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ASUS motherboard won't recognize hard drive

Q: ASUS motherboard won't recognize hard drive

Hello, I just purchased a ASUS A7N8X-E Deluxe Motherboard and I can't get my 160 gig hard drive to recognize it?

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I have a asus net book Eee pc was running win 7. However now on boot up states no boot media. Have run various rescue disks all say no hard drive ! I have reseated the hd but with no success. a replacement will cost 30-40 pounds. How can I prove this is a hd fault or a mother board fault ? Apart from installing the hard drive in another net book which I do not have ?

Thanks for your time


A:asus net-book will not recognize hard drive

You could hook the drive up to another machine and test the drive with the makers diagnostic software
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A:New Asus MB doesn't recognize IBM hard drive

Not gonna boot with an old os.

Different chipsets for one.

The only way I know is to format the os partition and reinstall
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Until I get this issue under control I am not able to install windows. 9 times out of 10, when i check out my BIOS settings, it does not recognize the SATA hard drive.

Please help me. I'm dying to get my new machine up and running.
Any more information is available upon request.

A:ASUS P5KPL-CM doesn't recognize SATA hard drive

can someone close this thread? i wish to start a new, more detailed one. i have more details i would like to include.
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The computer will boot to the screen where I can select to boot into safe mode or normal boot. Regardless of which option I select, the computer will restart right after, as seen in this video:

I've tried booting the hard drive with another board and everything works fine (hard drive isn't the problem). I've also tried booting the entire system using another PSU and I get the same result as in the video linked above. I've come to the conclusion that it's the motherboard that's causing the problem and that I should RMA it. What is the community's opinion?

A:Solved: Motherboard won't recognize hard drive, SATA port issues?
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can someone help me?

A:[SOLVED] asus p4s8x motherboard / wd hard drive

Hi and welcome...when you say it doesn't recognize it, where isn't it being recognized? In the bios setup?

For now, in the bios setup, try to use USER settings, and put the cylinders 1023, heads 16, and sectors 63. Make sure LBA is selected as well.
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When I try to run the Asus Update software, no matter what version I run, it never detects my motherboard. I am running Windows 7 if that makes any difference.

A:ASUS Motherboard Software won't recognize it's on board

It might be an issue with it being Windows 7, its still in beta and not all programs are fully compatible with it yet.
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A:Win7 on ASUS P5K-VM won't recognize any hard drives, no matter what !!

Will the HD Drive show in BIOS?

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A:Asus a7n8x doesn't recognize 1T sata drive?

Your Asus motherboard is too old to support these hi-capicity drives
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A:Motherboard doesn't recognize my SATA 3 drive

Hey Andromec. Is the drive being detected in the BIOS.
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I've already seen this but I'd like to say this. Until they replace the USB 2.0 ports with 3.0 and Sata 3Gb/S ports with Sata 6Gb/S ports these motherboards are not worth purchasing yet.
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I've tried different SATA ports on my MOBO and nothing. It's not a huge deal since I have an external 500gb but I'd rather use up the internal before. Plus it'd be nice to know what's currently on the internal one.

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A:Won't Recognize Hard Drive

Perhaps you need to install the SATA driver for that drive? Check the manufacturers web site.
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If it is the PIII computer as in the specs, it will be USB 1.1, unless you have added a USB 2.0 card.

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A:PC Will Not Recognize Hard Drive!

When you install windowsXP, it loads drivers for your specific type of hardware. My guess is that the current drivers for your old processor won't work for your new one. Your problem is with software, not your hardware.

I would try putting in your XP installation disc and doing a repair install. I'm not sure If you can use recovory consule for this so I would try the Repair install. A repair install will not delete any data or software on your computer. It will replace all of your system files with the original files. It will also delete and reload all your original drivers.

When you boot from the XP disc you will get the blue screen for a while. Windows will the ask you if you want to
1)install a fresh copy (enter)
2) load recovery consule to repair a copy of windows.


To do a repair install click ENTER and continue to load a fresh copy of windows.

Windows should search for an old copy of windows. When it finds the old copy it will ask you agian if you want to
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Hit R to proceed with the Repair installation

DO NOT install a fresh copy of windows as you will loose your data.
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A:getting xp to recognize a second hard drive

Howdy Pyrosx1...

Justa few questions...

Is the Maxtor drive formatted FAT32 or NTFS ?

If FAT32 try booting with a DOS boot disk and see if it will see the hard drive...

Is the drive being seen in Disk Management ?

Right click on My computer - Manage - Disk Management ?

If so can you tell us what it says, or post a screen shot ?
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A:My Hard Drive won't Recognize over 40 gig

You create the primary paritition first for 20%, next you create an extended partition for the rest of the size of the drive 80%, then inside the extended partition you create logical partitions for whatever size you want the remaining.
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A:XP won't recognize 2nd hard drive

When I go into Disk Management, it also doesn't show. Click to expand...

does it show a drive 0 and a drive 1 - t may be shown as unformatted or unassigned

can we see a screen shot of disk management

have you correctly jumped both drives to master and slave - you dont have "cable select" set on one of the drives at all ?

To post a screen shot of the active window, hold the Alt key and press the PrtScn key. Open the Windows PAINT application and Paste the screen shot. You can then use PAINT to trim to suit, and save it as a JPG format file.
To upload it to the forum, open the full reply window and use the Manage Attachments button to upload it here.
Full details are here
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A:Not recognize second hard drive

Welcome to TSF....

Try going thru add hardware in control panel and see if it gets seen there. Also check the drive jumpers on the back of the drive and see if they are set right.
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What drivers did you install? Did you install the necessary drivers for the PCIe card?
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A:Pc Cannot Recognize Hard drive After Turning On

Try to scan with Malwarebytes free version.
I only ever do a disc check at startup, so don't know if you want instructions for that.

The malware scan will run without a restart.
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Can somebody please help me resolve this problem? I've never faced it before.

Thank you all in advance.

A:HP doesn't recognize the hard drive

Snowtown said:

Hi everyone!

I've just bought new HP laptop and I was trying to install a Windows XP Professional. But when I got to the Windows Setup, the next window showed me the following message:

"Setup did not find any hard disk drives installed in your computer"

Can somebody please help me resolve this problem? I've never faced it before.

Thank you all in advance.Click to expand...

This is a New laptop? What OS did it have on it when you bought it?
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A:Help me please, my computer will not recognize my hard drive

Theres a pretty good chance that it has died.

Check the Power & IDE or SATA cables are firmly inserted

Go into the BIOS - generally by pressing the DEL key at POST screen - and see if it shows up there - if it doesn't, then it's time for a new HDD, and everything on it is gone.

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A:BSOD and then cant recognize hard drive

Good news!
I installed Ubuntu on a portable drive and it picked up my HD!
as you can see its a Hitachi,not a Toshiba (sorry)
Now the thing is,I had 4 drives.
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B Movies
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The C drive was 169 gb and everything is in it.
But it seems like the A and B partitions have been added into E.
My E partition was around 50 gb,A was 70 and B was around 200.
All of those have been added up to give me 331 GB. The files from partition E are still there,but the files from A and B are not there.

Also see this
After going into this drive,you can see that now it shows only 50 gb (which was the size of the original E drive). The Music and Movies partition is missing/hidden.

My guess is that they still exist,but are hidden.
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So any help about this :S?

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A:My computer will not recognize my hard drive

In Device Manager are you seeing BOTH 1) USB Mass Storage driver under USB AND 2) a disk driver under Disks?

Open Disk Management, watch the lower pane as you plug in/remove the USB cable. Do you see a physical disk appear/disappear?

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OK, why are you posting the same problem multiple times???
I am closing this thread and leaving your other thread active. In the future do not post the same problem in multiple threads.
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After it restarts, you should see "Press any key to boot from CD". DO NOT press any key and Windows will continue loading. Leave the CD in the drive until windows is finished loading.
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IDE or SATA? What happened to cause this trouble? Power supply problems, motherboard?
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Unplug the HardDrive data cable from the board again (not the harddrive end)
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What is the OS and the model of the drive?
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Hello and welcome to Techspot.

Would you please take a few moments to read this post. A message for all newcomers. Thanks.

It`s hard to say from so little info.

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A:Computer won't recognize Hard Drive

If it's not recognizing the old HDD & DVDrom or the new HDD & DVDrom, then I'd suspect the motherboard controller is faulty. Test the old hardware (ie: HDD and DVDrom) in another computer and see what happens.
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You may need to take ownership of the drive and give yourself full control before it will allow you access.

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whoops! Many restore cd's put everything back to the way it came from the factory. In you case it should have left all your data but got rid of any changes you made within windows and programs but it sounds like instead it put an image of exactly what your harddrive looked like when you bought it.

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I doubt if it is spyware causing teh missing hard disc

I think you will get better help in hardware so I have moved this there
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Make sure the drive has a letter.

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A:[SOLVED] Windows will not recognize my hard drive

Have you installed any of the windows updates since reinstalling?

What is the size of the drive that is not showing up?


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Faulty adapter or faulty drives.

...and one topic is enough:
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A:iomega External Hard Drive won't recognize

Does it work on another machine?

Has it been bumped or knocked or dropped?

Youu should have all your files backed up especially those on portable drives because they are the most likely to fail and lose all their files. All hard drives will fail.

If it doesn't appear in Device Manager, then the drive or its enclosure may be faulty (if not the cable). If it is under warranty, you should replace it. If not, you may need to remove the drive from its case and try connecting it to a machine through a USB adapter or connected internally to a desktop PC to see if it works without the enclosure.

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