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GeForce2 MX400 AGP not recognized by bios

Q: GeForce2 MX400 AGP not recognized by bios

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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is there a place where i can update a geforce2 mx\mx400 video card?? i can't find the manufactures name on the board. I am playing the online game earth and Beyond an the techs tell me because i have choppy video to upgrade as my card is old.
 

A:geforce2 mx\mx400

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haven't been here in awhile! computer always runs fine till i want to add something to it! just got this card. wanted it for an upgrade from my trident 4 meg agp. can't get it to show anything other than 16 colors. enabled vga in bios, assigned irq for vga, do not have a selection to allow vga boot from agp. m/b is a biostar m6tbc (p2 350 64 megs), so i figure it's outdated (no agp updates from them). i tried other sugg. from your site; but after everything's cleared out and i install card & drivers, system will reboot in safe mode. any sugg? thanks in advance.
 

A:geforce2 mx400

Do you have an agp apexture setting in the bios, should be set to 64 meg, if you get the card to work I would seriously suggest you add more ram.

Before installing the card, did you change the display adapter over to std vga drivers.

When all else fails go into device manager, remove all display adapters list, reboot and reinstall the drivers.

Try a different set of drivers from here if the above doesn't work
http://www.guru3d.com/files/detonator/

Some older motherboards didn't supply enough power for the gforce cards, but that didn't keep them from installing, they would just fail trying to run any 3d app's
 

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Hey all. I have a graphics card I could do with some help with.

We have a second system comprising: AS Rock K78SX, Athlon 2100+, 512 Mb RAM. We had an old S3 graphics card installed, and I decided when I came across an Inno3D Tornado GeForce 2 MX-400 AGP 64 Mb card going for a few quid, and brand new, that it would do quite nicely as a minor improvement. Hmmm...

BIOS was switched from PCI to AGP, S3 removed, and GeForce installed. Booted up the system to see hordes of very colourful ampersands and Ds...... so I thought: "ok, drivers should sort this out". But having tried all types of drivers from both Inno and nVidia, nothing helps. When I get into Windoze, I have a screen full of varying coloured vertical stripes. I can get into BIOS but it isn't readable because it consists of @s and Ds.

I have probably done or not done something very simple, but I would be immensely grateful for any guidance anyone might have.
 

A:GeForce2 MX400

Your card might be toast. I had a Geforce 2 Mx400 that went up on me and when it went, it displayed various characters every third line on the screen. So the card could be toasted
 

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I have instaled a game return to castle wolfenstein when i run i it comes back with the error as follows,

Initializing OpenGL driver
...getting DC: succeeded
...GLW_ChoosePFD( 16, 16, 0 )
...35 PFDs found
...GLW_ChoosePFD failed
...GLW_ChoosePFD( 16, 16, 0 )
...35 PFDs found
...GLW_ChoosePFD failed
...failed to find an appropriate PIXELFORMAT
...restoring display settings
...WARNING: could not set the given mode (3)
...shutting down QGL
...unloading OpenGL DLL
...assuming '3dfxvgl' is a standalone driver
...initializing QGL
...WARNING: missing Glide installation, assuming no 3Dfx available
...shutting down QGL
----- CL_Shutdown -----
RE_Shutdown( 1 )
-----------------------
GLW_StartOpenGL() - could not load OpenGL subsystem
can anny body tell me what i am doing wrong thanks.
 

A:Need help nvidia geforce2 mx/mx400

I had the same issue with the same game and card. I think I just had to uninstall the video drivers and the reinstall. I also had alot of problems with drivers that were newer than the ones that came with the card.
 

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Where can i get the right driver update for this cause i dont know which one to get.
 

A:Nvidia Geforce2 MX400

here: http://www.nvidia.com/object/winxp_2k_93.71.html
 

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I'm pretty frustrated by a few relatively small problems. I've searched for similar posts, but to avail.

I was recently given a Geforce2 MX400 card by a friend. I have installed it (probably incorrectly - I suck) and am having a few difficulties.

The first problem is that I cannot increase the brightness of my desktop in the way that I could with my old 32Mb ATI card.

It seems that there is a brightness control in "Overlay Settings", but moving the slider does nothing. In an older driver I tried, the Overlay Settings were greyed out completely.

Whilst a newer game I installed (Command & Conquer: Generals) works very well with the card, some older games (Most notably Dark Age of Camelot) do not. In the aforementioned game, there is a constant crackling sound, and the graphics appear very dark and grainy.

I think that I uninstalled the old drivers correctly, but I really am loathe to try anything now in case I dig a deeper hole for myself.

I have searched elsewhere for possible solutions, but being the n00b that I am, have no way of knowing what kind of things I'm looking for, and what might work.

I'd kinda like for someone to "hold my hand" before I start poking around inside my computer, any help that anyone can give is really appreciated!

Not sure what information will be useful to anyone trying to help, but here are at least some of my system specs:

Advent 3402, Pentium III 933MHz
512MB (SD?)RAM
(Make Unknown) Geforce2 MX... Read more

A:Geforce2 MX400 difficulties

Try this brief tutorial :

http://www.pcmech.com/show/video/89/

It might outline something you overlooked.

Or try these sites - they bothe have extensive help for all levels of pc users :

http://www.computerhope.com

http://computers.lycos.com/index/help

Also you might get this free system utility - its a free download :

http://www.aida32.hu/aida-download.php?bit=32

AIDA32 Is a system analyser. It will present info on your computer in a very easily understandable format - All the components, what drivers you have, there are links from within AIDA32 to your pc components makers websites so you can get any later drivers / patches, etc, and highlight many possible conflicts in your particular setup.

It will not make any changes to your system at all. Nor does it send info back about you, your system, or anything else. If in doubt just click the link and see the screenshots. Even if you don't have a need for it now it is handy to have it.
 

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I have a Micron 733MHz PIII computer that came with a VisionTek a 32MB Nvidia GeForce 256 AGP Card. Currently have a 19" KDS Visual Sensations monitor running at 1024x768. The card had a small cooling fan on it who's bearings are shot. I use the computer primarily for business, don't play anything but the simplist games on it, so opted to save money and yesterday bought a GeForce2 MX400, 64MB DDR, PCI version at Best Buy for $50 after a $10 rebate.

Had 0 problems installing the card and upgrading to DirectX 9. Works fine, except for one hard-to-explain thing. The display now has a "softness" to it that is fine with graphics (graphics actually look nicer, more color saturation), but not so fine for text. By "softness", I mean there is a very slight -- almost imperceptible -- shadow or fuzziness around every letter, that makes text harder to read that with the old card. Not unreadable, mind you, just less comfortable for these old eyes looking through trifocals. BTW, I have tried changing brightness, contrast, gamma, etc., but the slight fuzziness persists.

Do different brands of cards produce slightly different displays? I'm skeptical that they do, but want to ask the experts before I go trying another card, especially an expensive one. I'm not talking about speed/performance, just the sharpness of the screen (which I've always thought was attributable only to the monitor). Any comments will be most appreciated.

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A:Display from new GeForce2 MX400

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Anyone ever Used a Daytona Card?

The system I just ordered is powerful, but it uses a Daytona Card from Pilat. Anyone ever heard of the company or used the card?
By the way, the card's architecture is a bit old (GeForce2 MX400) but shouldn't it still be pretty solid?

triom
 

A:Anyone using a Daytona GeForce2 MX400 ?

I've used a Daytona Radeon VE & Radeon 7500. Both times it was having lockups no matter what BIOS the MB had ( ECS K7S5a ) or what drivers I put on it. I replaced it with an Abit GF2MX400 & the PC's been running smoothly eversince. It might be a problem with the Radeon series of cadrs that they have. I haven't tryed an nVIDIA based one.
 

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i'm having problem with my videocard. everytime when i run any game my graphics in game freeze for about a minute, then for a few second it's ok, then again freeze. if any one know what is the problem please let me know.
btw. the same game that i run on my pc before did not have any problem. :giddy:
 

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My nVidia card keep lock me up. I have installed latest driver for nvidia, bios and chipset but still my windows can't run. I use WindowsXP Pro with SP1 but still have problems. Windows only run if I set hardware accelator to none in display properties, but I can't play any 3D games then. I have try a lot of tweaker and I set core/memory clock under the default value. It works just for a few day and then back to same problem. Error message says "infinite loop" on my graphic adapter. How to resolve this problem? If I have to buy another graphic card, which one will compatible with my system.

I use :
AMD Athlon XP 1600+
ECS K7VTA3 rev. 3.1 VIA8233A
PC2700 Apacer 256 MB
Pixelview GeForce2/MX400
Seagate 7200RPM 60 GB
Seagate 5600RPM 40 GB
LiteOn DVD-ROM
LiteOn External CD-RW 40x
Samsung SyncMaster 17"
WindowsXP Pro (SP1)
Detonator version : from 21.92 to 41.09
Chipset driver VIA 4 in 1 ver 4.43


Anyone help me... please...

Thanks
 

A:GeForce2/MX400 with VIA chipset. Please HELP...

Try checking your bios make sure that the video is set to AGP not PCI I have seen the kind of behavior your describing when the bios setting somehow got put on PCI.
 

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I have a GeForce2 64mb Graphics card..i have a 2.4 Ghz, with 512 of PC2100 DDR Ram.... Now my question is this on the card's advanced settings, There are setting that determin how much system memory to use. If i set it to use more, will it lag my system more when i play games? The reason i ask is, i play Vietcong alot, and when i get to a map that has alot of trees and bushes it lags real bad..Other than that great card. Idea's?? Pic included....
 

A:GeForce2 MX400 Questions

If it's a AGP card then this setting does nothing.
 

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I just installed a Geforce2 mx400 64mb and all I get when Win 98 starts is the green background, no mouse, nothing. This happened right after I had installed the drivers that came with the video card

I have

Windows 98
Athlon 1.33 GHz
K7S5A sis from ecs
256 mb RAM
250 W power supp.

Please help, really don't know where to start.:dead:

Thanks

Phelix
 

A:Problems with GeForce2 mx400

Did you remove the drivers for the old card first?
 

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I have a P3 600, 10gb HD , and a Geforce2 MX400 64mb. I installed nVidia's 21.83 detonator drivers, which does not have the coolbits tool activated. So i aquired a Coolbits patch, which when installing says "Are you sure you want to add Coolbits to the registry?". I click yes, yet the Coolbits tab is'nt made available to me when it should be installed. Why?
Is my coolbits patch too old? ( I got it from Tweak3d.com) or is there a newer version available?
Thanks
 

A:Coolbits for Geforce2 MX400

Coolbits doesn't work with all driver versions, depends on how nvidia codes them. You can either use another version or use nvmax in it's place.
http://www.megagames.com/news/html/tweaks/nvmax2094final.shtml
 

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I cant get it to work
I guess it goes at what... 1-2 fps at best
Horrible sound loop too, like i manage to get my mouse on a menu item and it loops that 'tick' sound over and over and over for ever...

I updated drivers, reinstalled q3 demo, nothing.

Does that to a couple games too:
ut2k4 = cant play outdoor maps, indoor with minimal settings go at about 10-15fps at best
nfs6, nfs underground = minimal settings, 10fps max I guess

It's VERY VERY laggy.

I've seen many Mx400 reviews using Q3 for benchmarking so I guess the mx400 dosnt have compatibility issues with q3, but why oh why mine runs at 1-2fps.

I'v got way better then minimal required.
My pc:
Athlon 2500
256ram
VisionTek mx400 64mb
Win XP

Anyone has Any ideas???
Thanks
 

A:Quake 3 / Geforce2 MX400

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Could someone tell me some beginner overclocking tips and tell me how much i could overclock this videocard without damaging my computer.

Thanks.
 

A:Nvidia GeForce2 mx/mx400 overclocking

Are you just trying it out, or do you really need the extra performance?
 

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Please Help (NVIDIA GeForce2 64mb MX/MX 400)

Today i've re-installed Win ME and ALL games seem to be slower. The graphics seem fine but the games are un-playable due to the fact the games are too slow.
This happens with unreal tournament & soldier of fortune.
I've tried installing the new drivers from nvidia but still slow.
The hardware acceleration is on MAX.
If it helps here is my computer info.

Operating System: Microsoft Windows ME (4.90, Build 3000)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
Processor: Intel x86 Family 15 Model 0 Stepping 7, 1400MHz
Memory: 256MB RAM
Page File: 42MB used, 1750MB available
DirectX Version: DirectX 7.1 (4.07.01.3000)

Please, if anyone can help me i would appreciate it.
 

A:GeForce2 MX400 slow gameplay

Hi JM,

Re-install? OEM config? If so, I'd suggest you go to 'Windows Update' & download the updates for your system. Get DirectX 8.1 while you're at it.

Also go to Intel & get the "Intel Application Accelerator" & the "Software Installation Utility" (1st) for it. There is also a program for the P4's, but since I don't have one ... All are designed to speed up drive(s)/processor data transfer.

I *think* Windows ME requires special drivers on some of the programs. Make sure you're getting ME compatible programs. You mention "slower". Slower than ... ? I've found the nVidia 23.11 Win9x-ME driver to work quite well w/my Win98SE. I believe it is available at www.3dguru.com , might try it after the 'updates' & the 'AA' from Intel. :grinthumb

HTH & let us know,
 

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hello, i installed windows 7 32 bit on my machine and still searching for a driver for my vga:

geforce2 mx400 driver version 3.11.00.02.00

i installed a wrong driver .. its taking 32 MB of the original 64 MB.. so everytime im gonna try to watch a video on windows media player or anything its gonna restart and give me a blue screen nv4_mini.sys since it has the wrong driver..

still i cant find the real driver for geforce2 mx400 driver version 3.11.00.02.00 64 MB anywhere for windows 7!

A:geforce2 mx400 driver version 3.11.00.02.00 64 MB

Geforce 4 MX are discontinued and no drivers are available for windows7 or vista (last XP driver released in 2006)
You may try to install XP drivers in compatibility mode:
Drivers - Download NVIDIA Drivers
Consider upgrading your graphic card

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Hi there, the problem is this: when I start my computer and the video card loads, in the first screen shown during start up, it says that it is 64Mb, but in the System info it says that the Adapters Ram is only 32Mb. When playing Spider Man the Movie or Max Payne if there are some explotions the video gets real slow.
I was sold a 64Mb. Can anyone tell me if I got a 32Mb instead of 64Mb?
I have 512 Mb Ram DDR
Win XP Pro, Service Pack 1
AMD Athlon 2000, 1.667 GHz
Integrated Sound device in and MSI Motherboard( KT3 Ultra 2)

NVIDIA driver 4.4.0.3
I already tried updating the Nvidia drivers but it doesnot help.

Thanks
 

A:GeForce2 MX400, weird inconsistency

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geforce2 mx 400 pci problems

hey yall my buddy is having problems with his geforce2 mx 400, what are the best drivers or tweaks for this card? any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

A:geforce2 mx400 driver problems

3ds's Nvidia GeForce 1/2/3/4 Tweak Guide
 

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I got an ELSA Geforce2 MX400 64mb in the post last week and put it in my P3 600 (448mb, 10gb, Sb Live Value), with no problems.
I immediately upgraded the drivers to the most recent and acquired a new option for overclocking the GPU and the ram, with a "test " function, to obviously test the new settings before applying them.
However, whenever I put the GPU clock speed up by even ONE notch on the slider scale (1mhz), or the ram slider by one notch and then test the new settings, the screen goes all garbled and stretched and sometimes the windows blue error screen pops up, forcing me to switch of with the power button.
What's happening??
 

A:Overclocking Geforce2 mx400 64mb

Strange, shouldn't do that, here is an overclocking article about the card http://www.tweak3d.net/articles/gfmxoc/

Only thing I can think of is it is running to the hot side and the little extra puts it over the top.
 

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Hey, I'm having trouble with my Geforce2 Mx400 64mb agp card. It is extremely slow when drawing smoke or anything with a great deal of pixels. When drawing smoke, the framerate in my games drops at least 30FPS! This goes for any game that i play. I have a PIII 450, 384 mb ram, and i'm running windows 98. Is there any way to smooth out the framerate?? The card has sdr memory. Would that be the reason for the slow smoke??
 

A:Geforce2 Mx400 performance problems

what games are you playing? your computer may not give you the best performance with the newer, graphically intensive games. if you want to run newer games with better performance it would cost you a lot of money (for new hardware or computer).

try lower the resolution that you play at and make sure you disable anti-aliasing and aniostropic filtering. also disable vsync.
 

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I have a Nvidia GeForce2 MX400 on a windows 98se computer that wants me to have dual monitors. Problem is I don't have dual monitors. I just want 1 monitor where I can change the display settings. Right now it shows me 2 and I can't change the settings on the default one.
 

A:Nvidia GeForce2 MX400 Woes!!

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Does the NVIDIA GeForce2 MX/MX400 support dual monitors? I currently have both of my monitors hooked into this card.
 

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Visiontek Geforce 2 MX400 AGP 64mb White lines/dots?

I am seeing white dots, lines on textures. I used to have a card that had the same problem that was Geforce 2 MX200 32mb PCI, and now it happens on my Geforce 2 MX400 64mb AGP, and the white lines/dots are on the same places on textures in games like Quake 3 Arena, Unreal Tournament, Counter-Strike and many more. I have:

Windows XP
700mhz AMD Athlon
KT133a VIA chipset from MSI
Onboard AC'97 soundcard
Geforce 2 MX400 64mb AGP VISIONTEK
256mb of RAM
300watt powersupply

Please help
 

A:Geforce2 MX400 White Lines & Dots?

it's a memory, or driver error.
solutions are
a} update drivers
b} run at a lower resolution (or less features enabled)
c}get a new card
 

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i have an Nvidia Geforce2 MX/MX400 and i recently installed Back to the futre the game and when i try to play it, i get an error (Posted below) i thought the Geforce2 supported D3D?


SPECS: Dell Dimension 8300 P4 3.00GHz 2.5GB RAM Windows Xp Home Edition SP3 1TB Western Digital Caviar Green SATA HDD
 

A:Solved: Nvidia Geforce2 MX/MX400 Direct3D problem

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I've posted in this forum under a different name a while ago, but I forgot my username, and my old email host went down, so I made a new one.

Anyway, I know that the MX400 is a really old card, but it's the only thing I got right now. I pulled it from another working PC, so I do know the card still works fine.

I placed in another PC, booted up, and got the ugly 640x480 resolution. I could change the resolution in the Displays settings fine.

However, some old games that required OpenGL just wouldn't run at all, while they would run fine on the other PC. Also, I couldn't play videos in VLC or Windows Media Player.

I forgot all about updating the drivers, so I upgraded the drivers using the last supported version for my MX400, v93.71, from the Nvidia site. I got the "Drivers updated successfully, please restart" message, and restarted. The PC restarted, the Windows logo appeared, the loading bar moved around, and then the screen just went completely blank.

I could only boot the PC into VGA or safe mode, so I used System Restore to go back to the time I removed the driver. And now everything is fine again. Except that I can't watch videos or play 3D games.

The other PC also had the latest drivers installed, and worked fine. Not sure why this is happening to this PC.

Oh yeah, and heres my specs:
OS: WinXP SP3
Processor: P4 HT 2.6Ghz "Northwood"
Mobo: FIC P4-865PE Max
RAM: 1.25GB PC3200 DDR
 

A:Solved: Nvidia GeForce2 MX400 driver upgrade = blank screen!

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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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Didn't see my issue covered in the forums.

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

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

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

Thanks
Victor
 

A:IDE HDD not recognized in BIOS

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

A:BIOS not recognized

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

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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 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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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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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.

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

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

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

Thanks for viewing this thread!
 

A:HD not recognized in bios

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Hello

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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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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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,

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

A:CD drive not recognized by bios

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

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

I would appreciate any help with this.
 

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

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

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

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

Thanks For Reading.

A:DVD Drive not Recognized in Bios

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

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hello, i 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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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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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
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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.

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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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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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
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A:2x Maxtor Hdds not recognized in bios

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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
 

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

A:BIOS power on password not recognized

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

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

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

Any help will be appreciated.

Thanks

A:Extra HDD not recognized in Windows or BIOS

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

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Hi,

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

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

Any ideas?

Thanks,

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

Does the drive show up in disk management?

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

A:USB SATA is not recognized after BIOS update

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

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

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

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

Thanks
 

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

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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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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 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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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,

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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Hi,

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

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

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

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

Thank you for your help and excuse my English skills

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

system specs please, use speccy or cpu id

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hi guys,
I have a Dell Vostro 220 desktop that's been running fine. Unfortunately something seems to have gone wrong when I updated the BIOS via the Dell website a few minutes ago.

Once Windows XP starts, it LOOKS like it's in safe mode (huge icons, etc.), even though it's not.

What's more, my USB mouse NO LONGER works. It's not even powered on.

Once the PC restarts, or I go into the set-up (before Windows loads), the mouse is ON again -- but not when Windows starts.

Is there a way to "reset" the bios so I can get things working again?? PLEASE HELP ME.

cheers.

A:USB Mouse Not Recognized, Bios Bad on Dell Vostro

Did you update everything else when you flashed the BIOS?

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

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

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

Hi lechevarria89,

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

Let me know the update
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Hard Drives not recognized in BIOS or MY COMPUTER

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

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

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

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

DEVICE MANAGER

IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers
Intel 82801BA Ultra ATA Controller

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

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


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

In “other devices” a PCI Device gets detected. Don’t know what it is, so I disable it.
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A:Hard Drives not recognized in BIOS or MY COMPUTER

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I have replaced the original HDD and installed a new SSD which works fine.
Installed the W7Pro and all updates.

I do not use my CD-Writer so I replaced the CD-drive and installed a caddy with my old HDD to have more diskspace.

When I boot my laptop I see a message CD-ROM ERROR.
In device manager the caddy and or the HDD are not shown.

I tried to change settings in the BIOS (according Toshiba utility the latest version) but even in the Bios is no information about the present SSD or the installed HDD. (or the CD-Drive when I re-install this drive again)

What is wrong here? Do I need an updated BIOS that allows the 2nd HDD?
Or do I overlook a setting somewhere?

NB In the BIOS the HDD drive settingis according ACPI, in the listing below it is mentioned as IDE device.
When I enter in the BIOS IDE in stead of ACPI I still see the CD-ROM ERROR during boot and after this message the screen is blue and no further activity.

The relevant PC Information:
Model Name Satellite Pro S300
Part Number PSSB0E-02H00FDU
Serial Number 88091121H
OS Version Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1
BIOS Version Version 3.00
CPU Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T5670 @ 1.80GHz
Physical Memory 4096MB RAM
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A:Satellite Pro S300 - HDD in caddy is not recognized by BIOS

As far as I know Toshiba doesn't offer such caddy for your notebook model so I presume you use some third part product. Is that correct?
I mean if this is not working correctly it is not Toshiba related issue. Caddy manufacturer must offer support and explanations.

As far as I know BIOS update has nothing to do with it. It is compatibility problem I think.

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Hi all,

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

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

Rich
 

A:Hard Disk not being auto-recognized by BIOS

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

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

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

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

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

I tried new IDE cables. Made no difference.

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

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

PS: Bootup each time is EXTREMELY slow.
 

A:Solved: Hard drive not recognized by BIOS

DOH!

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

Boots normal speed also...
 

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