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Posted 03 October 2014 - 12:58 AM
Posted 03 October 2014 - 06:34 AM
What version of Windows are you trying to install? If it's XP, it doesn't have its own drivers for the majority of SATA interface chips, so needs the correct SATA drivers to be available during install, either on a floppy disk, or slipstreamed into the installation CD. The alternative, simpler way is to set in the BIOS for the SATA ports to emulate IDE.
If you're not using XP, let us know and we can investigate further.
Posted 03 October 2014 - 09:17 AM
Posted 03 October 2014 - 11:24 AM
I am not sure what version of BIOS you have but as you can see here for version 6 or lower make sure your sata controller is enabled or the hard drive will not be detected in BIOS. Also use the lowest Sata Port number. You replaced the SATA cable. Make sure the power cable it firmly attached to the SATA drive. Try a different SATA power plug from the PSU.
Posted 03 October 2014 - 08:38 PM
Posted 03 October 2014 - 09:17 PM
If your hard drive is not detected in BIOS then it will not be solved with a drive disk. Did you see if your SATA controllers are enabled in BIOS. I did not look at the specs of your computer but it's possible you may have to put a jumper on the SATA drive if it's a SATA 3 drive and your SATA ports on the motherboard are SATA 2 or lower. What is the make and model of the hard drive?
Edited by JohnC_21, 03 October 2014 - 09:17 PM.
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