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Stay logged in Sign up now! I've searched the ECS site and can't find any. Don't show these FacebookTwitterEmailPrintGmailFavoritesMore... (294)Powered byAddThis The BIOS does not detect or recognize the ATA / SATA hard driveThere are six main reasons why a system BIOS will not detect the presence of an Proffitt Forum moderator / January 25, 2007 3:19 PM PST In reply to: Win Xp won't recognize SATA hard drive XP doesn't have native SATA support.

I googled this thread and concluded that it must be a sudden firmware issue causing the “breakdown” of my hard drive (I could still hear it spin up to speed but Restarted machine, entered BIOS, changed IDE detection setting back to QUICK, exited/saved BIOS, PC booted up and detected both drives without problems. My mobo is ASUS A8V Deluxe with a AMD64 3400+ processor. Would it be possible to access the HDD if placed in external drive enclosure that has eSATA and USB output and use the USB output and connect to another machine?

Without even changing the wiring, If I play with the BIOS enough and reboot [or power down/power up] enough, it does eventually read it :knock: ! Whatever the OS puts in RAM for the HD is then lost and hardware detection of the HD then needs to be re-done. Please start a New Thread if you're having a similar issue.View our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site. It is a P4 3.0 Ghz with 1GB ram.

On the MAIN screen where all the drives are listed [all NOT DETECTED @ this point obviously], underneath is an option for IDE CONFIGURATION. Show Ignored Content As Seen On Welcome to Tech Support Guy! Once you have the right driver floppy created, start again, and do the steps that didn't work last time. ozrom1e, Sep 12, 2006 #2 robomatic Joined: Nov 5, 2004 Messages: 213 If your XP is an older version it can't address more than 160 GB, you have to have Service

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Thanks! Let me know if it works for you.! I WILL BE WAIT FOR UR REPLAY. Was working well, then on boot its gone.

Am I barking up the wrong tree? Whenever I turn OFF the PC for any period of time longer than a restart/reboot, and turn it back on, 99.9% of the time [if not 100%] it will not recognize The directions are not very good for that installation I have to say on their manual. On the warranty site it shows as being in warranty until 2013, parts & labor.

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Sjeiz replied Mar 18, 2017 at 9:48 AM Dual Boot XP & 7 flavallee replied Mar 18, 2017 at 9:48 AM FUNCTION KEY MALFUNCTION flavallee replied Mar 18, 2017 at 9:38 Furthermore, I even held the drive in my hand with only the power cable hooked up to it, fired up the machine and felt it spinning, so I doubt it's a Total system memory in Windows is definately what it should be. Their install disk and website are second rate for what I was doing.

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Maybe even added to some FAQ list ? I found firmware update but nothing about fixing existing problem. No intention of setting up RAID. Can't get XP setup install to SATA drive!

But the System Properties panel in Windows shows only the total memory. Dismiss Notice TechSpot Forums Forums TechSpot Core Storage Today's Posts MAXTOR SATA 300GB HD not recognized byBIOS... On my PC the BIOS shows the memory in each slot individually. It may be looking for the same type (size, speed, etc.) as the one you already have.

The way you explained your problem was identical to mine. A CCM membership gives you access to additional options. Dec 21, 2004 #9 PRELUDiCON TS Rookie Topic Starter very sad to have to re-open this thread... This drive was plug and play into the motherboard and never had any issues.

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