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BIOS doesn't find SATA HDD

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I bought a second-hand HP Compaq d530 PC with a PATA HDD already installed.
I pluged a SATA HDD as well, but it doesn't find it. I think I've enabled all necessary BIOS settings, but I tried different options nevertheless. I also tried to unplug the PATA HDD, tried with both SATA slots, but it still doesn't work.

Any suggestiongs?

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Boot into BIOS and enable SATA

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Hi fallacy,

If you have the system disks and you can boot from CD, I would just follow the prompts to reload the operating system. If the computer cannot see the CD or HardDrive you need to reset the BIOS setting to factory default settings and that should restore the drives to be used. Note: Hard Drive should be Primary Master and CD-Rom, (not DVD-Rom if you have one) should be Secondary Master. If you have a DVD Rom drive I recommend unplugging both power and data cords from it and making sure the CD-ROM is set to Secondary Master, NOT Secondary Slave.

This should allow you to boot to a CD and reload the operating system. Unfortunately your files are lost.

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