Problem with my Mobo?

Asus / Asus p5kpl-am
December 23, 2009 at 08:06:11
Specs: Windows XP
Hi,
Hope to get some help from here. I shipped my Desktop (CPU Unit) and when I tried using it last night, the HDD is not recognized even in BIOS. I tried another HDD but with the same result, no HD exist in BIOS. I then checked both HDs in a laptop just to see if they get recognized, and they did. So i'm assuming that the HDs are alright. I then tried attaching the HD thru USB in my desktop and it was detected but then the PC asks for the installation disk of the OS (which is another problem). But my question is how come the HD is detected thru USB but not thru SATA, is it possible that my motherboard has a problem? Thanks!

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#1
December 23, 2009 at 11:06:53
i believe some motherboards give you an option to "turn off" sata ports. if the port is off, the bios won't see things connected to it. Do you see any options like this in your BIOS?

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#2
December 23, 2009 at 12:46:48
Thanks for your reply but unfortunately there are no options in BIOS to switch ON or OFF the SATA.

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#3
January 11, 2010 at 20:17:46
Update:

I just bought a new motherboard and tried it today, unfortunately the hard disk is still not detected in BIOS. I've eliminated the ff: 1.hard disk failure - my HDD is detected by my laptop thru USB; 2. Motherboard - as this new board did not fix the issue; So now I'm thinking that the issue may be caused by the power supply but I did check the HD during boot up and felt that it spins for a couple of seconds. Anybody experienced this before? Your help is greatly appreciated. Thanks.


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#4
January 11, 2010 at 20:37:21
I guess it's possible that something happened to the sata connector on the hard drive, or maybe the sata cable itself, which would be a lot easier to fix.

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