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Motherboard does not recognise hard drive

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by pufff, Jan 23, 2007.

  1. pufff

    pufff Member

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    My mother board recognises that I have 2 dvd drives in the primary and secondary ide. But nothing comes up about my sata hard drive. I have power in and I have tried different cables just in case they were faulty. I have even put in a known working hard drive and have the same problem. Can anyone help? Thanks.
     
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    have you checked in the bios to see if seen or not?
     
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    only IDE shows.Nothing SATA at all. Went into the device config on the bios and found something that says

    Onchip sata bootrom - Enabled.

    Thats all there is. I notice there is an 8 pin connection on the hard drive. Do any of these have to be covered? Is this what might be the prob?
     
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    I have been told I have to change my jumper to 5& 6 because my hard drive is too fast for the mother board I have. My screen comes up different now but is says it cant initiate the drive.Still it does not recognise the drive.
     

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