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hard drive is missing from the system. Or, just does not recognize it.
obvious - Remove any USB devices like drives and any media from disc player.
Its trying to load, but can't find bootable hard drive, CD, or USB...
the hard drive and reseat (reconnect). Check BIOS by pressing an F key during
boot. Look on the screen for correct Function key. Might be F2 key. Verify
BIOS recognizes the drive. It must be listed! There is no going forward if
it's not. Check boot order and make internal hard drive first. Save and
According to your problem first make sure that the hard drive
is OK and working fine. You can attach with another PC to be sure that the
drive is OK. If the hard drive is working properly then change the SATA cables (data
and power). Check that you have connected all the cables properly with
motherboard, SMPS and hard drive. Make sure that the hard drive is motherboard
supported. If it doesn't solve your problem then change the bios settings. Make
SATA enabled in bios. Check the SATA mode in bios. Proper bios settings can
make your drive working if the drive is OK. For proper bios settings you can
take help from motherboard manual.
Did you set the jumper(s) on the new drive to match the settings on the old drive (usually CS or Cable Select)?
Did you double check the power connector was snug on the new drive? You may also want to double check the connector on the motherboard, SF systems are cranky about moving around, and mave have unseated the motherboard end of the cable.
You sure? Most of the time if your motherboard has sata connections then the bios should recognize the hard drive and once the computer comes up. It should come up with new hardware found and then install the drivers on it's own, however if it doesn't or won't go the the hard drive manufactures website and you should be able to find the drivers you need there. Probably under the drivers and help section of the website. Hope this helps
If it just happened without any changes then it's probably a failure of the controller. You should probably check the bios just to make sure it's turned on. Also make sure there aren't any cabling problems. Your motherboard may have two controllers, a primary and secondary. Try swapping to the other cable. It's also a good excuse to get a new motherboard and cpu. The prices are really low lately.
This should be a quick fix. How old is the machine you are trying to update? Do you know if the jumpers on the drive are in order? Is it a SATA or ATA drive? Did a CD or Disk come with your drive? Check jumpers on your old drive and make sure the jumpers on the new drive are similar ( master, slave, cs ). Usually leaving on Master is best. Is anything else on this line, like a CD or DVD? I think you'll get it from here.
Good morning! Please make sure that the drive’s power and SATA cables are properly connected. If the Serial ATA host adapter card is installed in a 64-bit PCI slot on the system motherboard, move the card to a 32-bit slot.
Verify that only one power cable (either SATA or legacy) is connected to the drive. Check to see that the power connector and SATA interface cable are securely attached and that the
SATA host adapter card is properly seated in the PCI slot.
The Serial ATA interface connects each drive in a point-to-point configuration with the built-in SATA port on the motherboard or with the SATA host adapter card; therefore eliminating the master/slave relationship as required with EIDE. Each drive utilizes its own
cable for data transfer rates. Jumper settings for Western Digital Serial ATA hard drives are mainly used for enterprise storage environments.
Most third party controller cards and RAID adapters are recognized as a SCSI device under Device Manager. This is normal and will not affect your drive or system performance.
To verify if the Serial ATA drive is recognized by the system, Right-click on the My Computer icon, select Properties, left-click on the Hardware tab, and click on Device Manager in the window. Double-click on Disk Drives. Your new Western Digital Serial ATA drive should be listed as a "SCSI Disk Device" or "Serial ATA Disk Device." If not, make sure that all cables are securely attached and that your system BIOS has been properly configured. regards
try to check your i.d.e cable connection there several pin
connection sometime they are loosening,its good if you can replce new one.also the power supply cable,have a nice don,t forget to rate me thank's