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DVD no recognized in Bios but in Windows

Q: DVD no recognized in Bios but in Windows

We have a model HP z820, very powerful machine, with the basic hp image we have on there, win7 32, windows recognizes the DVD in windows but in the Bios it does not recognize it.

Note, this is SATA and the bios was already updated.

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Hi

This question is for "JIMBEAN & CRJDRIVER" on your thread for HDD recognized by BIOS but not Windows.

You mentioned that you used O&O Disk Recovery if the HDD do not get recognized by Windows how will the O&O Disk Recovery recover the data??

Your help in this matter is much appreciated
 

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A:HDD is not recognized by Bios and Windows

Hello Raeion. Welcome to the forum.

When the hard drive is not recognized in the BIOS it means that either the drive is defective or there is a connectivity problem.

The first thing to double check is connectivity. This is how I would proceed:
(Please use proper static precautions!)
Disconnect the hard drive (I assume there is just one) - power and data cables.
Boot the machine and go into the BIOS settings > set SATA mode to AHCI and leave it there.
Reboot the machine, check the BIOS again. Should be in AHCI mode and you should see the DVD drive listed on it's port.
Shut down and carefully connect the hard drive again. Recheck the data cable connection to the motherboard.
Start up, go into BIOS settings and see if the hard drive is listed (when you start up, listen for the drive to spin up)
If not listed, shut down and try a different SATA port on the motherboard
If still not recognized, try a different data cable (the one on the DVD drive is known good).
Let us know what you find.

EDIT:
If you had this machine built for you then you may want to just take it back and get the technicians to fix the issue. Don't leave the store until you can see the drive recognized in BIOS.
If you were to damage something doing your own work you might void any warranty.

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Does anyone have an idea as to why it would be in the BIOS but not available through Windows 7?

Thanks.

A:HD Not recognized in Windows 7 but in BIOS

- by a process of elimination - and starting with basic principles..
- firstly,
- have you checked that all the drives are properly connected?
- press each connection firmly into it's slot on the HD and on the motherboard, as well..

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A:DVD burner recognized by BIOS, but not Windows

I had a similar problem running Windows ME on a VIA Apollo MVP chipset based motherboard. The problem occured when I enabled DMA access for the DVD drive through Device Manager. After enabling DMA and rebooting the computer, the drive completely disappeared from Windows, but the BIOS still recognized and reported its presence. The problem was resolved when I downloaded and installed the ATAPI Vendor Support and IDE Miniport drivers from the VIA website. These drivers can be found at www.viaarena.com.
 

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A friend had a problem with his hdd and gave it to me to see if I could find out what is wrong with it.

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Any help will be appreciated.

Thanks

A:Extra HDD not recognized in Windows or BIOS

Be sure to check the cable connections, as I'm sure you have. When the computer starts can you hear or feel it spin up? If it is properly connected on both ends of the cable and won't spin up, there is little you can do.

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A:DVD Optical Drive Not Recognized in Windows or BIOS

Of the BIOS cannot see it, no software fix will help including other drivers. It is probably a connection problem. If the disk works, then the mobo controller is OK because the optical drive uses the same controller in the chipset.

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A:Windows cannot be installed to this disk... HDD not recognized in BIOS

Unplug all other HD's and peripherals,

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Then boot into Windows 7 installer DVD or flash stick burned or written using tool and latest ISO for your licensed OS version here. I would use a fresh ISO written with tool in Step 2 as yours is in question.

At first installer screen Press Shift + F10, or enter System Recovery Options to open a Command Box, type:

DISKPART
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ACTIVE
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Next click Install Now, then Custom install to Clean Install Windows 7 to the partition you created. If it fails then report back at which step and the verbatim error message.

In addition read over these steps to understand the tools and methods which work best to get and maintain a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7. The steps are the same for retail.

After install you can adjust partition size or Create new partitions for data, etc. in Disk Mgmt. You are creating the partition here for the purpose of wiping the HD and marking Active which overcomes certain install failures.

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A:DVD drive not being recognized by neither BIOS nor OS (Windows Vista)

Hi lechevarria89,

Is the drive SATA or IDE? You've established that it is getting power to the driver, but not the information. And since it is not showing in BIOS, but was previously. We start looking at the physical information connector. SATA cables quite often fail, plus make sure the cable isn't bent at a 90 degree angle, with SATA the rule of thumb is "Mess is good!"

Let me know the update
 

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A:Hard Drive recognized by bios, but not windows

If you are using Vista/XP/Server 2003 or Seven, you can look in Disk Management.

Go to computer management (right-click computer then Manage)

On the left of the window, select Disk Management.

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It may be that the drive has become corrupt or is formatted in a way that Windows does not understand. Alternatively, it may just need to be assigned a drive letter.
 

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A:HD recognized by scandisk but HD not recognized by BIOS

probably the booting sequence is wrong due to the fact that you told the BIOS to load the preferred defaults. If you have a standard BIOS:

*go to advanced BIOS settings.... your going to see a big list of options .

<< check this picture for visual example>>
*take a look at the first , second and third boot device and change them to:

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Alternate them accordingly.

**probably the reason why your pc booted up at 16 bit the first time , may be
because you haven't installed the drivers for your video card yet.
 

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A:HDD not recognized in BIOS?

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It could be this fall actually damaged the HD making it unreadable.

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A:BIOS not recognized

If the other drive is not recognized,that hard drive may have failed.
Disconnect it and try your install on the detected drive.
It may be that the fail drive is also hanging the bios.
 

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A:New HD not recognized in Bios

Hi! What do you see in Disk Management? You may have to assign it a drive letter.
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/change-add-remove-drive-letter#1TC=windows-7
 

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A:HD recognized by BIOS, not by Win XP

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I recently had a similar problem with a Compaq Desktop running Vista that had a noisy CPU fan. I found out that the computer required the 4-pin [conductor] fan, wouldn't work properly with a 3-pin fan although the fan did operate. Apparently it's all about the signals back to the motherboard about the fan being at the right speed, the CPU is properly cooled, etc.

http://www.tenforums.com/pc-custom-builds-overclocking/35226-cpu-fan-not-recognized-bios.html
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A:Battery not recognized by BIOS or OS

Hi and welcome to TSG.

I would have been contacting Dell technical support as soon as I noticed the problem.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/battery-not-recognized-by-bios-or-os.934484/
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A:Solved: HDD not recognized in BIOS

If it is only 6 months old it should still be under warranty
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-hdd-not-recognized-in-bios.843033/
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A:DVD Drive not Recognized in Bios

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A:My DVD drives are not being recognized by BIOS or OS

Just to cover this base, make sure the data cable didn't come loose while you were changing the battery.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/my-dvd-drives-are-not-being-recognized-by-bios-or-os.128675/
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I assume you've check the RAM support list here: http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=2748#sp
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/only-half-of-ram-is-recognized-by-bios.1076190/
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A:Harddrive not recognized by bios

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That motherboard has a higher than normal number of complaints on Newegg. It could be defective.

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A:Brand New Harddrive not being recognized in BIOS.

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A:My HD is not recognized, go into bios save/exit and then it is!

Hi,

Set the hard drive to slave, the CD usually gets to boot first as it's normally master.

Regards, Ellgor.
 

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A:Asus BC-1205PT not recognized in BIOS.

Some new updates...

There are 3 other SATA Hard Drives also plugged in (That work fine). I've tried switching around where they are plugged in (1, 2, 3, 4) but nothing happens. It just gets stuck up in POST when it gets to the Optical Drive.
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A:HDD gets recognized by BIOS but I can't see it at Disk Management.

  
Quote: Originally Posted by aiceo


So after reinstalling my windows on a SSD, i cannot see my other HDD drive that I haven't even touched, It only shows up in device management in the disk drives, not in the disk management. It also shows up as dynamic. Tried using Partition wizard, but it shows that the disk is bad, so i tried converting it from dynamic to basic, but it fails to do so. I have files on it that I cannot lose, any suggestions?

EDIT: Fixed by itself, it now appears in the disk management.







Quote:
I have files on it that I cannot lose, any suggestions?


You can use Macrium ( free) to create the image.

http://www.majorgeeks.com/content/pa...2270j1060538j7
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A:Harddrive Is Recognized In BIOS But Not In My Computer

Hum, I take it you created a partition & formated it in FAT32 or NTFS before looking for it in "My Computer", right ?
 

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*** someone told me that I need to downgrade my BIOS version to 1.2v



And who? I mean are you sure that this person was right?
From my point of few there is no reason why early BIOS version should recognize the SSD drive and the newest BIOS version doesn’t…

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By the way: I’m owner of Evo 850 SSD drive and as far as I can remember I had to update the SSD drive firmware to use it properly in connection with my other notebook (not Toshiba unit)

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Hello there, Try to do a BIOS recovery.Please do the following steps to perform a bios recovery. 1>Power off the computer2>Press and hold Windows key along with letter "B" (win+b)3>power on the computer.  cheers!




I am an HP employee

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Thanks
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/hard-disk-not-recognized-in-bios.766780/
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Reset BIOS to defaults, set SATA controller to AHCI to try install.

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You can check in your BIOS settings to make sure the USB ports are still enabled. THen, make sure they show up in Windows, and try other devices, such as a flash drive.

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Please tell us about your "Pennsylvania" operating system.

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Replace the drive. Be sure no pins are bent. Be sure the jumper is correct.
 

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I don't seem to understand your problem.

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DOH!

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-hard-drive-not-recognized-by-bios.536035/
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A:CD/DVD Drive not recognized in BIOS after installing SATA hard disk

No one going to take a stab at this one. Please, I need some help here. Any advice would be appreciated
 

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A:New Hard disk recognized by Windows7 but not by BIOS, install failed

8+ hrs and lots of viewers, but no answers...

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A:Hard Disk recognized by bios, but not by My computer/Disk Manager

You need to partition and format a drive to see it as a drive letter in Windows.
 

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A:Windows 7 Stuck At BIOS Cannot Enter BIOS or Change Boot Media

Somehow with guidance from Lenovo Community, I solved the problem.

For future reference:
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A:I can't access BIOS settings because BIOS assumes Windows is resuming

Try doing a shutdown command from a CMD window, or Start button / Run
The command is shutdown /s

See if entering the command manually makes a difference in how it starts up

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A:hard drive NOT recognized in computer but IS recognized in disk mgmnt.

  
Quote: Originally Posted by PERSIL


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Thank you


Had similarities on my pc.

Goto BIOS, there you have 4 options.

Primary Master
Secondary Master

Primary Slave
Secondary Slave

Set it as follows:

Primary Master -----> Main Boot HDD
Secondary Master -----> EMPTY

Primary Slave -----> CD/DVD RAM
Secondary Slave -----> Secondary backup HDD
Hpe it helps!

Gala

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A:USB Device Recognized / Not Recognized based on shut-down method

You could try reinstalling the usb drivers.
JohnWill has fix that is worth a try

Johnwill's solution

Create a file with NOTEPAD containing the following lines and save it as FIX.REG
-------------------------- Use text after this line --------------------------------
REGEDIT4

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Environment]

"DEVMGR_SHOW_NONPRESENT_DEVICES"="1"
-------------------------- Use text before this line --------------------------------

Double click on FIX.REG and say yes to the Merge Into Registry question.

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View, Show Hidden Devices.
Uninstall all devices under USB Controllers.
Uninstall all devices under Disk Drives that you know are not present.
Uninstall all devices under Storage Volumes. Say no to any reboot prompts until you are finished. Also, if a Storage Volume doesn't uninstall, ignore it and move to the next one.
If you have a yellow ? with unknown devices, uninstall all of the entries there as well.

When this is done, reboot TWICE.

Reconnect the USB devices and see if they're recognized properly.

NOTE: If you have a USB keyboard and/or mouse, you'll have to modify the instructions and leave enough parts for those to function. I don't have one yet, so I haven't had time to modify the instructions.
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/usb-device-recognized-not-recognized-based-on-shut-down-method.975846/
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A:Flashing a Bios without Windows, or through the previous Bios

read:http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic75555.html
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/flashing-a-bios-without-windows-or-through-the-previous-bios.107274/