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New system built - HARD DISK NOT DETECTED?

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November 22, 2008 1:12:13 AM

Hi everyone,
I just put together my computer and when I boot it up, everything seems to be working properly until it says "no hard disk detected". I bought a 500gb WD SATA hard drive and it seems to be spinning and powered up but the system doesn't detect it. Anyone have any ideas on whats wrong with it?

EDIT: When I check the BIOS, I see the hard drive listed there.

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November 22, 2008 1:19:27 AM

Is the hard disk selected in the list of bootable devices?
November 22, 2008 1:23:11 AM

Are you referring to the list of boot priority? If so, it is listed under there.
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November 22, 2008 1:31:56 AM

check if the hard drive is in the BIOS, i think you will have to format your new hard drive.
November 22, 2008 1:57:15 AM

Back to a more basic question. Does the PC boot, i.e., does it starts loading an OS or does it display the error message at POST?
March 6, 2009 7:08:26 PM

I am sorry for bumping and hijacking this thread, but I am having the exact issue.

BIOS detects the SATA hard drive; however, after the POST message, I get a "Hard Disk Not Detected" error.

P5QL-EM is the motherboard.
March 21, 2009 11:35:12 PM

I have the same issue now with a P5Q Pro.
March 22, 2009 12:02:19 AM

if the drive is brand new have you tried partitioning it?
March 22, 2009 1:25:42 AM

Is the drive formatted? I'm assuming there is no OS installed hence the "Hard Disk Not Detected" error. Try installing an OS.
March 22, 2009 3:00:24 AM

Its a message from a IDE controller. Go and disable Marvell IDE in bios and the problem should go away.