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Old 01-12-2009, 08:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok well I got a new HDD today. It is a Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 40gb SATA. The model number is ST340014AS. My computer is a Emachine T6520. It has SATA ports on but no SATA on the PSU. But I got an adapter from a friend that converts the IDE power cable into SATA power. But the thing is that I cant see the HDD in my computer but I can see in device manager. And when I try to put an OS on it it says something a check the controller. Dont know exact words. Can some one please help.
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Old 01-12-2009, 08:10 PM   #2 (permalink)

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What do you mean you can't see it in your computer? You mean the BIOS doesn't recognize it's there?
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Go to Control Panel>Administrative Tools>Computer Management>Storage>Disk Management and format the hard drive.
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What do you mean you can't see it in your computer? You mean the BIOS doesn't recognize it's there?
I ment I cant see it in my computer. When I go into my BIOS I can see it.

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Go to Control Panel>Administrative Tools>Computer Management>Storage>Disk Management and format the hard drive.
And I am not able to see it in there either. Which means I am not able to format. I have kill disked the hdd already.
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If BIOS sees it there but Windows doesn't that's a controller problem like you said Windows told you to check. What motherboard do you have?
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It is MSI MS-7145
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This one correct?

MSI Computer Corp. - Product
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yes sir.
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Download the SB400 chipset drivers and install them. See if that fixes the problem.
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I really hope it does.
Ill let you know.
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