BIOS find drive, Windows can't
Posted on 2010-03-25
Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 SATA drive in Dell 9150 experienced boot issues. Tested drive externally on another machine. File system intact +/- bootable. So far so good. CAN boot into diagnostic partition - drive passes all tests. BIOS sees drive fine. Try to use recovery console, or reinstall Windows from CD, get the following:
"Setup did not find any hard disks installed in your computer..."
Put a NEW Hitachi 7200rpm SATA drive in the box. BIOS sees it and identifies it.
Same error when try to install XP from boot disk.
What is going on?
p.s. BartPE doesn't see it either.