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USB SATA is not recognized after BIOS update

Q: USB SATA is not recognized after BIOS update

the title says it all
it was working before the BIOS Update My Board is Intel DG31PR
Updated to the (
and i dont remember the old BIOS version

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 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?


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

Does the drive show up in disk management?

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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.


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 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?

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


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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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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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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HAve the above card and its reporting a Bios version of 5.0.39. I have bought a ITB Samsung drive. The drive works in another computer but not the one with this card. I'm guessing that this version of BIOS which is old does not recognise discs of this size. I've downloaded the flashtool "siflashtool" and the latest bios "5403" but when it runs I just get confirmation of the card being there, it does not upgrade the bios.

Any ideas?

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Hi, i'm new to this site but very familiar with technology, i built this machine myself.
im currently running off my old HD but i want to reinstall windows onto my new SATA hardrive (160GB) this one is an IDE. The BIOS and Nvidia Raid config recognize the drive but the windows installation does not. I was reading this thread on this site that i foudn from google

because he has the same MB as myself but different hard drives. I am currently in the process of trying what he did but i do not have a floppy drive. I only have a 1 CD drive and a 16GB floppy drive. i'm going to try these routes first for the configuartion software but if not im going to see if i can find one laying around.

IF i cant find one and the CD/flash drive don't work is there another way to try the methods described in the previous web link?

*Hard Drives are Western Digital Caviar

A:Installation Problems of Windows XP onto SATA HD. SATA Drive not recognized.

Most newerBIOS allow an Alternate method for SATA . . Go into the bios and check the "Sata Operation" setting, change it to "Raid Autodetect/ATA if it is not already. Now try to install XP ( Verbage will vary by manufacturer )

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Hey guys,

I just purchased a samsung sata dvdrom - this is an upgrade from my old failing IDE drive. My motherboard (an Asus A8V Deluxe) has 2 sata connectors, and another 2 raid sata connectors - the 2 regular connectors are being used up by HDD's...

The question is, can I use one of the Raid Sata's for the dvdrom? (I've tried this already with no luck, I'm wondering if there are any bios settings that'll help with this?)

If this isn't possible, can I plug the hdd's into the raid sata's and not use the raid functionality?

Thanks for your help, I look forward to replies!

A:[SOLVED] Sata vs Raid Sata? DVDRom not recognized

No the raid sata port need a raid driver and won't work with optical drives, you would be able to use the non-boot hard drive on it however and put the DVD drive on the standard sata port. Unless you already have the hard drives in a raid config.

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recently purchased a western digital 400 gb sata hd and am using a ide to sata bridge to connect it to the ide cable from an external 3.5" enclosure. when everything is connected the usb port that the external hd is connected to only shows the ide to sata bridge driver. i only want the sata drive to function as an external drive for storage. am i missing something that i need to do to get this recognized in my computer in xp?

A:Sata hdd w/ ide to sata bridge not being recognized

This Western Digital 400 needs to be formatted. Use the Western Digital install program to set up the new drive... You may have to temporarily install the drive into your computer to do the formatting

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I had a pc with SATA-1 drive installed windows7 64 bit, it was working fine untill I decided to attache the another hard drive SATA-3 with server 2003 loaded on it.
I wanted to copy some data from SATA-3 and then wipe it off and use as additional storage, But the PC stop booting from windows7 drive and started server 2003.

I went in bios to change the boot option but the SATA-1 windows7 drive is not listed?
On startup I get message;

Serial ATA AHCI BIOS- version iSrc 1.02 04192006
Controller not set for operating in AHCI mode, AHCI BIOS not installed

I had updated the BIOS to lateds 1.4 version and it does show it during memory check.
Do I need to install th AHCI ?
Would I need to install the windows 7 right from scratch?

Please guide.

A:SATA-1 & SATA3 Bios doesn't see SATA-1

There is an option in bios Sata Type/Sata controller mode. If it's set to IDE switch it to AHCI.

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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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I just built this computer:
MB - Intel D925CVX P4 PCI Express SATA 800 FSB
CPU - P4 550 3.4 GHz 800 MHz FSB
Memory - 1 GB
Bootable DVD-ROM (IDE) Artec DHM-G48, & CD-ROM (IDE)
HD - WD Raptor WD360GD 36.7 GB SATA 10K rpm
Problem: BIOS set for DVD-ROM as 1st boot device for installing. During boot, the system recognizes WIN XP and starts the install process, loading drivers, etc., then press ENTER to install XP. Immediately fate steps in and says "No hard drive detected". End of installation. The HD "IS" recognized in BIOS as the 2nd drive. Went to Western Digital about problem. Their "knowledge base" tells me of EXACTLY my scenerio, and says I probably need driver update/install for the SATA Controller. This is imbedded in the M/B. Went to INTEL, searched a gazzilion links, knowledge base, etc., nothing to address this problem. Haven't heard back from them, maybe too soon. Anyone out there know about this? I'm not a computer expert, just a user of about 20 years, know something, but not a Doctor of Computer Engineering as INTEL (and Microsoft) seems to assume everyone is.
Any info will help. John Martin

A:SATA HD not recognized

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I just got my new computer, but I kept the old SATA HDD from my original computer because I wanted to keep the information. I now have a SATA II HDD as well, and that is formatted and works fine on its own. However, if I try to boot up with my old HDD, it gives me a blue screen and an error, something about encountering an error and shutting down Windows to prevent damage. From what I was told, sometimes an old HDD will not work with a new MOBO unless it's formatted, which I don't want to do. So I tried making the new SATA II HDD the primary one and having the old one as an extra. However, my old HDD is not recognized in My Computer, the BIOS, or Disk Management. Any help is appreciated!

Here are my new computer's specs:
Processor ( Intel Core 2 Duo Processor E6550 (2x 2.33GHz/4MB L2 Cache/1333FSB) )
Motherboard ( Asus P5KPL-VM Intel G31 Chipset w/6-channels, Gb LAN, S-ATA 3Gb/s, USB 2.0, Single PCI-E MB )
Memory ( 2048MB [1024MB X2] DDR2-800 PC6400 Memory Module )
Video Card ( NVIDIA GeForce 8500GT 512MB w/DVI + TV Out Video )
Hard Drive ( 160 GB HARD DRIVE [Serial-ATA-II, 3Gb, 7200 RPM, 8M Cache] )

A:Second SATA HDD not being recognized?

have you checked the jumper settings? They may be wrong on the old HDD.

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Hey folks.

Installed a new WD Caviar Black 750GB drive for backup purposes today. BIOS recognizes it. W7 recognized it and installed the drivers. The drive, however, doesn't appear under My Computer. I reinstalled the drive, this time with a different SATA cable into a different SATA port (from SATA 2 to SATA 3), and the drive is still recognized in BIOS but not in W7. Any ideas?


A:New SATA HDD not recognized, help!

Nevermind...figured it out

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Hey All-

I'm guessing I'm overlooking something having never dealt with SATA before, but I'm sure someone here will know the issue.

I have an 80 GB WD Hard Drive plugged into the first SATA port, and a Samsung DVD Burner in the second. The BIOS refuses to recognize the Samsung DVD burner no matter what I do--I've tried it in different SATA ports, tried it by itself, messed with the SATA settings in the BIOS--I just can't get it to work The WD hard drive shows up as being on IDE Channel 3 Slave.

FWIW, the board is a Foxconn G31-MXP.

Any ideas at all? This is frustrating!



A:SATA DVD-RW Not Recognized

Do you have more than two SATA ports? Some motherboards reserve ports 1 and 2 for hard drives only.

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Have a mach speed mobo k8m8ms that wont recognize a sata hard drive. Home made system running vista one pata hard drive one sata,two dvd roms 2gs dr 400 ram Bios wont recognize

A:sata hd not recognized

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Hello to the BleepingComputer community,First of all I'm sorry I haven't finished some of the steps from the Preparation Guide. It's because these steps require a reboot (e.g. Step 6: Disable your CD Emulation Software - DeFogger will ask me to reboot the machine), and I have a bad feeling about the question if it is safe to reboot in my situation: I'm not sure if I have a type of malware which is ready to infect the BIOS - if it is so, then it could infect it much easier during the reboot process.- If there is a good way to find out what is the problem (and fix the BIOS threat part if it really is present) without rebooting / shutting down this PC, or at least without booting from this hard drive (which I feel is probably infected), then please tell me what should I do.- If you know a place / forum where I can get a specialized help for this (seemingly BIOS-malware related) situation, please tell me where I could go.- If there is no way to move forward, I'll go ahead and risk the reboot, and follow the other steps (steps 6 to 10) in the Preparation Guide, no problem.I kindly ask you to please read below the details of the problem as it occured to me, and the things I have tried so far.The PC is AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core BE-2350 2.1GHz, Motherboard Biostar TA690G AM2 (with AWARD BIOS), 4GB RAM, 200GB SATA HDD, and an ASUS EAH4870 card added a few years ago.It's with WinXP SP3, AVG Free 2012, (standard) Windows Firewall, and it's behind a router.I ... Read more

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I'm trying to install a SATA DVD burner on my home build machine and it isn't recognized. I have 2 SATA inputs on my motherboard (ASUS P4PE). The DVD drive doesn't show up in the BIOS. I have a SATA hard drive (main drive on the machine) and I even tried swapping the inputs with the hard drive and it booted up fine. Is there a setting that makes only one SATA port usable at a time?

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I began a clean install of Windows Vista on a recently built computer. However, the vista setup does not detect my Seagate 320 gb hdd - so it can't install.

The install said I needed drivers, but I can't find my motherboard cd that has them (GA P35C DS3R - ICH9R controller). Does anyone know which drivers will work?


A:My SATA drive is not recognized

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Hi All -

Confident a PSU had died on me (again), I replaced it with a Zalman ZM600. OK Cool. Only disconnected power sources and the SATA connection to move around a little easier.

Reconnected everything back up, and the drive is not recognized in the BIOS cuz it doesn't seem to be spinning up - at all. Tried two different connectors from two different SATA ports on the MOBO (I still have two available to try). No other drives connected except DVD-ROM drive via IDE channel. Even tried booting with IDE disconnected, but the boot order is still HD first, CD/DVD rom second. Cables on back of Zalman are firmly connected, and even tried using the extra SATA cable to verify. All fans spin up fine and get through BIOS and HW check - just no HD to boot from. CD/DVD-ROM is recognized and powers up.

SATA is a Seagate. Machine is custom. I have a second Vista Boot HD that also used to work, but is also not getting juice. Both drives are not connected at once. Please tell me I'm missing something really stupid. :S



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I've got a sata hd that I need to pull some data off. It is seen in drive management, but not in my computer, and the only thing it wants to let me do to it in drive management is delete partition. I've got data on this hd that I can't lose!!!!! Any help would be appreciated. I'm using windows xp profesional.

A:sata hd not recognized in my computer

Based on your description, it sounds like the drive's partition tables have gotten messed up. You are probably going to have to rely on a recovery program to rebuild the tables before the data is accessible.

Some programs to look at (Google) are:

Active Recovery, Phoenix Recovery, Recover My Files, Easy Recovery Professional, GetdatabackNT, Ontrack Easy Recovery, PC Inspector File Recovery, Spinrite.

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Hey guys,

I just got a Western Digital 80GB SATA drive for Chirstmas and went to install it, but the drive was never recognized. I tried installing Windows and Linux onto it, but neither saw. Even after install the drivers from the motherboard CD, it did not work. I now have Windows installed on a IDE drive and am trying to use the SATA drive as a secondary, but no such luck. Any help would be appreciated.

Antec TrueBlue 480W PSU
MSI VIA KM400 Motherboard
Athlon XP 1.6 Ghz
Mad Dog 5.1 / Onboard Sound
ATi AIW 9600


A:SATA Drive Not Recognized

You CAN NOT use a SATA drive and an IDE drive on the same channel.
Move the SATA HD to the other controller

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Have a 500gb sata usb drive that has been working fine. had it on and unplugged my printer cable form back of computer. error came up that the drive had not closed and or been written to and that data would be lost. shut down usb drive and now XP pro sp2 will not acknowledge. have a 200 gb ide drive that mounts fine. have celeron 3.2mhz cpu, abit sg-80 mobo w/512 ram. no info on microsoft for such a problem??
any ideas???

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usb sata drive not recognized
Have a 500gb sata usb drive that has been working fine. had it on and unplugged my printer cable form back of computer. error came up that the drive had not closed and or been written to and that data would be lost. shut down usb drive and now XP pro sp2 will not acknowledge. have a 200 gb ide drive that mounts fine. have celeron 3.2mhz cpu, abit sg-80 mobo w/512 ram. no info on microsoft for such a problem??
any ideas??? is there a HD recovery tool???

A:usb sata drive not recognized by xp

Are you sure you unplugged the right usb cable because it should not have come up with that error.
I know before you can unplug a usb pendrive it has to be closed through windows first otherwise you can damage the pendrive making it un-usable.

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I know there are many different versions of this problem, here is mine:

I have a Dell Precision 360 with a motherboard code W2563 (specific manuf?). It's a 2004 machine, so I'm assuming that the 2 sata ports on it are sata I, not II. So I got a WD 250gb sata II drive and set the jumper to 150 mode and got the power adapter. I go into Bios and I don't see the drive, I tried to change the sata drive setting, but it only goes to "unrecognized device". When I try to run the XP pro setup, it stops at a screen saying I don't have a hard drive hooked up. What am I doing wrong? Do I need to format it or something?

Thanks very much for your help.

A:Sata drive not recognized

XP doesn't have any SATA drivers.

Installing XP on a SATA drive

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Trying to change hard drives to a WD 350 gig sata.
The A8v motherboard does not recognize the drive,in the Bios its not there,even though I changed the sata to enabled.
It's not in the boot sequence,I tried placing jumpers on it,to no avail and the Asus website isn't helpful at all.
Is there anything I can do that I haven't done?
Here are the total spec's,A8v motherborad,AMD 939 64 CPU,1 gig corsair memory,had a DVD and CD player.

A:does not recognized the sata drive

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I added a 2nd SATA drive (Hitachi 160GB 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive, Model HDS722516VLSA80) to my system. When I powered up WinXP Pro recognized "new hrdware found"....then I did NOT get the normal "hardware ready for use" message.

Sure enough when I go to Windows Explorer and look for the drive...nada. When I look at the Device Manager both drives are shown. What do I do to make this drive available??? Thanx!


Has no one found an answer to this as yet?
Ive got the same problem with my additional Sata drive plugged into an Asus motherboard with sata sockets. Sata drivers of motherboard installed.

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I had troubles connecting my 3rd IDE hard drive (Seagate 80GB) to my new motherboard (Asus P5K). I bought a SATA->IDE adapter since the motherboard has only two IDE slots. That adapter was a cheap one. It didn't work. Strangely, once out of dozens of tries it did work, but only for one bootup (no idea why, tried everything).

Then I bought a new adapter, similar, but a bit more expensive and with some more leds on it for status reporting. It is also a basic attach-to-the-IDE-drive-model. The new adapter does actually work. This time, it fails to be recognized at every 10th boot or so though. The BIOS SATA recognition times out and the drive is not recognized. It will be recognized if I just reboot again (soft reset is ok).

What could cause this strange "random" behaviour? I have two main suspicions myself: the motherboard is faulty or the power supply is just at the limit. The latter is kind of not valid though in the sense that I think it doesn't matter if I add or remove peripherals, the behaviour will stay the same.

I don't think the drive is faulty since it worked fine with the previous system (different motherboard and power supply, no SATA to IDE adapter).

Now I also encountered a new problem: I get "Delayed Write Failed" in WinXP when installing a game. The drive will vanish from My Computer after that failure. I found many solutions to that and I have to try them one by one. But I was wondering if someone could connect the dots... Read more

A:SATA to IDE adapter not always recognized

I'd go with your assessment of an underpowered power supply. Do try disconnecting extra drives for a test.

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I have 2 Seagate Sata Drives The first Win XP pro is booted on, the other is just for storage- it is also about a year newer.

My computer recognizes both hard drives when it has been completely shut off and turned back on. This problem just started happening, my hard drive has worked just fine until now. The bios and windows both recognize it when I startup. If I leave my computer running and allow it to idle, my HD will dissapear. If i restart my computer using windows rather than shutting it off or using a hard restart, the hard drive won't be recognized. This seems like a hardware problem, but what do you think I should do? Could it be a bad Sata cable, or a Bad Mobo, or just that the HD has gone bad? Could this be a virus of some kind? Advice would be appreciated. I ran a scan disc and there were no bad sectors, it just seems that it disconnects from the rest of my computer for some reason. Has anyone else ever experienced something like this?

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I'm having this problem with my sata dvd drives. I have a d975xbx2 motherboard, and the way the IDE port is set up is that its built through a bridge. This bridge is very well known to break and cause the IDE to not be recognized. Big Woop.

So I bought some SATA dvd drives to replace my 2 IDE drives. I plugged them in, and nothing. They don't show up in my computer. I immediately went to the device manager and saw that they are indeed recognized as DVD drives, but the error is:

"A driver (service) for this device has been disabled. An alternate driver may be providing this functionality. (Code 32)

Click 'Check for solutions' to send data about this device to Microsoft and to see if there is a solution available."

I thought it was something to do with the firmware, but the new drives I bought give me the same error. I've tried different cables, and I've tried different ports.

Is it my mobo? this is the 3rd mobo I've had to RMA if it is and I am considering getting a new one.

For the record I am running Vista 64 bit.

PLEASE!!! Any help?!!

EDIT: Also, I am able to boot from a disk. So I tried reformatting thinking that it was vista screwing with me. But after I started running the disk it told me that it couldn't find the required drive with the drivers. So its able to boot from the drive, but it still can't read anything on it or something.

This is so confusing. I have no idea what is going on.

A:Sata Drives not being recognized

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Earlier this week the SATA cable connector broke on one of my drives so I had to replace it. I was able to use it but cable would all off easily so I was able to use the original drive to clone a new one.

While cloning, I disconnected my second hard drive (Power and SATA data connector). After completing cloning the boot drive, I reconnected the second hard drive and it is not being seen by the system.

I have tried putting the SATA connector in the other positions on the motherboard but none cause the drive to be recognized.

It is hard to believe that this drive failed when all I did was disconnect it's cables. Is there something else that can be done to revive this drive?

A:SATA drive not recognized

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So i bought the LITEON LH-20A1L06C burner today and it is a SATA drive. I plugged it into the power and I plugged the SATA into my mobo, but it is not recognized at all. I tried to install drivers but everywhere I look it says no drivers are available, that the computer should just recognize it when it gets plugged in. What do i do? There is nothing in the BIOS about SATA drives either...

A:SATA DVD burner not recognized

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Have a system with a A7V8X-LA (Kelut) MoBo running WinXP.

Recently I bought a new drive (Samsung SATA 150 GB) and attempted to connect to one of the two SATA ports on the board.

The Drive was not recognized when connected to either of the two SATA ports.

I tried to connect the drive on another computer, The drive was read without a problem.

So after proving both drive and cables OK (I used the same data and power cables on the other computer) , the problem would appear to be the SATA ports on this board,

Are they physically there but inoperative? Did I miss a way to activate them in the BIOS? I could not found any way to enable them in Setup.

A:SATA port not recognized

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Old SATA went code 7 in Dell Dim 4600. Replaced with new 160G SATA but machine just boots to F1/F2 post. Bios need updating first??? Any ideas???

A:SATA 160G not recognized

Update the bios. Your current does not recognise SATA.

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 I am receiving this message when I run sp76205: The system BIOS update file (c:\SWSetup\SP76205\hpqflash\ROM.CAB) is missing or corrupt. The system BIOS will not be updated." SP76205 was just released in June 2016 and I noticed other user are experiencing the same issue with it. Please provide a fix BIOS update or explain how to run this current update...

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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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I have 2 drives hooked up to my computer. The main boot drive with Win XP on it is IDE. I have a second drive that is SATA. I want to use the SATA drive as extra storage space but my pc won't recognize it. During the boot sequence it appears that the SATA drive is recognized by the system but as soon as I get into windows and look in My Computer, there is no extra drive there. I looked in disc management too and the drive wasn't shown there either. Any ideas?

A:Secondary SATA drive not recognized

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So I have an Asus A8V Deluxe mobo with the VIA VT8237 chipset and I recently bought this newer WD SATA drive:

After install, the drive is not recognized by mobo. There are many comments on newegg there and other places on the web, hell, WD's own site that say you have to use jumpers across 5/6 to get the drive to go down in speed and be recognized by dated boards like mine.

Too bad this doesn't work for me! I tried it using both primary and secondary sata ports, new cables, and all jumper config pairs on both ports!

WD support has nothing to offer except a new drive, which I would guess would behave the same. But if the jumper fix works for all, why not me!!

A:WD SATA drive not recognized - even with jumper fix


Is the BIOS configured to run the drive as IDE? If it's not, and you don't have a SATA controller installed, then BIOS will be looking for the drive for a long, long time

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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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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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I have an HP m7350n multi-media computer running Windows 7 Professional 64 bit (4 gigs RAM, 3.5 recognized due to motherboard limitations I think) and I recently replaced one of the DVD drives with a SATA BDRom/DVDwriter (Samsung DVDWBD SH-B083L). Windows recognizes both drives. However, my favorite burning program (Divx 7 player) no longer recognizes either of the drives. My favorite DVD burning program (TMPG Authoringworks 4) only recognizes the pre-existing IDE drive.

Does anyone know if there is anything I can try to fix this?


A:new SATA optical drive not recognized

uninstall both rom-drives in device manager reboot and windows should reinstall both drives if the sata drivers are installed.
the sata drive should install ok. also check the position of the drive on the ide cable master /slave
also check the hp web site for updates of drivers

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Just upgraded my PS3 and have put the old 80gb 2.5" SATA HD into an Iomax caddy. When I first plugged it into my R40 ThinkPad, Windows recognized it and said it was installed & ready for use. However, though it appears to be working properly according to Device Manager, it doesn't appear in Explorer. I've run compmgmt.msc but it doesn't appear in Disk Management,
Any ideas please?

A:2.5" SATA HD recognized but does not show......?

Are there any other Unknown devices in your device manager? It may need multiple drivers for the disk and caddy.

If not, try unplugging the drive and uninstalling it from device manager
> With the drive selected click the PC symbol with a cross through it.
Then try plugging it in again.


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Hi everyone, I'm new to this forum! &#8230; (and I&#8217;ve already got a problem)

I have a 750GB Samsung Spinpoint F1, in an Antec Veris MX-1 that I formatted via the eSATA cable on my brother's computer, a XP Pro-SP2 box. After taking forever for the drive to format, I backed up my files and shut everything down. The next day I could only access the hard drive when I connect it and restart the computer. If I connect it with either the eSATA or USB cable without restarting, nothing happens. Not a problem I thought when I took it home, I'll just need to restart my computer when I need the drive.

Unfortunately I can't access it on any computer I've tried, (2 laptops, 3 desktops running on XP home all the way to Vista). The drive will be recognized as new hardware, and I can see it in the Device Manager, but not in Disk Management. I even tried removing it from the enclosure and hook it up directly to a computer. This resulted in not even finding the drive in the Device Manager. I took it back to my brother&#8217;s computer and it works fine if I connect, then restart. Could this is be a jumper problem, or the fact that I formatted the drive externally? Any help would be appreciated.


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Ok so eysterday I have bought a case for my spare 2.5" HDD but the problem is that my PC wont recognized it. I have formatted the drive though using a PS3 because that's where the HDD came from. When I plugg it in it wont come up as new hardware or anything. I have checked disk management and unfortunatelly no luck there either. I am using Vista Ultimate and the HDD gets powered though the USB cable. The green light is on and I hear it turn on but there is no indication on the PC itself that it is connected.

Any suggestions?

A:2.5" SATA HDD Enclosure not recognized?

Is it Sata or ATA harddrive?

Have you tried the back USB ports (some front USB are not USB2)

I have formatted the drive though using a PS3Click to expand...

What format? Fat32 or NTFS
Actually I've never formatted through PS3, so that's new to me (having PS2 only)

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Hey, got a bit of a problem here.....

I bought a Seagate SATA HD 320GB 7200.10 3.0 GB/s (Perp. Recording technology) from newegg (good price) and i wanted to install windows then install 64 bit windows. Although when i boot from the CD and start the setup on the HD it is not recognizing the HD.

Mobo : Asus A8V-E Deluxe AMD 64/64 FX (chipset): VIA K8t890 / VT8237R

Im aware that the mobo is an older one and i think it might not support the HD without some sort of driver or seperate SATA pci card controller. I wanted to know what i should do to get it to recognize the drive. Is there some sort of driver download i could use. I think if i just bought a SATA pci controller for my pc it would work fine and i wouldnt have to use a shunt in the HD to limit it to 150mb/s data transfer. I went looking for controller cards and didnt really know what to buy due to lack of experience with them. If anyone would point me in the direction of a site or specific product to look at that'd be great.

A:SATA HD not recognized on windows boot

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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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I just built a new machine and I'm trying to install Vista on a OCZ Solid State 120 gb but it can't be found by Vista Setup.
The Drive does appear when I first boot the computer but doesn't show up as SATA in bios.
I'm running it as IDE (i also tried RAID without any luck)
I'm guessing that I should slipstream some drivers when offered by vista but I couldn't find any for Ocz....
Sorry if I'm I missing something fundamental (I have never installed Vista on SATA)
Please help
Thanks in advance

A:[Vista 32-bit Install] SATA Drive Not Recognized

It should be seen like any other hard drive, don't know of ny drivers for a ssd.

With it set as IDE in the bios, Vista should find it with no problems, maybe a bad drive?

If the bios is set as Sata, then you would need the motherboard sata driver during Vista setup.

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I have a HP nx6125 laptop with a WD 320 SATA drive that the BIOS doesn't see.

I have been able to boot up off the recovery disk and install XP to the C drive with no problems.

When it reboots to continue the install process, C drive is not seen by the BIOS and gives me a disk read error.

I pulled the CMOS battery thinking that would reset it but all it did was loose the time and date setting.

I removed the drive and connected it with an external USB adapter and all the XP install files seem to be there.

If I need to reinstall the BIOS files, how can I do that if that is the first thing that the system looks at when booting?

Any help would be appreciated.

A:SATA drive not recognized but formats and installs XP

Try the following.

Try updating the bios to the latest version which can be available from the vendor's website.
Try changing the data cables
Try a different brand.

hope that works.

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I have an asus a7v600-x mobo, with 512 mb of pc3200 ram. i am using a maxtor diamondMax plus 9 80gb SATA hard drive. everything is brand new, fresh out of the box from tiger direct. here's my problem . . .

during the installation process of win xp (or 2kpro, cause i tried it, too), after the setup files have been loaded, and the screen changes to the option to install xp or repair on lod installation, i press enter to install, and i am told there is no hard drive, then the entire computer just shuts down! the sata drive is recognized during POST, so i am confused. the mobo came with a cdrom that has drivers, etc on it, but with no OS, i can't run it. this very same process has occured about twenty times, with me trying to find something in BIOS to tweak to get it to run.

help me, please!!!!!

A:SATA Drive not recognized by windows during install

There is an option to load other drivers by pressing F6, you may need to consult the MB manual to get the drivers off the CD that came with it and put them on a floppy disk.

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My wife's computer has an EIDE drive installed. It will not take an internal SATA but can I use an external SATA drive via an USB port?

A:Solved: External SATA Drive Recognized

Yes. The machine sees just USB.

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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.


Run disk management:
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:
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 bought a SATA host controller card but it is not working in my computer. I don't think it has anything to do with the drivers in windows because when I go into the bios setup it sees everything except the SATA controller and the hard drive I plugged into it. I have tried it in four different PCI slots, checking connections each time and none of them are working. My computer is fairly old, so I thought perhaps the card was incompatible with the slots, but it?s PCI rev 2.2 and so is the USB port card that I bought at the same time and it's working perfectly. I?ve run out of ideas and I?m not sure what to do next to try fixing the problem. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

The SATA controller card is a Syba sd-sata2-4ir, and my computer is a Compaq Deskpro EN P933, with a Pentium 3 processor and 512 MB of RAM.

A:Sata host controller card not recognized

You dont give an OS, but if the PC is fairly old, I would guess a specific driver for the card would be needed. Did nothing come with the card ? Have you checked the m/f site?

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Okay, I have read a bunch about this topic and it's relation to AHCI, but now I would appreciate some help. I have a Sager NP9280 (Clevo D900F) which has an X58 board with the Intel ICH10R controller, and 3 drives in RAID0. I just got an eSATA but no matter what the drive is not recognized. At one point it showed up briefly in the Intel Matrix software but then the program keeps refreshing and looping searching for new devices. At one point I gave up and just unplugged the drive didn't think much of it because it wasn't being recognized even in the RAID controller settings, but it somehow it broke my windows boot record but windows recovery was able to fix it.

I just want the eSATA drive to work.

QUESTION 1) Do I have to enable ACHI? My BIOS only has RAID and AHCI options and when switching to AHCI, Windows does not boot.

QUESTION 2) Can I still use RAID in AHCI mode? I also read I have to reinstall Windows after switching to AHCI, but

QUESTION 3) can I install Windows with an Image backup? I think the answer is yes but I just want to be sure.


First off, thank you for the help so far. when I was a 10 year old child I came here and got help with how to upgrade my graphics card. I guess things have changed. or I have just become more impatient. </rant>

So exactly what happens and how it happens is that I plug in and power on my external eSATA drive, then I boot the computer. (Windows 7 64-bit) When it reaches the Windows logo/loading screen,... Read more

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My Samsung series 3 laptop has been sending out popup messages telling me I need a bios update, I go to the Samsung software update site and this bios update has been failing, I have made several calls and chats to techs at Samsung who tell me to do what I have already done, they tell to ask for tier 2 tech, who can go in my computer and fix it , When I finally got a tier 2 tech, they told me the same thing, I told him what I had been told about him and what he could do, He said, is it working , I said yes, but settings on computer change on their own,like wifi turns itself on and that concerns me. Anyway, He said that it didn't need a bios update,even the Samsung website said this computer needed a bios update. I posted this on hardware,firmware concerns, and they told me to post here, I was going to go to a site ,that had a download that checked drivers, I was told to stay away from this.


A:Samsung Bios software update for bios,update fails

Are you getting a direct link from the notification update? Can you post the link/site next time?

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Running AMD Athlon variable 1.4GHz to 2.1GHz. Asus MB. 2x 7200 HD, 128MB Vid, USB1 ports, etc.

Bought a SATA 2.5" HD (160GB). PC recognized it only a sec and said something about it "malfunctioning". Don't think so. This is the 5th SATA we tried.

It works fine on my laptop and another PC, but NOT MINE!. (*urge to kill rising!) The laptop is USB1. Other PC is USB2.

So far:
•Not found in Device Mgr. and not in Manage>Disk Management.
•USB ports all work fine and run everything I plug into them, BUT plugging the external HD in either of the ports changes nothing. PC just can't see it.
•"Add New Hardware".... nope! No luck!
•TweakUI doesn't see it. (All drives checked off.... even the letters not assigned to anything.)
•Rebooting PC doesn't help.

Tried to change it in the BIOS, but am not sure how to. Nothing in my bios remotely seems to refer to it. (Any ideas?)

Been trying to get this stupid thing working for far too long. Checked out so many sites on the net about this problem that I'm starting to get nauseous at the mention of "external HDs".

Any ideas?..... I'm so burnt out now I'll need "step-by-step" for dummies or for "even dummer.



A:External SATA 2.5"HD not recognized (Real puzzler.)

This may be a power issue. Your laptop may not supply enough to run the HD. I assume it's USB power only?

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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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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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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.

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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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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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I have a newly home built MSI AM1i motherboard and have it running fine with Windows 8.1. I am trying to expand the number of SATA ports it has (comes with only 2). The mobo has a mini-PCIe card slot.
I purchased a AsMedia 106x, 2-port, mini-PCIe card (had to use a ribbon-cable extender to get it connected).
That all appears to be fine. I struggled a bit with drivers, but eventually found a Windows 7 AsMedia 106x driver set. Loaded that, seems ok.
Problem: When I go to device mgr, it does not see the added 2-ports. When I first boot up, during the black-screen phase, it does report that the AsMedia device is loading and will actually find/name a hard drive that I attach to one of the new ports. It then almost looks like it will load windows, give the nice little blue windows 8 flag and just sits there. I can hear a drive cycle every 2-3 seconds, but nothing.
I eventually have to hit the power button to shut down. If I disconnect the drive added to the new card, it will start up. The AsMedia device looks to load during a black-screen phase, but reports no device found, and then loads Win 8 Correctly. When I get in, again, no SATA ports shown for the new device.
Any help/advice would be greatly appreciated.

A:Mini-PCIe SATA-card is not recognized by MSI AM1i mobo

Usually the mini PCIe slot is reserved for Wireless Nic cards.

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Hi Everyone,

You guys have always helped me out in the past, so I really hope you can again.

My computer is stuck in a safe mode loop.
I initially went into msconfig and changed the startup to safe mode, so I could troubleshoot some virus issues.
I don't have the admin password, so I can't get past the login page to change it back. I don't remember every adding a password.

So I used a bootdisk to get to a dos prompt. That way I could find the boot.ini file and manually erase the safemode line in the registry.
The problem is that I have sata drives and the computer doesn't recognize them on startup. So I can't go to c: and search for it.

So, I'm in a catch 22 because I can't login to regular windows, and I can't search for the boot.ini file on my drives to have it restart normally.

I even attempted to use one of those admin password reset programs, but it didn't work either.

I already went through many of the pages on here with similar "stuck in safe mode" issues and on google, but had no luck.

Any help would be appreciated. Of course I have a project due, but can't get to the files.

A:Catch 22 - Stuck in Safe mode and Sata Drive not recognized

Hello ,

we are not allowed to help with password s but i can tell you this

shut your system down & unplud it

open your case

look at the motherboard and see if you can find the jumpers to reset the bios / if you can not find them / then just remove the litheum battery from the motherboard for 3 to 5minutes

then put all back together

& restart your system

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I had a boot issue that I'm trying to understand. To begin with, I have at least worked around the problem, but I'd like to try and figure out what caused it in the first place.

I started when I was installing the evaluation of Server 2012 R2 on a logical partition of my hard drive. Prior to this, I had made the mistake of installing the Hyper-V evaluation, and so I formatted that partition to install Server 2012 over it instead. The entry of Hyper-V remained in my boot menu even after formatting, so I used EasyBCD to delete it. Then shut down, booted to USB and installed Server 2012 without any hitches -- except that I noticed I no longer had the option of booting back into Windows 7, my primary OS, on reboot. Disk Management could see the drive, and I could browse it in Explorer just fine. I did notice that Server 2012 had been made the active partition, and so I made the Win7 partition active, hoping that that would fix it.

It didn't, and I got a message "no operating systems detected" on boot. When booting to WinRE, diskpart didn't detect my hard drive at all. I actually had to install the SATA driver before it could see my hard drive again. And even after doing that, and being able to see the entire drive, it still didn't see either of the Windows OSs. I had to load the SATA driver, re-install Windows 7 to a new partition, and only after doing that, all three OSs were seen, with Server 2012 and Win7 having the "(recovered)" tag after them on t... Read more

A:Win7 boot issues - SATA driver not loaded, OS not recognized

Boot into Setup (Bios) go to SATA or HDD Mode and see if it is set to AHCI or IDE or compatibility mode?
Using Easy BCD you should have been able to include the Windows 7 boot as well as Server.

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I have a near new HP Envy Phoenix 860-019 desktop computer (i7-6700).  It came with a SanDisk 128 GB SATA SSD as the boot drive, and a Seagate 2 TB SATA drive as the second drive. I want to replace the 2 TB Seagate ST2000DM001 SATA drive with a larger 4 TB Western Digital WD4003FZEX SATA drive.  I first put the WD drive in an external USB SATA adapter, formatted it GPT, then successfully copied all of the files from the Seagate drive to the WD drive.  I then removed the internal Seagate drive and replaced it with the larger WD drive. The Version A.08 BIOS does not recognize the WD drive, and consequently the WD drive doesn't show up in Windows 10 Disk Management.  If I put the Seagate drive back, it works fine, proving that there is nothing wrong with the SATA cable.  I tried resetting the BIOS to factory settings but still no luck. Does anyone have any ideas?  Has this happened to anyone else?

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A friend of mine was having some problems with their computer last week. The PC would randomly shut down (almost always around 4 pm although I am guessing that is just coincidence) and then when they turned it back on it would shut down again. This would happen a couple of times before they were able to boot up again. Finally, yesterday the PC wouldn't boot at all and it gave the C:/WINDOWS/system32/config/system is missing or corrupt. I tried to get into recovery console but it said it did not detect a hard drive. The Hard Drive is a SATA drive. SATA is enabled in BIOS. They are running XP Pro. A couple of weeks ago they upgraded the memory (adding another stick of 512) but I am not sure if they were having these problems before the memory upgrade or not. Anyways, my first question is, what can I do to have the drive be recognized again? I did some research and it mentioned having to install Third Party SATA drivers but since the drive was working before and we haven't done a clean install, I shouldn't have to load the drivers again, correct? Unless they got deleted/corrupt somehow. Well, let me know if anyone has any suggestions. Thanks.

A:[resolved]SATA Drive Not Recognized, Can't Enter Recovery Console to repair


A couple of places to start:

> If you have any IDE hard drives hooked up, then disconnect them to get it going.

> Enter the BIOS setup menu and set everything back to default settings and try it.

> Make sure your drive detection in the Bios setup menu is set to AUTO

> Try clearing the CMOS ....... When and if you get it back up, try the recovery console again.

> The SATA drives are notorious for having loose cables (I have to use cable ties for some at times) and they do not fit into the drives very secure, so you need to make sure they are making good contact with the cable to the drive.

> Make sure the power cord is hooked in secure to the drive. Try another cable if this one does not do the job for you.

Post back with questions/concerns.

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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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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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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.

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Didn't see my issue covered in the forums.

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

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


A:IDE HDD not recognized in BIOS

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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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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.



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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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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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?

Welcome bootwes

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

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I have an older Dell machine that I plan to use as a backup server for my family. It has 2 SATA HDDs, 1 IDE DVD drive, 1 IDE HDD

The SATA drives are recognized in BIOS. The IDE-DVD and IDE-HDD are not. Interestingly, when looking at the folder structure in Windows Explorer, all the devices appear. When looking at "Device Manager", all the devices appear. Everything actually functions when windows boots up. Trouble is, when powering on, the boot -screen tells me the Disk-3 and Disk-4 are missing. Then waits for me to press F1 to continue, or F2 to enter BIOS. If if press F1, windows fires up, and all works.
Trouble is, I want to schedule this to wake up on its own, run back ups, then shut off. I am learning how to do that, that is not the problem. Problem would be for the auto-turn-on, to be stuck in the BIOS screen waiting for someone to do something. That's a no-go for my intended purpose.

I have dillignetly gone through the "Master/Slave" configuration of the IDE drives. The IDE-DVD drive is Master, with a jumper, and on the end/black connector of the ribbon cable. The IDE-HDD is Slave (no jumper) and is attached to the middle/grey connector.

I have gone into Control Panel and eventually get into "Disk Manager". Here I see something that is perhaps the clue but I do not know how to rectify. The following is listed (and/or shown in the graphic panel of Disk Mgr):
>Disk 0, "Bright Blue", drive-name, Layout=Partition,... Read more

A:2 IDE drives not recognized, 2 SATA drives recognized

You need to go into the Bios. The DVD cannot be Master. It has to be set as a Slave, if connected to the same PATA cable as the IDE, which would be set as Master. You could try the two on Cable Select. But you may run into problems, because of having also the two SATA units.

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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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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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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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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
Any help would be appreciated
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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.

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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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:

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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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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!


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 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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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?


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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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!!!!!!!!!


A:HDD not recognized, new bios upgrade?

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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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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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