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Sata drive not seen by mobo?

I recently bought a sata drive, but when I tried to install it along with a pre-existing ide drive, it doesn't seem like it's being seen by my motherboard (asus m2n-e sli) at all. Thinking that this had something to do with the IDE drive, I unplugged it and tried to install Windows afresh on the sata drive, but it said something along the lines of no harddrive was found.
I took at look at the BIOS main menu (screen in pg 4-15 in the manual), and the sata drive isn't listed there either, whether if I had it plugged in by itself or with the IDE drive.

I'd really appreciate it if anyone had some ideas that might help me.
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On some older models of mother boards, you cannot use the SATA drive as a main start-up drive. You can only use a SATA drive as a data drive if this is your case.

To verify this, re-install the IDE start-up drive. When the computer starts, verify that you can have access to the SATA drive as a second drive.

I have this issue with a few computers at our facility.


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Posted on Sep 13, 2008

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