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Dell inspiration 8300 does not detect sata drive

Computer shows that no drive is installed

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Your hard drive is probably defective.

Posted on May 01, 2014

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SOURCE: drive 0 not found;serial ATA,SATA-0

are you SURE you connected up the power connector in addition to the SATA connector? If so, you may have hozed your drive.

Posted on Feb 06, 2008

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SOURCE: help my second hard drive dont show up

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Make sure it is connected properly.
Then go to Disk Management by typing "diskmgmt.msc" in the Run window.
Then check in Disk Management if there is any unassigned or any uninitialised partition there.
If you find one, right click on it and then select either "Format" or "Initialise".

Posted on Mar 05, 2008

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SOURCE: install sata drives on abit av8 motherboard (vista home)

Right click on my computer, click on manage. Then on Disk Management. See if the drive shows up . If it does you can format it by right clicking and select format.

Posted on Sep 28, 2008

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SOURCE: windows xp won't recognize my new sata hard drive

  • Right click on my computer
  • click- manage
  • a window would open with a menu on the left
  • click
  • storage>disk management
  • that would show all your drivesboth formatted and non-formatted on the right
  • if you can see your hard drive there, then its fine, otherwise tell me I have the alternative.

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SOURCE: my computer shows to setup array and does not detect one hard disk

Please try to system reformat/reinstall OS to your HDD under SATA connection. then kindly check the jumper setting of HDD under IDE connection which I suggest to place it at Master while the SATA HDD will be automatically recognized as Slave by your computer. best regards

Posted on May 16, 2009

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