• Status: Solved
  • Priority: Medium
  • Security: Public
  • Views: 235
  • Last Modified:

BIOS does not recognise SATA hard drive

I have recently constructed a new pc around a Gigabyte GA-8GPNXP Duo, Western Digital Raptor 74GB with a DVD Writer set to boot 1st for Windows XP installation.

Now I know I am supposed to add the drivers via F6 during windows installation as I actually read the manual for a change and I also know how to create a boot floppy for the drivers from my Motherboard CD.

My problem is that my BIOS does not recognise the drive to start with.

Having never installed a SATA drive before, I am not certain if it is supposed to recognise it in the BIOS prior or subsequent to installing the drivers, I think it should be prior which makes me think I have not set my BIOS up correctly.

Any views anyone ?

0
solnishko1966
Asked:
solnishko1966
1 Solution
 
tfjeffCommented:
I'd make sure of a couple things here...first, make sure the drive is connected to the SATA cable as well as a lead from the power supply....if that still doesn't resolve the issue, try a different SATA cable, different power connector, and a different sata connector on the motherboard...if it's still not being recognized, try a known good hard drive.
good luck,
jeff
0
 
solnishko1966Author Commented:
Thanks TFJeff,

must remember to connect the SATA power cable in future.....Doh !

Regards

Simon
0

Featured Post

Hire Technology Freelancers with Gigs

Work with freelancers specializing in everything from database administration to programming, who have proven themselves as experts in their field. Hire the best, collaborate easily, pay securely, and get projects done right.

Tackle projects and never again get stuck behind a technical roadblock.
Join Now