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SATA? I just got a new SATA Hard disk and I'm having problems with the whole SATA thing..... I ordered a cable seperately to connect the drive to the modem but I have no experience with using SATA at all. They have now both arrived but I have no idea how to connect them to the P4P800-E board that I currently have and I have lost the manual for the motherboard aswell.

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Be sure sata is enabled on the bios, install sata drive driver, this is for your computer to detect a sata drive. connect the drive using sata cable to your board.

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Dont understand the connect the drive to the modem?; do you mean the motherboard? if so you can download the manual from the link below. It's just a case of connecting the cable to the back of the hardrive, no jumpers required and connect other end to motherboard sata connector and installing the sata raid drivers when prompted before loading the windows system files.

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5kpl-vm asus mother board not detected new sata segate HDD how to resolve

The BIOS does not detect or recognize the ATA / SATA hard drive Tips and tricks for troubleshooting a Serial ATA or ATA/IDE internal drive that is not detected in the BIOS.
There are six main reasons why a system BIOS will not detect the presence of an internal hard drive. Here is a list of them. They are not in any particular order, but you can follow these steps one by one to troubleshoot this problem:
  1. Drive not enabled in the BIOS
  2. Serial ATA drivers are not properly installed
  3. Faulty or unplugged data cable
  4. Drive is not spinning up
  5. Incorrect jumper settings on the drive
  6. Faulty hard drive
Note: Sections 3, 4, 5, and 6 pertain to PC or Mac systems. Sections 1 and 2 pertain only to PC systems.
For more detailed step-by-step troubleshooting on this topic, please see the Seagate Serial ATA troubleshooter "Drive Not Detected" section.
After verifying that your ATA or SATA port is set to Auto-Detect or is enabled, if you find that your disk drive is not being detected (auto-detected) by the system BIOS, try the following steps to try and isolate/troubleshoot the problem.
  1. this link can be useful.

    System setup is where the date and time are stored and where startup preferences like NumLock or Passwords are defined. In addition, many hardware settings are defined in System Setup.
    In particular, hard disk drives are often controlled here. At the simplest level, hard drives are numbered in Setup as Drive 0, Drive 1, etc or sometimes as Primary Master, Primary Slave. Which ever way these are named, they have a basic ON / OFF setting (sometimes AUTOMATIC or something similar). If your drive is not detected it may be because it is turned OFF in System Setup.
    In most cases, the boot drive is Drive 0 or Primary Master. When you add a second drive to the system, it may be need to be enabled by turning it ON in System Setup.

    Sample screen shot showing a Dell System Setup section for disk drives:
  2. 48-1s.jpg
  3. To be able to hit the F6 button, you must restart the Setup process, and watch the bottom of the screen after pressing Enter on the "Welcome to Setup" screen. There will be some moments of files being loaded, and then you should see a message appear that says "Press F6 if you need to install a 3rd party SCSI or RAID driver". This message will only stay on the screen for a couple of seconds, so press F6 as soon as you see it appear.

    (Click to expand)
  4. After this is done, you will see other messages appear, and it will act as though nothing is happening, but eventually a screen will appear that will allow you to install the drivers for the add-in SATA controller. The screen will look like the sample below:

    (Click to expand)
  5. After you press S, the driver install process will continue and the floppy diskettes will be needed. Further instructions will be furnished after the driver install process has ended.

    (Click to expand)
  6. Insert the floppy diskette containing the drivers for the add-in Serial ATA controller.
  7. Once the drivers are loaded, proceed with the normal Windows XP/2000 installation.

A few further notes on the driver diskette:
For the hard drive to be detected in a new installation, the drivers for the add-in SATA controller/motherboard must be loaded at the beginning of installation.
The drivers for the controller/motherboard can probably be found either on the CD that came with it or on the manufacturer's website. These drivers do not come from Seagate; they come from the motherboard manufacturer. Simply load the required drivers on the diskette and have it ready.
  • Document ID: 182453.

    Here are some images of Serial ATA cables. Click to expand.


  • The BIOS will not detect a hard disk if the data cable is damaged or the connection is incorrect.
    Serial ATA cables, in particular, can sometimes fall out of their connection. Be sure to check your SATA cables are tightly connected to the SATA port connection.
  • The easiest way to test a cable is to replace it with another cable. If the problem persists, then the cable was not the cause of the problem.
  • For ATA drives, Seagate recommends using UDMA cabling with a maximum length of 18 inches. UDMA cables have color coded connections which require proper orientation when connecting.
    • Blue connector - always connects to the motherboard.
    • Grey (middle) connector - is used for slave devices on the cable.
    • Black connector - is used for master device connection.

    See this image:
    (Click to expand)

  • to determine whether it is providing sufficient electrical power to operate the drives and devices you have in your computer.
  • If the drive is still not spinning, connect it in another computer if possible.
  • Connect the drive in a SATA-USB enclosure or something similar if possible.
  • If the drive does not spin up after all of these steps, please visit the Warranty page to begin a warranty replacement order.
  • 48-8s.jpg -- (Click to expand) Jumper settings for Seagate SATA drives
    -48-9s.jpg -- (Click to expand) Jumper settings for Maxtor-brand SATA drives

    ATA: It is recommended that all Seagate ATA hard disks supporting the Cable Select jumper option be configured as Cable Select. If your computer system was built prior to October 1998 and does not support UDMA 66 or greater you will be required to use the Master/Slave jumper settings.

    -48-10s.jpg -- (Click to expand) Jumper settings for Seagate ATA drives
    -48-11s.jpg -- (Click to expand) Jumper settings for Maxtor-brand ATA drives

    When using Cable Select jumper settings on your ATA drive, all devices connected to the UDMA cable must also use the Cable Select setting. The cable decides master/slave device detection when the cable select jumper settings are used.
  • SeaTools for DOS (see the tutorial here) to test the drive. If SeaTools does not detect the drive after the steps followed above, or an error code that signifies drive failure displays, please proceed to the our Warranty Services page to begin a warranty replacement order.

  • The BIOS does not detect or recognize the ATA SATA hard drive

    May 08, 2014 | ASUS K8V-MX Motherboard

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    Install sata disk

    From what I was able to find it looks like the board is set for IDE Interface connections for the hard drives. But you can make it accept SATA Drives by adapters that plug into the Power Supply cables that go into the hard drive.

    I'll show some links below that will show you the adapters you will need.

    The link below shows the Cable that would plug into one of the power supply cables and go into the SATA Drive to give it SATA Interface.

    The link below shows you the cable you need that will supply the Power to the Sata Drive. It too plugs into one of the cables that come out of the Power Supply and goes into the Sata Drive.

    May 10, 2012 | Dell 3E851 Motherboard

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    I attached a sata hard disk in addition to the existing ide hard disk drive in my pt800ce-a motherboard. But the system cannot detect the said sata hard disk. what should i do?

    If your existing system is IDE motherboard your new SATA drive will not work as it will have compatibility issue, also the MB will not support it.

    The same goes for RAMs, 2 uncompatible RAMs will make the PC slow down or keep shutting down....

    I guess you have used an adaptor to connect a SATA disk/cable to the IDE MB, check that, it may be the issue also.

    pls leave a feedback and reply

    Nov 11, 2010 | EliteGroup PT800CE-A Motherboard

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    My computer stopped working some time ago, and I was pretty much certain my hard disk had died (SATA), so I bought a new Hard drive (SATA) and booted my computer....the bios didn't detect the hard drive,...


    try replacing all the leads that attach to your hard drive including electrical extensions + IDE,SATA and the ones that attach from your motherboard to hard drive one bad lead will cause a computer to shut down

    make sure all leads that are attached to your drives dvd\cd 3 1/2 inch floppy have secure connections and are not faulty or just replace them they are probably old and faulty ?

    hope this helps

    Sep 18, 2010 | Packard Bell Motherboards

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    I have sata dvd writer.when i connect it my computer does not boot.does intel D102ggc2 supports sata dvd writer?

    You're Intel motherboard does support up to 4 SATA hard disk drives including SATA CD-ROM / DVD-ROM drive, reader/writers. This MB also includes two serial ATA IDE ports.
    The most likely reason you're system is not booting is because all SATA ports are all seen as Master drives. By connecting the SATA DVD-ROM drive the bios auto configured the SATA ports.
    You'll need to enter the bios when you're system boots-up. Press the F2 key on you're keyboard right after hearing a single beep. You will than enter the bios main menu. Listed at the main menu are devices connect to the motherboard. (Instruction on how to move around in the bios is listed at the bottom of the screen). Mainly, the hard disk drive or (drives) and the SATA DVD writer. You'll need to open the Boot tab. Look for boot order. You want the boot order set like so;
    First boot device: [Floppy disk] drive; if one is connected.
    Second Boot device: [Primary Hard Disk] drive.
    (The drive with windows installed on it). (This drive may be ATA IDE or SATA; you did not provide that information).
    Third Boot device: [DVD-Rom] drive. Save and exit the bios. The system will auto restart.
    You're windows operating system should load correctly after the auto re-start.
    The SATA data cable and the SATA power cable should be checked for good connection. It only takes a little bump to make either loose.
    Here is the link to Intel for you're motherboard;

    Good luck!

    May 12, 2010 | Intel D102GGC2 Motherboard

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    500gb hard disk supported by intel D101GGC

    Hey ROY_GV,

    This D101GGC Motherboard supports both IDE and SATA.



    Mar 05, 2010 | Intel D101GGC Motherboard

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    It wont rocognise the hard disk but will pick up everything eslse

    Change ide or sata cable.
    Also change power cable of smps to harddisk.
    Make sure your harddisk set as master with jumper settings.
    Read jumper settings on harddisk then set harddisk as master.
    Then check in bios.
    Change ide or sata ports on motherbord then check.

    Nov 17, 2009 | EliteGroup K7S5A Pro Motherboard

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    When I connect my SATA dvd drive my comp continuously restarts. Without it, it runs fine.

    hello ! 

    Thats wired is it so  ? ok  go to your computer  set up and  see what's the booting order .

    If it starts with cd  rom first  reset to boot from hard disk first  ie its should be in this order 

    1, hard disk
    2, cd rom
    3 floppy disk 

    good luck 

    Sep 17, 2009 | Motherboards

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    The sata cable\bus that connect the hard disk with the motherboard get loosen up some times. that results in the disk boot failure. if you once remove the sata cable from the harddisk and motherboard and then fix it tightly you can get the system working properly again. if the problem again persist then bye a new sata cable and fix it by replacing the older one, Thank You!

    Oct 26, 2008 | Intel Motherboard

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    Disk boot failure when I installed a new SATA DVD writer

    Start the system & enter you're bios & use you're manual to help guide you on this. Go to the Boot section of the bios. You can set the boot order. Normal boot order is like this:
    1st boot device, floppy disk (if one is connected).
    2nd boot device, cdrom drive
    3rd boot device, hard drive
    (Drive the has windows installed on it).
    Save & exit the bios. The system will restart & windows should load. If it does not, than you picked the wrong hard drive.

    Good luck!

    Jun 17, 2008 | Foxconn (755A01-6ELRS) (K8S755A6ELRS)...

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