Solved good sata drive not detected in bios on bootup

June 15, 2012 at 08:30:28
Specs: Windows xp, amd fx55
good sata drive not detected in bios

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June 17, 2012 at 04:56:45
Then theres something wrong with your SATA controllers, look at post #8 and read the first paragraph.


#1
June 15, 2012 at 09:12:36
More info please.

You've been helped by a 14 year old.


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#2
June 15, 2012 at 09:59:41
Are you sure its a good drive, have you tested the hard drive on another computer, if its not detected in the BIOS that usually means its faulty.

Any other noises than spinning like clicks?


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#3
June 15, 2012 at 12:54:46
If we assume it is a good drive then we need to look at cables, power and maybe controller settings in bios if any. Might be that you need to run a hard drive diag. Might be that it didn't fully power down. Some bios' have a way to help detect drives.

Hang up and live.


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#4
June 15, 2012 at 13:04:11
the hdd works fine on another pc , a sata dvd writer also is not detected but is on another pc . On boot-up it hangs and the following message appears " disk boot failure, insert sysytem disk and press return " . I have tried booting from cd and using the repair console but eventually it says there is no hdd present .

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#5
June 15, 2012 at 14:01:29
Then it means either you SATA controller is disabled or fried.
Look around in your bios to check.

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#6
June 15, 2012 at 17:33:11
Still the issue of power and cables and maybe bios settings come in to question.

We never found out if the controller was enabled in bios.

We may need to know if it needs to be set to sata or ahci or even ide to work.

As noted it could end up being that the controller is bad.

Try running hard drive diags maybe too.

While it is not always mandatory to see the drive in bios it is always my best place to start. In this case you should be able to see the drive.

Could the drive be on a pci to sata adapter card?


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#7
June 16, 2012 at 00:09:23
the hdd is directly plugged into a sata port . sata/ide is enabled in bios . I have removed all cables and replaced/renewed them and cleaned all skts .

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#8
June 16, 2012 at 02:56:57
Then i only thing i could think if is the SATA controllers being dead, if your board is new then i could of came faulty and you could take/send it back or RMA it to the manufacturer if its still got a warranty, if not then you will have to get a new board unless you can solder new controllers down.

OR it could be the power supply, do the drives spin up, try using another working one, if its the power supply get a new one.

Wait you only told us that its not detected in the bios, have you tried booting with it?


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#9
June 17, 2012 at 02:18:42
is it likely that only the sata controller is dead and not the ide one ?

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#10
June 17, 2012 at 03:00:55
Try putting a IDE drive on and check.

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#11
June 17, 2012 at 04:53:25
an ide dvd writer is seen in bios .

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#12
June 17, 2012 at 04:56:45
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Then theres something wrong with your SATA controllers, look at post #8 and read the first paragraph.

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