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A computer with a Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 failed, so I found another computer to replace it. I was going to swap out the hard drives, but when I put the Seagate in the new computer, it doesn't recognize it in the BIOS. I put it in another machine that recognized it just fine.

It's a fine SATA cable, and I've reset the CMOS battery, reseated the video card and memory, I've tried everything. What could this possibly be?

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Some bios's have to have the sata port enabled before it will communicate with the drive. Have a look at all the bios settings. – Moab Apr 12 '12 at 15:29
Do ANY SATA drives work in this machine? – Paperlantern Apr 12 '12 at 16:02
Can you be a litlte more specific than "I've tried everything"? What's 'everything'? Did you try a different cable? What's the motherboard make/model in question? – Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007 Apr 12 '12 at 16:59

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