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New Drive not seen in BIOS


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#1 JohnWJ

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Posted 04 March 2018 - 06:06 PM

Good Afternoon All

 

I have installed an another drive which has windows 8 ( I think ) and When I try to access it it does not show up in the BIOS. I have been told there is a way to get windows 10 to see it is there a way

 

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Posted 04 March 2018 - 06:11 PM

If a drive is not detected in BIOS Windows will never detect it, no matter which version. What is the model of the computer the drive is being installed in.

 

Is it a laptop?

 

Look at the two drives if the original is available. The older laptop drives were 9.5mm thick. The newer ones are 7mm thick. Make sure the drive is connected to the motherboard. Sometimes paper shims are required to make up the difference in order for the drive to be connected properly.



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Posted 04 March 2018 - 06:20 PM

It is a desktop computer as you can see in the Attachment it shows up when I click on mypc

 

 

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Posted 04 March 2018 - 06:34 PM

If it's detected in Windows,I assume this is the I drive, then it has be detected in BIOS/UEFI. Are you trying to access data on the drive or are you attempting to boot it. If from another computer your chances of booting Windows 8 is very small. 

 

What is the make and model number of the desktop? 



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Posted 04 March 2018 - 06:42 PM

I'm trying to boot to so I can play some games that will not ply on Windows 10. The Model is Dell Inspiron 3847


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Posted 04 March 2018 - 06:54 PM

At boot tap F12. This should show your hard drives and allow you to choose which to boot. The problem being if Windows 8 came from another computer the installed drivers are for the computer it came from and not the new computer you installed it to. 



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Posted 04 March 2018 - 07:26 PM

OK thanks


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