OK now this is something I have never encountered before in all the years I have used a computer. I have an Asus P5N-D Motherboard with 8 gigs of DDR2 ram and quadcore processor . Recenly, my had drive died and I had to get a new one..so I got one a WD 500GB Black label. When I put i in my computer on SATA 1 it did not read the drive...I tried all SATA ports....I put in a band new SATA cable...even tried moving the RAM (taking some out puting some in) BUT NOTHIN WORKED..it STILL would not rcognise my hard drive in the BIOS. No...I did not update my motheboard BIOS, but I had never had his kind of problem either.
So I go t my local computer repair shop and they put a diffeent hard drive i m computer to see if the BIOS will recognise it...it did right away! They tried another SATAhard drive also recognised instantly on SATA 1! I was scratching my head wondering WHAT was ging on...I thought it was th had drive just bin bad....so THEN they put in my old hard drive and...WAT DO Y KNOW....it worked....in BIOS on SATA 1!
I know that computer shop owner looked at me funny....but no matter WHAT I did last night...I culd NOT get the BIOS to recognise th hard drive! The ONLY thing I an think of that would hav "set i right" wa somehow when those other two drive were hooked up....they somehow set right whatever ws wron i the BIOS? I really don't know...still stumped! Bt mcomputer loaded win 7 great and is working FINE! The question I have is what made it act wacky in h first place? I have read on other forums about an AU P5N-D motheboad no recognising a SATA drive and those guys tried everything like did...ye they had no luck. This is a really weird mystery to me. Never had to deal with this before! If anyone wants to take a gues....please feel free!