Hello. I have a seagate 250 gb 2.5 laptop hard drive. I am trying to install it in a cpu tower with a ASUS VIA motherboard.
I plugged it into the SATA 1 slot on the bottom of the motherboard and also the power cable.
Upon starting the machine I get this message:
VIA Technologies, inc.VIA VT8237 Serial ATA RAID BIOS Setting Utility V2.01
Scan devices, Please wait...
Press <Tab> key into User window!
Hardware initiate failed, Please check device!!!!
The Bios does not be installed. Press <g> to continue!
There is a floppy, cd and dvd rom also in this computer. The cd rom is set as the master and the ribbon cables connect from the SEC IDE slot on the motherboard to the DVD rom and then into the CD ROM.
I drew a diagram in mspaint to show how most things are connected instead of explaining it all. Please have a look at the attachment and note my drawing skills are worse than my PC ones.
My BIOS :
Primary IDE Master Not detected
Primary IDE Slave not detected
Sec IDE Master HL-DT-ST CD-RW GCE
Sec IDE Slave LG DVD-ROM D
Not sure what the motherboard is but on it it reads