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Primary hdd(SATA) appears as removeable storage

I've install a new hdd(sata) and i've also make a partition to install a new windows. after finished, the hdd appears at the sys tray as a removeable storage.. man, i dont know wat to do..

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Re: primary hdd(SATA) appears as removeable storage

There is no problem about that because my system here was all removable storage detected.its thesame (SATA) ..If try to safely remove that you cannot remove because it was use by the system so don't worry about that.

I encoutered that problem 35 times already.

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Re: primary hdd(SATA) appears as removeable storage

If you are having trouble using a sata hdd. Try using ide cable and attach an older style hardrive and use that as your windows boot drive then try formating sata drive once windows boots via ide hardrive.

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Re: primary hdd(SATA) appears as removeable storage

It's all OK ! It's suppose to do that ! (on almost all motherboards ) (u can remove the drive without shuting down the computer (if is not the drive that has the OS on it ... ) )

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When i load window my pc is booting properly but when it comes to the place where i want to delete and create a partition my computer is turning off. what can i do? plse help me


If you're trying to install Windows on the computer and it turns off when you get to the part wherein you can partition the HDD, try to do the following:

1. If this is a laptop, try to remove and re-insert the HDD by removing the plastic cover at the back.
2. If this is a desktop, try to change the SATA connector or move it to another SATA interface (if you're using a PATA HDD, move the connector to either Primary Master to Primary Slave)
3. If both steps above gives you the same issue, try running a diagnostics on your HDD or Memory. You could use UltimateBootCD that you could download for free here or Hiren's Boot CD that you can download here.

Good Luck.

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Dear Technical Team, I have CPu with motherboard of GIGABYTE 8S 661 FXMP-RZ. The hard disk is working on IDE . But when I conneted another HDD connected with its SATA slot, it is not working. Would...


Can you see the sata drive in the bios? Also, are you tring to boot from the sata drive, or is it an additional drive for data storage. If the sata drive is brand new, then you probably need to partition it and format it.

Boot into windows (from the ide drive) with the sata drive connected (data and power cables). Once in windows, right-click computer (my computer in xp) from the start menu, and left-click 'manage'.
Now, click on 'disk management'. If the drive is new, you will see it in this window, and you can partition it and format it.

Please let me know if this works or not. If not, I can help some more.



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peets, is this drive a slave drive? if so, make sure you have the jumper ******** the hdd set for "slave" , the instructions that came with it and on top of the hdd itself shows you where that is. You should have it set up for this anyways so you can format it to your liking(i.e. if your going to partition it out or use the whole 320GB for your data). after doing this you will need to go to you bios screen when you boot up your computer(setup). Go to standard or advanced bios settings and see if the new hdd is there, your bios should recognize it, if not, make sure you write down all the info for your hdd (size, cylinders, heads, type) and input the info for a correct installation and when you are finished, make sure you save the info (F10) and (Y) computer will restart and it should see the new hdd. Also, I take it you have CD/DVD driveconnected to your primary SATA or IDE port, this should not be a problem, if so send a msg back.

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Is this a 2nd hdd added into the system or a new primary replacing a hdd that you removed? If it is an additional hdd you will have to enable it in system bios & then format & partition it before you will be able to use it. Hope this helps.

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Use SATA drives only
SATA and IDE do not mix
I had a SATA drive and tried to put IDE in as slave stopped computer from booting. removed IDE back to normal

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go to your bios setup
go to advanced option your sata hdd is disable enable it.
if it is enable then boot your sys with bootable disk
go to dos mode.
type FDISK

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Check the SATA/RAID controller setting. It could have been set to [Disabled] Refer to your user?s manual for a detailed description on how to enable the onboard SATA/RAID controller by adjusting the jumper or BIOS settings. Regards SparkGap

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