HDD not recognized - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting
Closed Thread
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-04-2006, 09:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
Newb Techie
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 17
Default HDD not recognized

Ok so I just built my new Pc. Everything was great but the two SATA 250 hdd are not being picked up. When I go into the BIOS I can see the hdd, and they are enabled. Its when I try to install the OS that it gives me the "windows has not detected any harddisk and make sure everything is okay," or something to that effect. I put in an IDE and installed windows on that to see if the other 2 hdd were under disk management but that didnt work either. I had a friend try a few things, like create an array as stated in the motherboard manual, and nothing. I checked and double checked everything, and so did my friend and still nothing. Anyone have any ideas?

Stiks is offline  
Old 09-04-2006, 11:55 PM   #2 (permalink)
True Techie
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 183

Since it's SATA, you might have to install external drivers in order for OS installatin to work. If you can state model of your motherboard it would help.

Try going to your motherboard's website and search for SATA drivers during OS installation. When installation first runs, it prompts you to press F6 to install external HDD drivers. You will need the driver files on a floppy for this to work.

I think that is the problem. Good luck.

ASUS A7N8X-E Deluxe
AMD Athlon XP 3200+
Zalman CNPS7000B-Cu
OCZ 1GB Platinum PC3200 Rev2 Dual Channel
ATI Radeon 9800 Pro
Enermax Noisetaker 485W
2 x 80GB SATA Maxtor Diamondmax 10 on RAID 0
shenlingstyle is offline  
Old 09-05-2006, 12:43 AM   #3 (permalink)
Newb Techie
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 17

Its a ASUS KV8-X SE motherboard. I dont have the PC here at the moment, and I have to go to bed now, so I cant do anything right now. Hopefully what you said is the problem.
Stiks is offline  
Old 09-05-2006, 03:49 AM   #4 (permalink)
Lord Techie
Nitestick's Avatar
Join Date: May 2005
Location: смерти для спаме
Posts: 8,473

i agree with shenlingstyle's post. unfortunately virtually anything except a SATA port controlled by an NF4 chipset will require drivers before install
Visit my website - nitestick.net
"Guitar is cool. If you donít think the guitar is cool, then youíre stupid. And I will fight you! " - Brendon Small
I'm sorry but I do not accept support requests via IM, email, or personal messages
You can contact me for Forum related issues via PM only.

Nitestick is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:04 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.