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BIOS 'interact' with hard drive/OS files

Q: BIOS 'interact' with hard drive/OS files

So I use a hard drive tray which usually works fine drive/OS with files 'interact' BIOS hard but every couple of months I ll get no boot no Bios just a black screen and various led s You can see a previous post at http www techspot com community topics stumper-no-bios-or-video but Saturday I had my mouse BIOS 'interact' with hard drive/OS files freeze and couldn t get any control Re-boot attempt gave a DMI pool data error Surfing yields a dozen possible reasons for that error Ended up re-setting the Bios solved I use b XP and rarely Linux Mint all on different drives The guy who helped me says Bios interacts with data in the MBR on the different drives I BIOS 'interact' with hard drive/OS files have never read anything stating Bios can get mixed up due to which hard drive or OS as Bios passes control off to MBR and then OS regardless of which sata cable being used I agree the drive tray must be confusing the Bios but don t understand how Recently I haven t even had Mint installed so I don t think the grub is a culprit Anyone know how using a tray and different drives could change settings in Bios Goes against what I learned nbsp

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A: BIOS 'interact' with hard drive/OS files

The Boot sequence of a PC has this (legacy) sequence of events

Power On Self Test (POST) occurs
The video card is found
Secondary rom' are found and executed (eg IDE/ATA,...)
Bios vga display
System inventory of the devices occurs
PnP devices are found
Using the Boot sequence map in the BIOS, a device that is ready and bootable is found
the MBR is read if found
and the BOOT.ini processed to locate the kernel
ELSE FAIL
So the list of ready devices are sampled to find a MBR.
For UEFI support, the BIOS looks for the /boot partition.

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A:Recovering hard drive files from unbootable, password protected hard drive?

You don't have to do all that to overcome an unmountable boot volume error...try running chkdsk /r command on the drive.

Start/Run...type chkdsk X: /r (where X is the drive letter assigned by XP and with spaces between k and X: and X: and /) and then hit Enter.

Louis

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A:Hard drive installed, shows in Drive Mngmnt, in Bios, but not in Comp.

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A:How do I transfer files from bad sata hard drive to new hard drive

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A:BIOS indicates hard drive in 3rd Drive position, can't boot...

Change the boot option to HD first.  Change the HD to 1st drive. Save settings.What do you mean by "the  hdd adapter  is  not  available"?What partition on Drive 0 did you format? 

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A:"hard drive not detected" but the hard drive shows in bios

is it your windows drive, or an extra storage drive?

http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/184509-hard-drive-not-detected-but-hard-drive-shows-bios.html
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A:Bios Not seeing hard drive

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thank you
 

A:Can't See Hard drive in BIOS

I have not had real good luck with those converters.

FWIW modern mb are really made to use sata type drives. With the price of hard disks so cheap, it makes little sense to mess around with an adapter. A decent quality converter is around $22~25 or so; for only a few bucks more, you can get a modern 640gig WD drive and be done with the problem.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136527
 

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A:Bios or Hard Drive ??

Windows already had the drivers for the sound card on the install CD. The printer info was on the hard drive.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/bios-or-hard-drive.165167/
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A:Hard drive not seen in BIOS

The drive may have failed . . You can run diagnostics on the hard drive by downloading the diagnostic tool for the hard drive brand and making a bootable disc.

Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.

See this for how to make a bootable cd:

How to Burn a Bootable ISO File

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A:BIOS and hard drive

With IDE drives you either jumper it as Cable Select, or you jumper it as either Master or Slave
I have no faith in Cable Select, so I suggest that you jumper it for Master.
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I don't have much faith in installing SSD's on older systems - as the controllers (on the mobo) weren't designed with them in mind.

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A:hard drive not seen in bios

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

That hard drive is never going to work in your old pc. This is because it has all the mobo drivers on it from your current pc, which won`t work with the old mobo.

The only way it might work, is if you formatted the drive, but I doubt you really want to do that.

Just buy a new drive for the old machine.

Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
 

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A:bios or hard drive?

Welcome to TSG.

For reference you can group related questions into a single thread. I'll close this thread and you can add this question to your other threads in General Security where its best suited. I've also deleted the thread you deleted the contents of, in the future you can report a thread to be moved if you realize its in the wrong section.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/bios-or-hard-drive.1150191/
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A:BIOS Hard Drive

From the size of it I would say it is the Manufacturer's Recovery partition. Can you post a screenshot of folder contents? Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums
Also this Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image

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A:"0x80070057" Error copying files from hard drive to hard drive??

  
Quote: Originally Posted by axelrose


"0x80070057" error. I was simply trying to copy a folder or group of files to another hard drive.
Hard drive to Hard drive, no SSD or External was involved.

Any solutions to this issue?

It literally refuses the copying to be performed ...

I'm trying to copy folders/files from a Seagate SATA II 320 GB Hard Drive to a newer Western Digital SATA II 1 TB Hard Drive.
thanks



That error sometimes refers to a read write problem. That could be caused by a controller, too little ram, or a busy cpu.

How bis are the copies?

What does it say in event viewer about it?

There are several ways to find what the problem is. The best is to go into event viewer (type eventvwr in search). Go to the windows log>application tab.

You want to look for critical errors (they have red in the left column ).

When you find them you want to look for critical errors that say app hang, app crash, or anything that relates to the problem.

When you find them please note the event ID, and the source codes and tell us what they are.

Let us know if you need help with any of this.

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A:Is it motherboard or hard drive or bios , which is the cause of this

Quote:
recently removed my computer drives - master and slave

Both are SATA


There's some confusion from the start. There is no such thing as master and slave with SATA drives! Master and slave drives come from the old technology, EIDE (PATA) drives where you could have two drives attached to one "data" cable and one motherboard connector. With two drives on one data cable, there needed to be a way for the system to keep track of the drives, so one drive was designated as master, the other as slave. And this was determined by a jumper on the back of the drive and where on the cable the drive was connected.

But with SATA drives there is only one drive per data cable. Every drive has it own data cable and motherboard connector. So no master or slave designation is needed.

You can have more than one drive on a power cable with SATA, but that has nothing to do with master and slave - as again, no such thing with SATA drives.

The boot drive is determined by the boot order set in the BIOS.

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A:Hard drive limited by BIOS??

Usually the HD company will provide you with a disk that should take care of that problem for you when you install it!

Welcome to TSG!
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/hard-drive-limited-by-bios.251447/
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A:BIOS won't detect IDE Hard Drive

Hi there
Looks like cable or connection is defective. If these are the "Old fashioned" IDE drives check that the ribbon connector is of the correct type -- I believe there are two sorts -- the older version and the newer Enhanced IDE with 40 pins.

Check that you have the correct ribbon type connector for the Mobo. Also connect if the Slave / Master / Auto switch on the HDD (or jump pins on the Mobo if there are any) are correctly set.

Note also at BOOT - ensure also that AHCI in the Bios is correctly set as well -- otherwise the machine will fail to boot.

You really need to set it to IDE for using IDE Disks -- If this has changed from what you were using before you will have to re-install Windows.

You are actually better off getting away from those old fashioned IDE Disks if you can.

It's also possible you might in the Bios have to set the IDE Disk to LBA mode -- to complicated to explain here but notes on this should be available in the documentation that came with the MOBO in BIOS settings.

Cheers
jimbo

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A:BIOS Not Always Recognizing Hard Drive

Try another sata port on motherboard, change sata and electric cables, there might be a faulty port / cable.
Check connection inside case if they are firmly set

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A:BIOS Not Always Recognizing Hard Drive

Really need more information, ie motherboard make and model, please fill in your system spec's.
Have you tried updating the BIOS to the latest one available. Or resetting BIOS to defaults. How old is the motherboard.
Possible cause -MB failing. How many drives are in the machine, if you have more than one is that recognised.

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A:BIOS will not recognize hard drive BUT...

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.
I just now noticed that you're A+Certified so if I'm barking up the wrong tree--Sorry.
 

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A:Second installed hard drive isn't seen by BIOS

I do not think it has anything to do with the "Windows Boot Loader (Winload.exe or Winload.efi)". However, I did try it out and running a "bcdedit /set {GUID} path \windows\system32\winload.exe" produced a non-booting OS (even if I attempted to use my current workaround by interrupting the BIOS at boot). Here is the current behavior I am seeing when I hit ESC to enter the BIOS setup (you have a window of less than 2 seconds to hit this key before the WIndows Boot Loader menu comes up). The following are the paths to settings in the BIOS menu, followed by the settings I am seeing:       * Boot Menu                - Shows only SATA0       * Computer Setup > Storage > Device Configuration               - Shows only SATA0       * Computer Setup > Storage > Boot Order > Legacy Boot Sources               - Shows only SATA0       * Computer Setup > Storage > DPS Self-test               - Shows both SATA0 and SATA1 ?! UPDATE:I just found the fix (HP devs will need to fix this bug though). SOLUTION:  I made the following BIOS change:      * Computer Setup > Storage > Advanced > Power-On Options               - POST Delay (in seconds)            5 Settings a POST delay (from the default of nearly no delay to 5 seconds) fixes the problem. In fact, if I wait 3 - 4 seconds into the delay, and then hit the ESC key to enter the BIOS setup, everywhere I was seeing "Shows only SATA0" above before,  is now showing both SATA0 and SATA1. Everything is looking and working as I would expect it to. Problem solved. Thank you to everyone who attempted to help out.SFMChris 

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A:accessing hard drive through bios

Go here http://www.maxtor.com/en/index.htm and d/load the diognostic and repair tools for your drive.Maxtor has the tools for Quantum drives. Go into bios and in the cmos setup you can change your drive detection to auto, save and exit, and see if it detects the drive then.
 

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A:Bios issues for my hard drive!

Update your BIOS, its probable there's a fix out, thats certainly odd.

Why not post your board type if you're unsure of what you need or what to do with it.

If you're unsure of your mobo of course you can head over to http://www.sisoftware.net/ and get sandra this'll help.
 

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A:Deleting everything on the hard drive from the BIOS

What scanners did you use to try to clean the adware?
 
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A:Solved: can't see second hard drive in bios

try running chkdsk /f/r on the IDE drive...lowdown is here
no joy
you might want to try setting the bios settings to the safe or default settings...usually F5 but read the screens to be sure...
if that does not work you may have to reflash the bios so that the IDE drive is seen by the bios again
 

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A:XC-600 hard drive not found by BIOS

Probably you deleted the EFI partition (if your BIOS is set to UEFI) or MBR partition (if your BIOS is set to Legacy/Launch CSM). when you installed windows 10 on the SSD, it read the EFI partition on the 1TB HDD and now that partition is gone. try to run startup repair under advanced options with the windows 10 installation media.

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A:BIOS/Hard Drive issue

  
Quote: Originally Posted by hartengel


Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-MA785GMT-UD2H rev 1.1
Hard drive's are both SATA's: western digital 1.0TB and a Segate barracuda 250GB.
Ram: Kingston DDR3 1333 4GB
Video Card: Geforce 9500 GT
Power supply and case: Cooler Master/750w

Here is the situation. When I turn on the system it goes through the bios display showing that I have one or the other or both HD and DVD connected. As it's going through it stops at the VERIFYING DMI POOL DATA..... AMD DATA CHANGE... UPDATE NEW DATA TO DMI. And there it hangs up and does nothing.

I have gone through the trouble shooting chart in the manual and found that if I disconnect the SATA cable for the HD the system goes on to display this message: DISK BOOT FAILURE. INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER.

To me it sounds like there is an issue with the SATA drives. But both!! I think I don't have the bios setup properly. I have also reset the bios. The HD's are both good and have been used on other systems with now problems, and MB is brand new.

Surprisingly I can install win 7 or run a disk manager to the HD but I can't boot from them after installing OS.

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Was there a previous OS on either of the HD's?

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A:BIOS not detecting Hard Drive

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A:No hard drive seen in BIOS or Windows 7

Hi BENZT and welcome to W7 Forums

If a HDD is not recognised by the BIOS during start up, then it will not be available and will not be seen either by a running OS or by the install routine (if trying to install an OS).

From what you have stated, I think that we can eliminate the drives themselves. This leaves a couple of possibilities. Firstly, the data cable may not be securely attached (SATA cables are narrow and are easy to dislodge, compared to the 40/80 wire PATA ones). This can be remedied by fitting latching type cables. Secondly, the power cable. Is this attached, and if so, is there actually any power at the connector?

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A:Hard Drive is not detected in the BIOS

This virus may have corrupted bios easily and it could have destroyed the hard drive but lets first worry about bios you could try and flash bios again I know it's risky with a virus that could be still present in the bios. You may want to look around on the internet of what to do in case of bios virus and how to get rid of it..

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A:No Bios? No Hard Drive detected? Please help!

Looks like the hard drive(s) or the controller has failed. Could be something as simple as a loose cable too of course.
 

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A:hard drive is never detected by BIOS

That's one possible reason. Another is that the cable is somehow faulty, or the Motherboard damaged? Is it worth getting a new HD, installing an OS on that, running the suspect drive as a slave, and seeing if BIOS picks it up then? (this may be pointless - i'm new to this lark - but it's what i'd do if i were you).

I found your thread because I have a similar issue, but sounds like mine is more soluble than yours. Rather than hi-jacking your thread I'll post mine on a new thread.

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A:Hard drive is not detected by BIOS

??Motherboard??



basman said:





Hi everybody, i'm from Holland, so cut me some slack on my English!

Today i desided to turn my old pc into a Nas, with freenas software.
I thought i'd buy 2 2tb samsung hd204ui drives to get myself started, but however. I never got passed the first step. The bios does not recognize my disks. Only my cdrom drive as primary slave... I get the following message:

VIA Technologies, Inc VIA VT8237 Serial ATA RAID BIOS Setting Utility V2.01
Hardware Initiate failed, Please Check Device!!! The Bios does not be ... bla bla.

Scan Devices, Please wait....
Press <Tab> key into user window!

[it sort of hangs for a moment, when i get the message written below:]

Hardware initiate failed, Please check device!!!
The BIOS does not be installed. Press <g> to continue!

[when i press g i immediately press dell to get in the bios, to find out it can't recognize the disks.]

Are the disks to new to work with the motherboard. this computer is about 5 to six years old, the motherboard has two sata plugs on it. and a 64 amd chip.

Must i use a jumper? On the disks?

Ive spent the entire night searching for the answer, but cant seem to find it.
I realy hope i gave you guys enough information to help me out. If not, please reply.

Thanks in advance.
Awaiting your feedback!

kind regards
BasClick to expand...

:wave:Hi there,

You haven't actually said what make/model your old computer is. Neither the board in use.


 

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A:Hard drive not detected at bios

Is this a SATA drive (probably)? You didn't provide any specifics on the hardware.

Have you tried moving the SATA cable to a different connector on the motherboard? I know you said you tried it in another machine, so that would suggest the drive itself is the problem... but still...

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Pull out the data cable and re-seat it, both on the drive and also on the motherboard.

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A:Hard drive not showing up in BIOS

You've pulled out all the stops. If the BIOS doesn't see the drive, there's not really anything more you can do. Drive has failed somehow. Send back to mfg. if still under warranty. Hope this helps!
 

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A:BIOS not detecting hard drive

Vanmol, I am not an expert on harddrives, but after seeing your first post about an Active Drive, I was curious about this subject. I did a lot of digging and your not the only one that has problems after cloning XP. Nothing illegal here: You buy a new bigger drive, clone XP to it, then format the original drive and use it for backup and storage. It seems that the main problem is: "Before you first boot the new drive you have to remove the original drive". XP writes to the MBR's and the registries with disk information, and is now confused. As to how to fix your situation, I don't have the answer, but thought posting may invite answers from others. Check out the caution note about halfway down the page: http://ghost.radified.com/norton_ghost_4.htm
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A:Hard Drive settings in BIOS

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You will be fine using defaults but if you have problems you know where to find us

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A:Setting bios for 2nd hard drive

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"though it does have a few bad sectors"...

ANY hard drive with ANY bad sectors should be replaced ASAP. If you are trying to boot from a hard drive loaded with an operating system from another computer, don't! Select the drive you want as a boot drive, format it and install an OS of your choice fresh
 

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A:Hard drive not detected by BIOS

SATA cables are kinda weird. I had a similar problem, and i replaced the cable with a new one. The problem i had was that the SATA cable was over stretched (the connection part) and was not making a full contact with the cable head. Try replacing it and let us know.
 

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Not an expert on computers
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A:Formatting Hard Drive from BIOS

Hi cheese,

Formatting the hard drive is not the purpose for the BIOS.
You'll need a boot disk to do that.

http://www.bootdisk.com

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/formatting-hard-drive-from-bios-213014.html
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Date
Time
Drive A: 1.44 3.5 in
Drive B: None (all available choices are for another floppy)
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Any ideas?

Thanks,

Loyd
 

A:No Place For Hard Drive In BIOS

In most cases, you're very right. But Compaq's are always different and usually a headache. The one i'm picturing had drop down menus - kind of like in windows and the harddrive was under one of the last menus - something like devices then ide devices. Take a look around but be warned it may not be there. can you press Tab or ESC while you have the compaq logo on the screen? It may show you the POST. If not use FDISK to see if it shows a drive.

A complete drive failure, where its totally dead, may also give you this result. Because Compaq is very proprietary it may not show anything for the HDD if it's not detected.
 

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A:Hard drive not detected in BIOS.. Help!

Please read the rules and do not double-post.

http://forums.techguy.org/windows-vista/1021355-installing-windows-after-hard-drive.html
 

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What do you think could be the porblem ??? And how could i correct this ??
 

A:Symbols for Hard Drive name in BIOS

Is this a Windows 98 laptop or an XP laptop? If it has XP loaded, the funny symbols are there because Windows 98 can't read the NTFS (NT File System) format used by XP. In any case, the hard drive is probably bad and it will need to be replaced. You might try reformating it using the Windows 98 boot disk. If this fails, you know the drive is bad
 

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Western Digital Red


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SATA3 (6gb/s transfer)
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http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008JJLW4M/ref=pe_385040_30332190_pe_175190_21431760_M3T1_ST1_dp_1
VS.

Samsung EcoGreen

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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152245 (I know this one says out of stock but the drive was received a while ago)

 

A:Solved: Hard drive for OS vs Hard drive for files

Regardless of what hdd you use for storage, your OS and programs should be on an SSD - boot and response times much faster.

Booting with an SSD will get you up in 30 - 60 secs.

http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Electronics-Series-2-5-Inch-MZ-7PD256BW/dp/B009NB8WRU

I have the 128gb version - more than sufficient.

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Not an expert on computers
running windows 7
 

A:Laptop hard drive not detected in BIOS

It's very possible your HD is dead.
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A:Hard drive compatibility with BIOS and XP Home

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Storage_man
 

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A:SSD hard drive do i use Sata as IDE or AHCI in Bios

See this tutorial: AHCI : Enable in Windows 7 / Vista

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A:Hard drive shows up in BIOS but not in My Computer

Is the drive a secondary one?
 

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A:Hard drive noises, BIOS sees it but nothing else does.

Try running the HDD standing ti on it's side and see if this works. I was able to rescue data from a HDD once using this method.
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patio.
 

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A:Hard drive not detected in bios or my computer

Hi ally1956

Recheck the drives jumpers and try a different IDE cable. Its possible that the drive has just died. Try downloading the manufacturers drive test and running that. Is the drive under a warranty?

http://www.seagate.com/support/software/
 

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A:Hard Drive shown in BIOS not in Windows

Click the start button.. then right click on Computer.. go to Management... in the system management window go down to Disk management.. it should show ur disk there.. you probably need to assign it a drive letter and viola ur done

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A:bios problems after hard drive wipe

Does the monitor read "no signal"?

Louis

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I have tried the IDE cables and jumpers in every combination possible both as a single drive and also as master/slave with the old HD.

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