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My Motherboard Doesnt Detect Sata Hdd

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#1 this is not me

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Posted 20 March 2007 - 01:25 AM

I am NOT going to RAID it, I just want to set it as my primary drive, that's it !!

but BIOS kept on saying " no drive detected " while I am 100% sure that the HDD is working propertly because it shows the HDD in the fasttrack program.

this is the manual of the motherboard that I have....could any of you experts please ( I beg you ) spend a minute or two to tell me what is going on here ?


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#2 Geo Turtle

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Posted 05 April 2007 - 12:32 PM

I'm having this exact problem, it seems. My HDD is hooked up correctly and the jumpers are fine, I believe. It doesn't detect in BIOS anywhere. So since this is a new primary drive, I think maybe I don't have the correct SATA drivers.

So I'm looking for these now and I'm having a hard time locating them. I'm not sure exactly where to go because my harddrive manufacturer doesn't have them on the site.

Perhaps your problem is the SATA drivers?

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Posted 05 April 2007 - 06:09 PM

I don't have SATA but I seem to remember reading about an extra driver which needs to be installed. What make is the hard drive?
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Posted 06 April 2007 - 11:02 AM

I made my own thread so I wouldn't hijack garmanma's thread any further. :thumbsup:

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Posted 07 April 2007 - 06:49 AM

The drive may not be detected for several reasons. Is it formatted? Are both the power and SATA cables connected? Have you loaded the correct drivers? Is the motherboard capable of detecting SATA drives?
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