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Sata my sata stopped working . on bootup the screen says they are offline . checked bios everything switched on . any suggestions ?

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Same as the above solution but i'd recommend u log on to the maufacturer's site and see if there's a program for updating the bios and other hardware stuff cuz if u use the wrong update u'll then have to flash ur bios which is a hard task even for some experts.

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Re: sata

reset your bois configuration with remove battery in motherboard to few seconds then replace it
and go to owner web site to download lasted bios version

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Unplug all of your peripherals, everything on the board (except HDD and RAM of course), and see if it boots faster. Only leave one stick of RAM in (primary slot), replace it with another stick each boot. If boots faster, replace everything one at a time, booting after each, until you find the problem device.

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Check your BIOS, make sure everything is legit, if it has a "fast boot" select it. May as well update the BIOS too, that may fix everything. You've probably done that though.

Poke it with a stick.

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The BIOS does not register the SATA III drive on the main BIOS page but the bootup screen recognizes its presence. It is seen elsewhere as a SCSI. I am not able to laod it either. It seems that ASUS...

Hi, you can download and renew the drivers from here:

Download a manual first and check the bios settings.
Click on global for download.
Unzip the file after you have downloaded it.

The second harddrive has to be configured as slave with the jumpers
on the drive.
Check the jumpers before you continue.
Your operating system must have at least service pack 2.
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My Gigabyte 8i945pl-g motherboard has stopped connecting to the SATA drives. I updated to F8 bios and have tried all the bios settings for PATA/SATA connection. The drives operate OK in another computer....

Hi thanks for your question.
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SATA drive stops or hangs . . .

Hi fadetoal, it's not you or you're drives. It's the onboard SATA controller. When a board is SATA compatible & the bios does not see the SATA drive (List the SATA drive), the fault is the board. You're board goes one farther than normal. Bios see's the drive but can't run. All you're going to do is pull you're hair out trying to get the board stable. Hope its still in warranty.

RMA time:

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Hi miss, is you're new SATA being seen in you're bios?
To check this. At boot up press the Delete key every two seconds until the bios main menu loads.
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If you get a error message from windows during format, do not worry, yet!
I suggest you download the drive's Mfg's software tools & use this to test & setup the SATA drive. Locate the white sticker on the new SATA drive. There you'll find the model number & serial number. Write the drives information down on paprer for later. You can register you're SATA drive later at the Mfg's site.
Most Mfg's have bootable software for a floppy disk & the same to creat a bootable CD-ROM disk so you can setup & test you're new drive which is what I am suggesting you do. You will need to disconnect you're other SATA drives while using the bootable software. (Just unplug their data cable). No need to unplug the power to the drive - (s).
I am sure you will be able to setup and test you're new drive. Once finished, reconnect everything. Double check everything before closing up the case. Boot you're system. Windows should see you're new drive.

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Wd sata hard drive is not being detected by the mobo

Sounds like issues I've had in the past...

But the funny thing was that after all was said and done, the fix that I figured out what easy.

Let's see if this works for you.

Get into your motherboard's BIOS setup on bootup. Check into the first section of the BIOS labeled "Standard CMOS Settings". You should find settings for all drivers there.

You have a set of various settings such as "User" or "Auto" for each drive entry there. Set them all to Auto so that they can properly detect the drive's settings on startup.

If you use "User" it will be looking for user-defined settings for each drive channel. These don't typically work too well.

The only thing that eludes me here is this... What kind of drive is it? I'm assuming that it's an IDE drive. But it could also be a SATA drive.. Given it's size, tha'ts probably the case.

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I'm more familiar with Seagate drives, though. Yours is a Western Digital. They're usually a bit different of course.

Keep us updated. :)


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