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Intel NUC DN2820 SATA Drive not showing in BIOS

Q: Intel NUC DN2820 SATA Drive not showing in BIOS

Hi guys,
I'm hoping you can help
On Friday I purchased an Intel NUC DN2820FYKH. Installed the correct RAM and HDD and installed windows 8.1 through USB. The system installed the OS and booted normally. However, when I shutdown the mini-pc and later turned it back on, it would not recognise the SATA drive.
I assumed something must have gone wrong so I removed it, formatted it in another machine and repeated the process. Eventually I re-installed windows 8. To check, I shut down the computer immediately, and the same problem occurred.
The initial startup screen (showing F2 for setup) hangs when the drive is plugged in but the bios still shows nothing, I tried mounting the drive in an external caddy and connecting it by USB and the computer was able to see it again.
On Friday I updated to the latest BIOS (fy0039). I rolled the BIOS back to (fy0015) and tried every update since then without luck.
I don't think its a hardware fault as a format fixed it until I booted into windows. Before I booted into windows I was having a bit of trouble finding the right installer and the drive was showing up fine. It seems that it's only once I've booted into windows that the drive vanishes on shutdown.

I am using a trial copy of 8.1 Enterprise from MS website.
Please note I have also posted this question on the Intel forums (https://communities.intel.com/message/254820#254820) but in the past have had quicker and more relevant help from this forum.

Does anyone have any ideas?

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A: Intel NUC DN2820 SATA Drive not showing in BIOS

Is BIOS set to legacy or UEFI and are you formatting as MBR or GPT? Is strange it won't appear in BIOS though, could be a hardware problem.

Try deleting all partitions and start over.

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I have 2 drives connected to my computer, an IDE and a SATA. They both work fine from within Windows but I was just wondering why only the IDE drive shows up in the BIOS?

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Check jumpers on the unit, drivers, or maybe (hopefully not) may be defective?

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I am building a new PC.
Components: Thermatake Armour Series ATX Full Tower Case,
Thermaltake W0116RU 750W Power Supply,
Intel D975XBX2KR LGA 775 motherboard,
Intel C2 Extreme X6800 Conroe 2.93GHz processor,
ATI FireGL V3400 128MB GDDR3 Video Card,
SEAGATE Barracuda STE 3250620AS 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3GB/s Hard Drive,
VIGOR Gaming CLT-M21 92mm Thermal Electric CPU Cooler

I have assembled the above components, and fired the PC up. No Post errors, No flames, No Smoke.

The Bios recognizes the RAM and HDD,
but upon boot up, the following message scrolls onto the screen:

" INTEL BOOT AGENT PXE PXE-E61 Media Test Failure, Check Cable.
PXE-M0F-Exiting Intel Boot Agent.

No Bootable device Insert BOOT Disk and press any key"

I ran the XP professional Installation CD and upon completion of loading, XP indicates there is no HDD present or words to that effect.

I did swap out the SATA cable connected to the SATA HDD, I tried connecting the SATA cable to a different SATA port on the MB. No change in the result.

I suspect that I have missed something in the BIOS setup, but am a newbie when it comes to the SATA setup.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

If I posted thread in the wrong forum, please forgive me.


Truly Fly'n_Blind!

A:SATA HDD seen by Intel BIOS & not by MS XP installation

Uh oh!

Windows XP won't run a SATA drive as a SATA drive without the raid driver installed, (at least not in an Intel board). You need to configure your BIOS drive instructions to run as IDE. SATA HDDs will only run without a raid driver in Vista, and it's called "AHCI'" mode. Press F2, to enter BIOS find the drive mode, set it to IDE, press F10 and save the changes, you should be on your way.

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Any one has a fix for this only sata 0-,01-02 are showing up

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I recently bought Lenovo Y410 notebook and it came with windows vista home premium. As i want to install WinXP in my notebook, i tried with the WinXP CD available with me. But it didnt work, so i tried slipstreaming using nlite when i came to know that intel ich8m sata 3 port SATA Storage controller 2828 is the name of my SATA controller. But even then i am not able to install winXP. After copying all the installation files, the installation process doesnt move forward after rebooting. I am not getting the blue screen, but booting is not happening even after all the installation files are copied.

In short, i just want to install winXP on my laptop.
Inorder to try the AHCI disabling option, i checked in the advanced tab of bios, but such an option was not at all available there.
Pls help.

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Hello, I am wondering why my sata drive wont show up in windows 7, its has xp installed on it but I pulled it out of one machine and put it into my pc with w7 installed and nothing???

asus p5p800 mobo

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Does it show up in the BIOS setup ?

How about Computer Management Disk Management

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..on wink2k install.

I have heard that windows cant format a partition over 130ish Gigs. how do I avoid wasting the remaining 30Gigs of HDD space?

It is going to be the only drive on the system.

the motherboard is Gigabyte GA-K8NF-9 and Harddrive is WDCaviar 160GB SATA 8MB cache 7200.

really would like help on this 1 please

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Bought a LG Blu-ray internal sata rewriter. Installed it and windows 7 found it first time. So far so good.
Put windows into sleep mode and when I woke it up the sata drive was missing.
The drive was not only missing, but the tray failed to manually open and the activity light did not illuminate.
Drive totally dead. Check all power and sata cables all ok.
Done a full reboot and drive came back ok

This only happens when the machine is put into sleep mode. Sata drivers all up to date and all cables 100%.
Turn the machine fully off or restart and everything works ok each time. Use sleep mode and it fails when you bring the m/c to life.

Has anyone had a similar problem and how can it be put right? I use ( well I did ) the sleep mode quite a lot and this has become a bit of a pain.



A:Blu-ray sata drive not showing up in explorer.

Hello barnowl. Welcome to the forum.

Is the new optical drive plugged into one of the main SATA connectors (the Intel SATA ports 1-6) or is it plugged into a different SATA port?

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I have just bought a second hand PC .
It has sata connections on the Motherboard but when i installed a sata hard drive its not showing.
And i cannot find any setting in the bios that says sata its says ide.
Please HELP
Kind regards

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Hi,  I have a Lenovo P51 with 2 x 512GB NVMe M.2 SSDs and 1 x 1TB SATA HDD. I have configured the NVMe drive in a RAID 0 configuration and installed Windows. For some reason I cannot get the 1TB drive to show up int Windows, or even in the BIOS. Is there any trick to getting this working, is this a configuration issue or is it possible my SATA drive is just dead!? Thank you in advance. Jonathan.

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I have an older asrock dual sata board, bought a hard 250gb barracuda drive, installed it. It shows up in the bios as working, shows up on post as enabled, but does not show up in windows 7. I read around and also tried to assign a drive number to it, but it does not show up there either.

I have tried running it in IDE mode and still get nothing. but I tested the drive in an xp system and it works fine. On one restart after installing the drive it said it needed ULi SATA/RAID Controller (M1689/M1695) driver. I got them, but they wouldn't install, but then I ran them in vista mode, however they didn't fix the issue. Anyone have anything else I can try?

A:Sata drive not showing up in win7

Try right click on computer, manage, disk management and enable the drive.

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Just built a new PC with an ASUS X99 Deluxe Mother board. I have installed a new SSD drive and two SATA drives from my old computer, along with one new SATA 2G HD. I plan to migrate data from the old drives to the new one. All the drives show up in the BIOS but when I boot to the OS the new drive and one of the old ones does not show up in Windows. I have installed all the ASUS drivers in windows, and I am now wondering if the OEM version of Windows 8.1 that I purchased has a limitation of how may drives it will support. Can someone please clarify?

A:SATA Drive Not Showing in Windows 8.1

I just checked the Device Manager, and it turns out that Windows does register the drives, however I still cannot see them in Windows Explorer, puzzling, any one have any suggestions?

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I plugged a new SATA drive into my computer and my BIOS sees it and it shows up in windows xp device manager but it doesnt show up in my computer. How can I fix this (I restarted my computer 10 times).

EDIT>>>>>>>***OH I lied, it's not showing up in device manager.****<<<<<<<

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Hi guys
My laptop is not displaying my Sara drive in the my computer screen. I have had this issue before with an IDE drive, a strange issue where my external drive only appears in the list when I unplug it and then when I plug it in, it disappears.

With this drive, I get the message the device can perform faster in a USB 2 port (something my prehistoric laptop doesn't have,) then I get the message that the device is ready to use.

If I go into device manager it does appear as a USB Mass Storage Device and I've tried updating driver, rollback, uninstall and everything else I can think which all seem to work ok until I go into my computer and it isn't there.

Any ideas? Thanks

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hi my new sata hard drive is showing as a scsi in win7
and it seems to be running slow and making alot of accessing data noises
how can i fix this back to sata

A:new sata hard drive showing as scsi in win 7 help

With some hard disk controllers it is normal for it to show up as a SCSI disk - particularly if the disk controller is running in AHCI mode, which is preferrable since it allows features such as NCQ. One thing you may want to check is: locate the drive itself under "Disk Drives" in device manager and go into the properties. Select the "Policies" tab and view what is set. For better performance you will want it set to "Better Performance" with both of the boxes checked. Though if you lose power you may run into minor file corruption issues - I personally have not had issues with this. If you disable those check-boxes performance can decrease significantly.
-David Betournay

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Hey guys, hoping you can help, i have tried everything...
I have a ASUS CM5570 desktop, this originally had a 640GB SATA drive that crashed. I replaced the drive with an identical one, couldnt get the machine to see it, in other words woulds boot to it, so I tried a different drive, a 120GB SATA drive, I was able to load an image on it and it works fine.....Still cant get the SATA drive to show up, EXCEPT if I connect it via USB...just to try, I got another 640GB SATA drive and had the same result. Any ideas? I am actually repairing this for a friend....Thanks for your help!!

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A:SATA Drive Not Showing Up / asus cm5570 Desktop

What OS?
Can you see this drive in the BIOS?

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Does anyone know how to get a 2.5" SATA External Case to show up(plugged in by usb (2.0))? Ive spent over 2 days trying to figure it out, please let me know if you know how to fix this...... below is the list of my problem & the things ive tried so far

Heres a little back ground:
I used to have a Sony Vaio computer with a Hitachi Travelstar 5K100 Hard Drive. One day the screen just went black on start up and it says "Error loading operating system" & since then ive tried
1) reinstalling Windows XP on the computer.....didn't work

2) recognizing the drive through ms dos.....didn't work

3) Opening the old computer & taking the Travelstar 5K100 hard drive & inserting it in a 2.5" Sata External Case and plugging the usb on to my current computer, it seemed like there was hope as the red light was solid red & when I felt the box, the hard drive seemed to be spinning and working shape, but still.....didn't work

4) I've went the "most popular solution" selected computer, right clicked Manage scrolled down to the left panel & clicked Disk Management, my hard drive is nowhere to be found, only my current drives in the computer so.....didn't work

4.5) I went to Device Manager right clicked all of the usb ports to make sure to turn off the power so that it would save enery or something like that, then restart...... still.....didn't work

5) I tried to find it in bios but I didn't seem to find... Read more

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not seen in the bios

faulty data cable or [connection]

or drive has gone

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Hello all. I'm having an issue with the Intel Matrix Storage Mananger driver (v8.9.2.1002) and windows 7 updates. I've spent quite some time looking around the net about this issue.  Thinkpad T61 widescreen intel grapics.Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bitHDD: 5400rpm 2.5" SATA 1TB (ST1000LM024-HN-M101MBB - Samsung SpinPoint M8) I've broken down the issue to two things...  The size of my HDD (1 TB) and these newer drives using 4mb sectors or something instead of 512kb one person mentioned (if you can confirm this please do so). Which this intel matrix storage driver doesn't like apparently, so this conflicts with Windows update effectively breaking it. My current solution was to use the generic windows ACHI driver, which allows windows update to function normally. I've read in places that the solution for them was to update their driver to Intel's newer RST. But for this model laptop (T61) there doesn't appear to be a version available that supports this chipset (intel ICH8M). The latest verion that supports it from intel's website has the same issue (v8.9.0.1023).  So my question would be two things... Is there a performance or stability concern with using the standard windows driver? Is this intel driver "faster/better".? Because "if" the standard windows driver performs just as well then my problem is solved.* *I've noticed small high pitched sounds from the HDD off and on. Less so with the Intel driver installed it seems. ... Read more

A:T61 - AHCI SATA Intel Matrix Storage Manager drive...

*BUMP Does anyone have any idea about what I'm talking about? Perhaps the standard driver is just fine. Link. But for those using SSD's might have problems. eh?

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Hi, bit of a long shot, not sure if anyone will be able to help me.

I remember a good few years back i would always use the latest SATA or matrix / RST drivers and would always update them regularly, I?m pretty sure i have had newer drivers on my laptop in the past than what i have now, i cannot find any though, every time i try to install any of the above they always say not supported on my laptop, the drivers that are currently installed are:

Driver Version:

Date: 29.11.2011

They are very old and would like to be able to use any newer ones that would benefit me, the rest of my laptop is up to date, just not that.

Even when i run Intel software update utility it finds nothing new for it.

My laptop is Lenovo Edge E530.

I am running windows 10 64 Bit Pro

If anyone can help at all that would be great.



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Hi. I did some upgrading on my computer. Here are the details:

I had dual SATA drives (both 250 gig) with XP home.

I removed both drives, replaced with two Hitachi SATA drives (1 TB each) and installed Win 7.

But my BIOS will only see one of the drives. I have successfully installed Win 7 on that drive and I can boot with it. But I get a boot error - "no drive found in SATA port "x" - the port with the 2nd drive. If I select "continue" it will boot into Win successfully, but without the 2nd drive.

Here are some things I have tried:
I have removed the 2nd drive and replaced with either of my old drives and Win 7 will boot and see both drives. Also, if I replace with both old drives it boots just fine (still as an XP machine).
I have moved to different SATA ports - same problem.
I have tried different SATA cables - it's not the cables.
I created a bootable disc from Hitachi's HD support page. But,as I get the "not found" error before the disc boots, it still will only see the first (working) drive.
Not sure what else to try. I'm beginning to think I have a bad hard drive. Keep in mind, both Hitachi drives are the same model number.

I hope my details of the problem here make sense.

Ideas?? Thanks very much, in advance!

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hi folks, my problem is this, added another hardrive to pc and it shows up in explorer but not in bios so i can,t set it to start, any help/advice will be much appreciated, thanks in advance.

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I have an IDE storage drive with two partitions on it. Earlier today they were showing up. I had some problems with the PC and I had to restore Windows 7 to the main drive. But when I went to put the storage drive back in it didn't show up.

The boot drive is a sata. The drive shows up in the bios.

What do I do?

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Hey guys!

I recently brought a new harddrive to replace my old drive as a primary one(it died), problem was that it was a sata drive, my a7n8x doesnt include sata(only the deluxe version does) so i had to invested in a sata PC adapter card that slots into a PCI slot. The drive is working perfectly, i've partitioned it to prepare it for a OS installation. Problem is, when installing windows it doesnt even recognise the harddrive. I checked the bios and the harddrive doesnt exist there either since the only way the bios detects harddrives is through IDE. I;ve been looking for a driver that could remedy this, but nothing is helping.
Its particularly important since my other harddrive(which is currently running windows) needs to be formatted because partition magic believes there are huge issues in how its configured.
Any info would help!

Thanks in advance!

A:sata drive recognition on bios

Ok, you will not see a sata drive connected to a controller card in the system bios. You WILL see the sata drive in the card bios.
You need to load the driver for the card via the F6 prompt during the first part of setup. You should have received a driver disk with the card. If you did not, you can download the driver from whoever made the card; ie promise, highpoint, etc.

Next you never partition and format the driver prior to installing xp/win2k/vista; all partitioning and formatting is done from setup. You are just asking for a problem using something like partition magic to format a drive for you.

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I had a power failure and after the event my XP pc wouldn't boot. The bios loads but message reads "no bios installed" and "No drive for Fasttrack file". I used the Maxtor utility and it can't detect the drive either. I thought Sata was the way to go but now I'm not sure. Please help if you have any suggestions. I think the drive got fried but I sure hope not. Thanks, m3guitar

A:Sata Drive Undetected By Bios

Well, you need to determine if the drive or the MB controller took the hit, it appears that one of them didn't survive the power adventure. Have you tried plugging the SATA drive into the other MB SATA port? Does the drive spin up when you apply power?

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Which of these three Bios settings should I be using for a SATA drive?
1.) 4P(IDE)+2S(IDE)
2.) 4P(IDE)+2S(RAID)
3.) 4P(IDE)+2S(AHCI)

See screenshot of these BIOS settings here, http://viewmorepics.myspace.com/ind...dID=75594228&albumID=2645700&imageID=42626260

A:Which of these three Bios settings should I be using for a SATA drive?

depends on the OS that you are booting to.
1 or 2 for xp and 3 for vista.

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I have had some trouble with my Maxtor drive, seems to be a pretty common problem, which I am replacing with a WD 250GB drive.

The Maxtor drive (also 250GB) failed with a Block: 0 Unrecoverable data error, however the Bios still was able to see it and provide the Brand and ID. I was also able to run the Dell Diagnostics on it. I'd like to see if I can get any data off the old drive, because, of course I don't have any good backups. I know, stupid and all too common!

The new drive was added and plugged into the SATA0 position, the old maxtor is plugged into the SATA1 position. The machine recognizes the new WD drive, I've installed XP and am adding the rest of my programs... so far so good.

My question is on the secondary/slave drive. It is no longer recognized in the Bios. When I reboot I get an error and have to press F1. The system then boots. When I enter the Bios it shows the new western digital in SATA0, but doesn't show a drive in SATA1.

Is there anything else I need to do to get the secondary drive recognized? Can you think of anything that might help? I'm not really a hardware person, so it is quite possible I'm missing something very obvious!

I'm also interested in advice to get the data back if I can access the drive. I have heard a utility by runtime called GetDataBack might work as well as booting with Knoppix which I've heard may succeed in cases like these where windows XP fails.

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A:Configuring a second SATA Drive... not seen by bios

SATA drive data recovery

Try NTFS Dos, I used it to recover files on a Maxtor SATA HDD with error 7..

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My motherboard is an ASUS A7V8X. Until now I have been using a 40GB Seagate IDE HDD as my master drive however I now own a 120GB SATA. What i am trying to do is make my 40GB Seagate a slave for backup purposes and use my new SATA WD1200JD as a master and boot drive.

I have managed to make Windows (Win XP Prof.) acknowledge both hard drives and am able to access the 120GB SATA in the OS (which tells me the cabling is fine and it is getting power). Windows, however, is irrelevant as I am going to format both drives as soon as I have solved this problem, I am holding off though as I don't want to format unless i am going to be unable to make my 120GB SATA my boot drive upon reinstallation of the OS.

My BIOS is recognising the 40GB Seagate as my slave but it will not acknowledge the SATA drive at all and is still booting from the slave (I don't know if it is relevant but i updated my bios only yesterday).

How can I make my BIOS recognise both drives, have it make my 40GB IDE a slave and my 120GB SATA a master AND then boot from it?

Hypothetically, If i had bought both these hard drives brand new without any OS on them, installed both of them and connected them up as a slave and master on my factory default ASUS A7V8X would i still have this problem? If so how would I fix it because once I've formatted both drives, that will pretty much be my situation.

A:BIOS is not recognising my new SATA drive

I have a IDE slave and SATA master on my Gigabyte MoBo, and it doesnt mention anywhere the SATA drive - never has even since before I sintalled the IDE slave HDD.

AS long as you have the BIOS settings setup so that the raid controller is on, you should be fine. You wont be able to change the boot order tho - it will just boot the SATA first if it is the master drive.

I am pretty sure it is just a weird setup for the SATA drives, although i see no reason as to why they cannot be listed in the bios.

For me, the SATA hdd is booted post bios when the raid controller is turned on.


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Hey there. I'm using a brand new PC with Windows 7 Professional (64bit).

My motherboard is the Asus P6X58D Premium Motherboard.

My problem is this:

My brand spankin' new PC uses a fresh 500g Western Digital SATA drive. This drive is plugged into the SATA1 port. The OS is installed on this drive.

After conducting the installation and checking that everything is hunky-dory I decide to pop in my "older" (3 months) 500g western digital SATA drive. I have it placed in the SATA2 port. This older drive came from an older PC that used Windows XP. Admittedly I am very new to this sort of maneuver, I sort of assumed that the BIOS would just detect the second drive and that I could just transfer over all my old data, regardless of the OS that was on it.

And yes, I have tried several of the other SATA ports just in case SATA2 was malfunctioning.

My question is this... Why isn't the BIOS detecting this older drive? How can I cause it to detect so that I can have both drives at my disposal?

Any and all help will be greatly appreciated :)


A:BIOS not detecting 2nd SATA drive


You have tried using the working SATA cable on the non-working drive?
And vice versa?
Make sure that all the plugs are plugged in firmly especially power.
Make sure that the drive does spin up when you turn the computer on.
If you have access to another PC check if the drive can be read on a different machine.
This sounds like it could be an error in how the BIOS is set to detect the drives, but as always it pays to check the simple things first.


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2 days ago I did a re install of windows becuase of hardware upgrade..

Since this new install my new SATA Drive shows up as a detachable item..Like a USB Pen drive..

Any Ideas..

Info in screenshot..
Thx for any info..

A:SATA Drive showing up as a "Safe to remove drive" ?

From your sig, you have an nforce mb. That is normal. After you install the nforce drivers, it shows as a removable drive. It is because the board supports hot swapping the drives.

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Help my hard drive isnt showing up in my bios ive tried reseating the cables and occasionaly the hard drive will show up, then when ever i try to to do
any thing like reboot or put xp set up disk in it will disapear again.

I also tried connecting it to another machine but the same thing happens.

When the computer froze i put in a disk restore to factory image could this have any effect on the drive or has the hard drive packed up?

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Hi My name is jeremiah. I recently bought a western digital Caviar Blue hard drive for my pc. Its 320gb. My original hard drive is dead. So thats why i got a new one with nothing on it. I try to install windows and everything follow videos on how to clean install and format but My new hard drive doesnt even show up in Bios or the formatting screen. Ive had this problem for a couple of weeks now. Can it be a power issue or is my new hard drive Dead already? Thanks for your time. Oh and i already replaced my sata cables with new one and still no progress.

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I have a previously functional hard drive that is no longer recognized by the BIOS. Other drives are working fine. Just not this one. It has no scary clicking or grinding noises. It sounds lovely, in fact. Normal health read and spinning sounds. It even has the gyroscope feel if I pick it up.

Stuff I have tried unsuccessfully:
*Restart the computer
*Restart the computer again just in case
*Swap out cabling
*Use an external power source
*Use a SATA-to-USB adapter
*Use a different motherboard with a different BIOS and a different power supply
*Use a different motherboard with the USB adapter
*Swap out the controller board for a new one--same model and revision, but stole the flash memory chip off the old board so it had its calibration information right.

I'm thinking that the platters and read head and all are good. I seem to have ruled out the controller board as the culprit. Anybody have any ideas what might be the issue?

A:Hard drive not showing up in BIOS

You've pulled out all the stops. If the BIOS doesn't see the drive, there's not really anything more you can do. Drive has failed somehow. Send back to mfg. if still under warranty. Hope this helps!

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Hi All,
I have searched and tried several different things that are suggested to fix this problem, but can't figure it out..... I'm simply trying to add a extra storage drive to my HTPC and when I install the drive it's recognized in the bios, but when I start up windows 7 it says it's installing new hardware then comes up with the error "Hardware drivers could not be installed for your device" or something along that line..... and the drive shows up in device managers unknown devices with a yellow mark. I have tried two sperate drives a 1TB WD Blue and a 2TB Seagate both are Sata3 6g drives and my Motherboard is a Gigabyte GA-890GPA-UD3H that has 6 sata3 ports.
Here's what I've tried
As I said 2 seperate drives, both reacted this same.
Tried different sata cables.
Tried going into disk management to make the disk usable BUT it is not listed there.
I used a Linux based "recovery tools" cd to boot the system (which BTW sees the drive just fine) to use the Seagate drive utility to partition the drive and format it NTFS.
I also read here to try uninstalling the drive controllers in the device manager and reboot and let windows set them back up.
Obviously.... None of this has worked, and I'm at the end of my wits here... lol
Any suggestions that you all can give me would be VERY appreciated!

A:Bios see's sata drive but windows doesn't?

Hmmm..... no suggestions?

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I just built a new computer using an Asus P4P800-E mobo and a 2.8 P4. I installed XP PRO on it when it was just the SATA drive and everything worked fine. I added two ATA drives on the IDE primary and a DVD drive and a zip drive on the secondary IDE. I went into the BIOS and set it to boot from the SATA drive but now I'm getting a BIOS checksum error at boot.

Any ideas on what might be wrong ?

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the only wat to launch windows from a cold start is to use ctrl+alt+del and then it boots up.
When starting it up from a cold start up the bios does not see the hdd but after using ctrl+alt+del and booting into windows and then resart windows but not powering it down and then go into the bios it sees it. This issue is only when I completly power down and start up

A:hp slimeline bios does not recognize sata drive

Typically the result of the drive aging and not spinning up fast enough upon power on. Not likely on an HP, but some BIOS versions allow a boot delay to be set to account for this type of drive issue.

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System = Dell Inspiron 531

Had issue with boot drive, so replaced and re-loaded Windows Vista OS.

Decided to add original drive to grab some data; so installed the old drive in Sata Port 2. The drive did not work -- I thot is might be a bad SATA cable, so started switching things around.

Net is -- drive works fine if new boot drive is in SATA port 0; and prior hard drive is plugged in SATA port 1 (where CD had been plugged). Copied data, etc.

So -- knew I needed to ENABLE SATA Port 2 in BIOS -- but when I go there -- those items are 'Greyed out' and not selectable.

KEY QUESTION - Is there some other change that has to be made to enable SATA ports in BIOS? I went in Device Manager -- found the 'controller' entry -- but nothing seemed out of place there.

Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

Regards, HisRocker

A:Adding 2nd SATA Drive -- Can't Enable in BIOS?

Under Integrated Peripherals in the BIOS are the SATA ports greyed out even if there is a device plugged into one of them? I wish your manual would show illustrations of the BIOS pages but they don't.

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Hi Guys
I have just fitted a SSD drive in my computer windows 7 64 bit system, when I installed windows onto the new SSD I just unplugged my old hard drive and fitted the SSD and just installed windows 7 and all worked ok.
But after the new install was working I was told I needed to make a change in the BIOS to alter the settings from treat Sata as IDE to treat Sata as AHCI.
I did this and all was ok with the new drive the installation worked and the new drive is running ok.
But now I have since read that I should have made the bios change before installing windows nad should not be done after the install,
So do I need to reinstall windows 7 with the bios changes to treat sata as AHCI before I install or will it work ok it seems to be ok but im not sure now.
I was also under the impression that I could still have my old hard drive fitted and just select the hard drive I wanted to boot from as the computer started, I wanted to do this so I could still has access to all my old stuff if I needed it.
But now my old hard drive will not boot until I change the Bios back to treat Sata as IDE, so is this not going to work or will I have to change the bios each time I need access to my old drive.
Also I have an Asus P6T SE motherboard so can I plug the SSD into any Sata port or is it better to plug it into number 1 if so how do I find which one is number one.

A:SSD hard drive do i use Sata as IDE or AHCI in Bios

See this tutorial: AHCI : Enable in Windows 7 / Vista

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I'm switching over from IDE to Sata Western Digital Model WD2500AAJS on my HP A620N with a ASUS A7V8Z-LA Motherboard.

I'm going to use the Sata drive as the drive for my O/S and other programs, rather than as a data storage.

I have no other hd connected at this time.

I have both the power cable plugged in and the data cable plugged into the Sata 1 port on the motherboard.

I'm having trouble getting the Bios to see that I've installed the Sata drive.

I'm not sure how to change the Bios so it knows the Sata drive is there.

Any ideas? Thanks in advance!


A:Changing Bios to show Sata Drive

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I just bought a wd 320 giga SATA hard drive. I have an asus a7n8x Deluxe motherboard. The SATA/Raid controller is installed or at least the bios says it is. The drive is recognized as the "primary", but it will not put it as the Master hard drive--only says it's the primary later in the bios post. Windows does not recognize it at all. When I try to install Windows XP, it says no hard drive detected, and tells me to hit F3 and Goodby. I have re-flashed the Bios about 2 dozen times with versions 1005 thru 1008 (the latest). I've changed the data cable. Nothing works. Anybody got a great idea i've missed? Would like to have the SATA, but will have to return it if I can't get bios to recognize it.

A:can't get bios to recognize new sata hard drive

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In my bios I see that the setting was set in the ACHI mode.?

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Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 965 Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 4 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8188 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 4300/4500 Series , 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 238368 MB, Free - 192442 MB; D: Total - 238467 MB, Free - 238370 MB; E: Total - 95385 MB, Free - 89351 MB; F: Total - 95385 MB, Free - 95293 MB; G: Total - 476937 MB, Free - 318811 MB; H: Total - 953867 MB, Free - 379385 MB;
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A:Solved: Bios setting for sata drive

Im guessing its in that mode because you have windows 7 in the computer and a SATA drive. vista and windows 7 are set for ACHI. to run windows xp the setting is usually SATA,ATA,IDE, or compatability.if theres another reason why maybe someone will be along with a better answer.most brand new computers at least laptops now have SATA drives and no longer use IDE drives.

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I recently purchased a Dell Optiplex 780 SFF and noticed the DVD ROM drive wasn't working. So, I went into the BIOS and set SATA mode to Legacy.  The drive was detected.  Then, I went into Windows 7 and a bunch of updates happened. I also updated the BIOS at that time and restarted. Now, my DVD drive is no longer recognized no matter what I set the BIOS to! 
I had the A10 BIOS and updated it to the A15.  Should I re-flash back to A10?

A:Optiplex 780 SFF Optical Drive not showing in BIOS!

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i have an old dell optiplex gx 240 when i put it on no primary or secondary drive showing they are plugged in right i think

A:no hard drive showing in Bios or in Boot

You must check the jumper settings, if they are plugged into the same IDE cable, most likely they are both set to master, or both set to slave. I always set my harddrive to master, and my cd/dvd to slave.

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Had a SATA drive DELL 8400 (less than a year old) Dell error code 7, told drive bad need a new one. Person came to install drive, left without installing windowxp. Tried to install windows xp, said drive not detected. Had to call person back, they went into the bios and changed the settings to ATA, then windows loaded. Then when I went to install drivers with Dell disk RAID something or other, was detected but when drivers went to install, said it wasn't there. (kind of don't understand what RAID is)
1. Should the bios be put back to original settings, and then those drivers put in, or leave well enought alone since the computer is working OK?
2. Is code 7 always fatal? I want to get some files from the old hard drive, can I add the sata to an existing computer with an IDE using an add in card, in efforts to try to get some important files?

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Recently I added additional internal HDD (WD 2TB SATA3 64MB Green) as a secondary storage.

The original SATA cable connector is:
SATA3_0 - WD 1TB
SATA3_1 - Samsung DVD-RW
SATA2_2 - Empty
SATA2_3 - Empty
SATA2_4 - eSATA connector cable from computer's casing - Empty
SATA2_5 - eSATA connector Cable from Computer's Casing - Empty

I rearranged the cables to:
SATA3_0 - WD 1TB
SATA3_1 - WD 2TB
SATA2_2 - Empty
SATA2_3 - Samsung DVD-RW
SATA2_4 - eSATA connector from computer casing - Empty
SATA2_5 - eSATA connector from Computer Casing - Empty

Once done, the motherboard BIOS only detects both the HHD. It doesn't detect the DVD-RW anymore. Before this both the HDD and DVD-RW was working fine.

I tried changing the DVD-RW's SATA cable to a new one, tried connecting the DVD-RW in other SATA2 port but still same.

Note: I didn't change any setting in BIOS.
BIOS Setting:
In "Standard CMOS Features" all IDE Channel 0-3 is set to "AUTO" hardware detection.
In "Integrated Peripherals":
- PCH SATA control mode is always been [AHCI]
- SATA Port0-3 Native Mode is always been [Enabled]

Please help me to solve this problem. I want the BIOS and Win 7 to detect the Samsung DVD-RW as well.

My system:
CPU: Intel i7-2600 3.4 Ghz
MB: GA-P67A-UD3P(rev. 1.0) - BIOS Ver : F4
VGA: Sapphire Toxic HD6850 1G
RAM: Corsair DDR3 2*4GB 1600 MHz
OS: Win 7 64-bit SP : 1
Power Supply : 600 W
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A:BIOS not detecting Internal SATA DVD/CD optical drive

Apart from the detection on the screen, does the drive seem to work normally? If so, I would leave it alone.

If not, the drive has likely failed... it doesn't take much for an optical drive to go bad.

Final test? Does it work in another computer?

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some people change ide to ahci in the bios then it worked.

some people put drive on master, hey then it worked
Second PATA hard drive not detected in the BIOS? - Yahoo Answers

some people put drive on cs, hey then it worked
SATA to IDE Adapter, Drive Not Detected in BIOS - Hard Drives - Storage

What do I do to make it work for me?
The yellow led lights up
the sata cable plugged into sata port and tried multiple ports.
Under sata configuration I tried AHCI which caused windows to BSOD
I switched that back to IDE

This Asus p5qc has a PATA DVD drive lugged into MB IDE port
And a sata drive plugged into sata port.
And a sata drive plugged into sata port.

A:sata to ide adapter do not see PATA hard drive in the bios?

Following this guide, i made it so windows boots ok with bios setting to AHCI
AHCI : Enable in Windows 7 / Vista

Still the bios does not show drive with adapter connected.
I have tried 4 HD and a dvd drive.

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