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DVD burner recognized by BIOS, but not Windows

Q: DVD burner recognized by BIOS, but not Windows

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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so im working on this customers computer tryin to get it fixed up
saved all his data and did a fresh install....all the drivers were auto. installed w/ no problem
so i started migrating his data and old registry back onto the drive to put it back into his previous state - i know thats the BEST way to go about things but the guy insisted he have ALL his data back the way it was, because alot of software he "cant get anymore" - so i did it
now his asus cdrom and pioneer dvd burner arent being recognized by windows - device manager says the drivers arent installed

i searched around for the drivers w/ no luck, just firmware updates - could ATAPI be corrupt?
 

A:DVD Burner and CD-ROM arent being recognized by windows

Please don't take this the wrong way, but you can't just copy program files, registry entries, etc. off someone's computer, format the thing, and then restore that stuff and think everything is going to function normally. I know that's what your customer wanted you to do, but sometimes you have to tell your customers "no." Just reading what you did to that guy's computer, frankly I'm surprised that's the only problem you're having.

Did you image the machine first??
Did you use any kind of advanced backup utilties?
What kind of media did you use to backup the data?
Does he have driver disks that came with the computer, or device??
 

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My cd / dvd burner will not burn, or be recognized as a burner. But will play disc's.


I can play cd's, watch movie DVD and play games with my DVD drive. But it has stopped working as a burner for some reason.

Media player keeps saying to connect a burner then restart the program, won't work in nero either.

Have tried a few things. Have changed conection from one SATA to the one next to it. Have uninstalled drivers and the primary IDE??? then re installed it, windows detects it but still the same. Have the latest firmware.

The burner is brand new, have not even burnt a DVD with it. Have burnt about 5-7 cd's though. Is about 5-6 months old, the whole computer is new.

It is a PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-212.

People have said to go into the properties menu of the burner and check that the recording tab is checked for burning etc. I do not have this tab come up. All I have is GENERAL AUTOPLAY HARDWARE SHARING.

It is really pi**ing me off.

Any ideas on what is going on and how I can fix it??

Cheers,
Peter
Australia

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Hi,

At my work we have a Windows 2003 Server that we do a backup of the data to DVD-RW's every other day and DVR-R's once in a while. It is a Pioneer DVR-107d with firmware 1.13 according to Pioneer's identification utility. It isn't the latest firmware, but it won't properly detect the drive through the firmware upgrade utility either. It has always been a bit off since we started using it a year ago, but we've gone a couple weeks unable to backup... I use NTI BackUpNow, but have tried with Nero too.

Help...

James
 

A:DVD Burner not recognized on Windows Server 2003

Maybe the unit has gone bad, can you see it in the BIOS? Can you put it in a different machine to see if it has the same issues there?
 

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After installing Service Pack 2, Explorer no longer sees my DVD burner nor my CD burner. I have tried going to an earlier system restore point but that has not worked. You can see the drives in Device Manager but there are yellow exclamation points beside each. I have tried un-installing and letting windows re-enstall and it does, but still have the same problem after it gets through. When I try un-installing service pack 2 I get messages saying if I un-install, a lot of my programs may not run correctly. I am running a Gateway 700 series 1.8 mhz pentium 4 processor, 512 mgs ram, with 80 gig harddrive, windows XP home. I have owned a computer since windows 3.1 and have tried all I know. Can someone please help me? I am just before formatting my hard drive and starting all over! Rather not do that yet if someone can solve this problem. Just for assurance I opened the computer case and checked to make sure the wires were properly seated to both drives and the mother board.

Thanks!
 

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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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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I noticed that sometime after I installed windows 7 that my dvd optical drive was not showing up. I have done a lot of research on the matter and have yet to find a working solution. I checked my BIOS and the drive is not listed there, but I'm pretty sure it is properly connected. I have an HP Pavillion dv6000, so the drive just plugs into the slot directed connected to the motherboard, and can be removed by unscrewing a single screw. When the laptop is on I am able to open the drive, and it lights up, so I know it is getting power... I have tried everything under the sun to fix the problem - checking/cleaning the connection port, deleting the upperfilters value from the registry (which many people have said worked for them, however for me it only gave me an warning message in itunes telling me the registry files for burning/importing cd's was missing), reinstalling gear drivers, and running the microsoft fixit programs (they just tell me they can't find the drive or that it isn't there - thanks microsoft...). Nothing has worked, and it's driving me crazy not being able to use my dvd drive. Has anyone had this problem to the same degree as me?/found a solution to it?

A:DVD Optical Drive Not Recognized in Windows or BIOS

Of the BIOS cannot see it, no software fix will help including other drivers. It is probably a connection problem. If the disk works, then the mobo controller is OK because the optical drive uses the same controller in the chipset.

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

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

Thanks in advance.
 

A:Hard Drive recognized by bios, but not windows

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

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

On the left of the window, select Disk Management.

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

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

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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 All,

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

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

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

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

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

Unplug all other HD's and peripherals,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Hello everyone,

I was trying to replace my old dvd burner on my kids computer which is a Dell Dimension E310. The new drive is an LG which i got from Newegg. It is an IDE drive and it is not being identified when I boot up. I thought it might be the IDE cable, so I replaced it with a new one, still no luck. I also looked in bios and it shows the cd rom drive as unavailable. I tried going to the device manager and looking for the burner but I didn't see anything in the descriptions that resemble it. Not sure what else to do. Can you guys help? Thanks so much.
 

A:New DVD burner not being recognized in XP

This may be a jumper issue. Try setting the jumper to Cable Select, or Slave (Secondary), if you have it connected to the same cable as another drive.
 

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ok i can read dvd's and CD's, I can play games, watch movies, etc. but i cant burn/write b/c my computer says I must install burner to write audio, data,, dvd CD's and such. I know my drives are able to burn b/c when i bought them it said i could.

Sony NEC Optiarc CRX320EE-BS DVD 16x + CD-RW 52x24x52 Combo Drive (Black)

Sony NEC Optiarc AWQ170A-B2 18X Double Layer DVD±RW Drive (Black)

These are my drives and they wont burn. I also checked for the "recordable" tab under their properties and they dont have one, but thats wierd cuz these drives are meant to be able to burn. I run 32 bit vista and p5k deluxe asus mobo, what do i do?
 

A:DVD/CD burner not recognized

Have you turned off any services or made any other changes to the operating system?

How do the drives appear in Device Manager? What are the names of the drivers that they are using?
 

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a few weeks ago whenever i tried to burn my burner was not being recognized by my WMP or any other audio programs, except for DELL jukebox. but then when i try to burn through there it says the burner is in use by another program and cannot be accessed.

i have uninstalled the burner from the device manager and reinstalled it. problem persists.

pls advise.
 

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My Plextor burner,just out of the blue,is no longer being recognized...I attempted to burn a few songs a couple of days ago and I get the error message that my CD recorder cannot be found...I have done a couple of things like checking my device manager to see if it was there(and it was and didn't appear to have any conflicts(no exclamation marks),so then I decided i would try to re-install it(removed the cables,started back up,then shut it down again to plug it back in and then rebooted onemore time)...no plug and play even to detect that it was there, and it is no longer in my device manager list...any suggestions?
I am running WIN'98se...I reinstalled EZ creator as well as Nero to see if it might possibly be able to pick it up...futile attempt..

thanks in advance
 

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Hi Techies

Here's my problem: I put a new hard drive in my computer, and now it doesn't recognize my cd burner. The only thing I touched was the hard drive. I have checked all connections, and everything seems to be in order. The drawer of the drive in question opens, and the computer sees my other cd drive, but not the burner. Any ideas? Thanks in advance for your help.
 

A:CD Burner not recognized

I'm assuming the new drive is a replacement for your old C: drive. Did you format and partition the new HD? If not, do so. If your cd burner is slaved to the HD, then there is no 'master'. You will have to set the burner drive jumpers to master (instructions are on the drive) then boot to your the cd that came with the computer. You can probably do a format C: command and then a Fdisk command to partiton.
 

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I have Win 2000 and a Mad Dog Multimedia external cd burner. I also have Nero software for burning cd.
When I look in my Device manager it's not showing me any USB serial bus controllers.
I called the guys from Mad Dog Multimedia and they just told me to update my Windows; I did it but to no avail. They also said it's plug and play and I don't need any software to install. I do have a software that used to work with Win 98, but it's not installing on Win 2k and as I said the guys from cd burner manuf said I didn't need to install that because it's plug & play.
I don't know if I need a specific update or just the fact that I am not showing any USB Serial Bus controllers might be a problem.
When I try to burn a cd with Nero and choose Nero OEM and Nero Express it only gives me the Image Recorder under the drop-down arrow for "Which Recorder would you like to use?" And I know it should show Mad Dog cd recorder too.
Thank you for help,

Lucian
 

A:my cd burner is not recognized

If Device Manager is not showing you any USB controllers then the USB ports must be turned off in the BIOS setup. When you boot up the computer you should see a message to press a key to enter the setup. Usually its DEL or F2. Once in the BIOS look for USB supoort and enable it.
 

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I have a Pacific Digital CD burner. I added a 2.0 USB card for it which works since I plugged in another USB device and that worked fine. My hard drive does not recognize the burner. I get an Unknown Device in my Device Manager. When I use the software I get a message that it can't locate any CB burners. Any help would be appreciated since Pacific Digitals web site is pretty useless and their tech support is me leaving a message and they will "get back to me".
 

A:Cd burner not recognized

Sorry I don't use usb devices much but you may want to look at this troubleshooting page from HP, it may lead you in the right direction
http://www.hp.com/cgi-bin/cposuppor...er22106&LC=information_storage&Tfile=lpg40892
 

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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...
 

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My dvd drive was working perfectly this whole tiem I have had vista. Now suddenly today, I go to "My Computer" And the D: Drive is longer there!!! All that is there is the C drive and the A dirve, and I don't even have a freakin floopy drive on my comp!!


When I put a disc in the drive now, they will not auto play even though I have every option set to auto play in the control panel!!

A:DVD burner suddenly not recognized

i have exactly the same problem. Im so confused about it. Want to sort it out asap.

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After installing a new DVD burner, Windows will not load and I get a page that says "Drive 2 not found".
I recently purchased a DVD burner to replace the original DVD-ROM in a Dell OptiPlex GX620 desktop. The old DVD-ROM drive used an IDE cable and a Molex power supply connector but the new burner used SATA connectors for both so I also bought a SATA data cable. I got no new SATA power supply cable since the existing power supply already had what appeared to be an extra, unused SATA power connector.
While the old DVD drive used an IDE cable, the hard drive uses a SATA cable
When installing the burner I used the existing extra SATA power connector and the new SATA data cable which I plugged into an unused SATA connector next to the hard drive connector on the motherboard. Upon startup I get a Dell splash page and then, for lack of a better word (please pardon my ignorance), a DOS type page (black background with white script) that says:
"Phoenix ROM Bios Plus Ver. 1.10 A07
Dell System OptiPlex GX620 Series
Bios Ver. A07
Drive 2 not found: Parallel ATA, PATA-0
(Pri IDE Master)
Strike the F1 key to continue, F2 to run the set up utility"
But striking F1, F2 or any other key does nothing.
The new burner has power because the tray will open and close by use of the button on the front but will do nothing else.
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A:Solved: New DVD burner not recognized

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I have two burners that stopped being recognized after I uninstalled Nero. When I use Device Mgr to find the problem, I get the following message:
"Windows successfully loaded the device driver for this hardware but cannot find the hardware device. (Code 41)"
The burners are SATA as is my hard drive (which is working). BIOS recognizes them and I can use them to boot but they do not work in XP. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
 

A:Solved: Burner not recognized

The registry was corrupted.
 

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I have an HP Compaq 6515b and after I deleted Nero (could have been before that) I noticed that it only recognizes my drive as a CD Drive and no longer my DVD drive. It won't let me burn DVDs so do I need to search out DVD software? I have gone to HP and the only thing that they say about a DVD (drivers wise) is for a WinDVD program. What do I need to install to get my DVD burner back?

Thanks!
 

A:Solved: My DVD Burner isn't recognized.....???

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I first tried to intall a Pioneer-X122 External DVD burner on Saturday. Whenever I put a DVD in the drive it would say it was a CD and then change to a CD drive. When I took the DVD out it would change back to a DVD-Ram drive, but would still have CD drive in the details.

I took that one back and the Geek Squad guy told me to try my luck with an Internal Drive. Same problem.

I uninstalled Roxio and some other programs that I never used to see if that was the problem to no avail. I also disabled the other 2 cd rom drives on my computer and that also did not work.

I may just give up and wait to burn DVDs when I buy a new computer in a couple of years as this problem may be more than it is worth. But if somebody has a quick solution, I would give it a try before I return this internal drive.
 

A:DVD Burner recognized as CD Drive

What would you burn the disks with, what software? Do they think it is a DVD drive? What OS? XP is pretty poor with correctly identifying blank DVDs but the burning softwares have no problems. I think XP's poor identification stems from it not supporting dvd burning from explorer like it does cds, so it won't always report that the disk has 4.3 gigs free or whatever.
 

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My computer(and my wifes ironically enough) laptop no longer recognizes the DVD drive. I put a disc in, the lights on the drive come on, I hear it spinning and then nothing. There are no DVD players in the device manager. I tried the registry editor fix (delete upper and lower filters), I had no lower filters. I tried flashing the bios. I downloaded a couple registry fixes from this site and it still doesnt work. After I clicked the "cdreg" program (right click and merge) and restarted there is still no dvd in my device mgr and also my registry did not change. I tried to copy the other code into notepad and then merge it but it would not let me. I am running vista. Im pretty sure the drive is still good....any suggestions. Thanks for you help.
 

A:DVD player/burner not recognized

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I have been trying to burn DVD from video but whenevr I get to burn message pops up ;"Insert disc in drive " .If I do nothing because I have already inserted a DVD-RW disc computer rejects the disc. and "There is no disc in drive" .I am puzzled as to the reasons for the refusal/inability to recognize the DVD disc. The disc was bought from a reputible store .

Computer is HP compaq dc 5000SFF, WindowsXP professional. with HL-DT.ST RW/DVD GCC44828 type of drive DVD/CD-R
HP would only tell me thatit does have a DVDwriter installed but refuses any help because computer is beyond the warranty.
 

A:Disc in burner not recognized

check the DVD in any other computer. If the problem still exists, then the DVD is damaged.
 

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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?
Thanks,
Mike
 

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HELP!!!

Need burner, but it won't burn, I have updated firmware, and still will not burn, Windows I dentifies it as a CD-ROM and it is suppose to be a lite-on sony cd-rw. I am confused, am I suppose to install software for it, I thought XP could burn, as a matter of fact I know it can I have done it, why is my PC not recognizing the cd-rw? It reads fine. and I use the sony test program and it even burns fine, but when i try to use it, it simply does not work excpet as a cd-rom.

any replies, will be helpful.
danke
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Reformated main drive to install win98se (from win95) and now my hp8250i will not operate. Put a CD in and I get 'device not ready'. Won't read either CD-R's or RW's. Just sits there with the light on. Checked everything in device manager and says everything is installed and working properly. Says I have a model 8290 installed but someone told me they are probably shared drivers. Uninstalled and reinstalled the cd software and win98 with no luck.
The 'EasyCD Creator' software installed and runs fine and will read my CD-rom which also works fine.
When I run their troubleshooting the self-test says 'ASPI layer may be missing or corrupted'. When I downloaded a program from hp to check the ASPI installation it said it was 'properly installed'. I've checked for updates at their site and all I get is 'You already have latest version of toolbox' (their diagnostic utility). When I tried their support page I didn't receive an answer.
If I try to updated the drivers windows puts windows drivers in and calls it a generic drive and it still doesn't work.
I've reformated before with win95 with no problems.
I'm at my witt's end here trying to figure out why this is. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
 

A:CD burner not recognized after upgrade to win98se

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Hi, I have an HP Pavilion computer running Windows XP SP3.
It has a cd/dvd burner drive, but when I click on "My Computer", it doesn't show up. I don't really know where to go from there.
I need to burn a cd to fix a different computer, so I am looking for any help to get the drive working.

A:cd/dvd burner drive isn't recognized in My Computer

 
 
Here are some things to try:
 
1. Uninstall the drive through Device Manager.
Restart computer. The drive will be automatically reinstalled.
or…
 
2. Delete Upper & Lower Filters
 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/982116
Restart computer.
or…
 
3. Download, and run Restore Missing CD Drive patch
Double click on cdgone.zip to unzip it.
Right click on cdgone.reg, click Merge.
Accept registry merge.
Restart computer.
or…
 
4. Go to Device Manager, click a "+" sign next to IDE ATA/ATAPI Controllers.
You'll see two items:
- ATA Channel0 (or Primary Channel)
- ATA Channel1 (or Secondary Channel)
Right click on each of them, and click Uninstall. Confirm.
Restart Windows. They'll be automatically reinstalled.
 

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When I boot up, it lists the CD player as the master, and nothing as the slave. I'm sure it was working at one time, and it's relatively new, maybe 6 or 7 months. The CD player works fine. I just put another ribbon on them to make sure it wasn't the ribbon. I pulled and reseated the connectors, and reseated the audio connectors.

I suspected a bad connection, because there wasn't any sounds of the DVD burner going bad. I just noticed it wouldn't open, and then that it appeared pretty dead, and finally that it wasn't being recognized when I booted up.

Maybe it is dead

Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks,

Xico
 

A:Solved: My DVD Burner/player ain't Recognized

Had the same problem and it turned out to be a bad burner. Put in a new one and all was well.
 

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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 bought a memorex external dvd-rw and windows can't find it. It reads it as a regular cd rom yet its in the device manager. When I try to burn something, it doesn't appear in the list of drives. There was no driver cd that came with the package and there was no drivers on memorex' site that I could find.

I tried plugging it into every usb i have and no difference. It just doesn't seem to read it correctlly.

its this drive here:
http://www.memorex.com/html/products_detail.php?section=3&CID=11&SID=15&PID=871&FID=115&opento=11


Please help ! Thanks
 

A:Memorex DVD Burner 16x Dual Layer not recognized

Optical drives use the native windows drivers so there are no drivers to download. What burning program have you installed? Windows does not have native DVD burning support and only rudimentary CD burning support.
 

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I need help with a problem I’m having with my Lite-on SOHW-1673SU external dvd/cd burner that I connect via USB port. I have an HP Omnibook 6000 laptop running Windows XP Home (5.1 Build 2600). I have installed SP 2. This machine has a 690 MHz Pentium III processor and 512 Mb ram. HD is about 40 Gb. The bios is PhoenixBIOS 4.0 release 6.0. I scan my machine every day with Norton and Windows Defender. I download updates and run Spybot S&D and Ad-Aware about twice a week. I am somewhat competent with computers, but surely no expert, and way over my head with this problem.

This burner used to work when plugged in to my USB 2.0 card. At some point several weeks ago it started giving me some message about a SCSI device failure (a slightly different problem than I seem to have now). After failing to find a solution to that problem, I gave up and reformatted my whole drive figuring that a fresh start would give me no problems. I was wrong, it just gave me a different problem.

I have been reluctant to write in for help because I see so many others with similar problems and I don’t want to waste people’s time. However after spending many hours combing the forums I haven’t found a solution for my problem. Lately, when I plug this external burner into my Comp USA USB 2.0 IEEE 1394 PC card, I get a notification that “USB Device Not Recognized…..”. I have tried many things to deal with this problem and none have worked, including: 1) reformatting my hard drive and re-install... Read more

A:External Lite-on DVD Burner via USB 2.0 PC Card Not Recognized in XP

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I have a Sony Vaio NR-385E laptop running Vista SP1. The DVD R/W laser in the internal drive has died, so I bought a Samsung Super WriteMaster SE-S064 external dvd burner. It's powered via USB and that works fine, but Vista does not recognize the device at all. I've tried OS updates and reboots, nothing doing. I may try reinstalling Vista's generic USB drivers; the device does not come with any of its own. It's supposed to be plug-and-play as the box suggests...any suggestions? I need this drive operable as soon as possible and any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!!

A:Sony Vaio NR385E - SE-S084 usb DVD burner gets power, not recognized by Vista

Could you please double check the model?
I tried to do a search at the Samsung site and could only find a S084

All USB devices need a driver.
Generally it is best to introduce the driver before the equipment.
In this case I don't think there will be a issue as it was not recognized.

Please double check the make and model.

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A while ago I tried to buy an MP3-compatible discman and eventually gave up because no cd that I burned would play on the various brands that I tried. I tried changing all the different combos of software, media, discmen, firmware, etc...

See following link:
http://forums.techguy.org/showthread.php?threadid=74230

I've come to the conclusion that the problem is my burner - a 5-yr-old Toshiba Combo (burner/DVD). Although when I burn in WAV format I have no problems.

Nothing worked so I gave up and started investigating 10-20 gigabyte mp3 players. I've come to the conclusion that these are too undependable to bother with, so I'm heading back to a discman.

My question :

I'm willing to buy a new burner but I'm worried that the problem might be in my BIOS or other hardware. Could this be causing my MP3 cds to be unreadable? (All other PCs and DVDs CAN play them- the problem is only with discmen.)

Any and all help is appreciated,
RPhox

PIII 600mhz
Award Modular BIOS v4.51PG, 12/2
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A:Bios, Burner and MP3

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Hey there...

Just bought a dvd burner and the guy said to Flash my BIOS after installing it... Is this really necessary and if so, can someone give me a step by step on it...
 

A:Flash BIOS w/ DVD burner?

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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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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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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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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.

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A:HD Not being Recognized by 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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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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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)
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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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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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The title says it all. Why is this. (Windows XP)
 

A:CD drive not recognized by 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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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
 

A:HDD not recognized, new bios upgrade?

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I have win media player 9 installed and 2 cd-burners installed 1 is an LG and the other is OEM ? HL-DT ST CD-RW GCE-8483B.. anyway I can do what ever I want with these drives except burn anything from the media player,I uninstalled both drives and the media player I have checked the filters an removed the upper an lowers in the registry that was a whole other problem.. but when I compile a playlist and execute copy I get a pop-up telling me I have no cd-rw burners installed?,any help please,My OS is win 2000 pro sp4
 

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I have a Dell XPS 600 with a 750gb hd, 1 floppy drive, 2 cd/dvd burner drives. I am using Windows XP O/S. I bought a 2gb memory mod to increase my computers memory, in the instructions, it said to update your bios version, so I did to version A11. After rebooting, the new bios version isn't recognizing my burner drives at all. Can anyone help me?
 

A:Installed 2GB memory mod now Bios won't recognize cd/dvd burner drives

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Just had a pc built. First, they did not give me what I paid for: exchanging the parts I ordered and paid for with inferior ones. Made them fix it. [They did not know that I do the pc's at work.] Now?...my AMD Athlon 2500+ w/ASUS 333 was set wrong in BIOS: 1100 at 100/33 [easy fix]. I run Win 98. They say 98 cannot recognize the speed, reason for the Bios' low setting. [Funny, it works fine on all the systems I set up at work.] Then my DVD burner is recognized as a CD-R/RW and does not play nor record DVD's. Dr Hardware recognizes it as a Samsung CD-R/RW as well. None of the DVD software I use works. Also, the Radeon 9200 they sold me, which normally is a decent card, causes the system to freeze MANY times consistently, but they claim it's a "software" issue. Tried it on another pc with the same results. Used a video bench test and it froze on both pc's. It has never froze on several other systems I had set up prior to this. If the problem is at my end, what could I be doing wrong?
 

A:Bios settings? dvd burner?, video card problems?

sounds like a good place to avoid
i would be dumping it on their counter and aking for my money back,if you paid by card ask the bank to put a hold on payment till they supply what you paid for
 

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

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

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

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

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

Or do you have 2 distinct drives?

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

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

Please tell us about your "Pennsylvania" operating system.

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

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

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

  
Quote: Originally Posted by aiceo


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

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







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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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)
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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 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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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