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My computer shows to setup array and does not detect one hard disk

I have a assus m2n-se motherboard and hav two hard drives connected one is ide and other is sata my computer is not detecting sata drive when i connect only sata drive its show 0health and my sata drive company name and its showing to set array pls pls pls pls help me

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  • hanif_tippu May 17, 2009

    i hav done that when iam tryin to reinstall os in sata its giving no hdd found and ide hdd's jumper is on master only:(iam not finding any solution i hav conected one of my frnds sata hdd also but my computer is not detecting that hdd also can u tell me what might be problem pls pls pls pls i hav really important data in that hdd

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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

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  • eeugenio24 May 18, 2009

    Possibly the power supply is not producing enough +12v or +5v, your SATA hard drive requires both of those and it may not be detected if either of those is inadequate. Check your SATA data cables. The connector on each end should "latch" into the socket on the drive and on the mboard, or on the drive controller card - it should not move when you merely brush your hand against it near the socket - if it does, mere vibration can cause a poor connection of it - use another SATA data cable that does "latch", or tape the connector in place. (There is a slight projection or bump on one side of the outside of the connector that "latches" it into the socket - it's easily broken off or damaged) Also check the power cable connection to the SATA drive to make sure it's seated and it "latches" too. Also, the mboard bios MUST recognize the hard drive in order for you to be able to test it with the hard manufacturer's or other diagnostic software. If the hard drive is not spinning at all it cannot be recognized - that's a lot more likely to be caused by a failing power supply or a dying mboard than the hard drive actually being faulty. regards

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