Solved bios doesnt recognize SINGLE HDD

September 26, 2011 at 01:51:47
Specs: Windows XP, Pentium 4 3GHz
Hi, I connect my older PATA HDD, Seagate Barracuda 160GB as a single HDD on my computer and formatted it. after disconnecting and doing some other jobs I connect this dive again to my MoBo and the Bios doesn't recognize the HDD anymore.
When I shut down the pc and connect another drive there's no problem. so the IDE cable seems to be ok.
I have about the same problem with a SATA drive 500GB also from Seagate. isd this a manufacturer problem or something wiht the MoBo?

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September 26, 2011 at 04:56:10
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Check the jumper settings on the IDE/PATA drive. For the SATA, you need to have the SATA controller enabled in the BIOS & for the drive to be recognized by XP, you'll need to install the SATA drivers.

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September 26, 2011 at 13:18:54
Hi Riider,

Thanks for your answer. I'm sure the jumper settings are ok but I'll give it a try.
As for the SATA I have to ask again this computer to check out as it is not mine.
anyway, thanks for your answer. Regards, Mark

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