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Motherboard doesn't recognize my SATA 3 drive

Q: Motherboard doesn't recognize my SATA 3 drive

Hi
I know this topic is very old! but I have the same problem now!
But I don't have any other hard disc on my PC and this SATA 3 supported hard drive is only one! I don't have any OS on my pc. when I connect hard drive to my p4p800-x mother board it doesn't recognize my sata 3 drive! please help me what should I do!

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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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A:XP doesn't recognize my Sata drive

It's all a bit confusing....which drives have which operating systems installed?

Have you been able to successfully boot anything but Vista?

Has XP ever been bootable on this system?
 

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A:OS doesn't recognize my SATA drive

i recently built a pc with a sata drive in and used maxblast and it found the drive and formatted it but when the system booted it still wouldnt find it so i looked on the motherboard disc and there in chipset were the drivers for the motherboard to look for a sata drive on boot up i put the drivers on floppy and when the system booted i pressed it for to install a raid driver in went the floppy and bobs your uncle there it was i formated it and installed windows and all's going fine

hope this helps you out

hopefully youve got another pc to browse the motherboard disc
 

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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: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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A:Solved: Motherboard won't recognize hard drive, SATA port issues?

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But anyways, try right clicking on the drive in Disk Management and hit Import foreign drive. This may or may not work, but we'll see.

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A:Motherboard doesn't recognize HDD, boot error.

i had same trouble with my dell and i pulled the cmos battery and that seemed to do the trick. good luck
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A:MB does not recognize SATA Drive

I take it you loaded the SATA drivers from floppy early in the install process...not after the fact?
 

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A:XP SP3 does not recognize SATA drive

Please read the rules and do not start duplicate threads. Please post here---> http://forums.techguy.org/showthread.php?t=852724

Closing this one.
 

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A:XP Does Not Recognize SATA Drive

I'd say faulty Sata port or Sata data cable (ie test by replacing this)

Also run Bios setup defaults on your Motherboard (this area accessed by pressing the valid key - DEL usually, as your computer first turns on)
 

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A:OS doesnt recognize sata drive

This motherboard has 8 SATA connectors. 4 are powered by the nVidia southbridge, the 4 others by the extra 3rd party controller. Make sure you have the proper drivers for the controller to which the SATA drives are connected.
 

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install Tweak UI and then...

click on My Computer, Drives,and check marking Drive F.
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows/find-your-missing-usb-drive-on-windows-xp/
 

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A:Onboard SATA controller can't recognize new 1.5TB drive

If the new drive is Sata-300, you may need to set a jumper to put it down to Sata-150. Some Sata controllers don't recognize the new drives without the jumper set.
 

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anyone....?
 

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A:Samsung drive won't recognize on SATA controller

There is some sort of compatibility issue, but here is the bad news.

http://www.xbitlabs.com/news/mainbo...ate_Reportedly_Set_31st_of_December_2008.html

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http://www.abit.com.tw/page/en/down...LE_ON_SCREEN=IC7-MAX3&pSOCKET_TYPE=Socket 478

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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:

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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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http://forums.techguy.org/4998634-post3.html
Claymore said:


If this is an internal CD drive - and not a USB drive, try this:

Fix for missing DVD/CD drives.

Copy the code below. Open Notepad and paste it in. Save the result in a suitable location as drives.reg - making sure that the default .txt extension doesn't appear in the file name (Save as type = All Files).
Double-click on the saved .reg file to merge the contents.
Restart.
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}]
"UpperFilters"=-
"LowerFilters"=-

[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Cdr4_2K]

[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Cdralw2k]

[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Cdudf]

[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\UdfReadr]
Click to expand...
I followed the above advice, I was able to complete it, but it did not work.
 

A:laptop doesn't recognize cd drive

may want to post the problem you currently are having, as you are quoting a 5 year old post there.....
 

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A:Computer doesn't recognize DVD drive

You need to install video codecs on your computer, because many computers have the drive, but not the codecs. Download these, there completely free!!!
http://www.download.com/Media-Player...-10518778.html
Good Luck!
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A:DVD RW Drive doesn't recognize some CDs and DVDs

Replace the DVD burner as the drive is failing.

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A:DVD/CD drive doesn't recognize discs

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A:Computer doesn't recognize DVD drive

Take a look here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314060
 

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A:System Doesn't Recognize Dvd Drive

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Welcome!

Make sure the drive has a letter.

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~JK

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Boot from your Win 7 DVD into a command prompt.

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A:File History Doesn't Recognize This Drive

File History Doesn't Recognize This Drive.



Can you post a screenshot of the actual failure message and also a screenshot of Disk Management and tell us which drive is not working?

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A:[SOLVED] XP Doesn't Recognize Hard Drive

xp requires a driver loaded with f6 to see the drive
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then go to the download page for it
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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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A:Computer doesn't recognize hard drive

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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Hi and welcome. Perhaps try different media. Some don't play well with certain drives.
 

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http://support.microsoft.com/kb/321641
More than likely, the answer is on this link.
Check first that DMA mode is enabled.
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Hi there,

Unfortunately, it does sound like your drive has failed. Luckily, DVD Burners are not as expensive as they used to be. A decent drive can be bought for under $40, shipped. I personally would recommend a Lite-ON model. I run a computer repair shop and that is the only brand I will use because they are not as likely to fail like other burners. Also, they come with a great warranty.

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A:Solved: CD-ROM/DVD Drive doesn't recognize disk

This problem has been resolved.

The computer's motherboard was by firm called Soyo Electronics (now defunct). When the computer is booted up, one hits "delete" to enter the setup menu. In the main menu, I selected "optimal defaults" and resumed booting up. The CD-ROM drive worked fine after that.

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