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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by AzuNyan, Jan 31, 2015.

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  1. AzuNyan

    AzuNyan Thread Starter

    Jun 17, 2012
    I have a Asus x99a motherboard and I cannot get the sata to work. It had detected my drives only twice and I have no idea why. It detects my usb stuff but not sata. I don't have a DVD sata to use since mine is broke so I use a usb DVD. I updated the bios to the newest and still nothing. I have 3 drives it detected 2 of them. Yes I tried using different cables and ports.

    Doesn't detect it when trying to install Windows or in bios.
  2. Oddba11


    May 12, 2011
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    Most likely cause would be a faulty motherboard.

    Restore the BIOS back to factory default, then reboot and ensure the SATA ports are enabled. Also check the SATA drive type (ie: AHCI, IDE, RAID). You will likely want IDE mode.

    Aside from that, if the drives aren't detected by the BIOS, there is a hardware fault (ie: motherboard, cable, HDD).
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