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Replacement HD Had to replace my old Maxtor HD as it failed - have a new Samsung 500 gb sata drive which runs at 3.0 gbps or can auto step down to 1.5gbps - the drive is not recognised in bios at all - my dvd drives on ide are recognised in bios - when I place Windows XP disc in dvd and install it runs Windows setup and seems to place some drivers etc into the machine - it then stops and the message "Windows cannot install please press F3 to restart" - when I do this and look in bios the Samsung HD is then seen - from this stage I have once sucessfully installed Windows but on powering down the machine it seems to lose the info on the HD and cannot again "see" the HD - does the K8V support the faster Samsung drives or do I need to change some settings in BIOS to let the machine see the HD - the original HD was a Maxtor HD also SATA - the only difference between it and the new one is speed and capacity - any ideas ? Steve

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  • Anonymous Sep 27, 2008

    My old Maxtor 200GB HD failed I have purchased Western Digital 500GB HDD.

    The new HD is not recognised in the BIAS, old Maxtor is. Is there something I need to do to change the BIOS/settings to allow new HD to be recognised

  • Pras1982 Oct 04, 2008


    I have bought a 500 GB SATA HDD and the drive is not recognised in bios at all. The motherboard that I have is "K8V-MX".What could be the possible problem and how can I fix it?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.



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