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Unable to detect Hard drive on Sony VAIO model VGN-NR110E. While installing XP it gives error that no hard drives. But in BIOS it is showing HDD 120 GB. Pls help. waheed

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  • Abdul Waheed Khan Sep 30, 2009

    I have checked these things are OK

  • Abdul Waheed Khan Sep 30, 2009

    unable to install windows



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Let's check the easy things first.
Does the drive have power?
Does it spin up?
Is it set as Master, Slave or Cable Select?
How is it connected to the motherboard?
If by ribbon cable, 40 or 80 conductor?
If by ribbon cable, which connector is the drive plugged into? Middle or End.
Start there. Then get back and we'll move forward.

Hope i helped you.

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Posted on Sep 30, 2009

  • taran_2005
    taran_2005 Sep 30, 2009

    Thanks for your response!!

    Check the below mentioned checklist :-

    1. Ensure that the SATA HDD (hard disk drive) is installed, detected,
      and listed in the BIOS SATA hard disk list. When a SATA hard disk is
      connected to SATA connector, it should be detected at least at hardware
      BIOS level. If any connected SATA HDD is not listed in the S-ATA drive
      list, check the SATA cables are properly connected to the
      connectors/ports, and that the SATA cable is in the master slot on the

    2. Some SATA chipset especially older version such as those from
      Silicon Image 3112/3132 and etc. requires driver for the OS setup to
      recognize the SATA drive. Make sure you have a copy of driver from the
      manufacturer ready. To Install Windows XP, the driver must be in floppy disk. Press F6 to load this third party driver when prompted in Windows XP/Vista.

    3. SATA-RAID feature will most likely require additional driver for OS
      to recognize the hard disk in RAID array, as OS especially Windows does
      not have a native SATA RAID driver. Again, for XP, the driver must be
      resided on a floppy disk, and press F6 to load/addl additional driver
      for SATA-RAID drive during Windows setup.

    4. For those without SATA/RAID driver, it’s also possible to disable
      SATA RAID option in the BIOS. OS normally has native SATA driver
      (except old on as specified above), and thus able to detect the SATA

    5. AHCI mode on SATA hard drive also requires appropriate drivers in Windows XP/Vista. Disable AHCI or change SATA MODE to IDE emulation mode in BIOS so that SATA hard drive will work as just a normal hard drive utilizing native SATA driver in Windows or other OS.
    If all the above check points are confirmed, then either there is an issue with the Hard Disk installed or any of the connections. You need to call tech to investigate the same.

    Hope i helped you.

    Thanks for using ' Fixya ' and have a nice day!!



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