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RAID 10 “failure” after changing BIOS setting

I have been using a RAID10 setup for quite some time and today, after loading a saved BIOS configuration (for overclocking), it set my SATA mode to AHCI rather than RAID. I didn't notice this and ...
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SATA(AHCI mode) - Why an OS needs a AHCI driver, while BIOS can boot from HDD?

What is the relation between AHCI and SATA? How come an OS cannot operate a SATA controller without an AHCI driver, while the BIOS knows how to boot of a SATA hard disk? What are the difference ...
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How can I make a hard drive be recognized by my desktop PC BIOS?

I have a quite old desktop PC which I want to get it back working. I had took away its hard drive, formated it and used it was external storage using a SATA-USB adapter. Now I want to use it again ...
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SSD is acting strange in Asus K75VM laptop

I bought an Intel 530 SSD, 240GB, which supports SATA 3. The laptop is an ASUS A75VM-TY0877V, running Windows 8.1. There are not many drivers installed, as this is just a clean install (and yes, I am ...
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Windows 7, Detecting hard drives; Done; No drives found?

I recently reinstalled windows 7 on a Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R (revision 2.0) motherboard with an SSD hard drive. I was reading about IDE vs AHCI and the consensus seemed to be that AHCI was better ...
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ECS Elitegroup KV2 lite 1.0 Motherboard doesn't detect SATA drive and takes forever to load BIOS

my problem is as follows: I was connecting a (bootable) SATA hard drive to the 'ECS Elitegroup KV 2 lite 1.0' in my friends rig, which already had two IDE hard drives (one with bootable Windows XP) ...
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Remove Backup Drive, Windows 7 Fails to Boot?

I have 3 drives, 1 SSD (Letter E primary OS) and 2 backup SATA drives (C and D). In BIOS when I disable either or both of the SATA drives, the computer will fail to start. From what I have read, it ...
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HDD sometimes not recognised by BIOS during boot-up, not always

I have recently built a new machine with Intel G2030 4GB RAM and Asus H61-M-K mobo. I am using a 160 GB HDD (Seagate) from an old Core2 Duo machine. In the old machine, the BIOS sometimes would not ...
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SATA Devices not showing up when in UEFI mode

I'm trying to install Windows and the bios should be set to UEFI mode. The problem is that all SATA devices aren't showing up (shows as if there aren't any) so I can't boot from the installation CD ...
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Why does my motherboard with SATA 2 (3 GBPS) port / cable not properly read a SATA 3 ( 6 GBPS) HDD?

I've an old G31D-M7 motherboard which has 2 x SATA2 Connector. I recently got a SATA3 (6GBPS) HDD (Seagate Barracuda 500 GB - ST500DM002) but when I try to connect to it, it takes a long time to ...
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Dead SATA controller on ASUS motherboard? [closed]

I'm resigned to RMA/replacing at this point, but for educational purposes, how does a SATA controller "die"? A few nights ago, my home-built workstation was idling and froze. I restarted by holding ...
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One excessive icon (Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media ) after changing the BIOS to AHCI

I installed the x64 version of Win 7. After that I modified the "regedit" and then changed the SATA selection mode to AHCI (which was in IDE mode before) in BIOS. But; 1- One excessive icon has been ...
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Disabling sata port in dell vostro 230s

In a dell vostros 230s which accommodates 1 DVD and 2 HDD, is it possible to disable one of the HDDs through bios?
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Hard Drive isn't showing in BIOS

I installed a new Seagate Barracuda ST500DM002 500Gb hard drive, but it's not showing in the BIOS screens. Furthermore, when I start the PC it produces a beep sound. Maybe the hard drive's rotation is ...
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202 views

Only latest used SATA port recognized in bios

I'm having a problem with my bios reading my harddrives. I have two harddrives with two separate Operating Systems on it. I'm trying to be able to choose which harddrive to load through the bios. When ...
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No video on boot after installing 4port pci sata card (not e-sata)

I have a MSI k8t neo2-f motherboard and an older AGO vid card, not sure the specs or model on that... No on board video on the MB so that's not an option. When I plug in my new 4 port PCI sata card I ...
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SATA1 hard drive not seen by BIOS anymore

I haven't had much success with storage at all because all my hard drive and USB drives have gone faulty and all on them on this very old PC except a few USB. Motherboard: ...
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Windows 7 will not boot unless I enter the BIOS or try to boot from CD

I have an amazingly confounding problem. A friend has an HP Pavilion P6000 series computer circa 2010. Recently, a storm came through and flickered the power a few times in rapid succession. After ...
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572 views

ASUS P5B Plus motherboard - no any drives found - how to restore RAID array?

We have a small server machine with an ASUS P5B Plus motherboard and 4 SATA HDDs. The HDDs were configured in a RAID10 array. Up until now, everything worked fine, but now the system doesn't recognize ...
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Bios won't boot my HDD (but he can see it)

I have a laptop ASUS A56CA moderboard model K56CA. I just installed Windows 7 Ultimate x64 and everything was working then I updated to a new Bios version flashed using Asus FlashUtility. The ...
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Second SATA harddrive not showing

I've been tasked with wiping the data of a ton of hard drives. To wipe I use DBAN from a System Rescue CD. The tower I'm using has multiple SATA connectors. I can wipe one hard drive no problem but if ...
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Windows installation detectes hard drive, but bios does not

Some days ago my computer started to be unstable. It only started when "he wanted". Today it stopped to initialize and BIOS can't recognize my sata hard-drives. When I load Windows 7 installation, I ...
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Installing Windows 8 on late 2012 iMac 3TB SATA Disk

Yes I know installing windows on the new 3TB iMac through bootcamp is not officially supported, but after doing some research it seemed that it was quite possible to do so anyways. Twocanoes seemed to ...
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Desktop won't boot with two drives

I am trying to startup the computer with two drives; one is connected with SATA(Windows XP, 40G) and the other with IDE(blank, 80G). With just the SATA drive, it boots fine, but when I add the other ...
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Hard drives not recognized on Windows 8 unless entering BIOS first [closed]

I've built a new computer. My old computer had two SATA 3GB drives: 1TB Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 (ST31000340AS) 750 GB Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 (ST3750640AS) The new computer uses an OCZ Vertex ...
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secondary SATA drive in SATA1 vs SATA3 - EFI booting and BIOS problems

I just got a new PC (HP P7-1380T) with Windows 7 preinstalled. The machine is set up for EFI booting without 'secure boot'. I had planned to install my old SATA drive (dual-boot XP and Linux with ...
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AHCI on Windows if BIOS does not have the option but all hardware does support it?

Is it somehow possible to use AHCI on Windows if the BIOS does not have the option to enable it? This is a known problem especially on mid-old Laptops that have chipsets and drives that perfectly ...
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How to set SATA password in AMI BIOS 0307?

How to set SATA password in AMI BIOS 0307? I can't find any possible option to do that, there is only supervisor and user password in Boot->security section. I have ocz agility 3 with sandforce ...
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How can I tell if a 2TB drive is too much for my bios?

2Tb Drive, several years old Pentium 4 HP dc7100 machine with v 1.05 of the C786C1 Bios. There is an 80GB SATA drive connected already, which is recognized, the 2TB drive comes up as 0 Mb in the setup ...
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SATA ports not working, do I need to update my motherboard BIOS?

SATA HDD not detected during POST, Is there a converter cable for IDE harddrive to be connected in a SATA port on a motherboard?
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HP Pavilion P6210Y [Pegatron M2N78-LA Motherboard] will NOT detect replacement Western Digital 640GB SATA Hard Drive

I'm working on an HP Pavilion P6210Y (Pegatron M2N78-LA motherboard) that's hard drive has crashed. The issue that I'm running in to is that for some reason the computer absolutely REFUSES to detect ...
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Can't boot into fresh install of Ubuntu with AHCI enabled

I had previously a Windows XP installation on a RAID1 array (controlled via Intel Matrix Storage Manager). I decided to ditch it and install Ubuntu 12.04 (using "software RAID"). So first I reset both ...
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How can I ensure only one port/disk is booted (attempted to be booted) from?

I have a new motherboard (Jetway NF98), and unlike prior BIOS/boards I have had, I am unable to garuntee a boot priority list and lock the BIOS out. Goal Ensure only one disk/port is booted from. ...
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Why boot fails with bios SATA Mode as AHCI?

In a nutshell, I am trying to figure out for some Jetway engineers and myself, why the custom bios they made me does not allow SATA devices to boot in AHCI mode. Obviously, this is difficult to ask ...
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BIOS wont boot (code 66) when Sata drive connected

When I can to one of my computers today it was showing Intel's splash screen (two intel logos, BIOS Settings: 'F2' and '66'. The board is an intel dp55wb. Pressing F2 does nothing. However, when I ...
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SATA Drive Order Scrambled on Reboot; Windows 7 / Asus P5Q MB

I've noticed that the drive order (when viewing through computer management) on my Windows 7 box is not consistent between reboots. More often than not, the drive order is maintained across a reboot, ...
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Computer won't start when connecting SATA HDD

I just bough a new HDD some time ago and recently i bought another SATA cable to have both HDDs connected at the same time, to transfer all the files from the older one to the newer. When i connected ...
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711 views

Computer won't boot with any other hard drive but the one it currently has

Some background The PC in question is a P4, custom built with an Intel D945PVS motherboard. I built it back in 2006 and its hard drive died once, and I replaced it with another hard drive of the ...
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444 views

Trying to install OS to new computer; Won't detect HDD [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Trying to install OS to new computer; Won't detect HDD Mobo: Biostar th67+ CPU: i3 2100 GPU: AMD 6850 (using integrated right now) PSU: Antec 400 Watts HDD: ...
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894 views

Why does my motherboard not pick up PATA HDD using a SATA adaptor?

I've connected the adapter to the PATA drive (40 pin). Powered the PATA drive using standard Molex. Slotted the small 4 pin cable (branches off the Molex cable) into the adapter - I believe this ...
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Which SATA operation mode for SATA III SSD in laptop?

Which is the best setting in BIOS for SATA operation mode for a laptop to connect SATA III based fast SSD drive, and why? ATA AHCI RAID On (Intel Rapid Storage) There will be no RAID set in system ...
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Maximum SATA hard drive for my machine?

I am considering adding a 2Tb SATA 2 hard drive to my machine. My motherboard is ECS KN1 SLI Extreme. It supports SATA2 and the BIOS is Phoenix AwardBIOS v6.00PG. I am running Windows XP SP3. Will ...
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Computer does not boot with a 3rd hard drive plugged in

I recently bought a Western Digital 2 TB drive to install on my system for additional storage and once it was installed my computer refused to boot. Thinking that it might be a problem with the drive ...
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What do the “ATA/IDE Configuration” options in ASUS motherboard BIOS?

It appears that I'm not the only one with such question, but Googling revealed nothing. For many contemporary ASUS (maybe other manufacturers too?) motherboards there is a setting in BIOS called ...
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510 views

What is the maximum hard disk size recognized by Amibios v1502?

I have a Seagate Barracuda 500GB hard drive that the BIOS shows the size as being 0MB in compatibility mode, and 4.14GB in AHCI mode. My motherboard is an ASUS P7P55D-E PRO. What is causing the ...
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Is it normal for a SATA drive to show 0MB size in BIOS?

Right, so this is the first time I've attempted to build a computer that will use a SATA disk. Disk Details are as follows Seagate 7200.12 ST3500413AS PartNo. 9YP142-303 Firmware JC45 Date Code ...
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510 views

SATA showing errors and no bios update available, what can I do?

I have a P5SD2-FM/S motherboard made by ASUS and the SATA is causing me problems. Hard drives that I know are OK and working in another computer have read/write errors on this one. I am trying to ...
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Can you help me understand my SATA/RAID options?

I've a gigabyte GA-M720-US3 motherboard. Recently, I noticed the following during boot: IDE channel 0 Master (none) IDE channel 0 Slave (none) IDE channel 2 Master (my hdd) IDE channel 2 Slave (my ...
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Why wouldn't a particular motherboard recognise a particular SATA disk?

I'm busy upgrading the hard drive on a system with a Gigabyte GA-GC230D motherboard with an Atom CPU. I am swapping out a 120GB SATA drive with a 500GB SATA drive. Both notebook form factor. Both ...
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SATA Config not saved after shutdown

The problem is with a Lenovo laptop. When I startup, I find that the SATA config is changed, so it goes to blue screen. What I've learned to do is reboot and change the SATA config in the BIOS ...