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Hard drive not seen by BIOS

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April 7, 2010 2:37:25 AM

So i have a Foxconn P35A-S LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard that i bought on Newegg a few years ago, which has 6 - 3Gb/s SATA ports. I am running windows vista 64-bit.

The current hard drive is a Western Digital Caviar Blue WD3200AAKS 320GB plugged into the SATA0 port. I just recently purchased a secondary hard drive, a HITACHI Deskstar HD32000 IDK/7K (0S00164) 2TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive, and i plugged it in and windows vista and the BIOS or Windows does not see it. Anyone have any idea on how to fix it?

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April 7, 2010 4:26:55 AM

Probably the first thing I'd try is to swap power and data cables between the two drives just to rule out a cable problem. You could also try plugging the drive into your known good port (SATA0) to see if the BIOS recognizes it there.