Lets get right to it. I have the following build...
8500 w xigmatek HDT s1283
WD6400AAKS (WD 640 GB SATA HDD)
2x2 GB mushkin in DC
DVD/CD, pc power cooling 610 W PS, Cooler Master 690 case
Nothing fancy here, just a standard build.
Mobo is not detecting the HDD.
So I updated bios to most current version.
Mobo still doesnt detect HDD.
My goal is to load a vista business x64 OS on here.
Can I get ANY help as to what the heck to do to get the mobo to recognize my HDD??? Its not going to run in raid or anything fancy, so I shouldn't need any drivers. I have even called asus up and they told me that with default settings on the bios, it should autodetect an SATA HDD up to 2TB.
If you put a known working HD in and it isn't recognizing it, I would start to look at the SATA controller in the BIOS. You could throw in a IDE HD to be more sure. Check in the BIOS and see what is enabled for the controller.
At this point, i am fairly certain its a mobo SATA controller issue... but I have one doubt, and I will reiterate it again here (it is outlined above).
The HDD, properly wired, is not being recognized by the mobo. Other HDD are also not being recognized by the mobo. However, those same ports, when attached to my SATA DVD drive, recognized without a hitch.
What kind of problem would this indicate? Would this indicate an HDD issue, could all 3 of my drives be bad OR is there a seperate SATA HDD and SATA DVD controller (sorry for the noobiness of this question, not a SATA pro here).