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PC not recognizing Hard Drive after moving SATA cables over to 3rd and 4th SATA Ports?


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#1 BlueEyedFox

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Posted 08 April 2009 - 04:21 PM

I just switched my ATI Raedeon 3850 to Nivida GTX 285 Superclcoked Edition and replaced my 500W Earthwatt with a OCZ 700W power supply. My GTX 285 blocks the 2 SATA ports where my SATA cables were plugged in, I moved them over and it booted from CD so I changed boot frequency and now I get some errors, In this order...

PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable
PXE-M0F (or MOF): Exiting Intel Boot agent
DISK BOOT FAILURE. INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER

so I mvoed my plgus over to the 3rd and 4th and now ti doesnt recognize the disk. I don't know what to do without formatting, I want to keep the data and have it just like it was but if I need to format it will be alright.

Please help me out. I have Norton Ghost installed on another Pc and told I needed to rebuild the Array or something but I dont understand.

Edit: The forth IDe thing is showing my hard drive I think but its sitll not connecting, Maybe ti needs to be mvoed to Primary but I don't know wtf

Edit: I also forgot to add the first time it cmae up with something weird

EMT ( I think) MAC ADDR: (Than a bunch of numbers) GUID and a bunch of FF's
and than some weird / lookign things turnign under DHCP: than some strange error messasge No Boot Filename Recieved I believe.

Edited by BlueEyedFox, 08 April 2009 - 05:19 PM.


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#2 hamluis

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Posted 08 April 2009 - 05:00 PM

Those PXE comments indicate that the system is trying to boot from the NIC...might check the current boot order/options.

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Posted 08 April 2009 - 05:06 PM

Hard Disk
CD Rom
Hard Disk

Thats the boot order

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Posted 08 April 2009 - 05:28 PM

What's your computer model, motherboard id?

Does bios say anything about a secondary sata? enable?
Chewy

No. Try not. Do... or do not. There is no try.

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Posted 08 April 2009 - 06:59 PM

I would also consider the possibility of a failing CMOS battery, since the BIOS does not seem to be acting properly at all.

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Posted 08 April 2009 - 10:29 PM

Turns out when the guys at the computer store put in the new power supply they knocked the SATA cable going into the hard drive out, Thanks guys.

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Posted 09 April 2009 - 10:01 AM

LOL...a good reason to always check all connections before assuming the worst.

Glad you solved it, happy computing :thumbsup:.

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