Hard Drive Not Detected on My PC

October 19, 2010 at 23:30:48
Specs: Windows XP, 3.00/512
Hi m having jetway 865 mother board n i suggest to my whole clients to use this from last 3 years, but now m facing such a big issue that not understood able, plz sought out this issue,

Sata hard drive is detecting in bios, after booting it shows disk boot failure, means no hard disk found even in fdisk n other partition making software, I had replace my hard disk earlier. Its confirm its mother board problem, Jet way company is also not listening anything on this now what can i do

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October 20, 2010 at 04:54:38
"after booting it shows disk boot failure" That message may just mean the the disk is not bootable. That is caused by a defective OS installation. If the hard drive were bad you would probably get a message stating no fixed disk found, or something like that.

When installing WinXP on a SATA drive you need to supply the SATA controller drivers at the very beginning of the install. Or if there is a BIOS option you may be able to run the drive in an IDE compatibility mode.

Doesn't sound like there is anything wrong with the motherboard.

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October 20, 2010 at 22:48:40
Thanks for ur concern,
i agree with u as u said defective OS installation, i have arranged new hard disk which is running well on another computer when i connected with my PC it shows same as before, hard disk is showing in bios but not showing after booting even in fdisk it shows same no fixed disk found, earlier IDE hard disk was working but today thats showing same as SATA giving problem, i am so confused what should i do i don't 9.

if motherboard is not repairable than i will buy new one, but till i m not able to confirm that it will be repairable than how can i buy new one, what should i do with it?

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October 21, 2010 at 04:36:12
How are you determining the drives are showing in the BIOS?

The best method, IMO, is to watch the POST screens at start up. Watch to see if the drives are properly configured by both the drive model, and the FULL drive capacity.

No fixed disk found is not the same as the message you reported originally.

If a drive is actually being configured correctly by the BIOS then you should not see that message.

Moving a hard drive from one computer to another will usually result in that hard drive not being bootable.

What hard drive settings are you using in the BIOS? Check to see if your hard drive controllers are all enabled in the BIOS settings. There are some boards with SATA ports that do NOT support a bootable device and are only designed to support storage devices. Check the motherboard manual to verify you are using a bootable, enabled SATA port and it is not set for some form of RAID.

Also check to see how your boot order is set and how the hard drive boot order is set. That option is usually on a different screen than the device boot order. With modern boards having so many drive connections is was necessary to add an additional option besides just the generic hard drive option.

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October 21, 2010 at 22:27:38
Thanks 4 concern again sir,
Everything is checked sata configuration is enabled i have tried it on single sata drive n tried both combined way but the same result is showing n boot sequence is also correct even when v make it as first, 2nd n 3rd boot device harddisk, then also mother board boot from cd automatically. Actually m not making its as new it was working as before correctly suddenly it goes hang n after reset it shows this.

i am also from the same field from last 7 years but still its not repairable from those persons whom r doing chip level repairs

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October 21, 2010 at 22:28:58
Thans 4 ur concern, please c my answers to mr. othe hill, i have tried so many things but sill its not working

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