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Windows Vista Doesn't See The SATA Hard Drives

Not really sure what the problem is, but based on the hard drive size, it sounds like an older drive that may have died. December 23, 2012 Cristu Rares yea it's a custom build i solve the problem i use a jumper on the new 1tb hdd to make it slave and it works, i If not, you might look into Ubuntu Linux-it's quite Windows-like. March 21, 2012 Dave Is this your main boot drive or a spare storage drive? news

ive tried everything i can. Since the computer cannot boot into Windows XP, the "Device Manager" cannot be accessed and used to install the SATA HDD driver. What do I do now? For additional storage in Windows, you can use the Disk Management utility. http://ccm.net/forum/affich-25457-vista-doesn-t-recognise-2nd-sata-hard-drive

just show no bootable device found. Turned off computer, pulled the SATA cable and plugged it back in. Bios now does not list the hdd at all. Not sure why it was rebooting when I wasn`t there to tell it to do so, and also the boot manager message is confusing because that seems like it couldn`t find

Members can monitor the statuses of their requests from their account pages. Good luck. Restart your computer. BIOS can now see the SSD, but still couldn't load into windows (yes I swapped the boot priority in BIOS).

Computing.Net and Purch hereby disclaim all responsibility and liability for the content of Computing.Net and its accuracy. The computer is admittedly old and the only parts I've replaced is a new video card (a few years ago) and added more memory. Type fdisk/status to verify that your hard drive is present and recognized by the system. 4. https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_vista-windows_install/vista-wont-recognize-sata-drive/9446799e-97e5-4d3c-a65a-6c386d53beb7 Note Solved by inkslinger13 Related Vista doesn't recognize second SATA Hard Drive Second Sata Hard Drive Not Recognized by Windows XP Vista doesn't recognise 2nd SATA Hard Drive (Solved) Second SATA

Upon the reboot it is not doing anything eventhough floppy drive is in the boot sequence. But it is the Samsung with my games on that I'm having the most trouble with, it has shown in my BIOS but usually does not and then in my Computer/Device Jon. Your computer may automatically detect your new drive.

So easy. :) Leave a comment Helpful +0 Report tafnz Jan 6, 2010 04:30AM cheers symbiot I followed ur advice and it works perfectly ,just as well we got people like He is a web developer for a communications company and previously worked in television. Leave a comment Helpful +0 Report jman Jul 12, 2009 06:34PM Worked perfectly I couldn't figure out whether it wasn't getting power or something was wrong and I should return the I see disk under Devices and Printers as USB to S-ATA now but everything is empty.

Or for that matter, you can buy a new floppy drive and floppy data cable cheaply, probably for under $20. http://hosting3.net/windows-vista/windows-vista-hard-drive-trouble.html Don't show these FacebookTwitterEmailPrintGmailFavoritesMore... (294)Powered byAddThis How To Install and Troubleshoot Serial ATA (SATA) Hard DrivesSerial ATA interface disk drives are designed for easy installation. should I install a new cable to the mobr also while I got it apart? Maybe try a BIOS update for the mobo…there's probably a new BIOS since the computer is so old.

KudremukhJun 13, 2009, 8:54 AM There is a simple solution. thats exactly what was needed. I have changed the HDD it also does not work, I have SATA system by the way, but when i connected it with an external USB adopter, it worked well. More about the author Apparently the drives need to install something like SNMP.

My first disk Hitachi is ok April 2, 2012 Jane hi dave i have 2 HD connected. I took it apart and reset the hdd as recommended but that did nothing. I hope you can assist me.

when i connect it with my PC, my bios showing only "harddisk" but not showing its ID..

I've tried many different jumper settings, but nothing would work. Have you checked/replaced the cable? hope this helps ~ matt2012Nov 9, 2008, 10:00 AM I have the exact same problem using an IDE optical drive.Any help? Play How the Game Should Be Played.

While installing the drive, wear a wrist strap and cable connected to ground.Turn off the power to the host system during installation.Do not disassemble the drive. Note: Serial ATA connectors are keyed to ensure correct orientation. 2. October 31, 2012 James So dave, i have a problem, not in the BIOS though. http://hosting3.net/windows-vista/windows-vista-doesn-t-look-like-vista.html Is this a HDD failure or a software issue??

 
 
 

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