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Hello everyone,

I am replacing the disk on my old XP machine, and I bought a 500GB SATA 1 disk to apply on the board, an Asus K8V-X, AMD Sempron processor. I can't make the BIOS recognise the disk...

The power cable and data cable are plugged in but I don't know what to look for next. I don't even have an option to enable/disable components in the BIOS, it auto detects before opening itself, meaning the hard drive is never there.

It was supposed to be the only hard drive on the pc, so I'm unable to use Windows to solve anything since I have no OS installed...

Thank you for all your help and replies!
 
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Have you tried by placing your Windows XP in the optical drive and restart your computer to get into the installation process. Follow on screen instructions.
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Same step as above but press the F12 button before the logo appears on screen. Follow on screen instructions.
 

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Have you tried by placing your Windows XP in the optical drive and restart your computer to get into the installation process. Follow on screen instructions.
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Same step as above but press the F12 button before the logo appears on screen. Follow on screen instructions.
Hi,

Thanks for your reply, yes I did try that but it doesn't let me proceed with the install because the SATA disk is not detected...
 

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What drive did you buy? Is it truely a SATA first gen drive? Does the hard drive have jumpers? If so find the manual and restrict the drive to SATA 1.5 Gbs mode. Older VIA chipsets have trouble supporting SATA 3 and 6 Gb/s drives.
 

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What drive did you buy? Is it truely a SATA first gen drive? Does the hard drive have jumpers? If so find the manual and restrict the drive to SATA 1.5 Gbs mode. Older VIA chipsets have trouble supporting SATA 3 and 6 Gb/s drives.
Hello, thanks for the reply. It's a Western Digital Drive, you're right, it's not first gen, it says on the date May 2016.

It has jumpers, yes, there's a link for the jumper settings on the label indeed. So how do I go about restricting it to SATA 1.5 Gbs mode please?
 

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Yes, and if it doesn't work then you have additional problems. The jumper will force the drive to only support first generation SATA specifications. VIA chipsets had a lot of trouble with SATA II drives, most of time without dumbing down the drive they wouldn't get detected so that's most likely your problem.
 

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Yes, and if it doesn't work then you have additional problems. The jumper will force the drive to only support first generation SATA specifications. VIA chipsets had a lot of trouble with SATA II drives, most of time without dumbing down the drive they wouldn't get detected so that's most likely your problem.
Thanks, I could always install this on my main pc, but I will try everything I can on this! Very grateful for the assistance!
 
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It has been my experience that a lot of times, XP does not see a new hdd till I open 'Computer Management', then, (for me) the new hardware wizard pops up.
I have only ever had troubles with hdd's larger than 1 tb.
 

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The two above comments would apply IF the BIOS detected the drive, which it does NOT.
 
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