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Motherboard doesn't recognize my SATA 3 drive

Q: Motherboard doesn't recognize my SATA 3 drive

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

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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--->

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)

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install Tweak UI and then...

click on My Computer, Drives,and check marking Drive F.
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There is some sort of compatibility issue, but here is the bad news.

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Snowtown said:

Hi everyone!

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A:System Doesn't Recognize Dvd Drive

Hi Buggedout34, and welcome to BleepingComputer.The exif launcher is a Fuji program for Quick Start for FujiFilm DP Editor.If you look in the Task Manager under Applications you will see all of the applications that are running at the time.You could also look in the Event Viewer to see what error are appearing at the time that you are experiencing this problem.Start> right click on My Computer> Manage> Event Viewer. Be sure that you choose System.The error will appear in the far left column and will appear as a red dot with a white X inside. Each of the columns has a title at the top of them, the column that you want is the Event column. When you see an error follow it to the right across the page to the event column, there will be a set of numbers in there, this is the error code. If you right click on the error code a drop menu will appear, click on Properties, another page will open which will contain a description of the error.Please post the error codes and descriptions back in this topic.
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Make sure the drive has a letter.

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Boot from your Win 7 DVD into a command prompt.

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File History Doesn't Recognize This Drive.

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Not gonna boot with an old os.

Different chipsets for one.

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A:Computer doesn't recognize hard drive

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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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