Just built a new system and I cant seem to get this guy to detect a hard drive, now in Bio's it see's the hard drive I have hooked up but when I move from bio's into boot up it says initalized no hard drive detected and returns to Bio's
I put in Vista 64 Ultimate and it starts to load then goes to the next screen with the little Knight Rider kit like its starting the operating system and then goes into a vist screen with no background or nothing just stays there.
Now I have a IDE Sony DVD drive, and a SATA Western Digital 150g Drive, and this is getting old quick after a week of trying to get this old beast of the ground. Any Suggestions I have listed everything that I have in the sentences above and below.
"BIOS DETECTS EVERYTHING" and I cant seem to get to the load window screen it sit's there and does nothing. Someone told me I need the WD disk to format it b/c Vista Can't Detect 150G is this true?
4 "SilverStone FM121 Case Fan with Control Speed 9 Bladed Designs 120X120X25mm - Retail (Silver)"
1 "Antec TPQ-850 TruePower Quattro 850W Power Supply"
TY much im going to pull my old 80g HD out this pc im using on the secondary drive with only 400mb of data usage. Then i am going to take this hard drive down to Bestbuy Tommorow and see what they can do with it.
Ive also been told that some drives require drivers to be loaded First Before it will work. Since this is a OEM and didn't come with any software bestbuy is the next stop or Fry's Electronics. Im sure the Frekn IDE will work, but that wont tell me if its the controller or the drive.
Well ill update this tommorow after I do some digging around in the tech department with the hard drive.
Originally SATA hard drives needed drivers installed before windows XP could install . The drivers were either on a floppy that came with the motherboard or on a cd which you had to transfer to a floppy
Now you can alter BIOS and you wont need a driver for XP either
Vista doesnt have this issue ,so that cant be the problem