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How to format SATA drive

Hi,

I have a problem with the primary hdd. It does not boot up, well, it tries to boot up but then the system shuts down and goes back to the boot process. I checked in bios and shows that the primary IDE master drive is not present and only the optical drive in secondary IDE master drive is present but the SATA drive does show in boot menu.
I am not able to have it formatted. during the windows set up page it tells me the hard drive is not present.
Thinking that the problem is with the hard drive, i plugged it in another mainboard and it worked fine but the bios on that main board shows the Second Channel IDE master as the SATA drive (it is an MSI mainboard). So, i am thinking that i may have missed a setting/s for windows setup to recognize the hard drive.

Hope somebody can help out.


Aoia

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  • Aoia Feb 20, 2008

    Hi Johnboy36, in the bios for this type of mainboard it does not have that option. the only way that you can look up if the sata drive is working is in the boot menu.

    thanks for trying anyway.

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Hi, the setting will be in the BIOS menu. switch on and hit F2 or whatever it is for your motherboard (it should say on screen). then go to the HDD settings and enable SATA

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