Windows install disk cant see SATA drive Tags: New Build SATA Hard Drives Systems Last response: March 29, 2009 6:54 PM in Systems Share FranticFinn March 29, 2009 3:14:22 AM ASUS MB with Phoenix Bios recognizes SATA HDD but when loading fresh install of windows (tried Vista and 7) just searches and searches. Also tried to boot to MB driver disk and no luck.... More about : windows install disk sata drive Outlander_04 March 29, 2009 3:55:44 AM Chance are the hard drive is DOA . Theyre fairly fragile and shipping kills more than a few . But try formatting that drive in another computer . Or try another hard drive in that computer baddad March 29, 2009 1:10:48 PM Look in your bios in the boot menu under hard disk drives and see if that drive is listed first. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer FranticFinn March 29, 2009 6:02:44 PM As mentioned "Asus MB with Phoenix Bios RECOGNIZES HD..... It does list the Seagate 1.5 SATA drive by Model # in SATA port #3. Finn Outlander_04 March 29, 2009 6:54:10 PM The hard drive can be DOA and be seen by BIOS . If its a 7200.11 it my be fixable with an upgrade of the firmware . 7200.11's die quickly or are doa . Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !