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Bios not recognising Sata HDD

When I connect Sata HDD the system holts at post. When changing the bios entry to RAID, the system works but no sign of SATA HDD??

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  • Anonymous Nov 15, 2008

    unable to press del to go into bios

  • Anonymous Nov 27, 2008

    When SATA Drive is connected, system halts before detecting IDE Devices. Setting the jumper to 1.5G on the HDD doesn't help. Ahhhh! SATA drive still works fine in other machines.

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2009

    Bios doesn't recognise Sata HD before it detects IDE drives

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U have to change the bios battry
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Dear i am using ms-7142 v-1 motherboard. now i,m using ide 80 gb hdd.now i want to connect 160 gb sata hdd.its not showing bios also.hdd is working fine.i reinstalled os.and installed sata raid driver


first thing I would try is seeing if the sata drive is recognised on another motherboard if at all possible ,in order to eliminate the motherboard as the issue.If it is recognised on a different motherboard it is more than likeley a bad cable or a bad board .

Sep 23, 2014 | Computers & Internet

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How to change sata to ata in bios


If you want to install Windows XP or configure a RAID array, you may need to change the SATA type in BIOS. here I will introduce some method of SATA settings in BIOS. SATA HDD(hard disk) has been more porpular because of the hight transferring speed and simple installation. If you want to Install a Windows XP in SATA hard disk. we offen need a floppy disk to save the additional driver of SATA/RAID. but the floppy isn't too easy to find. So we can do another method, modify the SATA type to compatible IDE or ATA mode, etc.
Notes: If your computer has installed some operating systems. Changing SATA types may corrupt your systems or need to be repaired again. But when can I change the SATA type?
1. You are prepairing install a new operating systems, for commonly Windows XP. If Windows 7/Vista will be installed. you need nothing changed in BIOS unless the setting has been modified.
2. Or you want to install a RAID.
I will introduce how to install Windows XP at SATA HDD(hard disk) in the coming chapters, here we need to know how to change the SATA type in BIOS. At first we need to access BIOS, Here is my desktop BIOS, we can find the BIOS is from AWARD software.
201003290718324672.jpgIn my BIOS, the harddisk settings are in the line of integrated peripherals, different BIOS or different OEM menufactures may have different promise. you can try the Advanced BIOS features setting or Integrated peripherals, or system configuration, etc.
Locale to Integrated Peripherals and press enter, you may find the SATA configuration.
201004010308121905.jpgthe above screenshot is the SATA configuration position. There are two items about SATA controller, Onchip SATA controller and Onchip SATA Type, Notes: There may be one or more configurations about SATA, we only need to change the SATA Type. you should not close the SATA controller if you don't know what's will be happened.
Navagete to the Onchip SATA Type and press ENTER, we can find these selections: Native IDE, AHCI, RAID. If you want to install Windows XP, you may need to change to Native IDE(some called ATA) mode, when you finished installation, you can refresh your SATA drivers in Windows XP and change the SATA type to AHCI mode in BIOS again.
If you want to configure a raid array. set to RAID similarity. When finished settings, you should press enter to accept it, and save to CMOS before restart your computer. In my BIOS, I need to exit to the BIOS main menu at first and save it.
when the new status has been saved, you can press CTRL+ALT+DEL to restart your computer, some OEM PCs may need to click the EXIT or Save to CMOS and Exit, the computer will be restart automatically.
Another example screenshot is my DELL notebook BIOS. DELL BIOS is not the same as the desktop BIOS, we can find the SATA operation behind the System Configuration. there are only three selections (Disabled, ATA, AHCI). If you want to install Windows XP, here need to be changed as ATA mode.
201004010308185104.jpg Notes: If you want to install operating systems, you may need to change the boot orderto boot from your CD/DVD drive.

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Windows can't install because it says it can't find a hard drive. Setup indicated both HD's are there and working. Installing Windows 2000 from Disc. Changed boot sequence so Rom boots first. Windows loads...


Check for sata drivers, if it is system is shipped with SATA hdd, need to install SATA Raid drivers during reinstallation .I believe that the dell system was originally shipped with Windows XP or Vista Operating system which has SATA drivers for SATA hdd. Since windows 2000 Operating system does not have SATA drivers hence unable to recognised hdd.

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Refer to user's manual how to set the boot order in BIOS.

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Upgrading my computer


Dear Fried its possible.. Go the Boot Menu at your BIOS ( For go the BIOS Press DEL at startup your system) there you may se Hard Disk Priority Option. There you can change Hard disk Priority... you may need setup your sata as first one..


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Gigabyte K8vm800M Motherboard Does Not Recognise Seagate SATA HDD


I HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM IN THE PAST. I REPLACE THE IDE HDD WITH SATA AND AFTER I BOOT IT SAYS NO HARDDISK. IT IS BECAUSE WINDOWS XP HAS NO BUILT IN SATA DRIVER.

WHAT YOU SHOULD DO IS CHANGE YOUR HARDDISK TO IDE OR INTEGRATE A SATA DRIVER INTO YOUR XP (USE NLITE) OR USE THE FLOPPY DRIVE TO RUN SATA DRIVER ITS INCLUDED IN THE MOBO WHEN BUYING.

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Cannot pick up sata hdd


Hi there
VIA K8M800 is an AMD platform motherboard and should pick up the sata drive. Connect the drive to the motheboard, make sure that both leads are connected, go into the bios and set the bios to default settings, hit F10, save and exit, the machine will restart, go back into the bios and check to make sure its been picked up by the system.
post back if you need any more help

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Feb 23, 2009 | EliteGroup K8M800-M2 Motherboard

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SATA hard drive issue


Try changing the SATA controller to run as IDE. I can not advise anthing other because you have not listed the model of the gigabyte board, therefor I can't download the manual to advise the correct setting.

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1 TB HD of Samsng is not recognized


some motherboards and processors are compatiable with certain hd's only. Here is a list:

Pentium: 2GB through 5GB
Pentium 2:5GB through 20GB
Pentium 3: 20GB through 40GB
Pentium 4: 40GB through 500GB
Pentium D: 40GB through 1TB
Celeron: 2GB through 500GB
All AMD's: 300MB to whatever.

so, that's probably your problem. I suggest

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