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Hard Drive Not Recognized

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by MikeRig, Oct 25, 2007.

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  1. MikeRig

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    I've recently completed building my own system. I am using an Intel DG33FBC board with a WD Raptor 74G SATA Drive. The drive does show in the BIOS, however when I try to run XP the drive is not recognized. I have tried hitting F6 during the installation for 3rd party drivers, but still no luck. Also, when I boot the machine without XP, I get a message that no bootable drives are recognized. I find this strange, especially because the drive is recognized in the BIOS. Any suggestions?
     
  2. frankjohn

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    Some serial ATA bios have a system set up that is not contained withen the normal BIOS if this the case it will only show in BIOS [serial] check the controller info in your MB pamplet for help. use any disc that came with the HD?
     
  3. MikeRig

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    There is nothing in the pamphlet for the board, and no disk came with the hd. ??? One other thing...I am only installing a single drive. I don't need to install a controller unless I am configuring RAID right?
     
  4. frankjohn

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    Whose HARD drive is it [MFG]? ON your board are you connecting to the SATA cable plug in and not the raid ?
     
  5. MikeRig

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    It is a WD Raptor. It is connected to the SATA 1 port on the board.
     
  6. MikeRig

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    any other thoughts on this guys? :(
     
  7. Rich-M

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    Make sure the bios has sata drives enabled and not raid. What is your motherboard brand and model #?
     
  8. MikeRig

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    Intel DG33FBC
     
  9. frankjohn

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    Go to WD web site> Data life guard tools for Windows
     
  10. MikeRig

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    data life guard for windows? the drive is not recognized at all. there is no operating system on the drive. i am installing it for the first time. on boot i get a message that says no bootable disk.
     
  11. Rich-M

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    The drive is new? Can you have it recognized on another system? The cd or dvd are new and work? The dvd drive is new...I would test every one of these components on another system, this makes no sense...oh and the last thing is the ram matched to the board and all the same?
     
  12. frankjohn

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    Try clearing CMOs then go into BIOS and set to default or best settings> re boot windows should recognise the drive
     
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