My hard disc is not detected

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  1. avis_gan

    avis_gan Member

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    i bought a new Segate 160 GB sata HDD, but my bios is not detecting the drive,
    the disc is visible while i start windows using my other drive

    pls help

    Avis

    My System configuration is

    Computer:
    Computer Type ACPI Uniprocessor PC
    Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Professional
    OS Service Pack Service Pack 2
    Internet Explorer 6.0.2900.2180 (IE 6.0 SP2)
    DirectX 4.09.00.0904 (DirectX 9.0c)
    Computer Name AVIS-E46752A866
    User Name avis
    SMTP E-mail Address avinash_idbi@hotmail.com
    Logon Domain AVIS-E46752A866
    Date / Time 2006-05-28 / 12:14

    Motherboard:
    CPU Type AMD Athlon 64, 2000 MHz (10 x 200) 3000+
    Motherboard Name MSI K8MM-V (MS-7142) (3 PCI, 1 AGP, 2 DDR DIMM, Audio, Video, LAN)
    Motherboard Chipset VIA VT8380 K8M800, AMD Hammer
    System Memory 1024 MB (PC3200 DDR SDRAM)
    BIOS Type Award (09/15/05)
    Communication Port Communications Port (COM1)
    Communication Port Communications Port (COM2)
    Communication Port Printer Port (LPT1)

    Display:
    Video Adapter NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200 (128 MB)
    Video Adapter NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200 (128 MB)
    3D Accelerator nVIDIA GeForce FX 5200
    Monitor Samsung SAMTRON 55V [15" CRT] (HMER329434)

    Multimedia:
    Audio Adapter VIA VT1617(A) @ VIA AC'97 Enhanced Audio Controller

    Storage:
    IDE Controller VIA Bus Master IDE Controller
    SCSI/RAID Controller VIA SATA RAID Controller
    Floppy Drive Floppy disk drive
    Disk Drive ST3120022A (120 GB, 7200 RPM, Ultra-ATA/100)
    Disk Drive ST316081 2AS SCSI Disk Device (160 GB, 7200 RPM, SATA-II)
    Optical Drive SONY DVD RW DRU-810A (DVD+R9:8x, DVD-R9:4x, DVD+RW:16x/8x, DVD-RW:16x/6x, DVD-ROM:16x, CD:48x/32x/48x DVD+RW/DVD-RW)
    SMART Hard Disks Status OK

    Partitions:
    C: (NTFS) 9569 MB (7189 MB free)
    D: (NTFS) 9569 MB (3567 MB free)
    E: (NTFS) 19139 MB (16620 MB free)
    F: (NTFS) 19139 MB (11980 MB free)
    G: (NTFS) 19139 MB (5187 MB free)
    H: (NTFS) 19139 MB (6670 MB free)
    I: (NTFS) 18771 MB (3737 MB free)
    K: (NTFS) 131069 MB (131062 MB free)
    Total Size 239.8 GB (181.7 GB free)

    Input:
    Keyboard Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard
    Mouse Logitech-compatible Mouse PS/2

    Network:
    Primary IP Address 10.25.19.37
    Primary MAC Address 00-13-D3-C7-BA-51
    Network Adapter VIA Rhine II Fast Ethernet Adapter (10.25.19.37)

    Peripherals:
    Printer Microsoft Office Document Image Writer
    USB1 Controller VIA VT83C572 PCI-USB Controller
    USB1 Controller VIA VT83C572 PCI-USB Controller
    USB1 Controller VIA VT83C572 PCI-USB Controller
    USB1 Controller VIA VT83C572 PCI-USB Controller
    USB2 Controller VIA USB 2.0 Enhanced Host Controller

    DMI:
    DMI BIOS Vendor Phoenix Technologies, LTD
    DMI BIOS Version 6.00 PG
    DMI System Manufacturer MICRO-STAR INTERNATIONAL CO., LTD
    DMI System Product MS-7142
    DMI System Version 1.00
    DMI System Serial Number
    DMI Motherboard Manufacturer MICRO-STAR INTERNATIONAL CO., LTD
    DMI Motherboard Product MS-7142
    DMI Motherboard Version 1.00
    DMI Motherboard Serial Number
    DMI Chassis Manufacturer
    DMI Chassis Version
    DMI Chassis Serial Number
    DMI Chassis Asset Tag
    DMI Chassis Type Desktop Case
    DMI Total / Free Memory Sockets 2 / 1
     
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    samrulez New Member

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    Check the cables....both the SATA and power.
     
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    How ur windows detect HDD if BIOS dosen't ??????????????????????????
     
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    thats what i couldnt understand
     
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    wizrulz GUNNING DOWN TEAMS

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    first check out in bios...if its getting detected by windows OS it should be detected in bios...ur mistaken somewhere...also check out attaching the HDD on diff comp so that u can come to atleast some conclusion ;)
     
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    Use new cables and try in an other SATA port......
     
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    maybe one of the wires are loose or have problem. Most possibly power one.
     
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    no it isnt visible in the bios
     
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    if its the problem with wires or power or sata cable, it wont be visible in windows, but its visible and operational in windows
     
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    wizrulz GUNNING DOWN TEAMS

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    If its visble and operational in windows then whats ur problem....forget BIOS detection :eek:
     
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    icouldnt BOOT with that HDD
     
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