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Installed windows 7 NOW my bios wont detect my sata 80gb seAGTE HARDDRIVE

Hello, THE TITLE IS MY QUESTION...DRIVE HAD VISTA ON IT FOR YRS BOOTED WIN 7 CD AND CHOOSE TO DELETE PARTITIONS..I LET IT CREATE THE BACK UP PARTITIONS WITH 12GBG A 100mb AND THEN THE NISTALLATION PORTION..I INSTALLED..AFTER A REBOOT..DRIVE NEVER DETECTED AGAIN...WHEN ITS PLUGGED IN IOT FREEZES MY BOOT UP..CANT ACCCESS BIOS WHEN DRIVE PLUGGED IN..UNPLUG SERIAL CABLE..ALL IS WELL.
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  1. Please tone down the caps!

    Thanks Tom's Hardware!
  2. Best answer
    Hate to say
    It sounds like a dead drive
    You said you had it for years
    was it getting louder or making clicking/grinding noise lately?

    Sata drives are cheap
    Since you are doing a new windows 7 install
    investing in a good drive like a WD Caviar,Samsung Spinpoint or Seagate Barracuda
    would be a good idea

    hopefully you have backups of important info.....

    also it is better than Sata controller on motherboard being dead
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