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Drive detected by BIOS but not by Windows installer

Q: Drive detected by BIOS but not by Windows installer

Any ideas on this anyone?
A SATA 2.5" drive has a corrupted OS on it and I want to format it and then reinstall a fresh copy of Windows.
The drive is detected by the BIOS but does not show up as an available drive in the install routine (no drives found). I
If I remove the drive and connect it as a SATA drive to a desktop (so I can format it that way), it again shows up on the BIOS but is not available as a drive in Windows Explorer.
This drive has been pre-repaired by PCWorld - I wonder if they did anything odd to it?

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A: Drive detected by BIOS but not by Windows installer

After connecting the drive to your desktop, please go to control panel > admin tools > computer management > Disk Management.

If your drive shows up there, it mean physically it is ok, just that its partition tables has gone wonky.

You can simply delete the existing partition tables there, and re-create new one and format it. Hopefully that will work and solve your issue.

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A:CD/DVDROM drive - not detected by bios, detected by Windows?

What is the boot sequence in the bios? should be CD or optical drive first, then Hard Drive or IDE-0 second if you want to boot from the cd-drive. Many computer manufacturers set the computer to automatically boot off of the hard drive by default so setting the factory defaults might not be what you are looking for. Look for the screen that has the boot order or sequence and just change it, exit and save settings and restart the computer with the boot cd in the drive. I hope that helps.
 

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A:DVD Drive detected by BIOS but not Windows

New SATA CD/DVD burner drives are cheap. Newegg sells them for under $20. Not worth the hassle of trying to make an old PATA drive work, regardless of how much it initially cost.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827151256

But, the PATA drive, being the only PATA device should be set (jumper on the rear of the drive) for Master. That may make it work. If it won't work set as Master, set it as Cable Select (labled CS or CSEL on drive). On the other hand, There may be some driver needed to make the PATA controller active in Windows.

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A:DVD Drive detected by windows but not buy BIOS

Look again. That doesn't seem possible.
 

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A:Hard drive not detected by Windows or BIOS

Have you looked in Disk management?
You should be able to see and format it there.
 

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A:DVD Drive Will Not Read CD/DVDs in Windows 7 (Detected in Bios/Windows

Hi bcred

Welcome to Seven Forums
Let's try the basics - recheck the connectors, power-cable to your drive.
Is the drive listed in explorer after boot?
If you have another DVD/CD-drive lying around, you could try swapping with the Samsung - we need to do this to try and isolate whether the actual hardware is faulty. Alternatively you could try swapping SATA connectors just in case the current one for your drive has gone south.

Keep us posted and regards

Edit

Re-read your post - disregard the q about the drive being shown in Explorer

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A:DVD/CD drive not detected in Bios

Check the drive select on the drive and also the hard drive and make sure the hard drive is master and the dvd drive is slave and it should be ok after that.
 

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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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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 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: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 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 not detected in BIOS.. Help!

Please read the rules and do not double-post.

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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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A:Laptop hard drive not detected in BIOS

It's very possible your HD is dead.
You can try re-seating it, or test it on another computer via enclosure or USB adapter, but you probably need a new drive.
 

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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:Emtec 16GB Flash Drive not detected in BIOS

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Cross Bones


....... I loaded a different distribution,..........


How did you do that if your Flash drive was not recognised on your PC?

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A:Harddrives/DVD drive not detected in BIOS. Have to fix it every day by moving cables

Maybe I didn't make it clear in the initial post, but could somebody help me please?
 

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If I try and boot it up I get the error; 'For Realtek RTL8100E/8101E Fast Ethernet Network Adapter v1.02 (060529). PXE-E61: 'Media test failure, check cable. PXE-M0F: Exiting PXE ROM.' I assume this is due to no hard drive being found in the boot sequence and LAN being used.Click to expand...

I would say thats correct

Sounds like a faulty harddrive as its not being seen at all

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A:Solved: SATA drive detected in BIOS but not visible

Found the answer. The Serial ATA controller was disabled (in the control panel > peripherals > Serial ATA controller)

Drives show up!
 

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A:Acer Aspire One AOA150 hard drive not detected in BIOS

You need a 2 1/2" laptop hard drive either SATA or IDE. Be sure to remove the drive and check for this before you buy a replacement laptop hard drive
 

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A:Lots of BSOD, lock ups, hard drive not being detected by bios, is it f

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A:Hard drive not detected in BIOS - reboot & select boot device msg

This is probably an issue with SATA drivers. One vital piece of information is missing from your post, what version of windows are you using and is it already installed on the hard drive?
 

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A:BIOS will recognize SATA HDD but Windows 7 installer will not :/

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A:HDD detected in Bios But not in Windows

Look for it in disk management. Right click My Computer > Manage

Click on Disk Management.
 

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A:HDD not detected in BIOS but in Windows

back up your data first off i can help guide you through some different options but just for the sake of it, any data not saved twice is data you dont care about.
 

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*It's a built in bluetooth device*

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A:HDD not detected by BIOS but visible and in windows

It could be possible that when the old power supply took a bite that it might have messed up the BIOS in the computer just a bit. I usually do not recommend doing this because it could be a bit dangerous if anything goes wrong during the update process like any power outages even just for a split second it will trash the BIOS flashing. If you have never done this before I would strongly suggest getting someone to help you that has experience at this type of procedure.
 

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A:SATA drive detected as an atapi drive by windows xp setup.

Quote:
2nd primary partition is setup as 99.97 GB FAT32


Why FAT32?



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Uninstall Zone Alarm if you are using Internet Explorer 7.0 because you will always have problems otherwise.
 

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Can you post a screen shot of Disk management?
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Hi,

Does your disk show in the BIOS?

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Quote: Originally Posted by jamieb313


hey i have a huge problem ive built my self a pc and some odd reason when i try and install windows 7 it gets to a certain point and says there no cd/dvd installed please install the recommended drivers ...... but its a plug and play dvd rw so am very confused Ive spent past 8 days trying to sort this even try putting vista on but comes up with a hard drive error so just gave up there and then on that ... i know a little about computers but this has stumped me big time

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A:New SATA Drive not detected in Windows

SATA needs to be enabled in the bios.
 

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A:No Drive Detected in Installing Windows 7

Hello Lnknprkfrk28, welcome to Seven Forums!


Is the PC BIOS detecting the Hard Disk Drive?

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click driver
click update driver
opt for search automatically
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Welcome srand

Does it still work on the XP computer ? I have seen several flash drives get corrupted from one computer to another. Not sure what has been the actual cause of this problem

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A:Asus A6R cd drive not detected by windows

How old is the Asus A6R?
Optical drives burn out, or become out of alignment, rather quickly... It your drive is over a year old, or if you have used it to burn a lot of data or music, it is time to replace it... About $22 online.
 

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Are you connecting the sata2 drive to sata2 drive port on the mobo?

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A:DVD Drive is not detected either in Windows or in Linux

What is the brand and model of the DVD Drive? And what is its age and previous use.
Usually, this is caused by an optical drive that is worn too badly, or is out of alignment... Cheaper to replace than to fix.
Optical drives last a year. If they are heavily used, many will fail after six or seven months.
Some cannot handle the heat and the constant use.
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A:Bios cant see hdd but installer can

Thanks for posting your resolution...we don't normally delete/close topics since they may be helpful to someone else with similar/same issues.

Happy computing .

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A:New 1tb hard drive not detected and is ejectable in windows?

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A:Hard drive not detected with windows, but will with linux

formatted your HD from DOS Diskette or windows 98se diskette or cd.... may be the problem is NTFS partition ..... delete non DOS partition ..... try... boot from cd or diskette. www.computerstechnicalsupport.com

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A:windows detected a hard drive problem

  
Quote: Originally Posted by whatfor


keep getting this message pop up every few minutes 'Windows detected a hard drive problem'.
I ran a disc check and it found no problems with the disc. Should I take this message as gospel and invest in a new drive...there is a lot of data on this drive that I dont want to lose.
Message attached and disc check results attached



Hi whatfor,

I apologize for all the inconvenience this issue has caused and promise you that I will do my best to resolve this issue to your satisfaction.

Kindly run the diagnostics on harddrive of the system following the link below:

http://dell.to/16amSi5

This would confirm if the harddrive has failed or not. Please keep us posted with the results.

If you have any further queries, please feel free to contact us.

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A:Laptop Hard Drive not detected by Windows

Observations:
Your new drive is SATA 3.0. Is it compatible with your laptop?
XP usually needs a driver to detect SATA drives (Press F6 to load 3d party drivers)
"Corrupt" Hard drives are often repairable with chkdsk, or even a format.
Maybe a BIOS update?
 

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A:Hard drive detected by Windows, does not appear in explorer

In which computer is it installed, and what is your operating system?
 

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A:windows detected a hard drive problem

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A:Hard Drive not detected when loading Windows XP

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A:Installing Windows (No Hard Drive detected)

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Hi - running patch current Windows and am having an ongoing but not always constant issue regarding how much memory I have available to me on any given boot of Windows I have GB of memory installed on the computer and yet almost GB of that is not available to me and is shown as Hardware Reserved when I look at the Physical Memory in the Resource Monitor I have validated the memory is error free through multiple runs of Memtest have removed memory strips and blown out any possible dust from memory slots and SOMETIMES it properly will show me around GB available however most boots it is showing pretty consistently that GB is flaged as Hardware Reserved I did some searching and have tried some of the suggestions such as making sure the Maximum Memory box is not checked in MSCONFIG and have also tried editing nbsp ClearPageFileAtShutdown in the Registry to change it from the default value of ' ' to a new value of ' ' nbsp Nothing has worked thus far I DO need access to as much of that GB of memory as possible due to this computer using huge amounts of memory as a Digital Audio Workstation recording music with huge volumes of samples loaded fully memory Reserved Windows half shows as of Approximately but full and detected by memory installed BIOS Hardware into memory nbsp Approximately half of installed memory shows as Hardware Reserved but full memory detected by BIOS and Windows Performance suffers greatly when half of what is installed is not available I have also looked in the BIOS for any ways to adjust video memory and memory mapping and neither exists in the BIOS at all for me to try anything with nbsp The CPU happens to be an AMD A with multiple cores and video is embedded in the CPU with no way Approximately half of installed memory shows as Hardware Reserved but full memory detected by BIOS and Windows for me to control its memory usage Thanks in advance for any additional suggestions Bob Bone

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I find that my external hard drive (Western Digital Desktop drive) is inaccessible. When I try to access it through Windows Explorer, It does not show the device at all. The HDD is detected by the device manager in disk drives.

The HDD is not detected in other 2 computers too. tried in a mac and windows laptops.

I ran CHKDSK. At the beginning, it gave me the following message: "Warning! F parameter not specified. Running CHKDSK in read-only mode." It claimed to fix some things at the end of step 2, but it didn't help.

Device Manager thinks that the device is running properly.

I rebooted the machine but that didn't help either.

I ran chkdsk/f as suggested for one of the similar problems in another thread, but for that lucky guy, the drive was visible in windows exploreer.

Any ideas?

Pls pls help me a it has all my important data in it.
 

A:External Hard Drive not detected by Windows explorer

Have you run fdisk to partition it and then formatted the partition(s)
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/external-hard-drive-not-detected-by-windows-explorer.1098524/
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I just bought a new Maxtor Diamondmax 9 250gb hard drive and It is detected in my DFI NF4 SLI INFINITY mobo as 251, but when installing windows it says I only have 127? Help would be appreciated as I'm new here. Hey. x.x
 

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Hi there,

I have a Western Digital external hard drive that is not detected by Windows anymore. When I plug it in, the hard drive does not show up on "My Computer" but it does show up on Disk Management :



I have read on the internet that this issue is usually caused by a corrupted sector or the MBR that's corrupted.

I tried TestDiskt but unfortunately when it asks me to choose the hard drive i want to select, my external hard drive doesnt show up on the list.



The only hdd that i see on TestDisk is my internal hard drive.

Every software that i tried to recover data with can't detect my external hard drive, that is why I now ask for your help.

Is there anyway I can recover the data or, even better, get my hard drive to work again.

Thanks.
 

A:My external hard drive is not detected by Windows anymore

You should have a read through this guide thread, see if it helps:

What to do if your external hard drive does not show in my computer
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/my-external-hard-drive-is-not-detected-by-windows-anymore.167143/
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Hello I'm David,
I'm new in the forum. As the title says, I have some problem  installing the icloud control panel in windows. At the end of the installation, the installer says that it has not the administrator privilegies to write in C:\ProgramData\microsoft\windos\Startmenu\programs\icloud.
I tried to used (in this sequence):
1- Malwarebytes anti malware
2-adwcleaner
3-JRT
4-OTL
In the following i'm posting the log of the programs (Hijackthis file included)
Can you help me in find what it is the problem?
 
Regards
 
P.S.
I opened everything as administrator not always the anti malware program even the icloud setup.

A:Icloud installer - windows installer does not have the administrator privilegies

I run Window Repair all in one too putting the MSI (windows installer) repair, but unfortunatly nothing changed

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/535544/icloud-installer-windows-installer-does-not-have-the-administrator-privilegies/