|I need some help. I just got a WD SATA II 500gb hard drive. My motherboard is MS-7050 that supports SATA II and it works fine with an IDE hard drive. |
The problem is that when I hook up the SATA drive the BIOS doesn't recognize it...but I was able to run the WinXP setup CD and it installed XP onto the SATA drive...but after install the Bios still doesn't recognize the drive. I used a boot CD and was able to run a WD hard drive diag and it said no errors then the PC rebooted right into Windows! I rebooted after that and it says no hard drive! So the only way to get the computer to recognize this drive is to run the diagnostic and it works every time.
I have tried 2 different sata cables/power cables, i have checked every setting in the Bios, i have flashed the Bios...this is really frustrating...I just want to be able to turn the computer on every day and have it load right up.
One thing that I have noticed is that when the computer boots, the hard drive does not spin at all. When i run the diag on the drive I can hear it spinning.