Question about ASUS M2A-VM (0610839149438) Motherboard
I cannot get my Asus m2a-vm motherboard to recognize my hard drive. I do have a DVD that came with the motherboard - if that helps.
When is your hard drive not recognized?
At boot or in the BIOS?
You might haven connected your hard drive correctly or you'll need to enter bios and select an option for bios to detect your hard drives and save the new configuration.... otherwise there is a serious problem with your hard drive not functioning.
At windows XP?
You might need to enter windows ADMINISTRATIVE TOOLS in the CONTROL PANEL and click in COMPUTER MANAGEMENT in there click STORAGE/DISK MANAGEMENT you'll see all your connected hard drives, your new hard drive should be listed there, but may not have a letter assigned/partitioned or formatted. Do so and it will be recognized.
If you're trying to install windows XP?
It's probably because your PC has the new SATA interface hard drives, you need to load a special SATA driver through floppy disk during at the beginning of windows XP setup, for it to find hard drives on your pc. You need to make this floppy disk with files that are available on your motherboard CD, in there are all the instructions you need.
Posted on Jan 07, 2009
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One bad lead can cause a computer to continue on a cycle or to shutdown or fail to detect your hard drive
Test all leads that attach to your hard drive including electrical extensions,IDE,SATA
the leads from your motherboard to your hard drive make sure they have a secure connection and are not faulty or just replace them there probably old and faulty
make sure all leads that are attached to your drives dvd\cd 3 1/2 inch floppy have secure connections and are not faulty even the electic extensions or just replace them they are probably old and faulty a computer needs its connections to have an end so any faulty leads will end up with a computer error
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