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Sata drive detetection problem

I have a compaq desktop, whose serial number is SR1105IL.
even there is a SATA slot in Motherboard but SATA drive is not detect. please suggest the solution

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  • dsrana_in Nov 11, 2008

    i have a compaq desktop, whose serial number is SR1105IL.even there is a SATA slot in Motherboard but SATA drive is not detect. please suggest the solution
    the power connector, cable is properly connected ,in bios no sata drive is seen

  • bbthangavelu May 03, 2009

    Hi Team,



    I am not able to connect my new SATA Hard disk(250 GB) with COMPAQ Presario SR1105il Model. I tried connecting the hard disk through IDE to SATA convertor and also tried to connect through the mother board directly. Bad luck that both the ways are not working for me. But the same hard disk is working in other machine.



    Kindly assist on this problem as early as possible.

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Check whether the power connector, cable is properly connected or not, then check it on the bios

Posted on Nov 10, 2008

  • pankaj rautela
    pankaj rautela Nov 12, 2008

    take your hard drive out and check it on some different system if it is not detecting there also its a drive problem or you can put a different drive then check it

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There's what I'm talkin' about!

The model number.

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[You stated Foxconn/Winfast. I got that. Just letting you know ]

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Want to plug the SATA optical drive into SATA 2? No problem.

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