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Hdd not detected

Postby Bolgan » Sat Dec 01, 2012 1:00 pm

Hi there,

My internal hdd Shows in the List of serial ata Devices in the BIOS screen
But is not showing in the List of bootable Devives in the BIOS Setup
I have tried different cables etc, but no luck
Anything idea what the Problem could bei?
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Postby Karlsweldt » Sun Dec 02, 2012 1:48 pm

More info is needed.. such as BIOS date of the system, and if it is SATA-1 or SATA-2 qualified. Older SATA designs may not recognize newer SATA-2 or SATA-3 devices. Check the details on the drive's label as to status, and if a jumper needs to be set to default to older standards.
If a new, unformatted drive, then use the OS install disk to partition and format it. If set as a secondary drive in a working system, use the Disk Manager feature of System Tools to partition and format it.
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Postby evasive » Sun Dec 02, 2012 11:47 pm

What brand/model is your motherboard? Is the disk connected directly to the board or to an add-in controller card? If on the card, did you buy one with a seperate bios to enable booting from it?
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Postby rascard2007 » Mon Dec 03, 2012 8:07 am

mobo´s Brand & model needed.

some bios have two inputs related to booting devices. in the fisrt one U choose what devices to boot and in the second one you choose the boot order.

if U don´t list ur disk in the first entry them it will be not available in the second
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