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BIOS can't recognize HD

Question: BIOS can't recognize HD

I think I know what the deal is but would like someone to confirm it. As of 2 days ago, everytime I boot my computer I get the initial boot screen and then it jumps into Bios.The only thing recognized in the Standard CMOS Features is the dvd drive.I attached a different HD that I know works and CMOS recognizes it but when I try to boot up the computer, it goes into Bios. I've was going to format the old HD and re-install Win XP but even when I change the first boot to dvd drive, the computer still boots into BIOS.I think my motherboard's IDE ports are fried. Any suggestions? Thanks for any help.Pentium 4, Win XP, 512 RAM, 80 Gig IDE

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Answer: BIOS can't recognize HD

If your IDE ports were fried it wouldn't see the optical drive either....How is the HDD jumpered; which cable is it on and which position on the cable is it at ? ?These are important questions so try to answer them all...

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Hi, This week I upgraded the BIOS of my T60 to the latest version, as suggested by Lenovo's Update utility.  After I did this, my USB keyboard no longer works in the BIOS or in the GRUB2 boot loader I use to choose between Ubuntu Linux and Windows XP.  Once booted, everything works.  This is particularly annoying when booting in the docking station. I noticed that as part of updating the bios, the utility printed that it saved the old bios.  Is there a way to revert the bios upgrade? Best regardsJakob 

Answer:After bios upgrade, my T60 does not recognize USB keyboard in BIOS and bootloader

Hi schiotz,The older BIOSes are given at the end of the proceeding link:- http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/MIGR-63024.htmlSpeaking extemporaneously, I think you just have to run the setup.Hope it helps.





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Upgraded to Windows 10 from Windows 7 Home Premium, and all was well.Got a problem on a Toshiba notebook. so I borrowed a drive from the Compaq for troubleshooting, and then that HD developed the same problem as the Toshiba. Here are the system specs: Compaq CQ62-238DX  6/11/2010AMD Athlon II P320 Dual 2.1GHzProduct #: XC433UA#ABABIOS F.09  A Windows boot loop, of sorts.  I boot, system reports a problem and must run Recovery, that fails, and says it must run Repair, that fails, reboots, and starts over at Recovery, then Repair., of course each stage is complete with Error messages  about calling System Admin for help, using my Recovery, Repair, or Install media, which does not help.  The only variation in the routine is an occasional change in the errors reported, but the results are the same.  All the while, any Microsoft/Windows Recovery or Repair disks I try to boot with result in the same/similar error routine as booting from the HD. I can boot with Puppy Linux, Hirens, & Memtest.  But so far, Memtest has found nothing.  I don't know Linux and can't seem to use Puppy to any advantage; meaning I have not learned how to use it to find a utility that runs under Puppy Linux that can access the HD, find the virus or malware, clean it and restore the disk to usability.  I can get to the Puppy desktop, use the browser (Firefox) and get on the 'net, but I don't know where to get what I need, how to install... Read more

Answer:Infected HD/BIOS-BIOS won't recognize any HD-Can only test m...

Hello, Welcome to the HP Support forum. Thank you for posting. Honestly, I am a bit lost and surposed at the same time re. your post. I am indeed in a security team and I can assure there is no such a thing (at least out there in the wild) that will infect hard discs from BIOS on the mass to corrupt their OS. So, I am automatically ruling out the infection/virus story. The Toshiba laptop needs to be fixed on its own - with Toshiba support and its parts. You can't just mix things from one notebook to another one - not all of them are compatible. Additionally, they both run Windows but the OS versions may be different and the drivers presents are different, the hardware is different. If you took the Compaq (HP) HDD and placed in Toshiba - it is expected not to boot properly out of nowhere due to options like Secure Boot , due to different Windows versions, different software and drivers present on the HDD, etc..... Could you clarify what are these " any Microsoft/Windows Recovery or Repair disks I try to boot " - please elaborate. Re. BIOS - it can be updated from outside Windows. Here is more info:>> http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c00042629/>> http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c00042629#AbT1 I do not think this is is necessary now so I suggest you postpone this activity. Re. virus checks:there are many vendors that offer such thing. Good one is Linux based disc option from Kaspersky - RescueDisk >> https://supp... Read more

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my computer will not recognize the ide hard drive

Answer:the bios will not recognize my ide h.d

Perhaps you need to set the jumper switches on the hard drive. The default is on CS, cable select, perhaps you need it as the master or slave? An IDE cable normally has two pluggins for devices. The connection at the end of the cable is master and the other is called the slave. Running your hand from the board where it is plugged in, the first connection is the slave, and the one at the very end is the master. Depending on where the hard drive is plugged in you have to set the jumper accordingly. Is this a new drive or possibly a dead old one?

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Just bought another Kingston 512mb PC3200 DDR400 memory module to increase my total RAM to 1024mb... I installed it, but for some reason BIOS won't recognize the new module. I only get 512mb RAM....

Could it be because I have my other Kingston module set at 266mhz? (in order to match my CPU, computer won't boot otherwise.)
 

Answer:BIOS won't recognize RAM

Have you switched the slots they are in? Have you also just tried putting the new one in and seeing if it is not faulty ram?
 

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Hi - I have a Giga-Byte GA-K8NSC939 mother board that I had to replace the RAM on (the KingMax 1 GB DDR-400 stick was apparently going bad). I replaced it with 4 identical 1 GB G. Skill DDR 400 PC3200 ram...when I boot up, BIOS ops up saying that I have 512 MB RAM, but then goes on to recoginze that Dual-Channel is enabled. Is it possible for the entire memory module to go bad...I keep on getting a blue screen too, and when I run windows debugger, the code point to memory issues. (I run Windows XP Pro on this machine).
 

Answer:BIOS does not recognize RAM

Giga-Byte GA-K8NSC-939
http://www.giga-byte.com/Support/Motherboard/Manual_Model.aspx?ProductID=1881
What happens if you remove 2 ram cards
And then remove those cards and try the other 2
 

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Toshiba Satelite CS55-B5298 (Windows 8)
 
The kids downloaded a mod for Minecraft.   Turned off the laptop and when they attempted to login the next day, it said that it couldn't find a boot disk.    I attempted to boot from safe mode, but the same error appeared.    Went into the BIOS and found that the hard drive is not listed.  Is this coincidence that the hard drive failed?  Or could a virus have corrupted the boot sector?   But then the BIOS would still recognize the hard drive right?   Is it the controller on the motherboard?
 
Anyone had this experience and suggestions on how to fix?
 
Thanking you in advance,
Michelle

Answer:BIOS does not recognize HDD

Try downloading a boot disk like the Windows 7 repair disk or even a Linux distro, now put that on CD or USB and boot into either of them, see if the HDD appears now mate.
If it dont then either undo the back [panel and take the drive out and mount that in a caddy or just pull it out and out it back in again.

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I'm trying to fix a computer for our school because the Seagate (7200) 320 Gbytes was going to fail at least the computer would state that upon start up. I have a Hitachi (7200) 500GB to replace it with. Unfortunately, the bios is not recognizing the replacement HD and when I try to install windows it is stating driver needed mass storage or something to that effect ..in setup it does not show a HD at all ..I know I'm missing something can anyone help with the little info I provided ??
 

Answer:Bios does not recognize HD

Does it show in BIOS? If not, have you checked to ensure the SATA port it's connected to is enabled?
 

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On a new Vostro 3750 I unintentionally booted with a CD with Norton Bootable Recovery Tool which had not been previously run. When it asked for the product key I hit quit and exited the program and then tried to reboot. I cannot reboot and BIOS is saying there is no fixed HDD.

Answer:BIOS doesn't recognize HDD

You may need to mark the internal hard drive as active. There are any number of ways to accomplish that. Do you have a full version DVD of Windows 7?

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I'm trying to trade out 12Gigs of RAM for 16Gigs(2X8). I have BIOS version 3.2.3 in an Inspiron 3650. The RAM is Kingston HyperX Fury, and BIOS doesn't recognize it. I'd appreciate any help.

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Greetings!
I'm resurrecting a P133. At bootup, BIOS will recognize secondary drives but not primary master or primary slave. All are identified as AUTO/AUTO in the BIOS setup. Tried bieng user-specific but that didn't work either. All four were recognized once, but I obviously glitched something. All suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks.
73,
 

Answer:BIOS won't recognize primary

Well if you had them working and now they won't best guess is the ide cable is not attached properly or a bent pin.

You could try another cable, make sure jumpers are set to master and slave, power connectors secure.
 

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I am new to this forum, so please bear with me. I hope someone can give me some advice.

I replaced a 40GB IDE HD in my Dell Inspiron 4150 with a WD 250 GB EIDE drive. My Phoenix Technologies BIOS (version A04) does not recognize HD size except for 6375MB.

At first the drive worked well, but now I only get a black screen and blinking cursor, as if the drive cannot boot. I can get into the BIOS with F2 so that much is working. The drive is recognized but the "Primary Hard Drive" is still 6375 MB. When I swap out the new drive for the old original 40GB one everything works fine. If I connect the new WD drive via USB "enclosure" it works fine as a slave drive so I have not lost any data and can recover anything I need. It is recognized as another drive (E:\). I did not set this drive as a "slave" drive with jumpers, and I can access anything on it IF I an using the original 40GB HD as my internal C:\ drive.

What can I do to get BIOS to recognize the full size of the new 250GB HD? I also have a 160 GB drive and it does the same thing. Are these drives too big for what this "legacy" computer/BIOS/motherboard can handle? What did I do wrong or not do? Can this be made to work, and if so, how?

Thanks in advance.

Answer:BIOS Does Not Recognize HD Size

If it worked and then stopped, it sounds like a failure actually on the new HDD... like it's own internal workings "broke" and it cannot actually pick up the rest of the HDD.

If your old HDD works just fine, then it's not your BIOS or Controller on your mobo. I'd just replace that new HDD (hopefully you kept the receipt!)

One last thing you can try is attaching it to a different machine (or slaving it with your 40 GB as master) and trying to run Disk Management on it.

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Hi, I am using a Zbook 15 G3.  The notebook is using M2 SSD.  I have try to add in another SSD 1T (Micro M600 series) to the second slot (internal) of the notebook.  The SSD can been seen in the bios of the laptop but could not be seen in Windows.  I have try both windows 7 and Windows 10 and is the same situation. I have use this SSD on a Zbook 15 G2.  That work fine. Thing done: 1. The SSD (1T) is able to be been seen in windows if I put it into an external casing, plugging it into a USB port. This will appear as an external drive.2. I have also clear the whole volume of this SSD in Windows Disk Manager and re partion it and formated it.3. Putting in a 512 SSD into the internal second slot and that work fine.  Windows is able to see and use it4. Putting in a 7200 512 into the internal second slot and that work fine.  Windows is able to see and use it5. Placeing the SSD (1T) into the internal second slot, it show in Bios but windows could not see it.  It did not even appear on the device manager and disk manger.6. I download the Micron software "Micron Storage Executive Client" and it also cannot see this SSD in windows. The SSD  I use is a Micron 1TB Sata 6GB/Smodel: MTFDDAK1T0MBF Any help is appreciate Thanks 

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I'm trying to boot from a USB so that I may install Ubuntu. My PC is the Dell Dimension 4600C and I checked their documentary; I'm able to boot up from a USB, although there's no option in the "Boot Menu". No, I do not have a CD/floppy drive that I can use. Would anybody happen to know why it won't boot up? The USB is formatted to FAT32 so I'm unsure as to why it isn't being recognized through the BIOS/Boot Menu.
 

Answer:BIOS doesn't recognize USB?

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Hi all, I have just un-installed my Athlon XP 1800 and installed a Athlon XP 2400, On my Asus A7N8X Deluxe, at post it comes up and only see's the Athlon XP 1800, what do I need to do?

Please help..

Thanks in advance

Brad
 

Answer:Bios Does'nt recognize New Processor

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

Look in your mobo manual on how to change the fsb speed.

It needs to be set to an fsb of 133mhz(266mhz effective)

Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
 

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Hi, I am having a weird problem with a couple of old systems. I (stupidly) tried to boot from a hard drive that was running in another computer on a separate computer. After that failed attempt and putting everything back together where they belonged the bios on each computer is only recognizing 1 ide device each. If only one ide device is connected at a time, the bios would recognize it with no problem and boot normally. But if I added just 1 more device, none of the devices would even power up regardless if it was a DVD drive, a hard drive, or a CD drive. It would boot into bios fine, but none of the ide devices would be recognized. All jumper combinations have been tried. Any one ever heard of anything like this before? Any ideas?

system specs:
Win XP
Intel pentium 4 2.4 ghz
ASUS p4sdx
1.5 gb ddr ram.
 

Answer:bios won't recognize more than 1 ide devices

the eide cable and device have a setting master and slave.
one device must be master the other set to slave mode. try not the cable selct option cause in some old mobos just fail to see the device. else i would change the eide cable and check again
 

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The hard drive in question is a 120gb western digital slave IDE drive. Motherboard is asus p4p800 se, bios AMI. The other day my computer crashed and I narrowed it down to the hard drive causing it, it wouldn't post with it plugged in, so I removed it and windows booted fine. I was thinking it might be dying/dead so I put it in another computer, ran diagnostics, everything checked out, the drive is healthy. The problem lies with my BIOS refusing to even post with the drive plugged in.

I've tried switching ide cables, channels, power connectors, switching master/slaves around, reseting cmos, defaulting bios settings, just about everything I can think of and nothing.

The drive makes a slight "hissing" sound about 6 times, then click, then repeat, like it's not properly starting up. Sometimes the system will stay powered on, no display, but keyboard lights going on/off. sometimes it'll shut itself off during this process.

The one anomaly I found is it was recognized ONCE when I removed the drive from the case and held it in my hand and tried booting, but I have not been able to accomplish this in a long time.

As I said I have confirmed that the drive works in other systems.
 

Answer:BIOS ceases to recognize HD

Bump- i'm desperate.
 

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I have a 533mhz Celeron-mmx system with 512megs sdram running Award PNP BIOS Extension v 1.0a. When it boots up, I can freeze the screen and see that it recognizes both the Phillips CDRW as secondary master...and the Toshiba CDROM as secondary slave. On the second black and white screen prior to win98se coming up...it says:

Sec. Master Disk: CDROM, Mode 4
Sec. Slave Disk: CDROM, Mode 3

However...when I run the CMOS setup and have it try to recognize my IDE devices...it sees both my 15gig hard drives...
but neither the cdrom or cdrw. At the far left of the screen...it says "!Y"..then a bunch of zeros...then "NORMAL" on the right. Is this what it's supposed to be doing?

Is the system seeing the secondary IDE devices..and Win98se failing (which seems to be the case to me) or the other way around?
 

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i had installed windows 8 before had a winload error, so decided to installed it to format it now i have nothing in my hdd but when i try to install win 8, win 8 cant recognize my hdd, the bios does.
help please? i would appreciate it

Answer:windows 8 cant recognize my HDD but the bios does

Try Cleaning the HD Drive, using Step one in this tutorial:
SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation - Windows 7 Forums
Than type> convent gpt ( for uEFI only)
& than Reboot PC to install.

Clean Install - Windows 8
If you have a uEFI BIOs:
UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 8 with

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Hello  I tried to install my ssd on my laptop but its not listed on the BIOSInstead the old WD 1TB hdd is still previewed in BIOS Tried pressing F2 hdd diagnostic and the SSD is detected in there and also passed the test. Is my laptop lock on using the slow hdd?

Answer:HDD upgrade. SSD not recognize in BIOS

Hi! @jlp34876, Welcome to HP forums.

 

I understand that you upgraded the hard drive to SSD drive and it not getting recognized in BIOS.

 

According to the specifications of your laptop, it only supports SATA hard drive.

It does not support SSD drive.

Please click on this link to know the specifications of your laptop.

 

 

 

Let me know if this helps!

Have a great weekend!

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Hi Folks,during last 2 days iam trying to install fresh copy of w7 ult x64 on ssd but it looks like the bios cant recognize the ssd. SSD is corsair series 3 120gb. During w7 install I also provide intel scsi drivers to w7 setup downloaded from support.lenovo.com but it just cant see the disk. iam desperate, please, help me someone. 

Answer:bios cant recognize ssd (L520)

hey ivanpagac,curious to know, the w7 ulti x64 .. is that your own disc ?Anyway,did you make a Recovery Disc via Rescue&Recovery? If you have; kindly use those disc first before proceeding to install w7 ulti





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ok, i just bought a 500g SATA hard drive, my dell dimension 4600 is IDE so i also bought a PCI SATA host controller card and a power cable converter. i was wondering what are the steps to get my computer to recognize my new hard drive, any help would be appreicated.
 

Answer:How do i configure BIOS to recognize my new HD?

Have you installed the sata controller drivers?
Does the drive show in bios?
 

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Quick Question..
I have installed a second pentium pro (200mhz)Into the secondary processor slot(socket 8) of my mother board. It is identical to the other one. (256k cache) I purchased a new hard drive (30g) and plan on doing a clean install of NT 4.0. The computer is an IBM pc365 (6589-13u.
MY Question.
The bios reads the the 2nd processor is not installed. Do I have to Install the OS then run uptomp.exe. Or should the Bios at least recognize the presence of the processor. Is their a dip switch or jumper somewhere to send voltage to the processor.

Please Advise.
Thank You in advance.
JD2
 

Answer:{Solved} - 2nd CPU; Should Bios Recognize?

Greetings

Ok, I went to the IBM web site to get more information (BTW, thanks for providing all the detail that you did about your PC, as it helped search through IBM's site very easy). While they did not seem to cover the issue of installing a second CPU into the machine in the official documentation (except to mention that the warrenty did not cover any CPU other then the one that comes pre-installed), there was mention of it twice in the IBM Forum for IBM PCs.

The people posting seemed to be agreed that you need a VRM (Voltage Regulator Module).

I hope that helps

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In boot device priority the ONLY device that shows up is the FLOPPYand hd. Cable is connected to cd-rom and connected to the motherboard...cd-rom powers, and the led blinks accordingly, but it is not in my computer, device manager or bios. Is that part of my board fried? Or, does my board need cd-rom drivers for it to automatically detect the cd-rom?

Intel D845GLLY Board, XP HE OS, P4 Processor
 

Answer:Bios Wont Recognize Cd-rom

It could be that your CD/DVD drive is causing this problem. If the leds of the CD/DVD is blinking the CD/DVD (the disk) is not recognised and hangs the whole system. Try to disconnect the CD/DVD and check the master slave jumpers. If the system starts you may either have a problem with the CD/DVD or your cable. Don't be surprised if you reconnect the cable the problem has vanished. Very often the cable is also the cause.

bernardus
 

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Hi all, I am building a pc for a friend but the bios won't see more than 2012 of the hd. I tried auto in the bios and it said 2012. I tried the user defined and it wouldn't let me write. This is a new Amptron mobo ver.7.0a with an AMI bios 1999. I also tried a drive manager and nothing. I fdisked the hd and on my computer it read just fine. Any help would be appreciated.
Thanx
 

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Hello, I am new tothis forum. MY 1 yr old HP Pav DT computer was hit by lighting. A tech advised I needed a new Mobo and CPU. The HD seemed OK. I am running XP Media Edition. I bought and put in an ASUS M2NPV Mobo with an Athlon 64X2 4400 AM2 2.3 G CPU. Out of the case I connected the original HD (in SATA 1), moniter, KB and mouse. All powered up fine and my hard drive was intact. I reassembled the machine in the original HP case(all screw holes matched identically), returned the machine to my office and booted up again. This time HD A OK but no CDRW. I checked the bios and it does not display the CD on any configuration. I've switched CDRW's, all cables etc. No good. I want to rerun drivers on the mobo CD but no CD works. I should mention that when I first booted the system bolted in the case it started to boot then died like it lost power. But startyed up fine on the next boot. HD and OS ok just no IDE. I don't know how to "flash BIOS". I did reset CMOS without any change. Any suggestion? Yesterday I was so proud of myself-now I am humbled. Thanks.
 

Answer:Bios does not recognize IDE connectors

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I have DELL System Dimension 3000 computer,and I have a BIG problem!
When I started my computer,it stopped my boot screen on Windows XP,and gave me error message :
stop:0xooooooed (0x8a4cbe30,0xc0000006,0x00000000,0x00000000)
I tried to start it several times,but with no luck!
I went to buy a new Hard Disc!
Now, i wanted to install new Windows 7,but it gave me black screen when i turned my computer on!
It says: Diskette Drive 0 not found
I turned option in BIOS setup to Diskette drive not installed!
But,now I get this:
Primary Drive 1 Not found
I changed the options in BIOS to boot from CD as my first option!
Nothing changed!!!
I tried to unplug cables from my Hard Disc,turned them back in,nothing changed!
i don't know what to do,please help me!!!
 

Answer:BIOS doesn't recognize my HD,Help!!!

edited out that image, wasn't too sure what it was.
 

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After replacing an old HDD with a new SSD Samsung (EVO 250 GB) on a TOSHIBA Satellite M70-160 (cloning went fine with Acronics true image), I got a PXE error-no boot file received (computer was trying to boot from LAN).

I went to bios (ver 1.10) and see that computer didn't see any HDD drive at all (indication None was next to the HDD).
There isn't any case to hardware problem (S ATA pins of new SSD are very tight to motherboard).

The hole idea was to keep for a 1-2 year more, my windows xp system. . . . (my old HDD is a Fujitsu MHV2080BH with a SATA connector. . . ).

Please help me!

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Hi, I am working on a PC. The DVD drive does not work properly, but is able to load when I place a CD in it; the problem is the program loads but comes out fuzzy. So it tells me that the BIOS are able to recognize the old drive. I replaced it with a new DVD drive; the drive opens to place DVD in, but will not load anything. I clicked on MY COMPUTER and it shows nothing in the D drive. When I click on the D drive, a dialog box appears stating: (please insert disk in drive D). I opened up Device Manager and found no errors. I also opened CMOS and it does recognize the DVD drive (or I think I did?) The PC is located at a store so that is one option I have to double check when I go back tomorrow.If not do I need to set it to autodetection? Checked all connections and set the jumpers; still nothing. I have installed DVD drives many times and never had this problem. Can anyone please help me out with some troubleshooting methods?Thanks

Answer:BIOS will not recognize DVD drive

Have you tried another IDE lead?Don't understand some of your description. For example it loads a program but it comes out fuzzy, what do you mean by that?

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Upgrading MK4026GAX drive to MK8032MAG on my Satellite Pro L20 but the bios will not recognise the MK8032GAX but laptop finds it if connected as external drive ( even disk management ) but as an internal hard drive the bios not not recognise it.
I even cloned the drive but bios will not recognise it , even before cloning and formatting it correctly bios will not recognise the MK8032GAX drive . I'm assured they are compatible and I believe that the new MK8032GAX drive is not corrupted because all data on it can be accessed as external drive.
Please advise

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I have a similar situation. -I have a custom PC keyboard emulator that plugs into the PS2 port and have used it with various PCs. -Just got a new motherboard. -Now on this new PC setup with a the new motherboard, the PC keyboard emulator works in BIOS but fails to function once windows XP boots up.-Driver in windows (under Device mgr) appears to be the same on both PC setups with the exact same version of driver.-Basically with one motherboard PC keyboard emulator works in bios and once windows boots. In the newer setup, PC keyboard emulator works in bios but stops functioning once XP boots.HELP!!!!P.S. I have Halt on errors off in both setups.I also notice the BIOS settings are the same in the 2 machines but there is a different motherboard maker.Somehow this issue is related to how XP interacts with the motherboard.Anyone have an idea?Respectfully in your debt,Chris Iannello

Answer:XP Doesn't Recognize PS2 Keyboard - Bios Does

Boot to a live cd or even dos floppy or some other os to see. I suspect some odd issue with the xp install. Could un-install the keyboard in device manager too and reboot. Ought to fix it.Why did it take me over a year to phone in a problem to ATT?

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i want to susbtitute original TOSHIBA 20gb hd with a TOSHIBA 80gb hd.

There is a limitation of hd size ? BIOS not recognize the new 80gb hd.

Answer:SP 6100 – BIOS not recognize the new 80gb HDD

Hi

As far as I know it can be really a limitation of HDD size that can be recognized by BIOS. It is possible to outsmart BIOS so to recognize whole HDD capacity, but for this you need special tool. I am not sure if you can do it alone but the Service partner or HDD vendor can have it. Try to contact them.

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I'm building my first computer and I'm having a hard time. My bios won't recognize my harddrive, everything is brand new meaning mother board harddrive processor graphics card and ram.

Specs
Mobo: ECS A960M-M3 AM3+ AMD 760G Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
CPU: AMD FX-4130 Zambezi 3.8GHz Socket AM3+ Quad-Core Desktop Processor
Ram: CORSAIR XMS 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 Ultra Stable Desktop
Graphics card: SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 7750 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card ( 11202-00-20G)
Power supply: 430w
Harddrive: seagate 500gb 7200rpm
 

Answer:Bios won't recognize harddrive on new build

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Dear Users! I bought a caddy but the bios dont recognize my brand new HDD. Have you got idea, why?the Caddy OK, the HDD ok. The notebook is Z51-70. thanks,

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Hi, I am having a weird problem with a couple of old systems. I (stupidly) tried to boot from a hard drive that was running in another computer on a separate computer. After that failed attempt and putting everything back together where they belonged the bios on each computer is only recognizing 1 ide device each. If only one ide device is connected at a time, the bios would recognize it with no problem and boot normally. But if I added just 1 more device, none of the devices would even power up regardless if it was a DVD drive, a hard drive, or a CD drive. It would boot into bios fine, but none of the ide devices would be recognized. Any one ever heard of anything like this before? Any ideas?

system specs:
Win XP
Intel pentium 4 2.4 ghz
ASUS p4sdx
1.5 gb ddr ram.
 

Answer:Solved: bios won't recognize more than 1 ide devices

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Gateway GT5622 with Vista Home Premium 32, installed Kingston 128GB SSD and used supplied Acronis software to clone harddrive. I cannot get system to recognize new drive.When I enter BIOS and go to boot priority screen, it shows HHD and "removable drive".Is the "removable drive" the SSD? If so, when I set it to first boot priority it still boots tothe old drive. Should old drive be changed to "disabled" or just moved out of primary position?Also, I notice when booting computer that it says "F2 for BIOS and F10 for boot menu". Isthere setting(s) in the boot menu that need to be modified also?

Answer:Make BIOS recognize new SSD as non-removable

What the old hard drive a sata and was in set to ahci mode or sata mode? Don't know what a HHD is.Just to be sure put the old disk back in to see if it works."The era of big government is over," said Clinton 1996

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I recently have had some computer problems. When i started up my computer this morning, the HD made a continuous clicking noise and my computer recognized my HD wrong. The BIOS detects the wrong HD and my computer wont start up. I have seen no indication of my HD failing, it has worked fine until this morning. What could of cause this? Should I buy a new HD? If i do have to buy a new HD, how to i get my files off of my old HD (or are they lost forever). Please help me. Thanx.

-JD
 

Answer:my hd clicks and my bios doesnt recognize it

What brand, western digital????

Sounds like it bit the dust.
If the files are really important and you don't mind paying a lot of money you can take it to ontrack or a couple others. But it's expensive. If you plan on this do not try to boot it any more.
If you want to see if you get lucky, shut the computer down, take the case off, and gently tap the sides of the hard drive with a screw driver handle, then hope it spins up when you try to boot. This worked once for me on a western digital, once it didn't.
If it spins up you better get a new drive installed and copied right away. No telling how long it will last.
I recommend IBM hard drives, will never buy a western digital again. My opinion probably not shared by a lot of others.

[This message has been edited by brianF (edited 02-08-2001).]
 

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I have built a new system
Asus M2N SLI-Deluxe motherboard.
Two Seagate Barracuda, SATA 160 Gb hard drives.
AMD 64 dual core processor.

My problem is this. The hard drives have been in another system.
The bios and Windows XP do not "see" the hard drives.
When I enter the bios and set up the Raid configuration both hard drives are recognized.
I can not install Windows as it says there are no hard drives.
The first bios page after post can not recognize them as well.
I have used an older version of Disc Wizard, however the newer version is not up yet.
This appears to be the only block to starting the system.
What can I do?
 

Answer:Bios and Windows do not recognize SATA HDD

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Ok so here's the issue.I had a problem with not all memory being recognized by the bios, only 256mb shown, but Windows' System information would show all 512mb.Occasionally all the RAM would be recognized and useable, but after awhile it would revert to only 256mb again.This situation was really impeding the performance of the system, so i decided to buy another 512mb stick, so i would always have at least 512mb available.However this didn't solve the problem as i would hope, and despite me trying them in all slots and different combinations, only 256mb RAM will show up. Occasionally 1024mb will be available, and this total also shows up in system information, but it doesn't happen often. Anyways, i'm wondering, what could be causing this? I've run memtest for long periods of time and no problems are found with either stick, and i doubt it is a motherboard fault if the total does actually show up in system information.Here's the best information i can find    Computer:      Operating System                                  Microsoft Windows XP Professional      OS Service Pack                                   Service Pack 2      DirectX                      &nb... Read more

Answer:Bios doesn't recognize memory...sometimes

You either have bad or incompatable RAM. Put only one stick in and see what it shows. Run Memtest on it (www.memtest86.org for a free download). If there are no errors after an hour, remove it and put in another and do the same procedure. Then start adding two at a time and see the results, so you can pinpoint where the exact problem is. Write down your results and post them. We'll leave the light on. 

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I just built a computer but the bios doesn't list the hard drives. The curious part is that the two hard drives are listed in the POST and in the RAID Configuration Utility. Obviously, I can't install an operating system because it
doesn't see anyplace to install.

My system is as follows:

Motherboard - Intel BOXD97510J.86A.1304
CPU - Intel 6800 "Conroe" @ 2.93 GHz Core Duo
RAM - Four strips of Crucial @ 1 GB each - matched pairs installed in slots 1 & 3 and 2 & 4
HARD DRIVES - 2 WD Raptor SATA 150 GB @ 10,000 rpm
POWER SUPPLY - Epsilon FX700-GLN - 700 watts
VIDEO CARD(s) - nVidia 7950 GX2 - Dual 256 bit - 1 GB total memory
SOUND CARD - Creative Labs Audigy 2 ZS Platinum
A CD burner and a DVD burner with Lightscribe
A combo floppy drive

All parts are "out of the box" new, everything powers up, I can format the hard drives from the RAID Configuration Utility (and did), I can set the BIOS to RAID, can combine the two physical drives into one Logical Drive to use a
RAID0 array but the BIOS refuses to recognize the hard drives.

I have tried, or have observed, the following:

1. Windows setup does launch and I pressed the F6 key to load third party software.
2. I loaded the RAID drivers that came with the motherboard.
3. Neither Windows nor BIOS recognized the hard drives.
4. I removed the RAID configuration, changed the BIOS setting and just used the drives as singles, but the BIOS didn't find the drives.... Read more

Answer:Bios won't recognize hard drives

shomaker said:



4. I removed the RAID configuration, changed the BIOS setting and just used the drives as singles, but the BIOS didn't find the drives.Click to expand...

stick with this config until the problem gets solved. you can come back later
to revisit the RAID config.
 

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Hello!
I've been using my Windows 7 with no problems until now...
After 5 false ISO burnings (made errors), today, after my reboot, nor Windows nor BIOS cannot recognize my DVD-drive for me! On startup BIOS shows no drive and hangs for 10 sec., on complete bootup My Computer shows no drive there as well!
Some might say it's a laser gone off, and the drive has self-blocked on auto (if such exists).
I was trying to write OS Windows 10 on my DVD-RW disc that I've downloaded from Microsoft by Internet - shown 5 falses in a row, didn't worked.
Now, I cannot access my discs collection by any method! But the physical button on drive works, it's just NOT SEEN BY BIOS AND OS SOFTWARE ANYMORE! THE DEVICE MANAGER SHOWS NO DRIVE TOO!
My OS is Windows 7 Pro x86, Europe, ENG.
Please help, as I need my drive!
 

Answer:My DVD-drive won't show! BIOS cannot recognize it as well!

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Hello!

My HDD stopped working so I bought an 850 Evo SSD to replace it. The problem is that the Bios is not recognizing it, even with the AHCI enabled.

Anyone have a solution?

Regards

Answer:Sattelite L735-103 bios don't recognize 850 Evo SSD

I'm also having the same issue... but I have a different model to yours (L50-B02l) and my Intel 520 SSD won't be detected by the bios. I think this is a Toshiba wide issue rather than a model incompatibility issue.

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Hello there, I have (for the first time) a problem with my Lenovo ThinkCentre E73. I recently updated the BIOS (it was one of the initial versions and had some issues) to the latest version. I use a KVM (Keyboard Video Mouse) switch. This KVM switch has some USB inputs (for keyboard, mouse, USB stick or whatever) and the USB part is based on a (switchable) USB HUB. But when i connect my USB keyboard to this HUB, the Lenovo BIOS doesn't recognize it (keyboard does'nt work, and the Lenovo shows error 0211, no keyboard connected. The KVM itself isn't faulty, in Windows everything worked fine. Also the previous used BIOS version has no problems with the KVM and works fine also. There where no changes made in the hardware setup. When i plug my keyboard directly into the Lenovo the BIOS recognized it. When i use a simple (non powered) USB hub and plug my keyboard in, the BIOS doesn't detect is again. So it looks like the new BIOS has some issues with USB hubs. Not only my keyboard would be detected, also USB memory sticks are not visible by the boot manager. Can anybody help me, or can Lenovo made a change to the new BIOS version so i can use my KVM again into the BIOS? Thank you!

Answer:ThinkCentre E73 New BIOS doesn't recognize USB HUB...

I'm curious if you get the same result on a front USB port (I'm assuming the hub was connected to the rear.) 

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Hi all,
I have a Satellite A30 (PSA30E) and I start the computer. When I get in to the BIOS it does not recognize the Hard Drive.
Does anyone no what can I do?
Is there any way to restore the BIOS?

Thanks

Answer:Satellite A30 PSA30E - BIOS does not recognize the HDD

Hi

Did you replace the HDD with the new one or the BIOS don?t recognize the old HDD?

Usually if the notebook is not able to boot and the BIOS does not see the old HDD then I assume the HDD is faulty.
If the BIOS doesn?t recognize the new inserted HDD then either you?ve purchased not compatible one or the HDD size is simply too large.

Please provide more infos. Do you see any error messages?

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startup boots to bios --startup will not recognize optical recovery disc nor hard drive-- says boot not found?

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Hi,

I had some problems with viruses so i was trying to reinstall my Windows XP. The cdrom worked fine at the first reinstalation. But my windows cd wasnt working properly so some files couldnt be found. Then i tried reinstaling it again, which worked this time but my antiviruses (tried AVG and avast) keep having problems and sometimes, when i log in, there would be a message saying: "windows has encountered a serious problem". Then i tried uninstaling AVG then in the middle of the uninstallation, the computer rebooted by itself.

I thought that maybe its my windows XP cd problem. so i took another windows XP cd and tried to reinstall windows again. But this time, Bios wouldnt reconise my CDrom (its written: no optical drive) and i cant boot from CD. But in Windows XP, it clearly shows my Cdrom in "My computer" and it can read my windows CD just fine.

So now im lost and don't no what i can do. help T.T
 

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P2 233 160 mb ram, 30gig Western Digital HD.
I have finally wiped my hard drive clean (with the help from the message board) and began to re-install Win98SE. I must have changed something in the EZ-BIOS. It says Type "Auto", Cylinders"16383", Heads "16", Sectors "63" and max capacity 8455mb. I thought that was strange but went on to install Win98SE. After installation, I examined the hard drive and I only see 8.4 gigs of 30gig HD. I went through this before with success. I just can't figure out how to set the BIOS to recognize the full 30gigs.
Any suggestions?

Doug
 

Answer:EZ-BIOS/ recognize full 30gigs

Repartition the drive. Don't use EZ-BIOS, it is unneeded. Win98SE can use the entire drive without using EZ-BIOS.
 

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Hello, I'm trying to boot from my USB pendrive which is a Patriot Supersonic Rage 2 128 GB and the bios of my HP Mini 400 G2 doesn't seem to recognize it, even in boot menu. However, if I boot from my Ubuntu installed on the SSD drive of the machine, Ubuntu does recognize the pendrive and it's content. I tried to boot from it on my laptop and everything works fine; so I don't think the problem comes from the pendrive. I appreciate any help!

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Hello,
I am currently working on a Panasonic CF-51 Toughbook laptop and the hard drive went out on it. I went to install the new hard drive (same model) and it will not recognize it in the BIOS but if I install the old one it will recognize it in the BIOS even tho it is dead. I go to load Windows XP Pro and it recognizes the hard drive under this. It formats it fine and everything and then when it goes to restart it wants to load the setup again. I try running the setup and then taking the cd out and it pops up the Operating System Error. I look on the website for BIOS update and could not find any for that exact model. So any info or tips I would appreciate. Thanks!
 

Answer:BIOS will not recognize hard drive BUT...

After it restarts, you should see "Press any key to boot from CD". DO NOT press any key and Windows will continue loading. Leave the CD in the drive until windows is finished loading.
I just now noticed that you're A+Certified so if I'm barking up the wrong tree--Sorry.
 

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Hello,

I just signed on. I am having trouble getting my new printer to work. I have an IBM Aptiva. The problem is, my CPU has a USB connection, but the system doesn't recognize it. According to the printer guide, my BIOS needs reconfigured whatever that means. Can anyone help?

Thanks!
 

Answer:(Solved) Reconfiguring BIOS to recognize USB

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Hello...

Having a pretty serious problem w/ drive replacement & recognition. I?m selling my old Dell 8250 to a friend; & wanted to swap out ROM Drives beforehand. My new workstation (ADK Pro Audio) came w/ an LG DVD-ROM drive; & my old Dell had a Plextor Premium CD-RW drive?which I wanted installed in the new audio machine. In the process of taking the Plextor out of the Dell?the connector at the end of the ribbon cable split apart & ripped completely off the cable itself. I thought?no problem?head down to Micro Center for a new one in a few days. I installed the Plextor in the new machine successfully & went on about my business.

Today, I wanted to clean up old files off the Dell ?cause my friend wants to buy it now on new Year?s Eve day. I set it back up & turn it on; & the BIOS reads non-recognition of Secondary Drive & CD-ROM Drive

[Background: My configuration on the Dell was 2 Hard Drives & a CD-ROM Drive?Primary Drive (OS) on the primary channel/ribbon cable?w/ the Secondary Drive (Audio Data) on the secondary channel/ribbon cable (middle connector)...& the CD-ROM Drive on the same channel/cable, at the end connector].

So I thought?fine?I forgot?the end of the ribbon cable is messed up; & even tho the secondary hard drive was still connected to the middle connector of that same damaged cable?I just figured the damaged end was the reason both drives weren?t being recognized.

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Answer:BIOS Doesn't Recognize New AND Old Drives

cable select is usually not something to put it on unless that was the factory settings. Try just putting on the OS HDD and loading that and if it works then put the second HDD in and if that works then try all 3 again, and if it fails then there's something wrong with your third connection.

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Ok, i've been beating myself over this for the past 6 hours. My damn Western Digital Caviar SE 250GB S-ATA Hard Drive isn't recognized by BIOS. However, when i power up it says that it is connected to the mobo.
What i've done so far:
1 - Flashed Bios. Got a newer version. No change.
2 - Changed jumper position on the HD. I know it won't change much, but i was desperate to try anything.
3 - Changed the SATA and POWER cables. Still nothing.
4 - Did the Low Level Format. Absolutely no change.
5 - Changed the boot mode to: 1) floppy, 2) cd, 3) hdd.
Then changed it to 1) Floppy, 2) CD, 3) SCSI. Nope, nothing...

I don't know what else to try. I can feel HD spinning but it won't do anything. I tried to install XP Pro but the installation stops because it is unable to find the HD.

Here is my setup:
Asus A7N8X-E Deluxe Motherboard
AMD Athlon XP (Barton) 3200+ processor
Speeze Socket A CPU cooler
Kingston ValueRAM 512MG x 2 Ram
Western Digital Caviar SE Serial ATA 250 GBs Hard Drive
ATX 450W Power Supply
POWERCOLOR R96A-C3N Radeon 9600PRO 128MB DDR AGP 4X/8X Video Card
 

Answer:S-ATA HD = BIG MISTAKE! BIOS doesn't recognize it!

When you are running XP setup you will see aprompt early on that says to press F6 if you need to install any other drivers such as RAID etc...
Hit F6 and it will then prompt you for the driver disk.

patio.
 

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Hi guys,

Windows 8.1, Asus KL551 laptop.

So the problem is: I wrote Ubuntu to an Usb stick, because my friend needed it on her laptop. The program i used: LinuxLive. There was an option wether i wanted to create a virtual disk or not. I didn't know what that was, so i chose this option. After the progress i had an extra E: virtual disk on my computer. I didn't know what to do with it, so i just deleted the files in it. Then when i restarted my computer there was a booting problem, Windows wouldn't boot. So i plugged the usb stick into my laptop, and booted Linux from it. I started a program called G-Patrition. There i deleted the virtual disc, and restarted. Windows booted, it worked perfectly. But when next i started my laptop the usb stick was still there and I accidently clicked on "Install Ubuntu". So a window came up with some settings and started the installation, i clicked on the X to close it, but it froze. After a half an hour the same frozen screen was there, so i pressed the power button to shut down. It was a stupid thing beacause now my BIOS can't boot from HDD. The only boot option is the CD/DVD or USB. It says "Reboot and select proper Boot device
or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press any key..." The interesting thing: When boot from USB Try Ubuntu Without Installing, Ubuntu sees the Hard Drive, but i can't see the contents and folders in it. Rightclick information: 991 GB space, 49 GB in use. This 49 GB is my Windows 8.1 ... Read more

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I'm putting together a computer and the Bios won't recognize anything that I hook up to the second IDE channel. I'm trying to hook up a cdrom and a cdrw but the bios won't recognize either. My motherboard is a Biostar M7VKB. And I'm running an 900mhz Athlon. I've tried changing ribbon cables and that didn't work. Anyone have any ideas?
 

Answer:BIOs won't recognize CD roms on second IDE channel

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Now I have to admit.....this one has me. I have two of these units that I purchased for my daughters to use. They both have the exact same issue. When I first plug the units in the harddrive is not recognised by the bios. Then I start this ritual of starting it over and over. Eventually it is recognized and then will work indefinetly. I am on one now. I updated to the latest bios. Problem still there. The thing that gets me is that if it was a controller failure, then you would think that it would fail while in windows. Same thing if it was a short or bad solder joint. Then I should get periods of failure while using it. Once I'm in windows XP I can use it all night without a problem. Last night I left it on all night with no issues. I checked Dell's support site to see if there was any issues posted there. The bios sucks, you cannot set any part of the harddrive. Its always auto detect so I can't manually set it up. There is really very few things you can set in the bios. Any ideas guys? I took it apart and cleaned the solder joints and inspected them with a microscope. Thought maybe a broken joint and when the laptop warms up then contact is made. It just seems like once it warms up its fine. I can turn it off and on a thousand times and it will boot fine. Unplug it and let it sit a while and bang......back to the ritual. HELP! What do you think? bad bios chip. Remember, its two units doing this that are exact same model. I have tried other drives that I have... Read more

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I just built a computer but the bios doesn't list the hard drives. The curious part is that the two hard drives are listed in the POST and in the RAID Configuration Utility. Obviously, I can't install an operating system because it doesn't see anyplace to install.

My system is as follows:

Motherboard - Intel BOXD97510J.86A.1304
CPU - Intel 6800 "Conroe" @ 2.93 GHz Core Duo
RAM - Four strips of Crucial @ 1 GB each - matched pairs installed in slots 1 & 3 and 2 & 4
HARD DRIVES - 2 WD Raptor SATA 150 GB @ 10,000 rpm
POWER SUPPLY - Epsilon FX700-GLN - 700 watts
VIDEO CARD(s) - nVidia 7950 GX2 - Dual 256 bit - 1 GB total memory
SOUND CARD - Creative Labs Audigy 2 ZS Platinum
A CD burner and a DVD burner with Lightscribe
A combo floppy drive

All parts are "out of the box" new, everything powers up, I can format the hard drives from the RAID Configuration Utility (and did), I can set the BIOS to RAID, can combine the two physical drives into one Logical Drive to use a RAID0 array but the BIOS refuses to recognize the hard drives.

I have tried, or have observed, the following:

1. Windows setup does launch and I pressed the F6 key to load third party software.
2. I loaded the RAID drivers that came with the motherboard.
3. Neither Windows nor BIOS recognizes the hard drives.
4. I removed the RAID configuration, changed the BIOS setting and just used the drives as singles, but the BIOS didn't find the drives.
5. I disabled one of the... Read more

Answer:Bios won't recognize hard drives

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I'm upgrading my Aspire M3450 to a 650W power supply and GeForce GTX 770 video card. I've tried various BIOS settings - Primary Video [AUTO] and [PCIE].  The system will only boot to windows if the video card is not installed and the monitor is plugged into the onboard VGA. When the new video card is installed, the ACER boot logo appears with the poweron beep, then there are 3 additional beeps with 40 second delay, and on the 3rd beep, the display goes black (but still has a signal).   I was able to boot with the new video card in the system once (after some BIOS setting changes), and install the drivers from CD, and reboot to windows using the new card. The 3 beep problem started when I uninstalled the Catalyst drivers from the previous card from windows. I see that there is a BIOS update available (P01-A4). Any recommendations?

Answer:Aspire M3450 at bios P01-A3 won't recognize msi Ge...

The beep code is about VGA issues. So, have you connected all the power cables to your VGA?Have you checked if the VGA is well plugged and in the right slot? (pcie-16x, the black one) check in BIOS if under "integrated peripherals" the "onboard graphic controller" is disabled.

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Hi,after updating the bios for my w500 to the last version 1.19 my mobile card is no more recognized (that's it not displayed when I press FN - F5).I called the support and they werent very helpfull, they said that bugs after installation of a new BIOS is not thier responsability (?!), as stated in the update tools.Are you aware of this problem with the new BIOS ? are you planning to release a patch? when? (...I am not really keen of paying a service to my provider if I cant use it..)RegardsFabio Bedini

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I have 5 hard drives and 1 external seagate drive plus 2 dvd drives. Until I installed the seagate permanently there was no problem but after about a week suddenly the seagate was shown with the letter of my second dvd drive. I changed the seagate's letter to S and everything was good for 4 days then suddenly only 1 dvd drive but seagate was still S. I tried everything I could think of but no good so reformatted the system. Result was good for 4 days and suddenly Win 7 only recognizres 1 dvd drive. The Bios recognizes the 2 dvd drives okay. Any help, please. Scottspa.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional , Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 930 @ 2.80GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 26 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 12286 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series , 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 152524 MB, Free - 102388 MB; D: Total - 953866 MB, Free - 894884 MB; E: Total - 152627 MB, Free - 146389 MB; F: Total - 953867 MB, Free - 356110 MB; G: Total - 99 MB, Free - 31 MB; H: Total - 953766 MB, Free - 953646 MB; S: Total - 953867 MB, Free - 770203 MB;
Motherboard: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd., X58A-UD7, x.x,
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled
 

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I have a USB floppy drive. The question is how do I get the BIOS to recognize the USB floppy as drive A during XP installation so that I can load files before XP is installed.  Upon initial XP installation set up I press F6 . XP installation continues and then pauses and allows me to select "S",I do, and I keep getting "insert disk in drive A" even though I have the USB floppy connected to the USB port. Is there something I need to do in the BIOS? Thanks again for your help. Alex - R51 Type 1830, 512RAM.  10-25-2008 11:26 AM Mark Message as New   Bookmark this Message   Subscribe to this Message     Subscribe to this message's RSS Feed   Highlight this Message   Print this Message   E-Mail this Message to a Friend   Report Abuse to a Moderator     Jump to Page:   1         Message Listing          Previous Thread       Next Thread              User Search  ·  Advanced     Site Map | Terms of use | Privacy

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Mobo: Asus M4A79XTD-EVO
Windows 7 64-bit Pro
Bios Version: 2102 (latest)

My computer died a while back of which I isolated the issue to the RAM modules. Since they were under warranty I RMA'd them and received a new set. Today I installed the new modules and booted up into Windows perfectly fine however being that it's been over 4 months since its last boot there were many new updates available. After downloading all updates a restart was needed. Now the bios no longer will recognize the drives in RAID.

I have to RAID arrays of which both are RAID 0's. The primary is a set up SSDs and the secondary is a set up Samsung 500GB hard drives.

Now Windows is unable to load because there is no media to load to. All drives are not recognized by the BIOS. The only way for the drives to be recognized is if I configure the SATA ports for either IDE or AHCI. Even the optical drives are no recognized while the RAID functionality is enables in the BIOS. Again this setup was working fine before.

I've checked the RAID Arrays and they are functioning properly so no drive health issues. Additionally both arrays are recognized under the boot settings sub category hard disk drive tab. The boot device priority is set to the appropriate RAID array but again the main configuration is showing no drives attached at all. The array with the OS installed on it is the 2nd array. I'm needing help to load back into windows.



 

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HP Motherboard, PhoenixBIOS version 4 and right now i have a 40 gig master and 120 gig slave - when i set the 120 as master ( so i can put the 40 as the slave for storage in another comp) the bios refuses to acknowledge it - so I cant do anyting to it like load xp

Answer:BIOS refuses to recognize master....

Update your bios.

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Hello, I would appreciate any help, cuz I dont know what to do.
I have installed xp on my pc (it was installed when I bought it) and my HDD (wd2000 sata) works just fine in windows. I can write, read, copy and everything from him.
But I got viruses and want to reinstall xp and when I start setup for xp it pops message that there is no HDD connected to pc and same problem is in bios, it wont recognize drive. Master and slave are on auto detect, I have only 1 hdd and I have checked all cables. I dont have jumper in drive, since it is sata and dont need it.
Im open for suggestions, so please tell them.
 

Answer:Bios wont recognize HDD, but windows do

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Hello,

I have a Socket A motherboard made by First International Computing, an AD11, with an AMD processor. I tried to add a 120 gig HD today and the most it will recognize is 33 GB.

I've tried all the troubleshoots that came with the hard drive (Western Digital) and none worked. So, on the suggestion of the Western Digital setup guide, I checked for a BIOS upgrade from FIC. They have none listed that specifically address my problem. They did have a link to an external fix, but the link was dead.

Has anyone else had this problem? Any ideas on how to make this work? I've only got a week or so to send in the rebates, and if I don't get it working before then, I need to return it I guess. Any help would be most appreciated.

Thanks,

Matt
 

Answer:BIOS won't recognize 120 GB hard drive

I should also add that no Floppy Disk Controllers work with this motherboard, or at least I can't get them to. I've tried floppy drives I know work in other PC's (i have about 5 of them), with no dice. There is also no fix for this on FIC's website. I assume this will come into play when and if I do find a BIOS upgrade for the hard drive problem. I was on hold with FIC's tech support for 45 minutes, but no one ever got around to picking up the phone- then I had to leave and pick my wife up from work. I guess I'll try them again next week when I have a day off again.
 

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Just installed a P002608, 20GB hard drive in a Protege 3110ct, now the BIOS will not recogize the new hard drive.

Answer:Portege 3110ct: BIOS won't recognize new 20GB HDD

Hi

I think you will be not able to use such 20GB HDD on this oldie.
It seems there is a BIOS limitation and such large HDD will be generally not recognized by BIOS.

As far as I can remember the Portege 3110 (P311E) was delivered with a 6GB HDD!!!
The difference between the 20GB and 6GB HDD is huge!!!

In my opinion you should test other HDDs which support an smaller sizes

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HP has advised me to basically destroy everything and start from scratch...

BUT if the bios recognizes the ram, does that mean its being used? or is dirty windows in control of that?

Thanks!
 

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Answer:bios doesn't recognize hard drive

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Got a new ASUS mobo I put together, and I had speedfan, and later tried pcprobe, and I prefer speedfan, but wondered why I can't get bios to recognize chassis fans? I've been in hardware and changed it every way I can think of, and someone on here has always had the answer I was looking for...and Everest doesn't see temp either....

What am I missing? Both chassis fans are plugged into mobo, have ASUS p5gc, and thermaltake on cpu: this fan *is* recognized(not on everest, just in bios, speedfan and pc probe), but I'm always running 50C - 68C, which is hotter than I like...

Help is appreciated, meanwhile, I'll keep searching...
 

Answer:Bios doesn't recognize chassis fans

Hi Duckfeet

On Everest not recognising your CPU HSF, then its possible if your using the older now unsupported/developed free version that it does not know your motherboards temp sensor chip or hardware location.

The chassis fans ~ how many wires are they, some 2 wire ones dont seem to register in the bios at times, if 2 wire and the mobo has 3 pins for fans try moving the connector along to cover different pins, I found on one mobo that the pins to the fan where not in correct alignment with mobo pins, so a bit of giggery pokery was needed.

The temps what is app is giving you this reading? as if BIOS it can be out, so check for updated BIOS and only install a new BIOS if its update is to cure the issue of miss reading temp sensor data.

Just some thoughts....
 

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It's as though my primary storage drive has vanished off the face of the earth...is this because my motherboard got fried or is it still possible that my power supply was just damaged? I'd really like to know before I take it in or try hooking up my HD to another computer to recover the files...and I'd be very very grateful if someone could help me out on this.

I run Windows XP home office edition, but I doubt that's useful info since I can't even boot up that OS.
 

Answer:BIOS won't recognize my primary hard drive...

Have you unplugged and replugged your HD cables to make sure nothing is loose? have you tried resetting your CMOS battery and rebooting to check to see it bios resets itself?
 

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The original harddrive on my computer (see Belarc below) has started making a buzzing noise. With a view to replacing it, I purchased a “Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 "Perpendicular Recording" ST3250820A 250GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache IDE Ultra ATA100 Hard Drive – OEM” from Newegg. Because I wanted a clean install of XP, I got a new XP/Service pack 2 disc from Dell (since it was Dell I couldn’t slipstream a disk). I disconnected the old drive from the system and from power, and connected the Seagate as the master. I installed XP/Service pack 2, partitioned (primary 121 GB I think), and formatted the Seagate. Rebooted and the Seagated booted with XP – so far, so good. I then disconnected the Seagate, and reconnected the drives with the old drive as the master and the Seagate as the slave. I booted with the old drive successfully.
I intend to use Acronis Disk Director suite to do the rest of the transition, but I cannot find the registration key, very irritating.
The problem: booting with the old drive as master, the bios does not see the slave Seagate, as confirmed by the Belarc below. Any suggestions? BTW, while Belarc indicates 2 security updates missing, Microsoft Update does not indicate anything missing.

About Belarc
System Security Status
CIS Benchmark Score

Virus Protection

Up-to-date
Microsoft Security Updates
2 missing

Computer Profile Summary
Computer Name: Dc2ps121 (in MSHOME)
Profile Date: Tuesday, January 22, 2008 8:33:40 AM
Advisor Version: 7.2v
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Answer:Solved: Bios Does Not Recognize New Slave Drive

Looks like this one got posted twice by mistake.
 

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Answer:Solved: Bios Does Not Recognize New Slave Drive

One way to make sure there isn't a conflict is to connect the new drive as the only drive on the secondary IDE channel.

If you can't do this, another way is to double check that it does not conflict with another device on that channel.

Also, if you use Acronis True Image, you can completely copy your old drive to the new one.
 

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I finally got my computer to post, I kept getting one long beep that went into 2 short...went through a bunch of bs, bought another vid card, finally bought an Antec Earthwatt 500w for testing purposes and it finally posts. I have a Sata HD and Sata DVD burner. I also have a 3.5 floppy. I cannot figure out how to get my HD to be recognized by my bios. The hd does not spin up and the optical will not open. Everything is plugged in, the HD is in Sata0 and the Optical is in Sata1, Sata2 and 3 are open. Please help!!!

Here is what I bought.

Sata DVD Burner

Sata HD

Mobo
CPU
Video Card
RAM
HD
CPU Cooler
Silver Compound

Case and PSU


Thanks in advance.
 

Answer:New computer, Sata HD and Optical Bios won't recognize...

It sounds to me like the SATA drives are not getting power. If they were getting power, you'd be able to open the DVD drive tray, and the HD would spin up. Either they aren't plugged into the power supply correctly, or the connections to the power supply are loose, or something is wrong with the power supply. A hard drive should spin up when power is applied to it, regardless of whether the data cable connects it the motherboard. This is true for all hard drives, SATA and IDE/ATA. And all optical drives should open and close when they are correctly hooked up to the power supply, again, the data cable has no influence over the opening and closing of the CD drawer. I seriously doubt that both the optical and hard drive are faulty.
 

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Answer:BIOS Update fail: The process does not recognize t...

I have also tried using the update utility under WINE in Linux and it gives me the same error message.

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Answer:Does BIOS recognize an external CD-ROM/DVD-RW drive for boot?

It should be able to boot from USB devices if it was made in the past 4 years or so.

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It's not in My Computer, nor in the list of Hardware Devices. When starting the computer, BIOS doesn't recocgnize it neither.

It seems it's a hardware problem...Any idea?

Thanks

Answer:Equium A60: BIOS doesn't recognize CD-DVD device

Is the device shown in device manager as unknown one? If the drive is not shown in Windows explorer the method on this page can maybe help http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;320553

Try it!

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Answer:need help re BIOS settings so cmptr will recognize the d drive...

If the bios didnt detect the drive then it wouldnt be showing up in device manager at all. it sounds like you "upgraded" to XP over and installation or 98 instead fo doing a clean install of XP. so when you rolled back to 98 what you have now is file corruption. your best option would be to reinstall 98 fresh.

but you could try deleting the IDE channel the drive is on in device manager and reboot. windows would automatically reinstall the IDE channel and the drive. which MIGHT correct the problem.
 

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My computer is a Satellite Pro A60 PSA65E.
I want to replace the defective Hard Disk Drive with a 128Gbytes SSD.
I beleive the hdd controller cannot accomodate as high a capacity but how can I get at least the bios to see it the drive at all?
The bios is ver 1.9 released on 03/04/2005.
Thanks,
Gaston

Answer:Bios does not recognize my new Solid Disk Drive (SSD)

Originally Posted by gastong


My computer is a Satellite Pro A60 PSA65E.
I want to replace the defective Hard Disk Drive with a 128Gbytes SSD.
I beleive the hdd controller cannot accomodate as high a capacity but how can I get at least the bios to see it the drive at all?
The bios is ver 1.9 released on 03/04/2005.
Thanks,
Gaston



For the records, It works!
In fact bios does not seem to have anything to do with this.
To use ssd with this laptop, first initialize and format the Solid State Drive (ssd) with windows 7 disk management.
Then install the ssd in the Satellite Pro A60 and run the two Toshiba recovery disks that came with the machine to install windows xp.
That works equally well for the 64gb and 128gb ssd.
Best regards,
Gaston Gagnon

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Answer:Mother board and bios wont recognize RAM

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the only wat to launch windows from a cold start is to use ctrl+alt+del and then it boots up.
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Answer:hp slimeline bios does not recognize sata drive

Typically the result of the drive aging and not spinning up fast enough upon power on. Not likely on an HP, but some BIOS versions allow a boot delay to be set to account for this type of drive issue.
 

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I took out the bad drive and kept the good drive in the machine. (Everything was backed up to my external once the clicking started.) BIOS recognizes it, and when booting from an older IDE drive, windows recognizes it as well. It passed the disk check and everything. But when I try to install Windows 7, the WD drive won't show up on the list of places to install Windows. I got the drivers from WD's site, got the drivers from inside windows, but they aren't "signed" according to the Windows installer, and I can't use them. I tried the drive in another older machine and have the same problem.

I tried switching SATA ports, tried switching SATA cables, tried switching BIOS SATA settings from RAID to AHCI to AHCI>IDE, to Native IDE, etc. No matter what I try, I can't get the Windows 7 64 bit installer to recognize the drive.

I've read that you can change settings on specific SATA ports, but I can't find that option in BIOS. I am going to try messing around on the drive from inside windows with an older drive that has an OS installed, but I'm totally clueless here. Maybe there is some setting in BIOS that I'm missing? Another annoying thing is the Windows installation takes ages to load each screen, so every time I tried somethign different, I hve to wait 20+ minutes to the problem screen. I spent all of yesterday messing with this and ... Read more

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

Your post sounds like you trying to install to a old 32 bit P4.
Set BIOS to AHCI, & try installing a 32 bit OS.


For better help with problems, Can you post your specs.
Filling out System Specs
System Info - See Your System Specs

Dont Know What Hardware You Have..??
http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/17...info-tool.html

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ASUS P5Q Deluxe

WD Raptor 150

EDIT: Running (or trying to, that is) XP SP2

Answer:BIOS doesn't recognize HDD as boot drive

Different hardware profile. XP recognizes the system board and when you try to boot up on a different system board the boot process will fail b/c XP is trying to start the drivers for the old board.

You will need to do a repair installation of XP to get that OS working again.

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I reformatted my hard drive, and started having all kinds of problems, so I decided my hard drive was shot, I bought another one. Now My computer doesn't even detect the hard drive. I also wanted to put Windows 7 on it, but when I am able to get far enough on the computer to try and install it, It tells me it can't find boot media and to restart. I don't know what else to do to fix this problem, and tech support here in town wanted 130 dollars just to install my windows onto my hard drive if I were to take both in for them to do so. I figure I surely can find someone online who can help me to do this myself? I hope? Please? Thanks so much.

Answer:How do I make bios recognize my Hard drive?

Make sure your disk's jumper settings are correct: master, slave, or cable-select.

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Hello, I have a L40-15g that doesn?t seem to show the driver over BIOS.
Tried a pioneer dvr-k17tbt (original?)
a H-L GSA-T40N
a Sony DW-P50A
None shows on BIOS.

I?ve reseted CMOS, updated BIOS, nothing works
All of the drives don?t show on windows as well, but they have power (light and button work)
What to do?

Answer:Satellite L40-15G - BIOS doesnt recognize DVD drive

Hi buddy,

What was the original drive and where you have ordered the new CD/DVD drives?
Have you checked if there is a jumper for master/slave setting? If yes try it with master and slave mode.

The problem is that not all drives are compatible to all notebooks. If you are not sure what drive is the correct one ask an authorized service provider for help.

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Hi,
I have few years ago a :
Satellite P200-1FY
R?f?rence : PSPB6E-0QR035FR

I have just bought a new hard disk WD20EARS (2TB) 64MO RAM ,
and I have plugged it into an external box USB3<-> SATA (hot shut "MaInPower") , in order to plugin it on my toshiba via USB (USB2.0 card)

I partitioned the disk with 2 parts (1 part (activated) FAT32 : 930KB and 1 NTFS 1,89GB)

*My problem is :*
I am not able to detect this disk by the bios (bios updated with 2.7 "bios-20110124131826.zip") in order to start with partition FAT32)

*the tests that I have already did :*
1) Plug this disk (WD20EARS) on a PC : HP 6530b --> result : disk is detected by the bios, possible to start on the disk
and the OS is correctly booted

2) Plug in sametime a key boot usb2 and the disk --> result : the disk WD20EARS is displayed on bios selection (sometimes)
but it is impossible to boot on it. When I select the disk, the key usb is booting


Could you help me to find out the problem (bios, disk or box usb3) or do you have any updated to solve it

kind regards

Answer:Satellite P200 - BIOS did not recognize my usb disk 3.5''

Wait a moment.
BIOS cannot detect external HDD? You want to start OS saved on external HDD? Is this correct?

Are tests 1 and 2 related to this HP notebook?

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Compaq Presario SR1303WM
AMD Sempron 3000+
BIOS Revision 3.11
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Answer:BIOS won't recognize ANY sata hard drives

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Last year, I replaced my secondary hard drive (WD 120GB) with a newer 200GB WD drive. Ever since that time, I've found that while the bios has no trouble recognizing the 2nd HD after a cold boot, it always fails to recognize it (garbage shows up in the HD description during POST) after a warm boot. I always have to power off the computer for a few seconds in order for the drive to be round correctly. I've heard of drives that take a long time to spin up and thus only work after a warm boot, but I've never heard of this. Any thoughts?

Ken
 

Answer:Bios does not recognize secondary HD after a warm reboot

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