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Problem with SATA hard drive... please help!!

Last response: in Systems
November 2, 2008 10:40:18 PM

Hello everyone,

Sorry if this is in the wrong place! I'm a bit stuck...

I recently had to remove my A8n SLI Deluxe motherboard to replace the chipset fan. Now that I have put everything back together, I get a message reading "no valide device!" (complete with spelling error). I then get the "insert system disk" message. My SATA hard drive is not appearing on the list of startup drives in BIOS.

When I press ctrl+s to view the raid setup I can see that the physical hard drive is listed, but bios doesn't seem to recognise/boot to my hard drive.

Does this mean I need to plug something else into the motherboard, or do I need to reset some bios settings? I'm kind of new to this sort of thing, so if anyone has any ideas, please let me know!!

Thanks in advance,
November 2, 2008 11:16:12 PM

I feel... really stupid now. Turns out I had my hard drive plugged into one of the SATA raid ports. Swapped them over and it all seems to work again!

Sorry if I wasted anyone's time!