Question about Maxtor Hard Drive
I am trying to install a Maxtor 260gb sata hard drive on my AsRock P4VM900-SATA2 motherboard as a replacement for my old IDE hard drive. And no matter what I do I cannot get the motherboard to recognise the new hard drive; I have followed all of the instructions in the motherboards manual but to no avail! Any help would be appreciated. Thanks Tony1955
Hi Tony. As you are using a SATA hard disk then I would firstly check a few settings, this involves loading the computer BIOS. When you see the computer first turn on, you should be prompted to press "F2" to enter the BIOS screen.
From here select "Enter BIOS SETUP UTILITY" then "Advanced screen" and finally "IDE Configuration"
Verify that 1) Onboard IDE Controller is set to "Enabled"
and 2) “SATA Operation Mode” is set to "[non-RAID]"
Once you have done this, you should see the HDD listed beside SATA 1 or SATA 2 (depending on which port you plugged the hd in to) then press F10 to save and exit. The computer will now start up as normal.
If you have more trouble after checking these settings, please write us again.
Hope this helps
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