS's installed before with PCI video card. In bios, I changed int video seek to AGP, AGP driving controller is set to auto (also tried manual driving control set to EA), apature is set to 64 (half of ram).
I suspect a bios upgrade for this AK75-ec board but can't find one. Any ideas or suggestions?
 

A:GeForce2 MX400 AGP not recognized by bios

Have you tried flashing your BIOS with a bootable flash disk? You can usually get these from your system manufacturer or mobo manufacturer's website.
 

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So I have an IBM X21, I installed xp from the HD, and when I turn my computer on the HD(which is an old 12GB made in 2000) is completely ignored, I can hear it spinning but the bios does not recognize it, it tries to boot and says OS not found. -BUT- If I turn on my computer go into the bios by pressing F1 and then just quickly press F10 to save and exit the bios, then and only then does the hard drive get recognized and it boots to XP normally. Does anyone know what is going on here? Im going to try a new hard drive today, and if that dosen't work I will try reflashing the bios, and there is no newer version of the bios than the one I already have, but I am going to try to re flash maybe its a bug in the bios or something. Thanks for any help.
 

A:My HD is not recognized, go into bios save/exit and then it is!

Hi,

Set the hard drive to slave, the CD usually gets to boot first as it's normally master.

Regards, Ellgor.
 

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Hi, I have two front usb 3.0 ports that used to work, but now it doesn't. I've already installed the correct drivers from the manufacturer's site and two of the same type shows up in device manager(ASMedia XHCI Controller). When I plug in my usb 3.0 flash drive, nothing happens, but it would read in a usb 2.0 port. i also have also tried the latest BIOS update. motherboard is M5A97 R2.0.

A:USB 3.0 not recognized even with drivers and updated bios

I had USB 3.0 problems on my custom built (by me) Recording Studio PC. The front panel USB 3.0 ports stopped working. I tried many things, including reseating the USB 3.0 connector on the motherboard and trying all USB 3.0 ports on the motherboard (it has 3 separate front panel USB 3.0 connections) and finally gave up. USB 3.0 wasn't a major issue for me but after the motherboard developed another problem I decided to send it back for warranty repair. The repaired board, which looks like a new board as there is no visible traces of any repair, now has working USB 3.0.

Check the connection to the motherboard, in case it has come loose (I've had that one time). If that is not the problem, the motherboard will have to be repaired/replaced.

Removing and reinstalling the motherboard is a hassle, but if USB 3.0 is something you need and the board is still under warranty, consider this option. Contact the motherboard vendor.

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I just got a new DVD burner, and it was working fine for a few weeks. Then today, i reboot my computer, and it's not there. i reboot gain, and it shows up on the BIOS splash screen correctly, but windows can't find it. i checked my device manager, and it says the drivers are installed, but the device is not present. About a week before i bought the new burner, my old drive stopped working, but the circumstances were different. it was recognized, but it wouldn't read anything, and a system scan (using Sis Sandra Lite) showed something was there, but it couldn't tell me what. Are these two tings related, and how can i get my drive working again?
 

A:DVD burner recognized by BIOS, but not Windows

I had a similar problem running Windows ME on a VIA Apollo MVP chipset based motherboard. The problem occured when I enabled DMA access for the DVD drive through Device Manager. After enabling DMA and rebooting the computer, the drive completely disappeared from Windows, but the BIOS still recognized and reported its presence. The problem was resolved when I downloaded and installed the ATAPI Vendor Support and IDE Miniport drivers from the VIA website. These drivers can be found at www.viaarena.com.
 

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Hi,after recommended updates of drivers and BIOS the notebook does not accept the PIN I used before. I cannot pass through the innitial page ...What should I do ?thanksjindrikos

A:initial PIN not recognized after BIOS update

Hello there, Try to do a BIOS recovery.Please do the following steps to perform a bios recovery. 1>Power off the computer2>Press and hold Windows key along with letter "B" (win+b)3>power on the computer.  cheers!




I am an HP employee

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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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Right, so I recently upgraded my computer. I just need to install Windows XP onto my hard drive. The problem is, in BIOS, my CD Rom isn't getting recognized. I have a IDE to SATA adapter (this one http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812816113) to connect the CD ROM which as a old IDE connector, to the motherboards SATA ports, as it does not have any IDE ports.I also see that the LED for the adapter is on and I know that the switch is in the correct place. Please help. My motherboard is a EVGA P55V, which can be found here. http://www.compusa.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=6247549
 

A:Solved: CD Drive not Recognized in BIOS

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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.
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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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The subject says it all

Dell sys maximum RAM for this All In One Inspiron 24 - 3455 is 4G but Crucial says 16 so I went for it.
two 8s show up in bios. 
mail.google.com/.../
I ran Dell analysis but it wouldn't complete
MDSCHED found no problems
 

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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.







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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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Hi,

A friend of mine's computer stopped working a few days ago. When turned on they only get a message to change the boot sequence or insert boot media.

I took out their HDD and attached it as a external to my computer. I then backed up all their files (the drive appears to be working fine.) not being sure what the issue was I decided to reformat the drive and re install a clean version of win 7.

After finally getting the drive completely erased I reformatted as NTFS and installed it back into the computer. At this point The bios did not recognize any HDDs or optical drives (I had the win 7 disk in the DVD drive).

I created a bootable USB win 7 disk which the computer did recognize and initiated set up. At this point the set up process does not recognize any drives.

Not sure what to do to get it to recognize the drive. Any advise is appreciate. My initial thoughts are formatted incorrectly.

Thanks,
Jeff

A:reformatted HDD not recognized in Bios or win 7 Install

Reset BIOS to defaults, set SATA controller to AHCI to try install.

In BIOS setup see if HD is detected and how it is set to boot. If not detected check the cabling which may have caused the original error message if the HD was still accessible when moved to copy out data.

Next test the HD using maker's HD Diagnostic extended CD scan, followed by Disk Check run from installer command line accessed by Shift + F10 at first screen after booting. Then use diagnostics CD Quick Wipe function to run Diskpart Clean Command, or run it from installer Command Line.

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I have a Toshiba Satellite a85-s107 running Windows XP Pro, I have no floppy either

I cannot get the cd/dvd to be recognized even after reinstalling all of the drivers from the rescue cd using an external cd/dvd drive

If I could just get this dinosaur to boot to the external CD/DVD I'd be golden

My only choices in the bios are;
CD
HDD
LAN
FDD

Any ideas??
 

A:CD/DVD not recognized BIOS wont boot from USB

I don't seem to understand your problem.

You say your Windows doesn't recognize the DVD drive, right? Why do you need to boot off the DVD drive, then?
 

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Hello,We own a pavilion p7-1074be desktop.We had set the power-on (BIOS) password to be empty.On turning on the computer however it says the password is incorrect.After three attempts, it shows a star symbol *, but does not give any code.Rebooting the computer re-allows three attempts. We tried the following:Previous passwords, with and without caps lock, num lock, ...Resetting the BIOS using the CMOS jumper.Resetting the BIOS by removing, waiting, and replacing the CMOS battery.but none of this works, the computer still asks for a power-on password and still refuses the one we had set.Is there another way to bypass this problem?Thank you for your help.

A:BIOS power on password not recognized

Hi: Please read the info at the link below under Clearing the Password Settings...Last item listed. There is a password jumper and a cmos jumper.  You need to move the password jumper. http://support.hp.com/us-en/product/HP-Pavilion-p7-1000-Desktop-PC-series/5080737/model/5223243/docu...

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Hi,
First off I am running Win 7 on a primary SSD, and have 2 1TB HDD in RAID 1 for storage. I have been running this setup fine for a while now.
I recently updated my BIOS (P8P67) using the EZ Flash utility from USB per the following steps:
-Restore defaults
-Flash new BIOS
-Restore defaults
-Reset SATA mode to RAID

Everything went fine, and I verified that my BIOS was seeing the 2 HDD as 1 volume. The Intel RAID controller shows the mirrored volume and 2 drives on bootup, all fine. However, when I get into windows, the RAID volume is not listed in the Intel RST software, device manager or disk management.

I got confusion.

A:RAID 1 not recognized in OS after BIOS update

After going online to Intel and checking that I had the latest drivers for the SATA controller, I decided to check the ASUS website. I downloaded and installed the older driver they had listed there, and during installation it picked up the volume and now all is good. I doubt it had anything to do with the driver version though. I think if I had tried just reinstalling the newest ones the same thing would have happened. Anyone know why I had to reinstall in order for the volume to be picked up?

I still have a fairly severe case of confusion...

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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, Ive got a customer that is using a lenovo basic + ultra with model t440s + t430s. Both models are experience problem where the laptop dosent recognize the lenovo usb keyboard and a lenovo usbdongle keyboard at uefi/boot.Customer is using Bitlocker for Windows10 and need to input a post password before windows is booting.On the specific model "T440s Laptop (ThinkPad) - Machine Type 20AQ, Model 0069MS" i have the newest firmware installed and it sometimes requires shutdown and starting again for the usb keyboard to start working... any ideas?

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Hello.

My HP Pavillion dv6000 laptop failed on me last summer, well.. the HDD failed, I was unable to access the computer at all, black screen saying failure.

Anyways, I want to use my laptop again so I purchased a brand new Western Digital Blue HDD 320GB from Tigerdirect this afternoon.
I got home, took out the old one, popped the new one in expecting everything to go smoothly.

I plugged in my USB to install Windows 7 on, I get to the page where you choose the partition to install Windows 7 and to come to my surprise, there was nothing there. Instantly my heart fell, I'm like you've gotta be kidding me.. Drove an hour and a half through busy humid traffic to get this...?

I checked the BIOS and it doesn't appear to be there.. I looked at HP's website and I can't find any new BIOS updates.. I'm trying to use "Mini-Tool Partition Wizard" but it's giving me some stupid error saying "ERROR: This bootable CD does not support Windows Server." I have no clue what that means... I've already tried reburning it a few times. I'm ****ing frustrated.

I don't know what to do..

A:Brand New Harddrive not being recognized in BIOS.

Can you try the hard disk on another PC? desktops can use them as well. You can connect it without rebooting too. First data cable then power cable.

Also check that the BIOS didn't disable sata (some do have the option of disabling the SATA controller and/or sata port, some don't, look in the page about hard drive info and try to change the "not installed" field if possible).

For a bootable partition manager I use a trusty linux USB drive, the tools are all packed in PartedMagic bootable disk.

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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 recently installed an old 10GB harddrive that I got from a friend with nothing on it. It is recognized in the BIOS and in Device Manager but not in My Computer. I installed redhat 9 on it but now I want to reformat it and turn it into a storage drive because I'm about to reformat my 120GB so instead of backing up on lots of cd's, i would like to back up on that 10gig. HELP WOULD BE APPRECIATED!
 

A:Harddrive Is Recognized In BIOS But Not In My Computer

Hum, I take it you created a partition & formated it in FAT32 or NTFS before looking for it in "My Computer", right ?
 

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If this question has already been addressed, I apologize and would appreciate being pointed in the direction of the solution. I searched a bit before posting this, but I may have overlooked something.

I had an 80gb maxtor IDE hard drive hooked up as the slave on a friend's system. I guess the power supply's fan went out when I was away and caused the system to overheat and shut down. When I restarted (after a couple of hours), everything loaded up fine (BIOS recognized all drives and whatnot), except that windows (xp home, sp2) took about 3 times as long to load, and the maxtor doesn't show up in 'My Computer' or in 'Disk Management.'

I tried moving it to my system (xp pro, sp2) and again the BIOS recognized the drive as being the slave, but windows took about 3 times as long as normal to load, and then there was no slave drive in 'My Computer' or 'Disk Management' (note: I did check all the jumper settings before doing this).

I am just about resigned to getting data recovery software, but I don't understand why the BIOS would be able to see the drive when windows cannot, or why it would cause windows to load so much more slowly. Any help or guidance that could be provided would be most appreciated. Also, if I can provide any more information, please do not hesitate to let me know. Thanks.

Jim
 

A:Solved: HDD recognized by BIOS but not Windows

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Hello,

I just bought a new notebook Toshiba Satellite L50-B-2C8 and I also bought Samsung SSD 850 evo 250GB.
When I try to install the SSD drive instead my HDD the BIOS show "none" in Category SSD/HDD (BIOS not recognize the SSD).

Please help me.
My bios version is : 2.00v
*** someone told me that I need to downgrade my BIOS version to 1.2v, and then the BIOS recognize the SSD drive, so maybe someone here can send me a download link to the 1.2 version of my model L50-B-2C8 .
Thanks

A:Satellite L50-B-2C8 - new SSD is not recognized in BIOS settings

*** someone told me that I need to downgrade my BIOS version to 1.2v



And who? I mean are you sure that this person was right?
From my point of few there is no reason why early BIOS version should recognize the SSD drive and the newest BIOS version doesn’t…

But BIOS v1.2 for Satellite L50-B-2C8 PSKTQE series does not exists… the v2.0 (at this time) is the latest version and older BIOS versions are not available for this series.

Furthermore I guess you will need slimply check different SSD drive… it could be possible that other SSD drive would be recongized properly.

By the way: I’m owner of Evo 850 SSD drive and as far as I can remember I had to update the SSD drive firmware to use it properly in connection with my other notebook (not Toshiba unit)

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This has me stumped. I have a old dell box for the kids (4300) with bios flashed to A06. I just added a second 40 gig Maxtor hdd for them as a slave on the primary controller (hooked up with 80 pin IDE cables). When I do this, in the bios under primary controller device 1 it reads the size of the hdd but not the model. Same for device 2 on primary controller--size with no model. If I try to install windows xp it gives me an error that windows can't find any hdds on the computer.

Here is where it gets weird. I have an old 30 gig samsung drive I can hook up as slave or master on the primary controller in conjunction with either maxtor and they work fine--Bios and windows xp detects them at correct size and correct drive. If I hook either maxtor up alone as master on the primary controller or secondary controller, they work fine. If I hook each maxtor 40 gig hdd up as master on primary controller and secondary controller with cdrom and dvdrom slaved to each, they work.

So what the hell? Has anyone ever had anything happen like this before? I can think of no reason why 2 hdds by the same manufacture shouldn't work together on the same controller when they work with a hdd from a different manufacture or with different devices.

In other words I'm saying:

Primary controller
Master--Maxtor hdd-1
Slave--Maxtor hdd-2
Secondary controller
Master--CDRW
Slave--DVDrom

This setup doesn't work

Primary controller
Master--Maxtor hdd-2
Slave--Maxtor hdd-1
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A:2x Maxtor Hdds not recognized in bios

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Hi,

I got a weird thing going on and have NO clue whats the cause.


I want to install win7 on a clean drive.... but I cant even get to the install options, because the drive is not recognized when i turn on the machine. It stalls, even before I can get into the BIOS settings.

I need to manuallly disconnect the drive > then change back to IDE mode inside the bios and now I am able to install Windows.

The funny thing... I have a backup image of a running WIN7 installation and if I copy it onto the exactly same drive it runs without problems in AHCI mode



does anyone have an idea what might cause the problem?

another weird thing.... i already installed win7 in IDE mode and thought that maybe later, once the installation is done i could switch back to AHCI... well, same thing.... once ahci mode was enabled in the bios, the drive was not recognized anymore.
i also tried to install the chipset drivers from within windows and got a "the system does not meet the minumum requirements." after searching a solution for this problem i found out that it wont install until i have ahci mode active.... ugh.... ; )

btw: its a gigabyte ga p35 ds4
and a WD Velociraptor drive

A:HD not recognized at all if AHCI enabled in bios - please help -

There are 6 SATA ports on the "South Bridge" controller (Orange ports). There are 2 SATA ports on the "Gigabyte SATA 2 Chip" controller (Purple ports). The orange ports use the generic Intel SATA/RAID drivers.

Which port do you have the hard drive connected to? Have you tried it in one of the the other ports?

That motherboard has a higher than normal number of complaints on Newegg. It could be defective.

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I have a user with Windows XP and a Dell Dimension 2400. Recently, her power supply died on her system so I replaced the power supply with another one from another 2400 machines. Now her CD-ROM drive is no longer recognized. It gets power as we can open and close it and I see the green light on it but the system does not recognize the drive anywhere. In BIOS it shows it as uninstalled. I unplugged and reseated the data cable but it is still not being recognized.

Any other ideas or suggestions?
 

A:CD-ROM not recognized in BIOS or Device Manager

Replace the drive. Be sure no pins are bent. Be sure the jumper is correct.
 

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A friend had a problem with his hdd and gave it to me to see if I could find out what is wrong with it.

I plugged it into my pc, but I cannot see it either in Windows or in the BIOS. I want to run a diagnostic of it to see what is wrong with it, but since I can't access it I can't do anything with it.

Any help will be appreciated.

Thanks

A:Extra HDD not recognized in Windows or BIOS

Be sure to check the cable connections, as I'm sure you have. When the computer starts can you hear or feel it spin up? If it is properly connected on both ends of the cable and won't spin up, there is little you can do.

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Hi,

Last night I plugged into my computer my USB storage device to access some files and up came:

"USB NOT RECOGNIZED"

The computer had been on standby for an hour so I reckon this could be the problem but I tried all the remedies I could find: unplugged, switched off, leave for 5 minutes, reboot, etc. It did not work.

I've tried almost everything. So I went to bed and 8 hours later rebooted and plugged in my USB storage device and lo ah behold! "USB NOT RECOGNIZED"

So I phoned my dad and he said that I had to reinstall the chipset drivers and update the BIOS.

I don't like messing with the BIOS and I know nothing about installing any "chipset drivers".

What should I do?
 

A:USB device not recognized. Update BIOS?

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Just picked up an Asus BC-1205PT Blu-Ray drive and it isn't being recognized in BIOS. Ended up having to install Windows using an old IDE drive. Can't figure out why in the world the new drive won't show up.

Installed newest BIOS version on my Asus M3A32-MVP Deluxe, as well as all new drivers.

Drive: Asus BC-1250PT
Motherboard: M3A32-MVP Deluxe
Processor: AMD Phenom 9850
OS: XP Pro SP2

Anyone had similar issues/know what the problem could be? =(
 

A:Asus BC-1205PT not recognized in BIOS.

Some new updates...

There are 3 other SATA Hard Drives also plugged in (That work fine). I've tried switching around where they are plugged in (1, 2, 3, 4) but nothing happens. It just gets stuck up in POST when it gets to the Optical Drive.
So if it's plugged into SATA 2, it will see the drive in SATA 1, etc. BUT if the drive is plugged into SATA 1 it finds nothing.
Hope all of that made sense.
EDIT: SATA is setup as follows;
OnChiP SATA Channel - Enabled
OnChip SATA Type - IDE (With options for RAID and AHCI)
Also forgot to mention there is another Hard Drive plugged in through IDE. Not sure if that would matter. (unplugged IDE HD and still nothing)

And the Blu-Ray drive is plugged into.
 

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Received a BIOS update message and accepted.  Once update was complete the laptop could not recognize me Iris, nor original 4 digit pin.  Kept telling me to use original Pin, which I did, but to no avail.  Please help.  Because of where I work, I have to connect to internet manually after start-up, not accesible automatically. Please help!

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I have a Rosewill RC-215 PCI SATA card with an Asus SATA DVD/CD Rom drive hooked up to one of the SATA ports. When I boot up, the motherboard (Asus P4PE) bios doesn't recognize my DVD drive(Asus DRW-24B1ST) so I can't boot up from a repair CD/DVD disk. But once I'm in Win2000, the DVD drive (Asus DRW-24B1ST) is recognized and usable. And it shows up in My Computer, and Device Manager.

I need some advice so I can figure out how to be able to boot up from a DVD/CD when I need to.
 

A:DVD/CD ROM not recognized by bios, but works after Win2000 starts

You may have to spend a few bucks and get a PATA/IDE DVD drive. You have drivers for the SATA card loaded after 2000 boots, so that is why it works.

Have a look through your BIOS and see if there is any option that supports your SATA card. I remember this back on the A7V boards with the Promise ATA 100 controller vs the 33/66 that was 'included' with the motherboard.

I assume you have looked for that option in the BIOS. If you have, and it doesn't exist, I think you will have to pick up a non SATA drive.

Also, I think its pretty cool that someone is still running 2k.
 

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Hi,

I've built an 128gb Samsung (830 Series) SSD into my Acer RL70 Nettop. It was empty and when I tried to boot the nettop there was only the message "ERROR: No boot disk has been detected or the disk has failed". Then I connected the SSD to another computer and installed windows on it and it worked on that PC. When I put it pack into the Nettop i got the same error again. In the Bios, it shows the SSD correctly.

I also tried booting Windows or any recovery tool from a memory stick, but the error message appears before anyting else can load. The memory Stick is shown correctly in the bios and also it works with other computers.
I've tried the options IDE and AHCI as well as different booting priorities.

I don't know what else to try. If the memory stick can't boot, shouldn't it be a problem within the bios then?

Here are a few screens:
WP_000003.jpg
WP_000007.jpg
WP_000008.jpg

Thank you for your help and excuse my English skills

A:Built in SSD, recognized in Bios but doesn't boot

system specs please, use speccy or cpu id

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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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I have a Dell Optiplex GX280 SD. When I first purchased the PC it came with a CD-ROM drive and Windows XP Professional pre-installed. A few months after purchasing the computer I decided to upgrade my CD-ROM to a DVD-RW/CD-RW. I purchased a brand new DVD-RW/CD-RW drive and replaced my CD-ROM with it. Everything worked well, I was able to play CD's, burn movies, etc. A month later I decided to upgrade my Windows XP with Windows Vista Home Premium. I purchased the DVD and installed it with no problems. My DVD-RW drive worked fine, even after installing Windows Vista.

Then, a week or two later I tried playing a CD; I opened my DVD-RW/CD-RW tray, placed the CD inside, then closed it. Usually when I place a CD into my DVD-RW/CD-RW drive and close it a window pops up asking me what I want to do, however, this time it didn't. I went to My Computer and noticed that there was no DVD drive icon under Devices and Removable Storage. I tried restarting my computer in hope that it would reappear but it didn't. I went to Microsoft's website to try and figure out what was the problem. One option was to go to Registry Editor/HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINES/SYSTEM/CurrentControlSet/Class/{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318} and delete both upper filter and lower filter; however, I was only able to delete upper filter because there was no lower filter. I restarted my computer but unfortunately it didn't work.

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A:DVD drive not being recognized by neither BIOS nor OS (Windows Vista)

Hi lechevarria89,

Is the drive SATA or IDE? You've established that it is getting power to the driver, but not the information. And since it is not showing in BIOS, but was previously. We start looking at the physical information connector. SATA cables quite often fail, plus make sure the cable isn't bent at a 90 degree angle, with SATA the rule of thumb is "Mess is good!"

Let me know the update
 

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Hi everyone,

I have a Seagate ST320430A 20.4 GB ultra ata drive that will spin up but is not being recognized in either of two systems. The drive came out of a pc that was dying and I just rebuilt. I thought I had copied all the files I needed off of this drive. But now have figured out that of all the things for me to forget.... I didn't get the outlook.pst file. UGGG!!!

I've called a couple of local computer shops. The conscensus is that if it spins up but isn't recognized then the controller card on the drive is probably bad. If that is the case I'm being told that there's no hope.

1. Is it true that there's no hope if the controller card is bad?

2. What are the chances of me taking this apart and replacing the controller card from an identical drive?

3. I think I've set all the jumpers correctly for the drive. I can't remember if jumpers will prevent it from being recognized in the bios. I think I've tried all of the options though...

Thanks!
 

A:Solved: Seagate drive not recognized in bios

yes when the controller card on a hard drive goes dead then its usually comes to a dead end, personally i have never tried to rip it open and try to replace the controller card, something you could try and do if you wanted to try it, but wouldnt get your hopes up. as far as the jumpers go it doesnt matter where you put it on the hard drive it would show up in the system somewhere you would just have some conflicts going on that would let you know that you need to redo your settings on your drives.
 

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