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Old 05-12-2012, 12:14 AM   #31 (permalink)
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Have you tried the installation again since you set it to AHCI? Does it detect the disk?
Yeah, it actually won't even let me boot the disk now. It just hangs at verifying dmi settings in bios.
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Old 05-12-2012, 12:54 AM   #32 (permalink)
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Reset it back to the way it was and try then.
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Old 05-12-2012, 04:21 AM   #33 (permalink)
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Reset it back to the way it was and try then.
I've loaded it back to original settings multiple times, with no luck
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Okay now we are running out of options. Worst case scenario you need to go buy another PC. Best case we can fix the current one. In the middle well kinda fixed but half broken I guess?? Anyway where does it go to now? Still to the DMI settings?
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Funny, there was a HowToGeek article on a similar issue just a few days ago...

Ask HTG: Formatting An “Invisible” Hard Disk, Changing Default Apps in Android, and What to Do with a New Kindle Fire - How-To Geek

The "Invisible Hard Disk" portion of the article has some possible fixes. Make sure you unplug any other drives that you do not want accidentally formatted, just in case you make a typo when performing the commands listed in the above article.
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Old 05-16-2012, 03:29 AM   #36 (permalink)
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OS Drive should be in SATA Port 1. (it is not detecting the drive)
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defective hard drive?
don't suppose you could test it in another system?
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Old 05-16-2012, 06:51 AM   #38 (permalink)
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Disconnect the hard drive from your system and see if it gets past the dmi hang and see if you can get into the bios. Set the bios to the native IDE. You can reset the bios back to the factory defaults by removing the battery and jumping out the pins on the board....refer to your motherboard manual for the proper procedure.
If you can get into the bios with the drive connected then make your optical drive the first device in the boot order.
Get the Data Lifegard Tools for DOS from Western Digital
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Burn the .iso to make a bootable cd disk and boot up the pc with this disk. You can use this to check and run a diagnostic program to determine the health status of your hard drive
If you get the dmi hang with the drive connected then you'll need to check this drive in another pc or get a known good hard drive in your new build and see if that works
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OS Drive should be in SATA Port 1. (it is not detecting the drive)
It is in port 1... There were several posts on the on the previous page.
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Funny you mention that HowtoGeek thing Carnage as I read just as you posted that lol. I am a registered member of HowtoGeek Forums
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