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Q: bios isn't finding hard disk

When computer boots it gives me a boot disk failure and wen I check the bios I find that the biso hasn'f ound the hard disks. Sometimes it finds them sometimes not. Coulld anyone please tell me how the problem can be solved?


Thank you

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A: bios isn't finding hard disk

take the motherboard out of the computer with the hard drive power supply and RAM. See if it recreates the issue outside the box. Sounds like bad ground or bad mobo if this really is an intermittent issue.

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Hello,I had some problems with my computer (installed linux and it did not work) and now my bios recognises only one USB stick with Kali Live on it. It does not find any other usb or disk or even Windows (preinstalled, I saw on kali live that all the files are working). I do not have any more any Lenovo app due to a complete formatting made to fix a previous error (I would like to have them back...)What can I do?

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i have an hp pavilion a1560n. i am trying to install win xp pro sp2. just put a new hard drive in but windows installer will not recignize the drive. i have tryed to install 3rd party raid and it doesnt work does anyone have any suggestions?
 

A:problems with hp finding hard disk

You really need to share more about what's going on and what you've done so we can help better. You installed a new hard drive? Bios recognizes it? But the OS install can't find it? It's a Sata Drive? Jazz
 

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I'm installing a second hard drive in a fairly old PC (bought ~1998).

It has Win 98 and currently only a 4GB HD.

I'm trying to install a Western Digital 80GB HD.

The BIOS is from 1998 and the motherboard number at the bottom of the start-up screen is 2A69KG0AC-00.

I have tried the IDE cables and jumpers in every combination possible both as a single drive and also as master/slave with the old HD.

It can read the old HD and CD drive but the new HD seems to be non-existent.

Could the BIOS be too old to detect the new HD?
- I've read up about upgrading or flashing the Award BIOS but don't know how to get a newer version. Is it a free download or do I need to buy an upgrade?
Many thanks in advance for any advice.....

Tim
 

A:Solved: New Hard Drive - BIOS not finding it

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I am using a usb bootable drive to install a fresh copy of Windows 7. I have used hade USB copy of Windows for some time now so I know that it works.
My issue is at the moment is once the install starts and makes it to the screen that ask you which drive you would like to install windows on it cannot locate any drive.
I says something similar to no useable drive or something similar. (I do not have the screen in front of me) The list is empty. You have the options of opening a command prompt, advanced repair options, or load drivers. From what I see I need to
create a new drive but cannot figure out how or if I'm trying to do something I don't need to do.
Any help walking me threw this Please.

P.S.   The hard drive I am using was at one point used in a different computer and was wiped clean

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Hi!

Can anyone please help me with this?

My problem is that I have just bought a new system running vista after the old one died following a motherboard problem (it refused to boot). I have salvaged the old hard disk which ran XP and it appears to be sound and I have put it in an external enclosure connected to the new computer. I want to retrieve/access old mail folders created in MS Outlook 2003 on the old hard disk but cannot seem to locate them anywhere.

Any suggestions as to how I can get to and open them please?
 

A:Finding and transferring Outlook Personal Folders from an Old Hard Disk

Your old outlook.pst file should be located here: Documents and Settings\<username>\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook

Copy it over to your new PC. In Outlook, do File > Open > Outlook Data File

Here's some extra reading for future reference:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/287070
 

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i have an hp pavilion dv5000 and at first i had a "blue screen" problem so my friend thought reformatting my hard drive will help but no i have no OS and when i try to put one in it says like "Setup did not find any hard disk drives installed in your system" please help i dont know what to do
 

A:my hp pavilion dv5000 has many problems like its not finding a hard disk drive

What is the error code on the blue screen message.

Look for specific numbers such as 0x---------
Also anything such as PAGE_FAULT
 

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I have two hard disks, one Seagate 120 GB one and another Maxtor d540x-4d
5400 rpm 40 GB UATA/100 drive. My problem is that the maxtor drive used to
work fine, but recently, it is recognized by BIOS and Device Manager in
Windows, but it is not shown by either the logical disk manager in disk
management or My computer. What is the problem? Any remedies? THanking you
 

A:Hard Disk recognized by bios, but not by My computer/Disk Manager

You need to partition and format a drive to see it as a drive letter in Windows.
 

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Hi!!

I have a SATA Hard Disk, it was working ok then I stopped using the computer for about 3 months and when I turned it back on the Hard Disk is not showing in the BIOS or in the Disk Manager, what could have happend and is there ANY way it can be fixed?

Thanks!!

A:Hard Disk not showing in BIOS or Disk Manager

Did you reset CMOS? check in BIOS what method your HDD is using.

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My windows 7 ruuning on 2.1GHz , 3 GB RAM used to show blue screen while tryingt o watch any movies. It used to get stuck.

Also in Bios it occasionally stopped detecting the hard disk. also system time used to get slower time to time. after 2-3 weeks, now the hard disk completely stopped detecting and only DVD drive is showing in boot option. earlier I could get it detected after rebooting it copuple of times. Now it comepletely stopped detecting

Is it a hard disk failure issue ? or Bios battery becomes too low ? can someone guide me on same ?

A:Hard disk not detecting in BIOS

Hello and welcome tomcatic fist of all mate how old is the machine and some more specs would be real handy.

Find these with Speccy - Download < from piriform

send some screen shots if possible as it would be good to see what the temps are doing too.

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Bios setup is not working and return to bios setup option when I set to it's default setup ! 

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Hello Guys,
I was traveling home from school, about a week ago, so I detached my 40G Seagate hard disk from my desktop system,

The hard disk contained some movies which i wanted my brothers to see.
On getting home, my brother connected the hard disk to his PC and to my surprise, the hard disk was not detected by the BIOS, thought the harddisk was spinning all jumper settings possible was tried, and the situation was still the same.
We even removed all other IDE hard drives, and left this hard disk as the only disk connected to the system, event at thsi point, the BIOS did not recognise it, so also did the OS.
I thought it was a Board compatibility issue, so I decided to keep the disk until I returned to school. Now I'm in school, and I've returned the disk to it's normal position on my PC, even at that, my BIOS is no longer detecting it.
I though it was a problem with the electronic interface of the Hard disk, so I got a similar harddisk, and switched their electronic boards, yet the situation was still the same. To make matters worse, my electronic board worked with the other hard disk.

I have gone a step further by opening the disk compartment and switching their read heads, but now I even caused more problem because both hard drives are now in the same state - bad!

Please is there hope of still recovering my data from the disk?
I have over 13G of music, over 3.6G of eBooks and over 10G of Softwares!
Someone please help me.
 

A:Hard disk is not detected, even in BIOS

"opening the disk compartment and switching their read heads"...

You have to be kidding, right?? Changing outer control boards is one thing, but you need a clean room to open the disc compartment in. Both drives a paper weights now. When you get a chance, go out and buy an external USB hard drive to travel with in the future
 

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I have installed a new Hard Disk in My PC last week as the old one failed. The Hard Disk is a Wester Digital 7200RPM 40GB. The disk installed ok, Windows 98 installed ok and backed up data restored ok and the computer has worked happerley since this time last week. Today the computer was started up ok, and worked for a few hour then the screen went black and I had to restart the Computer.

Now when it starts up it will not detect the Hard Disk. And the screen goes to a DOS promt asking for a bootable disk in drive A:

I have checked the settings in the BIOS and I have tried changing the Primary master from Auto to User but the system will not detect it, and chages to Not installed. I have also restored the default settings to the BIOS but this has not worked. I'm sure the jumpers are correct as the computer has been working ok all last week and yesterday.

Has any one got any ideas?
 

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Hello,

My problem started two days ago, as I turned on my computer, it was slow going through the usual BIOS checks, and when it went to boot Windows XP, it could not boot.

I restarted and the problem occurred several times. I looked in the BIOS setup, and found that neither of my hard drives were detected. I tried the hard drive with my OS installation, in another computer which works, and this hard drive was recognized by the system, and I could access the files on it.

I placed this back into my system, and found that the BIOS recognized it, but not my other hard drive. I could boot into Windows, and everything was fine, apart from my second hard drive. So I took out the second hard drive, and placed that into another system, and it was not recognized by the BIOS or OS. I double checked the connections, and they were fine.

When I placed this drive back into my system, it would not read this drive either.

Today, as I turned on my system, it only got as far as the BIOS logo screen, and would not progress further. When I tried Tab and Delete to move into Setup, or Post screen, nothing happened.

I am now stumped as to what the problem could be. I tried taking out both hard drives and booting from a Linux disc, as this worked before, but this did not have any result.

Any Suggestions?
My system specs:
CPU: Core 2 Duo E8400 @ 3GHZ
MOBO: ASUS P5QL PRO
HDD: 120GB Western Digital ('working' drive with OS installation, manufactured 2005)
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Hi

I tried to serach my problem on the forum but couln't find a solution.So request you all to help please.

My laptop was working fine until last night.But when i switched it on this morning i got "operating system not found error message".
I tried to fix the problem by using windows recovery tools but wasn't successfull.Then i noticed that BIOS is not detecting my hard drive.
Everytime i boot i am getting "operating system not found message".

Can anyone suggest how to get my system working.I have a sony vaio FZ series laptop.


-Deepak

A:Hard disk not detected by BIOS

deepakgera1, follow this tutorial (made by Brink):
Startup Repair

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Could anyone tell me if the Hard Disk Password in the BIOS of a ThinkPad X1 carbon (5th gen) is only locking the drive or also initiating encryption on a SED SSD?

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My IDE harddisk is not getting detected in the bios.
when i boot my cumputer
The boot screen is getting paused.

But when i unplug the IDE cable or the MOLEX power
connecter & immediately connecte it back again.
the system boots normly and shows the
following error

" Disk boot failure, insert system disk and press enter"
When i try to install windows XP SP2 from the bootable cd
it sys "windows cannot accses the disk "

I have tried the following steps:

1 I have repalced IDE cable with the new one

2 I have restored BIOS settings to factory defaults.

3 I have checked the MOLEX connector by pluging
it in my DVD drive, I works fine(DVD drive).

4 Plugged the harddisk in the Secondery IDE cable.

5 Tried all the Jumper settings.

6 I even tried it by connecting it to the IDE to USB
cable, in my friends system.

But no result.

IS there any way of getting my harddisk get detected &
recover the data.
Please Help me.
 

A:Hard Disk not detected in BIOS

The final step would be to take it to another computer and try it there. After that, it's off to a data recovery service where costs could run from several hundred to several thousand dollars.

Back up, back up, back up.
 

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I currently have 2 SATA hard disks connected, then 1IDE hard disk on blue IDE slot and 2 IDE cdroms on the other IDE slot. I also have two other external drives each connected to a USB port.

The problem is that the IDE hard disk is not being recognised in BIOS, when I try to switch some settings in the BIOS IDE configuration I have managed to get it recognised but then the cdroms are not recognised, how can I get them all recognised?

Another problem I have is with the external drives. If I switch them on before the computer boots up the POST will hang, so I have to leave them off until the POST ends and switch them on while windows loads so they get recognised by windows with all their sharing settings intact. Is there a way to eliminate this annoying problem?

Thanks
 

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I often install windows.yesterday,I installed windows XP to install MatLab(my RAM is 1GB) but incomplete.while I was installing,the screen displayed "no hard disk found",in BIOS too.Then I had to install windows 7 by USB and complete

A:No hard disk found in BIOS

So what exactly then is your issue or question ?

And Welcome to the Forums

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Hello gentlemen, i have a problem with my laptop Lenovo Yoga 710-14IBK. I?ve reset my laptop to factory and at the end of the reset, it appears a message of error like this:<<Default Boot Device Missing or Boot Failed.Insert Any Recovery Media and Hit any key.Then Select ?Boot Manager? to choose a new Boot Device or to new Boot Recovery Media>>So, i search on Internet and I try to fix the problem, but any method work. I have gone to the BIOS and I have changed UEFI by Legacy Support/Legacy First but it does not work. I have load default settings of the BIOS and restart, but it does not work either. Then, I saw that the PC can?t detect the hard disk in the BIOS information.Please help me, I don?t know what else I can do.Thanks  

A:BIOS does not recognize hard disk

Hi iAlexX,
 
Welcome to the Community Forums.
 
The BIOS should detect a physical harddrive unless there is an issue with it or the cable.
Call in technical support for in-warranty repair as soon as possible.
 
Update us how it goes.
 
Regards

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Hello,I want know which hard disk on the machine correspond to Harddisk1/2/3 in Thinkpad P52 BIOS?

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Correct title (mods pls fix if possible): BIOS/PC Doesn't detects hard disk

Hi all,

I have a seagate 160gb hdd .. 2 years old.. was working perfectly fine till an hour ago.

I suddenly thought my computer was slow .. kinda laggy.. and i also started to hear some voice (weird voice .. like tak-tak-tak .. as if some thing was knocking on one of the components) from inside my cabinet.

So i switched off my comp ..

I restarted .. the sound again came .. very loud and apparent.

I then realised that at the first screen, one of my hard disk (160 gb seagate) was not detected.

I then took it out (of the cabinet) .. this time i made the hdd stand on the floor, attached the power and ide cable .. turned on the comp .. and NOW i realized the sound was coming from this hdd itself. The sound goes like something spinning inside the hdd .. then it would stop .. then again spins .. then again stops .. then again spins, and so on. This (spinning) sound would also continue even when i turn off the comp (although it then gradually decreases and then goes off, and no i'm not talking about the sound fans make). I'm sure i never heard such sound from my hdd.

Nevertheless .. i kept my comp off for like 30 mins .. and then i re-tested it .. and the hard disk still wouldn't detect.

I tested it on my brother's comp .. and it won't work there too.

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A:BIOS cannot detect hard disk

Sorry, but your drive is dead.

Other than spending a lot of money on data recovery, I don`t think there`s much you can do.

Now you know why backups are so important. The only thing certain about a hard drive, is that sooner or later it will fail.

Regards Howard
 

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Using a X240 upgraded to Windows 10. Lenovo's Fingerprint Manager is now replaced with Windows Hello.  I used to be able to scan my fingerprint at boot-up - it would pass-thru my HDD bios password and also my Windows logon.  All with 1 fingerprint swipe at boot-up! Now I need to enter the HDD BIOS manually then scan my fingerprint at the Windows logo.  No fingerprint request is popping up at boot-up. Any ideas?

A:Using Windows Hello with Hard Disk BIOS password

This should work with Windows Hello if you are using the Win10 version of the fingerprint driver.  What we have found, is that sometimes Microsoft doesn't upgrade your fingerprint driver to the Win10 version at the same time they are upgrading OS to Win10.  Please try this:
 

Open Device Manager
Expand the category "Biometric Devices"
Right-click on "Synaptics FP Sensor..."
Choose "Update Driver Software"
Select the option "Search Automatically..."   (make sure you are connected to internet first)

This should download and install the Win10 driver, version 4.5.507 (or later).
If this still doesn't work, you may need to remove and then re-enroll your fingerprint in Windows Hello.

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Hi all,

I know this is similar to at least one recent thread, but different enough to post.
I am upgrading my sister's machine from a 3.2Gb WD Caviar to a 40Gb Seagate U Series 5 drive, ST348023 from memory, ATA100.
The machine is running a K62 266, not sure of the Mobo, but obviously supports the AMD chip.
From what I have been able to glean from the Seagate site, this drive should be backwards compatible with any IDE connector, but when I stick it in, with the BIOS set to auto-detect all drives, the machine halts trying to detect the Seagate drive, although it will let me Ctrl-Alt-Del and also press Del to get into CMOS setup.
I have tried it as Primary Master, and as Primary Slave, both with the other HD on the same cable, and without it in at all.
Seagate's disk tools are able to detect that it is there, even when not setup in the BIOS. Seagate's disk wizard, which is an excellent tool for installing a new drive, told me that all I had to do was set BIOS settings to auto for that drive, and all would be rosy. It looks at what drive you have, what BIOS you have, and gives you instructions to suit. The documentation tells me that if the BIOS supports LBA and Large disk types, then all should be fine - it does.

Can anyone give me any ideas on what's going on? I have installed quite a number of hard drives in the past, but never come across anything like this.

Rich
 

A:Hard Disk not being auto-recognized by BIOS

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Yesterday while watching movie on my PC it appeared as black on the screen and stopped working. After restarting the PC it was not responding as the BIOS was unable to recognize the hard disk. It creates an unusual sound while BIOS searches drives.

1. I tried by bootting the PC using another hard disk but this HD does not appear in the windows.
2. I also tried to boot using Ubuntu live CD but failed to find my HD on it.

As it is not recognized by BIOS, I cann't use data recovery software to recover the data. I'm badly in need of all data in it.

Please someone help me in this regard to recover the data.


Brand: SAMSUNG
Model: HD252HJ
Capacity : 250 GB
Interface : Serial ATA 3.0 Gbps
Buffer memory : 16MB
 

A:My Samsung Hard Disk is not being recognized by BIOS

Try the freezer trick. Place your hard drive in zip lock freezer bag to protect it from moisture and freeze it overnight (or a few hours at least). Quickly hook up the frozen hard drive and try to boot from it. If it works, be prepared to copy your important data as soon as possible before the hard drive warms up too much. This is not a permanent fix but it may work long enough to save your data.
 

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I have a brand new Foxconn A7GM-S 2.0 motherboad which seems to be unable to recognize my two SATA hard disks. I have ensured that the power connectors and SATA cables are snug, and have tried each pair of the six SATA slots on the motherboard. I also don't hear either hard disk powering up upon boot.

This board is a replacement for my older motherboard, which died rather suddenly. Both hard disks were connected to the old motherboard at the time of its failure, which leads me to wonder if the disks are damaged beyond repair. Do motherboard failures generally affect connected hard disks? Or is my new motherboard defective?

Specs:
CPU = AMD Athlon 64 X2 5050e
Motherboard = Foxconn A7GM-S 2.0 (BIOS version 8.00.14)
RAM = 2 x 2 GB GSkill DDR2-6400
HDD1 = Seagate Barracuda (160 GB)
HDD2 = Western Digital Caviar (80 GB)
 

A:SATA hard disk not recognized in BIOS

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Hello all,

Here is my problem. I have mainboard Asus P3b-F with 500mhz Intel proc. Because computer is planed for routing I use adapter IDE_to_Compact Flash, and CF 256MB card. I must mention that CF is working on every other comp (even on P1).
On this computer in BIOS it physically sees Card (when I switch from auto to Manualy configure). Also other test programs from BootCD does see CF card as a regular 256 disk.
Every time I start computer if BIOS is switched to Auto find ( no matter if it is on Ide1 or Ide2) comp cant find CF card ( Detecting Primary Master - None .. etc). If it is switched to manualy it cant boot system from it (cant find system).
Other "regular" Hard disks are working on this comp, and as I said this CF is working on other comps.
Does somebody know how to solve this problem.
I have 128mb SDRAM PC133 ( motherboard supports PC100 memory), but it still works with regular hrad disk.

Thanx in andvance
 

A:Bios unable to find Hard Disk

Hi
In such an case I would forgo the cf stuff and just use an old smaller ide drive. Cf may not live long as an os drive anyway, due to the nature of flash ram.
 

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I have a SATA hard disk drive in two partitions!
.. and one CD-RW and one DVD-ROM in Primary IDE...

I found an ATA hard disk and I pluged it in the secondary IDE as an Single/Master..

BIOS DoEs see it normally... However WinXP, Device Manager, my Computer.. does not..

Does anybody knows what am I doing wrong?
Is it the order of the IDE devices? (Hard Disk to Primary IDE and CD/DVD to Secondary??)
Any idea? Thx!
 

A:BIOS sees my Hard Disk || WinXP doesn't

I've just noticed that BIOS does not recognizes my HD!!

Primary IDE Master : CD-RW
Primary IDE Slave : DVD-Rom
Secondary IDE Master : Seagate 80GB (<--My S-ATA HD with the OS!!)
Secondary IDE Slave : Not Detected

My ATA Seagate 40GB pluged into secondary IDE is nowhere!! (jumper set to Single/Master)
My S-ATA Seagate 80GB looks like it is connected to an IDE port...
And I'm f***ing confused!!!!!!!!!
 

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HI, AND THANKYOU FOR TAKING THE TIME!
History: P11 266 using 40gig Maxtor hd that was partitioned
with partion magic 5 into 3 partions (c:6gig D:8gig E:25gig)
running win98se for a year or so.
upgraded to win 2000 installed on C: drive changing
files system for c to ntf. left d and e the way they were.
got virus!... lots of trouble! Crashed hard!
would not reboot. could not boot up on startup disk..
said disk io error... all versions of boot disk gave me
disk io error.
so put partion magic emergency boot disk in....it worked allowing
me to put C: back to fat32 the same as it was... seemed to work.
But boot up to hard drive failed but
thats when bios stopped seeing hard drive.
I have now used all diagnostics available to me to no avail.
updated bios to make sure.
put in another hard drive and it booted perfectly.
Got new ribbons, rechecked jumpers and pins.
used maxtor hard drive utilities to boot up computer
.. it found the hard drive and brought up these errors.
smart enable command failure,
bios extension support failed,
partition information read failure,
ERROR CODE S01
drive recal test failed
smart disable function failed
ERROR CODE UK0E02
ADVANCED DIAGNOSTICS..
LBA 0 BLOCKS 0 HEADS 16 SPT 63
MAXIMUM LBA 0
CONGRADULATIONS HARD DRIVE IS NOW ERROR FREE AND
RECERTIFIED.
Bios does not see hard drive, cannot use Fdisk or
Fdisk /mbr cannot put sys files onto hard drisk.
used debug to remove all hard drive info..
used debug to rem... Read more

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Hello Everyone,

Over the last couple days, I built a new PC and installed windows 8.1. Initially I had some issues installing windows, so I unplugged all my drives except the SSD and DVD. I installed windows to my SSD.

Everything works great!

Now I started adding my drives back in 1 at a time. When I plugged my 2nd SSD in, it showed up in BIOS, but not in Disk Management or Device Manager. So I booted back into the install CD, it showed up in the disk manager there. Since this was also a blank SSD, I partitioned and formated the drive from the install CD, then exited the installer and booted back to my windows drive.

I have 2 SSD drives working great!

Now to add my 2TB HDD... Same issue, it shows up in BIOS and the install disc, but not in Disk Management or Device Manager. This drive does not have a boot partition on it, however, it does have two existing data partitions. They were made from my previous windows 7 system and the option to delete these partitions is grayed out in the install disc menu. I also have some data that I would like to keep on it. I have a USB dock that I can use to read the contents of the disk just fine. Everything is there and in working order.

Can anyone help me out here? What is different about Windows 8.1 that is preventing my hard drives from showing up in windows proper? I am reading things about UEFI online, but nothing seems to fit my exact scenario. I will try and post some screen shots when I get back at it.

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A:2nd hard drive shows in BIOS but not Disk Management

Check if your sata drivers are the latest here : ASRock > Fatal1ty Z87 Killer

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After Bios update failed my hard disk looks like below Is it possible to combine 8 mb unallocated,980 mb and HP_tools to combine with C?

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Recently bought Athlon64 3200+, Gigabyte K8NF-9 F11, 1GB RAM & 250GB SATA seagate hard disk. The problem here is that the BIOS (Award Modular BIOS v6.00PG) recognizes the harddisk to be only 130GB. Does Gigabyte K8NF-9 supports SATA 250GB hard disk or its's something I've done wrong? Pls help me out here. Thanks.
 

A:BIOS can't recognize 250GB SATA hard disk

I had a similar problem, I thought it may apply to you.

When I first installed my XP Pro on my system with a new Seagate 250 GB HDD, XP created the C: drive at 125 GB, basically cutting the disc space in half. The rest was just unformatted.

Go to "disc management", and you might find your missing 120 GB in unformatted space.
 

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I was scanning for virus this morning, and in middle of the scan, the computer suddenly had a BSOD of UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME. Even when I boot in safe mode, it still wouldn't boot. Yet worse, after a while, the computer wouldn't even boot up since if only has my CD-ROM in BIOS, and it'd only boot from the CD-ROM. Can somebody please help me?
 

A:Hard Disk Dissapears in BIOS after Virus Scan?

Sounds like the hard drive may have failed. Can you hear it spin up, can you try reseating the data and power cables on it?
 

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Recently I decided to upgrade my hard disk storage space so I bought a Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 9 160GB SATA hard disk drive. Upon installing the drive I entered the Bios and went into "Intergrated Peripherals" section and set the BIOS to recognize P-ATA + S-ATA drives. When I reboot the new Maxtor drive shows up in Windows Explorer and functions normally. Also in Windows Explorer, my CD/DVD drive appears. However when I put a cd in the drive and click on the drive in Explorer I get the message to "Insert a disc into drive F:". The drive will not read the disc. When I went into Device Manager the CD/DVD drive shows up and says that it is functioning properly. Strange.....
So, I rebooted and reset the BIOS to the setup defaults (ie. P-ATA Drive Only) and when the computer boots up now the CD/DVD drive functions normally but the Maxtor drive is now not recognized. I understandObviously the Maxtor drive is not recognized because the BIOS is set for P-ATA drive only, but why when the BIOS is set for P-ATA + S-ATA is the CD/DVD drive not recognized?

My computer specs are as follows:

Processsor: Intel Pentium4 3.2C GHz (478pin/FSB800)
Motherboard: MSI i865G ATX
Bios: AMI Bios
RAM: DDR SDRAM 1GB (512MB x 2 / PC3200)
Video:nVidia GeForce FX5700 128MB AGP
Sound: CREATIVE SoundBlaster Audigy2ZS Platinum Pro
Hard Disk1:160GB Ultra ATA HDD (7200rpm)
Hard Disk2:Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 9 160GB SATA
OS: Windows XP PRo
 

A:CD/DVD Drive not recognized in BIOS after installing SATA hard disk

No one going to take a stab at this one. Please, I need some help here. Any advice would be appreciated
 

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How to reset BIOS password in this model cupertino3 motherboard(HP Pavilion p6-2357in) ?what i have did on this question - I have remove power cable, then remove jumpers in motherboard(CMOS and password jumpers) and other jumper(ROM recovery header). then replace them diffrent pins then power on CPU BIOS password doesn't cleared how to fix it?and when goes to booting mode it's occur the following message error: no boot disk has been detected or the disk has failed. so i cann't boot to hard drive but i have check hard disk to other Desktop cpu it's working fine what is the issue in motherboard? Any one can reply me.. 

A:BIOS password reset and Hard disk booting issue

 Did you follow the directions at bottom of page? though the printed directions seems to conflict with the photo of jumper pin. I would follow photo.https://support.hp.com/us-en/product/hp-pavilion-p6-2300-desktop-pc-series/5295969/model/5300251/doc...

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Sorry, I think I posted this in the wrong place. It should be here in Hardware.

Long story short:

1) One random day, computer would not boot and I reformatted and re-installed Windows 7
2) My primary SATA hard drive with Windows 7 is working fine
3) My secondary SATA hard drive (my pictures!) is detected in BIOS but not in Disk Management. It used to work fine.
4) I've tried refreshing Disk Management, but no "unnamed drive" or anything shows up
5) I've tried moving the missing hard drive's SATA connection on the motherboard
6) I've tried downloading the latest motherboard RAID drivers and BIOS version from my motherboard's manufacturer

Now I'm thinking about buying an external USB enclosure for the SATA hard drive to get my pictures. I'd be out $20 and no longer have the drive directly connected to my motherboard, which I believe is a much faster connection.

Would you guys have any advice?

Thanks a lot and happy new year!
Josh
 

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Hello, I just bought this laptop 3 days ago and after 1 day of use it's already not working. After the normal updates of windows 10 an official bios update was shown by lenovo which technically was correctly installed. Then while I was transferring a folder from my local network windows 10 crashed. After reboot it crashed again untill it became stuck in boot menu. I tried everything from changing uefi to legacy but it kept going to boot menu and then I noticed the hard disk wasn't recognized by the BIOS, but the weird thing is that sometimes it loads up untill windows recovery menu so it partially reads the hard disk and then dies again since I can't access c drive from command prompt nor see the hard disk with diskpart list disk command. I also hear a click noise every minute or so when this happens. I don't know what to do. Does anyone know any solution? In case it's a hard disk failure does warranty cover this?Extra info: when I got it out of the box the screen frame was a little bit open on two sides, so could it be that the laptop got damaged during shipping and the sata cable is partially loose?Thanks in advance. 

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Hi everybody!
I hope somebody help me...

I bought the new laptab LENOVO B50-80 FreeDos:
Processor: Intel Core i3-4005U Dual Core Processor (3MB Cache, 1.7GHz)
RAM: 4GB DDR3L 1600MHz
Hard Drive: 500GB Hard Disk Drive
Graphics Card: Intel HD Graphics 4400
Bios: insydeh20 rev 5.0 (without advanced setting!)

I tried to install the "Windows 8.1", but during a installation i got an error (We couldn?t find any drives. To get a storage driver, click Load Driver.)
I checked in Bios, and I saw "Hard Disk: Not Detected"

I thought maybe update the Bios helps solve the problem and searched for it, but in official website I found just an ".exe" file for updating Bios.

Please Help me,
I can solve this problem, OR it is the hardware failure and I have to turn back and take a new one?

Thank you in advance for your attention.

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I need to understand how to reset my password on my All-In One HP Computer. I created a user name and password the user name is diana0060 but I don't remember the password how can I reset the password because I dont have a password reset key disk I never created one. I went on the support page can I use a new windows account and new user name tell me how to go to my all-in-one computer to enter my new user name and password because I can't open the computer without password how can i log in  without using a password just open the computer and start using it.

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Hard Disk optibay runs only when entering the BIOS and boot windows 10 stops working, how to set it up?

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Gentlemen, thanks for your help.

Long story short:

1) One random day, computer would not boot and I reformatted and re-installed Windows 7
2) My primary SATA hard drive with Windows 7 is working fine
3) My secondary SATA hard drive (my pictures!) is detected in BIOS but not in Disk Management. It used to work fine.
4) I've tried refreshing Disk Management, but no "unnamed drive" or anything shows up
5) I've tried moving the missing hard drive's SATA connection on the motherboard
6) I've tried downloading the latest motherboard RAID drivers and BIOS version from my motherboard's manufacturer

Now I'm thinking about buying an external USB enclosure for the SATA hard drive to get my pictures. I'd be out $20 and no longer have the drive directly connected to my motherboard, which I believe is a much faster connection.

Would you guys have any advice?

Thanks a lot and happy new year!
Josh
 

A:Hard Drive found in BIOS but not in Windows 7 Disk Management

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Today when I started up my computer it would not start up.

It will always give the error. DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER. I open the bios and it reads neither my SATA 500GB seagate hard drive or my IDE DVD Drive. I'm pretty sure my hard drive is not dead because the computer was custom built about 6 months ago and the harddrive is pretty new.

The only thing that was done before the computer stopped working was my friend tried to put in his external hard drive (no idea what kind) and it wouldn't install via plug n play so we gave up. Could his external really have messed my bios and/or hard drive up?

Main thing I did to try and fix this was remove the CMOS battery to reset the bios but that didnt help either.
Specs for my computer are.

Core Duo Processor 2.66GHz, 6AMB L2 Cache, 1333 MHz

4gb of ram

Gigabyte GA-EG31M-S2 Motherboard.
PLZ help
 

A:Bios won't read Hard Drive. DISK BOOT FAILURE.

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I have a compaq CQ60 104TU laptop, my previous harddrive crashed and i has an external 500GB hardrive lying around. So, I opened it up and took the Harddrive out and inserted into my laptop.

When I am trying to load windows into it I get the error

Windows cannot be installed to this disk. This computer's hardware may not support booting to this disk. Ensure that the disk's controller is enabled in the computer's BIOS menu

The Hard disk has no data, and i don't have a CD-Rom, have made my USB bootable manually using DISKPART (this method of installation has worked for me before)

I have a InsydeH2O Setup Utility
Inside the BIOS the options available to me are:-

**Main**
->System Time
->System Date
->Diagonistic Log

**Security**
->Administrator Password <clear>
->Power-On Password <clear>

**Diagonistics**
->Primary Hard Disk Self Test
->Memory Test

**System Configuration**
->language <English>
->Processor C6 states <Enabled>
->Fan always on <enabled>
->Boot Options->

**Exit**

**No other options other than this are available to me in the bios**
Note:- In the BIOS Reverting back to Defaults did not work. I have already tried that

Please could you help me repair my laptop.

A:New Hard disk recognized by Windows7 but not by BIOS, install failed

8+ hrs and lots of viewers, but no answers...

giving it a bump here

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Hello everyone.I am currently scanning my fingerprint at boot-up which is then passing through my HDD bios password and automatically through my Windows Hello logon. All with 1 fingerprint swipe at boot-up. I would like to know can i choose to block the automatic pass through the Windows Hello logon after that 1 single swipe ? Is that possible ?Considering that i set up my IR camera at the same time to unlock my computer i would prefer to have 2X verification instead of just having Windows Hello skipped after the fingerprint authentification in the Bios.  Why I am asking that ? Well, simply to avoid having the need to survey my computer at the job after the boot. Considering that i have some services and Hyper-v machines which can take time to start and which i do not want to wait, i would like to boot up my computer to lock screen and leave it to finalize loading "locked !" while i am away. This 1 single swipe config is just making me slave of the booting of my laptop each time i turn it on. Thank you in advance.

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Hi. Today without any reason, while updating a game, my laptop turned off and began restarting. Than I got error about EFI IPv4, IPv6. After entering BIOS (via NOVO button) i found that Hard disk is not detected. After few tries of changing boot options I asked BIOS to Load default settings, pressed "save and exit". Than i got new message (picture below). After this, laptop is restarting all the time (just Lenovo graphic appears) and I CAN'T enter BIOS by NOVO button. Dont know how to use power drain on this model since there is no removable battery. Laptop shout down after 1 single touch od power button. P.S: all the time Hard Drive light in front of laptop is OFF, only "Power" and "Charging" lights are ON. But in time when i got message (picture below) the Hard Drive light turned ON. Now it's all the time off again. Can't enter BIOS to see is hard drive detected again.   

A:Ideapad Y700-17ISK can't enter BIOS, Hard Disk not detected

if you have usb or dvd with windows instaliation try press F12 and choce how to boot..

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