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Old 07-08-2008, 10:47 AM   #1 (permalink)
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My Bios won't read one of my sata drive... all I want to do is reformat the drive anyways. When I look for it in the bios i see the channel section taken but it doesn't say disabled... it just says nothing... so I guess that tells me it knows there is some type of device there... but can't read it. Any suggestions?
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Have you tried a different cable? Have you tried to use a different channel on the MB?
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I've tried two different pc's.
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Hello,

Is this a brand new drive? It sounds like the drive is dead if 2 different PC's can not see the drive to format it.

Have you tried GParted LiveCD? That might be able to see it and format it for you.

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System won't even get past the first screen with the motherboard logo. Its like it just stops... one computer i can get into the bios... but it won't run gparted... and the other computer i can run gparted... but it gets stuck at the first screen. I'm thinking the drive is toast... as it probably caused all my other problems. I'll see what I can do with it though... might be a way to recover it.
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