My motherboard is an Asus K8V-X. I was using a 250GB Maxtor SATA hard drive ever since I bought this computer, and the dreaded click of death finally showed up. So I bought a new 500GB Samsung SATA hard drive before the old one gave out.
My problem is that when I install the new hard drive and turn on the computer, it doesn't get detected, and this message shows:
HardWare Initiate failed, Please Check Device!!! The Bios does not be installed. Press <g> to continue!
I typed the message exactly as it appears on my screen. I figured out I might have to update the motherboard's BIOS. Found new BIOS versions to download on ASUS official website (here), but I don't know how to update it using them.
This is how my current BIOS screen looks like, except that mine is V2.54 Copyright 1985-2003, and doesn't have the
Tools item, which apparently is exactly where I should go to update the BIOS, according to this post:
While updating the BIOS might solve my problem, I'm not really sure if this is the correct solution for this particular problem. What should I do?
UPDATE: I tried to follow the instructions on this link from Asus support to update my motherboard's BIOS. Got AFUDOS and the latest ROM file from ASUS website. When I ran the afudos exec on a cmd screen, it game me an error:
ERROR: This program must be run in MS-DOS mode. How do I run it in MS-DOS mode from Windows 7?
UPDATE 2: Managed to run afudos by making a MS-DOS bootable flash drive. Apparently, it updated the BIOS but the BIOS configuration interface is still the same. I'm pretty sure it updated successfully because before the BIOS configuration interface shows up, there's a screen displaying an updated BIOS build date. Cleared the CMOS data by the jumper method and rebooted the PC. Problem still stands. Went to the store where I bought it, tested another new HDD and the same problem occurs. Forgot to test my new HDD on a new computer, just to absolutely rule out a HDD defect, but since another new HDD had the same problem, chances are that my computer is at fault. I'll have to wait till monday before looking for a way to definitely test the new HDD.